Literary Terms for 9th Grade Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Aristotle defines tragedy as all of these, EXCEPT:

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT a euphemism for a bathroom?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 4 4. Having difficulty getting a job because you don't have work experience, but not being able to get work experience without a previous job is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 5 5. Why might an author use objective narration?

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Question 6 6. Why are parables told?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 8 8. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 9 9. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

Question 10 10. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 11 11. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 12 12. Which of the following Shakespearean lines does NOT employ a euphemism?

Question 13 13. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 14 14. Why does the cathartic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger appeal to high school students?

Question 15 15. Identify the synecdoche or metonym in this sentence: While the suits in Congress debate and Wall Street asks for another bailout, America waits for good news.

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Question 16 16. A story begins at a wedding with a bride (Marie) and groom (Tony) saying their vows. After they say, ''I do,'' the account flashes back to a boy named Tony meeting a girl named Marie on the first day of kindergarten. The narrative proceeds from there. What literary device is being used in this story?

Question 17 17. How do allusions differ from other references?

Question 18 18. Using double negatives in a sentence such as It's not unlikely that I will have chocolate for lunch is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Use this material to answer question #20

Given Agassi's position and world-class quickness, Federer had to send that ball down a two-inch pipe of space in order to pass him, which he did, moving backwards, with no setup time and none of his weight behind the shot. It was impossible. It was like something out of The Matrix. I don't know what-all sounds were involved, but my spouse says she hurried in and there was popcorn all over the couch and I was down on one knee and my eyeballs looked like novelty-shop eyeballs.

Question 20 20. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Federer as Religious Experience by David Foster Wallace.

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Question 21 21. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 22 22. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

Question 23 23. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

Question 24 24. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?

Question 25 25. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 27 27. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

Question 28 28. How do we distinguish understatement from exaggeration?

Use this material to answer question #29

Raise up thy thoughts above the sky/That dunghill mists away may fly./Thou hast a house on high erect/Fram'd by that mighty Architect,/With glory richly furnished/Stands permanent, though this be fled.

Question 29 29. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Verses upon the burning of our House by Anne Bradstreet.

Question 30 30. Saying the opposite of what you mean is a type of understatement called _____.

Literary Terms for 9th Grade Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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