Grade 12 Literary Devices Quiz--elm Creek

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  • 1. 
    "Polly Pocket picked a purple plant" is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Contrast

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification


  • 2. 
    An extreme exaggeration is called a
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Oxymoron


  • 3. 
    Which is NOT a form of conflict?
    • A. 

      Man vs. man

    • B. 

      Man vs. himself

    • C. 

      Man vs. the supernatural

    • D. 

      All of the above are examples of conflict


  • 4. 
    A well-painted mental image is called:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Imagery


  • 5. 
    The contrast between what is said and what is meant is called..
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony


  • 6. 
    A contrast between what the character thinks to be ture and wha we (the reader) know to be true...
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony


  • 7. 
    The contrast between what happens and what was expected.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony


  • 8. 
    A comparison between two objects without using "like" or "as"...
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Personification


  • 9. 
    The feeling the reader takes away with him or her after reading...
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Mood


  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a simile?
    • A. 

      "She is an angel."

    • B. 

      "jumbo shrimp"

    • C. 

      "She is like an angel."

    • D. 

      "The wind whistled through the trees."


  • 11. 
    The moral or message of the story is called the ...
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Voice

    • D. 

      Mood


  • 12. 
    "Buzz" and "BAM!" are examples of
    • A. 

      Allusions

    • B. 

      Allegories

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Similes


  • 13. 
    "Military intelligence" and "jumbo shrimp" are examples of:
    • A. 

      Similes

    • B. 

      Onomatopoiea

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Oxymoron


  • 14. 
    The giving of human-like traits to inanimate objects is...
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Metonymy


  • 15. 
    The use of "I", "me", "mine" in a point of view is...
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      Omnicient


  • 16. 
    The point of view where the narrator tells the sotry to another character using "you," so that the story is being told through the addressee's point of view?
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      Omniscient


  • 17. 
    The point of view where the reader only knows the actions and saying of the characters is called...
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      Omniscient


  • 18. 
    The reader knows what the characters are thinking, saying and doing. ("God-like")
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      Omniscient


  • 19. 
    The author's feelings towards the subject or topic is called the...
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 20. 
    Links the objects, characters, adn events of a story with meanings beyond the literal meaning of the story.
    • A. 

      Cliche

    • B. 

      Personifications

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Allegory


  • 21. 
    An overused phrase, such as "busy as a beaver" is called...
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Cliche


  • 22. 
    A secondary or more emotional meanign for a word.
    • A. 

      Connotative

    • B. 

      Denotaive

    • C. 

      Dialogue

    • D. 

      Generalization


  • 23. 
    A factual, primary orless emotional description or word.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metapor

    • C. 

      Denotative

    • D. 

      Personification


  • 24. 
    A mild or vague expression used instead of saying something more harsh.
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Euphemism

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Cliche


  • 25. 
    An expression that cannot be understood from the literal meaning of its words.
    • A. 

      Denotative

    • B. 

      Juxtapositon

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Idiom


  • 26. 
    Juxtaposition means...
    • A. 

      The arrangement of two or more ideas that are used to be compared or contrasted.

    • B. 

      An expression that cannot be understood from the literal meaning of the words

    • C. 

      A comparision

    • D. 

      A more emotional meaning


  • 27. 
    The use of realated words in place of what is really being talked about.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Metonymy

    • D. 

      Simile


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