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Principles of Prose Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

Question 2 2. The sun was bright and the sky was clear. Joan jogged down the path with Rex at her side and smiled about last night's victory. The tone of this excerpt can be best described as _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

Question 4 4. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

Question 5 5. A dark and gloomy setting, like a graveyard on a rainy winter evening, usually evokes a _____ mood in the reader.

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Question 6 6. Why might an author use foreshadowing?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements about prose is FALSE?

Question 8 8. What sort of structure do we find in prose?

Question 9 9. Why does the character of Estella in Great Expectations represent the unattainable?

Question 10 10. On her way to work, Julia's car breaks down, her dress rips, and she is late for an important meeting. These events most likely foreshadow that Julia is going to:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements about epistolary writing is FALSE?

Question 12 12. Why do writers of fiction sometimes use the diary format?

Question 13 13. Instructive letters, formal in tone and found in the Bible are called _____.

Question 14 14. As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me... a horrible feeling of nausea came over me, which, do what I would, I could not conceal. This quote from Bram Stoker's Dracula is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. Anne Frank's book is a nonfiction example of a _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT one of the common tools of satire?

Question 17 17. How do spoofs and parodies differ?

Question 18 18. The Daily Show is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of a parody?

Question 20 20. The play The Importance of Being Ernest is an example of _____.

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Question 21 21. How do legends differ from the other kinds of stories explored in this lesson?

Question 22 22. Sally Ann Thunder is a character in a popular story. In some of her adventures, she wears a real beehive as a hat and wrestles alligators in her spare time. What kind of story is this?

Question 23 23. You hear a story about an ant that teaches a lesson to a grasshopper. The tale is about a grasshopper who sings and plays all summer while the ant works to store food. When winter comes, the grasshopper has nothing to eat. The ant tells him, he should have worked and saved. This account is an example of a _____.

Question 24 24. What do fables, folktales, myths and legends have in common?

Question 25 25. You are reading the story that tells how the Inuit people, who live in far northern regions of the earth, came to have daylight. A character named Crow brought light to them from the South. Crow brought the light in the form of a ball of string so they could live without darkness for half of the year. What type of story are you reading?

Principles of Prose Chapter Exam Instructions

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