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MTEL Adult Basic Education: Literary Genres & Devices Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is epic poetry a sub-genre of poetry?

Question 2 2. You're reading a book, and you come across a passage where a lot of words begin with the same consonant. What kind of figurative language did you just see?

Question 3 3. What is dialogue?

Question 4 4. In direct characterization, ____.

Question 5 5. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

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Question 6 6. When an author in her own work refers to an event in another work, this is called a(n) _____.

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

Question 8 8. What did the Greek word kanôn originally indicate?

Question 9 9. What do we call the tale of a conflict?

Question 10 10. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

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Question 11 11. The word genre comes from the French, meaning:

Question 12 12. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 13 13. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 14 14. In literature, the events that occur in a story are known as:

Question 15 15. What is a euphemism?

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Question 16 16. Why was Lady Chatterley's Lover controversial?

Question 17 17.

Consider the following passage:

You look upwards, and see a white ceiling. A long crack snakes its way towards an open door. You follow the crack, wondering what you might find through the doorway.

Which point of view is being used in the passage?

Question 18 18. Which of the following releases the tension of the plot, wraps up the loose ends of the story, and brings readers to a satisfying conclusion?

Question 19 19. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 20 20. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

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Question 21 21. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

Question 22 22. When an author includes a quotation from another literary piece at the beginning of her work, this is called a(n) _____.

Question 23 23. If you're reading a story where the narrator doesn't know or reveal anything about the characters' internal thoughts, feelings, or motivations, then what point of view was this story written from?

Question 24 24. The literary canon is a collection of works by which other authors are:

Question 25 25. Which major world event had a profound influence on the modernist movement?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following was the new art of Modernism directly responding to?

Question 27 27. When a theme is universal, it _____.

Question 28 28. What is the difference between a metaphor and simile?

Question 29 29. What parts of a story can setting affect?

Question 30 30.

Consider the following passage:

I felt a sudden chill, and looked to my left. In the distance I saw a tall figure, dimly lit by the street lights, running straight towards me. I turned and ran.

Which point of view is being used in the passage?

MTEL Adult Basic Education: Literary Genres & Devices Chapter Exam Instructions

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