NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When answering multiple-choice questions for literature, in what order should the material be read?

Question 2 2. When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

Question 3 3. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 4 4. Why might someone write an elegy?

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. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 7 7. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

Question 8 8. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 9 9. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 10 10. The last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel 'The Great Gatsby' reads as follows: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. What point-of-view does this line's narrator have?

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Question 11 11. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 12 12. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 13 13. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 14 14. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 15 15. Why is it important to read a multiple choice test closely for literature?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

Question 17 17. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

Question 18 18. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 19 19. Why is imagery important?

Question 20 20. What are four very common types of multiple-choice questions used for literature?

NES Essential Academic Skills Reading: Literary Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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