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MTTC Reading: Using Literary Texts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 4 4. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. What is the third step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 7 7. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a tool used by authors to create and communicate tone?

Question 9 9. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 10 10. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

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Question 11 11. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

Question 12 12. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 13 13. Identify the tone of the following writing sample: 'He couldn't help thinking back to the old days as he smelled the enticing aroma of the apple pie. His grandmother had baked pies like that when he was a child, and she would serve him large slices as he sat at her big kitchen table.'

Question 14 14. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 15 15. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a possible tone?

Question 17 17. What is the first step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 18 18. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 19 19. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 20 20. What is poetic content?

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Question 21 21. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 22 22. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 23 23. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 24 24. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 25 25. What is the second step readers must take to draw an inference?

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Question 26 26.

Which of the following might be included in a close reading of the line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:


Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene

Question 27 27.

Indicate the metaphor in the following passage:

I realized it was Creole who held them all back … Up there, keeping the beat with his whole body, wailing on the fiddle, with his eyes half closed, he was listening to everything, but he was listening to Sonny. He was having a dialogue with Sonny. He wanted Sonny to leave the shoreline and strike out for deep water. - excerpt from 'Sonny's Blues' by James Baldwin

Question 28 28. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

Question 29 29. Tom is guiding a group of his students through a big picture reading of Romeo and Juliet. Which of the scenarios below should NOT be included as part of this guided reading?

Question 30 30. In a book you are reading, a new character is introduced. On the day of her arrival, a bad storm threatens the town. Later in the story, this character causes a lot of trouble. What literary device is being used in this story?

MTTC Reading: Using Literary Texts Chapter Exam Instructions

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