Rhetorical Devices - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 2 2. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

Question 3 3. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Jessica returns from a skiing vacation that ended with the ski chalet being destroyed in an avalanche. When she's asked how her vacation went, she replies, I've had more relaxing holidays. Which literary device is she using?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT one of the common tools of satire?

Question 7 7. Which of the following does NOT describe a theme?

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

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Question 11 11. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

Question 12 12. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 13 13. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

Question 14 14. Why do people use euphemisms?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of a parody?

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Question 16 16. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

Question 18 18. Saying the opposite of what you mean is a type of understatement called _____.

Question 19 19. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 20 20. '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 21 21. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

Question 22 22. Why does the cathartic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger appeal to high school students?

Question 23 23. The Daily Show is an example of _____.

Question 24 24. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a euphemism for a bathroom?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following might you use as a motif if writing a story about unrequited, or one-sided love, and why?

Question 27 27. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 30 30.

The following quote from 'Wuthering Heights' uses which literary device?

Linton's looks and movements were very languid, and his form extremely slight; but there was a grace in his manner that mitigated these defects, and rendered him not unpleasing.

Rhetorical Devices - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam Instructions

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