FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Genres Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The word genre comes from the French, meaning:

Question 2 2. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 3 3. What does 'meter' mean?

Question 4 4. Which of the following activities helps the detective in a mystery story solve a crime?

Question 5 5. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

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Question 6 6. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 7 7. A novel can be identified as an extended work of:

Question 8 8. A novel generally contains between ____ and ____ words.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a characteristic of realistic fiction?

Question 10 10. What do we call fantasy literature when its setting is entirely fictitious?

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Question 11 11. Who was perhaps the most notable and influential contributor to the formation of modern fantasy literature?

Question 12 12. Before they're written down, the oral songs and stories recorded in folk literature are collectively known as…

Question 13 13. What is the definition of the mystery genre?

Question 14 14. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 15 15. You hear a story about an ant that teaches a lesson to a grasshopper. The tale is about a grasshopper who sings and plays all summer while the ant works to store food. When winter comes, the grasshopper has nothing to eat. The ant tells him, he should have worked and saved. This account is an example of a _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following best describes the use of hidden evidence in a mystery?

Question 17 17. Daniel Defoe's addition of the 'desert island' plot structure to the pre-existing genre of adventure fiction is an example of the novel's characteristic tendency to:

Question 18 18. Which of the following is true?

Question 19 19. Which of these is a characteristic of modern fantasy literature?

Question 20 20. The four main genres in literature are:

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Question 21 21. Which of these is NOT a characteristic of a novel?

Question 22 22. What is a couplet?

Question 23 23. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 24 24. Why is it important to know about genres?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT true?

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Question 26 26. How is a memoir different from a biography?

Question 27 27. You are reading the story that tells how the Inuit people, who live in far northern regions of the earth, came to have daylight. A character named Crow brought light to them from the South. Crow brought the light in the form of a ball of string so they could live without darkness for half of the year. What type of story are you reading?

Question 28 28. Modern fantasy literature depicts abilities, creatures, or settings that are _____.

Question 29 29. Sally Ann Thunder is a character in a popular story. In some of her adventures, she wears a real beehive as a hat and wrestles alligators in her spare time. What kind of story is this?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is true about realistic fiction?

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

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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