OAE Reading: Understanding Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 2 2. Lyrics, odes, and epics are genres of which literary form?

Question 3 3. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 5 5. How do autobiographies differ from regular biographies?

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Question 6 6. Which literary form is written in ordinary, non-metrical language and communicates facts or opinions about reality?

Question 7 7. What century was the Golden Age for Children's Literature?

Question 8 8. How is a literary form different from genre?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is true?

Question 10 10. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

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Question 11 11. What is a chapbook?

Question 12 12. Why is imagery important?

Question 13 13. How exactly did Children's literature morph from teaching morals to entertaining?

Question 14 14. What type of traditional literature can be described as short in length, heavily allegorical, and contains mostly talking animals?

Question 15 15. Mysteries, fantasies, fairy tales, and romances are genres of which literary form?

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Question 16 16. What do we call the tale of a conflict?

Question 17 17. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 18 18. 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?

Question 19 19. In what ways is a memoir different from a biography?

Question 20 20. Main characters of traditional literature are usually ___.

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Question 21 21. Why can stories in traditional literature have multiple versions?

Question 22 22. Which of the following themes would be considered 'universal' and would most likely appear in traditional literature?

Question 23 23. 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?

Question 24 24. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

Question 25 25. Which of the following authors wrote literature for children during the Golden Age of Children's Literature?

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Question 26 26. Which genre of non-fiction literature is memoir a subcategory?

Question 27 27. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 28 28. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

Question 29 29. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 30 30. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

OAE Reading: Understanding Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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