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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Analyzing Literary Fiction Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

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Question 2 2. How can diction affect a story's tone?

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Question 3 3. What is a B-Plot?

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Question 4 4. In direct characterization, ____.

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Question 5 5. What is the setting of a short story?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following refers to appealing to the reader's senses through descriptive language?

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Question 7 7. How's does an era's zeitgeist affect an author's work?

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Question 8 8. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

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Question 9 9. What is a red herring?

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Question 10 10. What is a protagonist?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an overstatement or exaggeration?

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Question 12 12. Which of the following refers to selecting one word over another?

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Question 13 13. What is style?

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Question 14 14. Which of the following releases the tension of the plot, wraps up the loose ends of the story, and brings readers to a satisfying conclusion?

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Question 15 15. In indirect characterization, ____.

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Question 16 16. Which is the best example of a red herring in a novel, and why?

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Question 17 17. Which of the following is the story's turning point or crisis moment of high tension and emotion in which the main characters solve the conflict and learn important things about themselves, other people, and the world?

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Question 18 18. What is the second step readers must take to draw an inference?

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Question 19 19. Which of the following is the story's main problem, which places the main characters against themselves, each other, society, nature, or something supernatural?

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Question 20 20. What is dialogue?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following shows the main characters making a series of choices and actions that lead to consequences and then to more choices and actions?

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Question 22 22. You're reading a book, and you come across a passage where a lot of words begin with the same consonant. What kind of figurative language did you just see?

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Question 23 23. Foreshadowing is a plot technique in which _____.

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Question 24 24. Tone ____.

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Question 25 25. Which of the following gives animals or inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics?

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Question 26 26. What is the tone of a short story?

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Question 27 27. Which of the following is a tool used by authors to create and communicate tone?

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Question 28 28. Which of the following makes a comparison between dissimilar things using the words 'like' or 'as'?

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Question 29 29. What is one theme in 'Ella Enchanted' that doesn't show up in 'Cinderella'?

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Question 30 30. Which of these uses a concrete object, event, or character to stand for an abstract idea?

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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Analyzing Literary Fiction Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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