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Literary Forms and Genres for 10th Grade Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements about prose is FALSE?

Question 2 2. How do autobiographies differ from regular biographies?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

Question 4 4. Instructive letters, formal in tone and found in the Bible are called _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is true?

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Question 6 6. In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 8 8. What is a couplet?

Question 9 9. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

Question 10 10. How many stanzas are usually in a sonnet?

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Question 11 11. Why do writers of fiction sometimes use the diary format?

Question 12 12. A piece of fiction published in a magazine is most likely what type of fiction?

Question 13 13. Which genre of non-fiction literature is memoir a subcategory?

Question 14 14. As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me... a horrible feeling of nausea came over me, which, do what I would, I could not conceal. This quote from Bram Stoker's Dracula is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. How are novellas different from novels?

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Question 16 16. How is a memoir different from a biography?

Question 17 17. What does 'meter' mean?

Question 18 18. Anne Frank's book is a nonfiction example of a _____.

Question 19 19. What sort of structure do we find in prose?

Question 20 20. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

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Question 21 21. What can be assumed about the difference between A Tale of Two Cities and The Tell-Tale Heart?

Question 22 22. Why do bookstores separate fiction into different genres?

Question 23 23. Why might an author use foreshadowing?

Question 24 24. How might Edgar Allen Poe characterize a piece of fiction that takes two weeks to read in multiple sittings?

Question 25 25. What meter is used in haikus?

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Question 26 26. How many syllables are in an iamb?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is defined as metered lines which make a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Question 28 28. 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:

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements about epistolary writing is FALSE?

Question 30 30. Why does the character of Estella in Great Expectations represent the unattainable?

Literary Forms and Genres for 10th Grade Chapter Exam Instructions

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