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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Recognizing Literary Elements Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these is NOT a characteristic that can form the basis of an epithet?

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Question 2 2. In order to identify the problem and solution structure in a text, the reader needs to look for...

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Question 3 3. Which statement is not a paradox?

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Question 4 4. In literature, how do anecdotes typically appear?

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Question 5 5. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

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Question 6 6. Being able to identify the problem and solution structure helps readers better comprehend and remember the information covered in a reading selection because they have to:

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Question 7 7. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

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Question 8 8. If the problem/solution organizational structure is used by a journalist, he or she...

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Question 9 9. Which news article title below suggests that the problem/solution structure will be used to organize information?

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Question 10 10. All are purposes of figurative language except

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Question 11 11. Romanticism was a literary movement that provided catharsis for _____.

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Question 12 12. The cause and effect organizational structure is...

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Question 13 13. Flashback is defined as?

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Question 14 14. The Pilgrim's Progress is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

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Question 16 16. This kind of epithet connects a person to his or her father:

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Question 17 17. 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?

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Question 18 18. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

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Question 19 19. What are some examples of signal words and phrases used in an informational text that uses the cause/effect organizational structure?

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Question 20 20. What character traits did we see in the antagonist of ''The Three Little Pigs''?

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Question 21 21. A special type of epithet using a two-word phrase to metaphorically describe a common noun is referred to as a(n) _____.

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Question 22 22. In ''The Three Little Pigs,'' what is the purpose of the brother pigs?

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Question 23 23. Why is it important to be able to recognize signal words when reading an informational text that has the cause/effect organizational structure?

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Question 24 24. An epithet is used by authors _____.

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Question 25 25. What is a good question to ask about a character's behavior?

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Question 26 26. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

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Question 27 27. When an author organizes an informational text using the cause/effect structure, what should he or she focus on?

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Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

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Question 29 29. What is a paradox?

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Question 30 30. What parts of a story can setting affect?

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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Recognizing Literary Elements 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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