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Interpreting Theme & Meaning in Literature: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 2 2. What is mood?

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

Question 4 4. What is author's purpose?

Question 5 5. Song by John Donne is also commonly referred to by its first line, which reads:

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Question 6 6. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 7 7. A dark and gloomy setting, like a graveyard on a rainy winter evening, usually evokes a _____ mood in the reader.

Question 8 8. The main character whose name is the same in both Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now is

Question 9 9. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 10 10. Hamlet's struggle with his own cowardice in confronting his uncle shows which type of conflict?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

Question 12 12. What seems to be the main reason why Richard plots against his brother the king?

Question 13 13. What grammatical concept represents the use of verbs to express uncertainty or improbability, such as through wishes, commands, or notions contrary to fact?

Question 14 14. Heart of Darkness is strongly implied to be mostly set in

Question 15 15. Third person omniscient is:

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Question 16 16.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 17 17. How can writing in third person omniscient help the audience form a stronger bond with multiple characters?

Question 18 18. What does the word 'earnest' mean to the characters in this play?

Question 19 19. All of the following are themes shared by both Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness, except

Question 20 20. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

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Question 21 21. In literature, parallelism attempts to do which of the following?

Question 22 22. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 23 23. In third person omniscient, the audience knows:

Question 24 24. In which of these instances will leitmotifs NOT typically recur?

Question 25 25.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

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Question 26 26.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

Question 27 27. Proverbs commonly use parallelism, but not every time. Which of the following proverbs uses a parallel structure?

Question 28 28. The sun was bright and the sky was clear. Joan jogged down the path with Rex at her side and smiled about last night's victory. The tone of this excerpt can be best described as _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Interpreting Theme & Meaning in Literature: Help and Review 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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