PSAT Reading - Literary Terms: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 3 3. It had not occurred to Lydgate that he had been a subject of eager meditation to Rosamond... that inward repetition of looks, words, and phrases, which makes a large part in the lives of most girls... But Rosamond had registered every look and word... What type of narration is this example from?

Question 4 4. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 5 5. 'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every other day: to-day isn't any other day, you know.' This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 6 6. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

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

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 9 9. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

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

Question 12 12. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

Question 13 13. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 14 14. The Pilgrim's Progress is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 15 15. In a book you are reading, a new character is introduced. On the day of her arrival, a bad storm threatens the town. Later in the story, this character causes a lot of trouble. What literary device is being used in this story?

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Question 16 16.

Indicate the metaphor in the following passage:

I realized it was Creole who held them all back … Up there, keeping the beat with his whole body, wailing on the fiddle, with his eyes half closed, he was listening to everything, but he was listening to Sonny. He was having a dialogue with Sonny. He wanted Sonny to leave the shoreline and strike out for deep water. - excerpt from 'Sonny's Blues' by James Baldwin

Question 17 17. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

Question 18 18. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 20 20. You go to the checkout counter, but all you find is a mannequin is an example of _____ narration.

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Question 21 21. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 23 23. It's really ironical, because I'm six foot two and a half and I have gray hair. I really do. The one side of my head - the right side - is full of millions of gray hairs. I've had them ever since I was a kid. This quote from 'The Catcher in the Rye' is an example of what kind of narration?

Question 24 24. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 25 25. A story begins at a wedding with a bride (Marie) and groom (Tony) saying their vows. After they say, ''I do,'' the account flashes back to a boy named Tony meeting a girl named Marie on the first day of kindergarten. The narrative proceeds from there. What literary device is being used in this story?

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Question 26 26. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 28 28. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

Question 29 29. Harry caught sight of Seamus's eye and Seamus winked. This quote from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is an example of what kind of narration?

Question 30 30. How do allusions differ from other references?

PSAT Reading - Literary Terms: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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