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Literary Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it important to read a multiple choice test closely for literature?

Question 2 2. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 3 3. What is at the center of prose literature?

Question 4 4. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 5 5. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

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Question 6 6.

One famous fable is The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, which is summarized below. What is the theme of this fable?

A wolf really wanted to eat some sheep grazing on a hill, but he couldn't get close because of the shepherd and his dogs. One day, however, the wolf found a sheepskin and put it on so that he looked like a sheep. He was able to fool the shepherd and his dogs and get close enough to the sheep to eat them.

Question 7 7. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 8 8. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

Question 9 9. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 10 10. Why might someone write an elegy?

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Question 11 11. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 12 12. In Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, the narrator compares his lover to a summer's day. This is an example of what literary term?

Question 13 13. When answering multiple-choice questions for literature, in what order should the material be read?

Question 14 14. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 15 15. 'The Illiad' is a poem written by the ancient Greek Homer, and it's over 15,000 lines long! The Illiad takes places during the Trojan War but also traces both the past and future of Greek history. What kind of poem is 'The Illiad?'

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Question 16 16. 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?

Question 17 17. What's the first step in understanding a piece of literature?

Question 18 18. Why is imagery important?

Question 19 19. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21.

The line below from Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'The Raven' illustrates what literary term?

'From my books surcease of sorrow--sorrow for the lost Lenore--...'

Question 22 22. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 23 23. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 24 24. True or false: The narrator is the author, and the author is the narrator.

Question 25 25. In Oedipus Rex, the audience knows that Oedipus is the one who killed his dad even though Oedipis hasn't figured it out yet. This is an example of what literary term?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Who is the central or main character in a piece of prose literature?

Question 28 28. If you wrote a song-like poem that focused on one subject, what kind of poem would you be writing?

Question 29 29. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 30 30. What are four very common types of multiple-choice questions used for literature?

Literary Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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