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NES ELA: Themes in Written Works Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

Question 2 2. In Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies, one theme is _____.

Question 3 3. Without theme, most writing would be _____.

Question 4 4. An implied main idea is the primary point of a sentence or passage that is…

Question 5 5. In the story of The Ugly Duckling, what setting makes the final revelation even more powerful? This setting isolates the Duckling and keeps him from seeing himself.

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Question 6 6. Serving as an overall theme in the poem Identity, author Julio Noboa believed that _____.

Question 7 7. Which of these phrases describes the 'theme' of a piece of literature?

Question 8 8. The theme of The Tortoise and the Hare is:

Question 9 9. When a theme is universal, it _____.

Question 10 10. Which statement below BEST defines a theme used in literature?

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Question 11 11. Which of these represents the primary point or argument of a sentence or passage?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 13 13. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 14 14. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

Question 15 15.

Consider the following fable:

A Fox one day spied a beautiful bunch of ripe grapes hanging from a vine trained along the branches of a tree. The grapes seemed ready to burst with juice, and the Fox's mouth watered as he gazed longingly at them.

The bunch hung from a high branch, and the Fox had to jump for it. The first time he jumped he missed it by a long way. So he walked off a short distance and took a running leap at it, only to fall short once more. Again and again, he tried but in vain.

Now he sat down and looked at the grapes in disgust.

What a fool I am, he said. Here I am wearing myself out to get a bunch of sour grapes that are not worth gaping for.

And off he walked very, very scornfully.

What is the theme of this fable?

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Question 16 16. The theme in The Lion and the Mouse is:

Question 17 17. An implied main idea is _____.

Question 18 18. In the story of The Ugly Duckling, how do the characters connect to the theme?

Question 19 19. What are the plot, setting, and characters in a story all related to?

Question 20 20. Longer pieces of literature can have several themes. One theme in The Diary of Anne Frank: A Play is:

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Question 21 21. In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth demonstrates that _____.

Question 22 22. Plots should have an emotional impact on the reader to make the theme important. How does the plot in The Ugly Duckling build towards an emotional impact?

Question 23 23.

Read the brief passage below and identify its implied main idea.

You wouldn't peel carrots with a nail file. And you can't tune an engine with a cheese grater. So why would you buy a wrench to do a screwdriver's job?

Question 24 24. Which of these is NOT a step in the process to finding a passage's implied main idea?

Question 25 25. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

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Question 26 26. Which choice is the best definition for theme?

NES ELA: Themes in Written Works Chapter Exam Instructions

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