Teaching Literary Genres & Structures Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The falling action can be described as which of the following?

Question 2 2. How many stanzas are usually in a sonnet?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is true?

Question 5 5. What might be one possible reason Gabriel Garcia Marquez shifts between the past, present, and future in One Hundred Years of Solitude?

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Question 6 6. How does learning about literary genres help students become lifelong readers?

Question 7 7. Jim is writing a news article about the causes of a local recession. What signal words is he most likely to use in his article?

Question 8 8. Why is epic poetry a sub-genre of poetry?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is defined as metered lines which make a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?

Question 10 10. The four main genres in literature are:

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Question 11 11. How might Edgar Allen Poe characterize a piece of fiction that takes two weeks to read in multiple sittings?

Question 12 12. Why should stereotypes be avoided?

Question 13 13. The exposition is best described by which of the following?

Question 14 14. The rising action can be best described by which of the following:

Question 15 15. If a scholarly journal article includes signal words, such as: 'then', 'later', and 'finally', what type of organizational structure is being used?

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Question 16 16. What are the benefits of reading multicultural literature?

Question 17 17. The resolution is best described by which of the following?

Question 18 18. How is drama different from poetry and prose?

Question 19 19. Why do bookstores separate fiction into different genres?

Question 20 20. Which genre of non-fiction literature is memoir a subcategory?

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Question 21 21. In which of the following media is drama NOT performed?

Question 22 22. Shakespeare used both prose and verse in his plays, but mainly verse. Why did he sometimes use prose?

Question 23 23. The word genre comes from the French, meaning:

Question 24 24. What meter is used in haikus?

Question 25 25. How many syllables are in an iamb?

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Question 26 26. Anne Frank's book is a nonfiction example of a _____.

Question 27 27. What does writing for different genres help students practice?

Question 28 28. What can students break genres down into to learn how to identify them?

Question 29 29. How are novellas different from novels?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a characteristic of classical drama?

Teaching Literary Genres & Structures Chapter Exam Instructions

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