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Praxis English: Analyzing Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 2 2. 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?

Question 3 3. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 5 5. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

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Question 6 6. Why is imagery important?

Question 7 7. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 8 8. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 9 9. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 10 10. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

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Question 11 11. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 14 14. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 15 15. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

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Question 16 16. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

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

Question 19 19. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

Question 20 20. A student finds herself constantly trying to figure out what the author meant when she reads sections of her textbook. Which of the following is NOT a way to improve her reading for the gist of the section?

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Question 21 21. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 23 23. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 24 24. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 25 25. What is the definition of 'gist'?

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Question 26 26. In step 3, you are advised to try to provide a summary of the piece to an individual unfamiliar with the writing. How would you explain the piece in this final challenge?

Question 27 27. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 28 28. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 29 29. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Praxis English: Analyzing Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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