MTEL Middle School Humanities: Literary Genres Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 2 2. Why is the classification of art into genre categories so important?

Question 3 3. Which is a characteristic of all nonfiction?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is labeled as 'serious fiction' and focuses on literary merit?

Question 5 5. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a type of literary genre?

Question 7 7. What is a hybrid genre?

Question 8 8. The four main genres in literature are:

Question 9 9. Why is it important to know about genres?

Question 10 10. Which of the following contains between 1,000 and 20,000 words, typically runs no more than 25 or 30 pages, and usually focuses on one major plot or storyline and a few characters?

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Question 11 11. An article you read in a magazine where a celebrity answers questions is an example of what type of nonfiction?

Question 12 12. Which are types of informative nonfiction?

Question 13 13. Why is epic poetry a sub-genre of poetry?

Question 14 14. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a work of fiction that contains over 50,000 words or 120 pages and typically has more than one plot or storyline and many well-developed characters?

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Question 16 16. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 17 17. Why do genres evolve and change over time?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is true?

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

Question 20 20. Which of the following tends to run about 20,000 to 50,000 words, usually between 60 and 120 pages, and to have a more complex plot or storyline and more characters?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is defined as metered lines which make a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Question 22 22. In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

Question 23 23. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

Question 25 25. The word genre comes from the French, meaning:

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Question 26 26. What are the two types of nonfiction?

Question 27 27. Which genre uses figurative language?

Question 28 28. A work of fiction is ____.

Question 29 29. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 30 30. How is literary nonfiction different from fiction?

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Literary Genres Chapter Exam Instructions

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