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FTCE Humanities: Principles of Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a couplet?

Question 2 2. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 3 3. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

Question 4 4. Why might an author use foreshadowing?

Question 5 5. The last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel 'The Great Gatsby' reads as follows: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. What point-of-view does this line's narrator have?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following tends to run about 20,000 to 50,000 words, usually between 60 and 120 pages, and to have a more complex plot or storyline and more characters?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. 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 9 9. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

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Question 11 11. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

Question 13 13. 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?

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

Question 15 15. It's really ironical, because I'm six foot two and a half and I have gray hair. I really do. The one side of my head - the right side - is full of millions of gray hairs. I've had them ever since I was a kid. This quote from 'The Catcher in the Rye' is an example of what kind of narration?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements BEST describes expository writing?

Question 17 17. Catharsis is when literature provides an emotional experience that results in a sense of _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements about prose is FALSE?

Question 19 19. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 20 20. Romanticism was a literary movement that provided catharsis for _____.

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Question 21 21. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 22 22. A dark and gloomy setting, like a graveyard on a rainy winter evening, usually evokes a _____ mood in the reader.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 25 25. On her way to work, Julia's car breaks down, her dress rips, and she is late for an important meeting. These events most likely foreshadow that Julia is going to:

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Question 26 26. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

Question 27 27. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of the literary device called apostrophe?

Question 29 29. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is labeled as 'serious fiction' and focuses on literary merit?

FTCE Humanities: Principles of Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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