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Types Of Irony

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Types Of Irony

Identifying three types of irony

Questions and Answers
  • A. 

    Verbal irony

  • B. 

    Situational irony

  • C. 

    Dramatic irony

  • 9. 
    When John Hinckley attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan, all of his shots initially missed the President; however, a bullet ricocheted off the bullet-proof Presidential limousine and struck Reagan in the chest. Thus, a vehicle made to protect the President from gunfire was partially responsible for his being shot.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 10. 
    In Othello, the audience knows that Desdemona has been faithful to Othello, but Othello does not. The audience also knows that Iago is scheming to bring about Othello's downfall, a fact hidden from Othello, Desdemona, Cassio and Roderigo.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 11. 
    Mother comes into the TV room and discovers her 11-year-old watching South Park instead of doing his homework, as he was set to a dozen minutes ago.  Pointing to the screen she says, "Don't let me tempt you from your duties, kiddo, but when you're finished with your serious studies there, maybe we could take some time out for recreation and do a little math."
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 13. 
    In a movie, a man is about to shoot someone, However, when the noise of the gun being fired occurs, instead of the bullet hitting the victim, the shooter himself is shot by someone else.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 14. 
    Someone referring to someone's son-in-law as their 'favorite', when in fact that is far from the truth.
    • A. 

      Dramatic orony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 15. 
    The local fire station burns down.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony