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SAT Subject Test Literature: Figurative Language in Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. Saying the opposite of what you mean, sometimes for humorous effect, is an example of _____.

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 5 5. The way a word makes you feel, and its connection to other words you think of, is known as its _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction.

Question 7 7. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 8 8. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 9 9. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

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Use this material to answer question #11

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

Question 12 12. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

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. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

Question 15 15. Having difficulty getting a job because you don't have work experience, but not being able to get work experience without a previous job is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. 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 18 18. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 19 19. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

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Question 21 21. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 22 22. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? The winning home run was hit by the worst player on the team.

Question 23 23. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Question 24 24. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

Question 25 25. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an example of apostrophe?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

Question 28 28. 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?

Question 29 29. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

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

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