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GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is dialogue?

Question 2 2. What are memories in relation to flashbacks?

Question 3 3. Identify the tone of the following writing sample: 'The apartment was horribly out-of-date and shabby.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 4 4. In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth demonstrates that _____.

Question 5 5. What is the third step readers must take to draw an inference?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following serves as the introduction to a plot, presenting the main characters, describing the story's setting, and providing some background information to help readers understand the story that is about to unfold?

Question 7 7. Without theme, most writing would be _____.

Question 8 8. Tone ____.

Question 9 9. In literature, the events that occur in a story are known as:

Question 10 10. Setting can be defined as:

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Question 11 11. What is a protagonist?

Question 12 12. An expression in which words are not used in their literal sense is:

Question 13 13. What is an antagonist?

Question 14 14. When a theme is universal, it _____.

Question 15 15. In indirect characterization, ____.

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Question 16 16. ____ 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 17 17. The social environment can be defined as:

Question 18 18. Serving as an overall theme in the poem Identity, author Julio Noboa believed that _____.

Question 19 19. Which of these phrases describes the 'theme' of a piece of literature?

Question 20 20. What is the second step readers must take to draw an inference?

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Question 21 21. What parts of a story can setting affect?

Question 22 22. Why would an author use figurative language in his/her writing?

Question 23 23. When using a flashback, what type of information is the reader given?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the story's turning point or crisis moment of high tension and emotion in which the main characters solve the conflict and learn important things about themselves, other people, and the world?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is a possible tone?

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Question 26 26. In direct characterization, ____.

Question 27 27. Why is the context so important in understanding an example of an idiom, hyperbole, verbal irony, or a pun?

Question 28 28. Flashback is defined as?

Question 29 29. What is tone?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a tool used by authors to create and communicate tone?

GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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