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Literary Terms & Techniques: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When answering multiple-choice questions for literature, in what order should the material be read?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 4 4. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 5 5. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

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Question 6 6. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 8 8. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 9 9. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 10 10. Why is it important to read a multiple choice test closely for literature?

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Question 11 11. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

Question 13 13. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

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

Question 18 18. How do synecdoche and metonymy differ?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. 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 21 21. What are four very common types of multiple-choice questions used for literature?

Question 22 22. In what period did the novel really become the dominant literary form?

Question 23 23. Which branch of literary criticism are you primarily practicing when analyzing a text through the lens of class relations?

Question 24 24. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 25 25. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

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Question 26 26. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 27 27. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 28 28. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 29 29. Identify the synecdoche in this sentence: There were going to be 20 heads at the dinner table that evening.

Question 30 30. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Literary Terms & Techniques: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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