FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Devices Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you just found out that the Internet isn't working and you have to do research online for a project but you say, 'That's just great.' you're using...

Question 2 2. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 3 3. A person accidentally blurts out a secret, and then says, 'Oops, I just spilled the beans!' This is an example of...

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 5 5.

What does the following analogy mean?

'I feel like a fish out of water.'

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a possible tone?

Question 7 7. ____ in fiction is a reasonable conclusion or judgment about some element of a story based on information given in the story and the reader's personal knowledge of how the world works.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT true of allusions?

Question 9 9. What is an analogy?

Question 10 10. Why is the context so important in understanding an example of an idiom, hyperbole, verbal irony, or a pun?

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Question 11 11. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

Question 12 12. What is denotation?

Question 13 13. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 14 14. What is mood?

Question 15 15. What is the first step readers must take to draw an inference?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following refers to appealing to the reader's senses through descriptive language?

Question 17 17. Which of the following makes a comparison between dissimilar things using the words 'like' or 'as'?

Question 18 18. What is the second step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an overstatement or exaggeration?

Question 20 20. Name the correct number of morphemes in the following sentence: 'Take me to my village to die, surrounded by friends.'

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Question 21 21. Which pair are synonyms?

Question 22 22. What is the third step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 23 23. Identify the tone of the following writing sample: 'The apartment was horribly out-of-date and shabby. The furnishings looked like a Victorian nightmare. The curtains were moth-eaten. Even the appliances rattled and clanked as if they were on their last legs.'

Question 24 24. Which of the following is true about allusions?

Question 25 25. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

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Question 26 26. Why is it important to learn about synonyms and antonyms?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 28 28. Finish the analogy: Apple is to fruit as cat is to ______.

Question 29 29. Which of the following refers to selecting one word over another?

Question 30 30. Which is an antonym for fire?

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Devices Chapter Exam Instructions

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