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AP English - Rhetorical Devices: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a euphemism for a bathroom?

Question 2 2. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

Question 4 4. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 5 5. Having difficulty getting a job because you don't have work experience, but not being able to get work experience without a previous job is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 6 6. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

Question 7 7. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

Question 8 8. Identify the synecdoche or metonym in this sentence: While the suits in Congress debate and Wall Street asks for another bailout, America waits for good news.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 10 10. A story begins at a wedding with a bride (Marie) and groom (Tony) saying their vows. After they say, ''I do,'' the account flashes back to a boy named Tony meeting a girl named Marie on the first day of kindergarten. The narrative proceeds from there. What literary device is being used in this story?

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Question 11 11. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 13 13. It had not occurred to Lydgate that he had been a subject of eager meditation to Rosamond... that inward repetition of looks, words, and phrases, which makes a large part in the lives of most girls... But Rosamond had registered every look and word... What type of narration is this example from?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Use this material to answer question #15

Given Agassi's position and world-class quickness, Federer had to send that ball down a two-inch pipe of space in order to pass him, which he did, moving backwards, with no setup time and none of his weight behind the shot. It was impossible. It was like something out of The Matrix. I don't know what-all sounds were involved, but my spouse says she hurried in and there was popcorn all over the couch and I was down on one knee and my eyeballs looked like novelty-shop eyeballs.

Question 15 15. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Federer as Religious Experience by David Foster Wallace.

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Question 16 16. In a book you are reading, a new character is introduced. On the day of her arrival, a bad storm threatens the town. Later in the story, this character causes a lot of trouble. What literary device is being used in this story?

Question 17 17. Why do people use euphemisms?

Question 18 18. Aristotle defines tragedy as all of these, EXCEPT:

Question 19 19. How do we distinguish understatement from exaggeration?

Question 20 20. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 21 21. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 22 22. The play The Importance of Being Ernest is an example of _____.

Question 23 23. How do spoofs and parodies differ?

Question 24 24. Identify the synecdoche in this sentence: There were going to be 20 heads at the dinner table that evening.

Question 25 25. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

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Question 26 26. The Daily Show is an example of _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

Question 28 28. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 29 29. The Pilgrim's Progress is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 30 30. A dark and gloomy setting, like a graveyard on a rainy winter evening, usually evokes a _____ mood in the reader.

AP English - Rhetorical Devices: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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