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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Interpreting Prose Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do spoofs and parodies differ?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements about prose is FALSE?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements about epistolary writing is FALSE?

Question 4 4. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

Question 5 5. What does poetic meter measure?

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Question 6 6. Why do writers of fiction sometimes use the diary format?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

Question 9 9. What sort of structure do we find in prose?

Question 10 10. Why is imagery important?

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Question 11 11. Anne Frank's book is a nonfiction example of a _____.

Question 12 12. As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me... a horrible feeling of nausea came over me, which, do what I would, I could not conceal. This quote from Bram Stoker's Dracula is an example of _____.

Question 13 13. Why might an author use foreshadowing?

Question 14 14. The Daily Show is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. Why does the character of Estella in Great Expectations represent the unattainable?

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Question 16 16. The play The Importance of Being Ernest is an example of _____.

Question 17 17. What does prose have that poetry usually doesn't?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of a parody?

Question 19 19. What form does a prose poem take?

Question 20 20. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT one of the common tools of satire?

Question 22 22. The last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel 'The Great Gatsby' reads as follows: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. What point-of-view does this line's narrator have?

Question 23 23. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 24 24. On her way to work, Julia's car breaks down, her dress rips, and she is late for an important meeting. These events most likely foreshadow that Julia is going to:

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

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Question 26 26. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 27 27. What is prose poetry?

Question 28 28. Which poet is mentioned in the lesson but is not a prose poet?

Question 29 29. Instructive letters, formal in tone and found in the Bible are called _____.

Question 30 30. A dark and gloomy setting, like a graveyard on a rainy winter evening, usually evokes a _____ mood in the reader.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Interpreting Prose Chapter Exam Instructions

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