Irony Test

25 Questions  I  By Joellewright
Identify different types of irony

  
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1.  In real life, an ambulance comes to a woman's house to take her to the hospital, hopefully to save her life.  On the way to the hospital the ambulance is hit by a semi truck and everyone on board the ambulance is killed.
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2.  You work all afternoon cooking a fancy dinner for your boyfriend.  When he takes his first bite, he spits it out into his napkin without you seeing and says to you, "Oh Sweetie, this is wonderful!"
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3.  A movie you are watching shows a woman jogging in the woods.  The next scene shows a mountain lion lying in wait down the path where the woman is jogging.
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4.  In your history book, you read about a young man in the Revolutionary War who kills a British soldier.  That soldier who was killed turns out to be his favorite cousin.
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5.  Which of the following is an example of situational irony?
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6.  Romeo arrives at the Capulet family tomb to find his love, Juliet supposedly dead. However, we the audience know that Juliet is not really dead, she merely took a potion to make it look like she was dead for her own motives. When the audience of a story knows more than the characters involved, what type of irony is employed?
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7.  Which of the following is NOT an example of verbal irony?
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8.  Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?
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9.  The son of the police chief is arrested for attempted burglary.
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10.  The student in class who had the highest grades in middle school drops out of high school. This is an example of which type of irony?
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11.  Any instance in which the narrator or a character says one thing but means something else is
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12.  The discrepancy between the expected results in a situation and the actual results that occur is
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13.  When the audience understands something that a character does not know, this is
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14.  Sarcasm is a form of verbal irony. Which statement below demonstrates sarcasm?
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15.  SItuational Irony occurs when what happens in the story is what is expected to happen.
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16.  Verbal Irony is when the character says exactly what they mean.
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17.  If you call someone who has failed a math test "Einstein" you are using a form of what type of irony?
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18.  Dramatic Irony occurs when the reader has information that one or more of the characters does not have.
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19.  In "The Highwayman," when King George's men have Bess tied up, the highwayman doesn't know it, but we, the readers, know that a trap is set for him. This is an example of ________ irony?
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20.  "He waited his whole darn life to take that flight, and as the plane crashed down he said, "Now isn't this nice?" - from the song "Ironic" by Alannis Morisette
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21.  She met the man of her dreams and then met his gorgeous wife.
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22.  In the children's story "Little Red Riding Hood" we know that the wolf has eaten the grandmother, but Little Red Riding Hood does not know that.
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23.  10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
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24.  An old man won 100 million dollars in the lottery and then died the following day.
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25.  Bob has waited all day long to take a cigarette break.  As he walks outside, he sees that a NO SMOKING sign has just been posted.
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Quiz Comments (1)
None of the situations I've read here are even ironic. How am I supposed to differentiate between the three types of ironies when none of these situations are ironic?
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