NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is style?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an overstatement or exaggeration?

Question 3 3. What is the second step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 4 4. Tone ____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a possible tone?

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Question 6 6. What is the theme of a short story?

Question 7 7. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

Question 8 8. What is an antagonist?

Question 9 9. How can diction affect a story's tone?

Question 10 10. Which of the following serves as the introduction to a plot, presenting the main characters, describing the story's setting, and providing some background information to help readers understand the story that is about to unfold?

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Question 11 11. Foreshadowing is a plot technique in which _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Which of the following is labeled as 'serious fiction' and focuses on literary merit?

Question 15 15. Which of these uses a concrete object, event, or character to stand for an abstract idea?

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Question 16 16. A work of fiction is ____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following shows the main characters making a series of choices and actions that lead to consequences and then to more choices and actions?

Question 18 18. What is the setting of a short story?

Question 19 19. Why is the 19th century Cinderella not an example of strong women?

Question 20 20. What is the importance of universal themes?

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Question 21 21. What is a protagonist?

Question 22 22. What is theme in literature?

Question 23 23. Which of the following gives animals or inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics?

Question 24 24. Which is the best example of a red herring in a novel, and why?

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

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Question 26 26. What is dialogue?

Question 27 27. Which of the following makes a comparison between dissimilar things using the words 'like' or 'as'?

Question 28 28. What is the first step readers must take to draw an inference?

Question 29 29. How's does an era's zeitgeist affect an author's work?

Question 30 30. What is a red herring?

NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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