1.1 Understanding Satire

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Satire Quizzes & Trivia

Satire is one of the best way that writers use to express themselves. It has been use to throw jabs at political figures throughout time. How conversant are you with how to use it to put your information accurately across? Give it a try and tell us how you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Satire is a term that only applies to literature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Satire is often meant to be funny, but not always.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Satire is a fairly recent development in society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    How does satire attempt to improve individuals or society?
    • A. 

      By modeling correct thought and behavior

    • B. 

      By ridiculing flaws and follies

    • C. 

      By praising achievements and honors

    • D. 

      By explicitly explaining the difference between right and wrong

  • 5. 
    Which of the four strategies of satire refers to imitating another's technique or style?
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Reversal

    • C. 

      Incongruity

    • D. 

      Parody

  • 6. 
    The movie Shrek employs this strategy of satire when the "valiant" knights desperately run away from the forest's ogre Shrek.
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Incongruity

    • C. 

      Reversal

    • D. 

      Parody

  • 7. 
    In the fractured fairy tale "Rumpelstiltskin", elements like "gossip pages, talk shows, and beefy security" are absurdly out of place in the standard fairy tale world. Therefore, they are examples of this strategy of satire. 
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Incongruity

    • C. 

      Parody

    • D. 

      Reversal

  • 8. 
    Jonathon Swift uses this strategy of satire in his essay "A Modest Proposal" when he takes his solution to poverty and hunger to its very extremes.
    • A. 

      Parody

    • B. 

      Exaggeration

    • C. 

      Incongruity

    • D. 

      Reversal

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