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NMTA Reading: Understanding Literature for Students Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 2 2. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 3 3. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 4 4. Main characters of traditional literature are usually ___.

Question 5 5. If you're experiencing a piece of fiction that's being performed on stage, joining monologues and dialogues by characters with stage directions, then what kind of fiction are you experiencing?

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Question 6 6. Why can stories in traditional literature have multiple versions?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 8 8. How do autobiographies differ from regular biographies?

Question 9 9. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 10 10. What type of traditional literature can be described as short in length, heavily allegorical, and contains mostly talking animals?

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Question 11 11. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Question 12 12. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 13 13. Which of the following themes would be considered 'universal' and would most likely appear in traditional literature?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is true?

Question 15 15. What century was the Golden Age for Children's Literature?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 17 17. Why is imagery important?

Question 18 18. Which literary form is written in ordinary, non-metrical language and communicates facts or opinions about reality?

Question 19 19. What type of traditional literature is based on real people or real events in recent history?

Question 20 20. Which of the following authors wrote literature for children during the Golden Age of Children's Literature?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

Question 22 22. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

Question 23 23. Mysteries, fantasies, fairy tales, and romances are genres of which literary form?

Question 24 24. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 25 25. What is a chapbook?

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Question 26 26. In what ways is a memoir different from a biography?

Question 27 27. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is true?

Question 29 29. Which genre of non-fiction literature is memoir a subcategory?

Question 30 30. Lyrics, odes, and epics are genres of which literary form?

NMTA Reading: Understanding Literature for Students Chapter Exam Instructions

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