Interpreting Theme & Meaning Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, we are given the information that the characters live in Verona. What basic part of comprehension does this information fulfill?

Question 2 2.

Which of the following might be included in a close reading of the line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:


Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene

Question 3 3. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 4 4. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 5 5.

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.

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Question 6 6. How can visualization help with reading comprehension?

Question 7 7. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 8 8. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT helpful when trying to determine the meaning of an unknown word?

Question 10 10. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

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Question 11 11. When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

Question 12 12. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 13 13. What should you consider when visualizing?

Question 14 14. What is tone?

Question 15 15. Looking at the words surrounding an unknown word to determine its meaning is an example of using _____.

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Question 16 16. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 17 17. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 18 18. Tom is guiding a group of his students through a big picture reading of Romeo and Juliet. Which of the scenarios below should NOT be included as part of this guided reading?

Question 19 19. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 20 20. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

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Question 21 21. What is mood?

Question 22 22. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

Question 23 23. What is denotation?

Question 24 24. Why is imagery important?

Question 25 25. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

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Question 26 26. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 27 27. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 29 29.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

Question 30 30. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Interpreting Theme & Meaning Chapter Exam Instructions

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