Literary Terms & Techniques 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. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 3 3. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' is a crucial example of which period?

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

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

Question 8 8. What is one of the primary interests of postmodern literary theory?

Question 9 9. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 10 10. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. How do allusions differ from other references?

Question 13 13. In what period did the novel really become the dominant literary form?

Question 14 14. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

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Question 16 16. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 17 17. According to most modern schools of literary theory, how important is a text's author in determining its intent?

Question 18 18. When answering multiple-choice questions for literature, in what order should the material be read?

Question 19 19. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an instance of synecdoche?

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Question 21 21. Which branch of literary criticism are you primarily practicing when analyzing a text through the lens of class relations?

Question 22 22. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 23 23. Identify the synecdoche in this sentence: There were going to be 20 heads at the dinner table that evening.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 25 25. Which buzzword is associated with new criticism?

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Question 26 26. Why is it important to read a multiple choice test closely for literature?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 29 29. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

Question 30 30. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Literary Terms & Techniques Chapter Exam Instructions

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