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SAT Reading: Literary Terms Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

Question 2 2. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 3 3. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 4 4. 'Light as a feather,' 'soft as silk,' and 'inky blackness' are all examples of…

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Raise up thy thoughts above the sky/That dunghill mists away may fly./Thou hast a house on high erect/Fram'd by that mighty Architect,/With glory richly furnished/Stands permanent, though this be fled.

Question 5 5. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Verses upon the burning of our House by Anne Bradstreet.

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Question 6 6. At the end of a story, the main character is shot to death by his cousin. Which of the following, if it took place at the beginning of the story, would be an example of foreshadowing?

Question 7 7. Which of the following terms might be another word for 'motif'?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of irony?

Question 10 10. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

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Question 11 11. The Pilgrim's Progress is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 12 12.

'Marissa kept Teddy on the shelf above her bed. When she lay in bed, sleepless with worry about the mortgage, or the gas bill, or the trouble at work, she pulled him down to cuddle and pretended he still smelled like Tucker. When the babies cried themselves to sleep, she tucked the small stuffed bear into their tiny arms to give them some of their father's comfort…'

In this excerpt, Teddy could be described as…

Question 13 13. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 14 14. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

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Question 16 16. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

Question 17 17.

'The sequins on her dress twinkled like a thousand tiny, artificial stars - and, like the stars, they glittered impossibly out of reach.'

The primary literary device used in this sentence is…

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a motif from Sense and Sensibility?

Question 19 19. Which of the following could be the thematic statement of a novel?

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

Question 22 22.

'Her voice was a cool glass of water after 8 hours of working outside in the heat.'

The above sentence is an example of…

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 24 24.

'Sam blinked. His hearing was fuzzy, and the world seemed to be shifting in and out of focus. His tongue felt swollen and clumsy in his mouth. In front of him, a person-shaped blob was moving around and making noises, but was it Melanie or Alyssa? He couldn't tell. He pinched himself; it didn't help.'

Which choice best describes the point of view in this passage?

Question 25 25. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

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Question 26 26.

Excerpt 1: 'You magnificent beast,' John murmured, slapping the hood of the car with a metallic thump. 'You really drove 3,000 miles. I can't believe it.' The victorious little Prius hummed in satisfaction.

Excerpt 2: That summer, the boys grew like weeds. They grew so fast they couldn't keep up with themselves. 'Now don't you go breakin' on me,' said Josh to his shirt before summer school started - but by the third week the broadening expanse of his shoulders had already ripped holes in the seams.

Which of the following appears in Excerpt 2 but NOT in Excerpt 1?

Question 27 27. In a political cartoon, an elephant and a donkey get into a fight over the way the zoo will be governed. The donkey wants the zookeepers to take a certain percentage of everyone's food, and redistribute it to animals in need. The elephant disagrees; it wants the zookeepers to leave everyone alone. This cartoon could best be described as an example of…

Question 28 28. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 29 29. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 30 30. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

SAT Reading: Literary Terms Chapter Exam Instructions

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