What Do You Know About Satire In English Literature?

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What Do You Know About Satire In English Literature? - Quiz

Satire is a genre of literature, and a few times performance and graphics arts. If this sounds great! You should take this quiz and test your knowledge on this genre.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often?

    • A.

      Societal vices

    • B.

      Government vices

    • C.

      Nature of things

    • D.

      Social criticism

    Correct Answer
    D. Social criticism
    Explanation
    Satire is a form of literature or art that uses humor, irony, or exaggeration to criticize and mock societal issues, norms, or individuals. While it is meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often to provide social criticism. Satire aims to shed light on flaws, hypocrisy, or injustices in society, encouraging reflection and change. By using wit and humor, satire can effectively deliver its message and provoke thought, making it a powerful tool for social commentary.

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  • 2. 

    It is all about using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in?

    • A.

      Government

    • B.

      Corporation

    • C.

      Society

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because using wit to draw attention to particular and wider issues can be done in government, corporation, and society. Wit can be used to highlight problems, criticize policies, and bring awareness to social issues in all these contexts. By using humor and cleverness, individuals can effectively bring attention to important matters and spark discussions and debates.

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  • 3. 

    A feature of satire is strong sarcasm and?

    • A.

      Parody

    • B.

      Burlesque

    • C.

      Exaggeration

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Satire is a form of humor that uses irony, wit, and ridicule to expose and criticize human vices, follies, or shortcomings. It often employs strong sarcasm to make a point. Parody is a satirical technique that imitates the style or characteristics of a particular work, person, or genre for comedic effect. Burlesque is another satirical technique that mocks or exaggerates a subject, often through absurd or grotesque exaggeration. Therefore, all of these options - parody, burlesque, and exaggeration - are features of satire.

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  • 4. 

    Satire is nowadays found in many artistic forms of expression including?

    • A.

      Poetry

    • B.

      Internet memes

    • C.

      Jole blogs

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Internet memes
    Explanation
    Satire is a form of artistic expression that uses humor, irony, or exaggeration to criticize and mock individuals, institutions, or society. In recent years, internet memes have become a popular medium for satire. Memes are humorous images, videos, or text that are shared and spread rapidly on the internet. They often use sarcasm, wit, or parody to comment on various aspects of culture, politics, or social issues. Due to their widespread popularity and ability to reach a large audience, internet memes have become an effective tool for satirical commentary in the modern era.

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  • 5. 

    From which language does the word Saturn comes from?

    • A.

      Saturn

    • B.

      Sa lanx

    • C.

      Lanx satura

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Lanx satura
    Explanation
    The word "Saturn" comes from the Latin phrase "Lanx satura." The term "Lanx satura" refers to a dish filled with a variety of fruits, which symbolizes the abundance and prosperity associated with the Roman god Saturn. This Latin phrase eventually evolved into the word "Saturn" in English, which is the name given to the sixth planet in our solar system.

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  • 6. 

    The word satura as used by Quintilian was used to denote only Roman verse?

    • A.

      Gothic

    • B.

      Poetry

    • C.

      Satire

    • D.

      Poem

    Correct Answer
    C. Satire
    Explanation
    Quintilian's use of the word satura referred specifically to Roman verse, which was known for its satirical nature. Satire is a genre of literature that uses humor, irony, and exaggeration to criticize and mock societal issues. Therefore, it can be inferred that Quintilian used satura to denote Roman verse that had satirical elements. The other options, such as Gothic, Poetry, and Poem, do not specifically relate to the satirical nature of Roman verse as denoted by satura.

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  • 7. 

    Laughter is not an essential component of?

    • A.

      Poetry

    • B.

      Epic

    • C.

      Satire

    • D.

      Poen

    Correct Answer
    C. Satire
    Explanation
    Laughter is not an essential component of satire. Satire is a form of literature that uses humor, irony, and exaggeration to criticize and ridicule human vices, follies, and shortcomings. While satire often aims to amuse and entertain, laughter is not a necessary requirement for it to be considered satire. Satire can provoke thought, challenge societal norms, and expose hypocrisy without necessarily evoking laughter. Therefore, satire can exist without laughter as an essential component.

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  • 8. 

    There are some types of satire that not meant to be?

    • A.

      Ode

    • B.

      Funny

    • C.

      Sarcastic

    • D.

      Vices

    Correct Answer
    B. Funny
    Explanation
    Satire is a form of humor that uses irony, sarcasm, or ridicule to criticize or mock certain aspects of society or individuals. While all the other options (Ode, Sarcastic, Vices) can be forms of satire, "Funny" is not necessarily a type of satire. Funny can refer to any type of humor that elicits laughter, whereas satire specifically aims to criticize or expose flaws. Therefore, it can be said that "Funny" is not always meant to be satire.

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  • 9. 

    Conversely, not all humor, even on such topics as politics, religion or art is necessary? 

    • A.

      Archaic

    • B.

      Satirical

    • C.

      Burlesque

    • D.

      Parody

    Correct Answer
    B. Satirical
    Explanation
    The question is asking about humor on topics such as politics, religion, or art. The word "conversely" suggests that the answer should be the opposite of what is expected. "Satirical" fits this description because satire often involves making fun of serious topics such as politics or religion. The other options, "archaic," "burlesque," and "parody," do not necessarily imply humor on these topics.

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  • 10. 

    Historically, satire has satisfied the popular need to debunk and?

    • A.

      Attack

    • B.

      Throw jab

    • C.

      Ridicule

    • D.

      Made fun

    Correct Answer
    C. Ridicule
    Explanation
    Satire has historically satisfied the popular need to ridicule. Satire uses humor, irony, and exaggeration to criticize and mock individuals, institutions, or societal issues. By ridiculing, satire exposes the flaws and absurdities in a humorous and entertaining way, making it an effective tool for social commentary and criticism.

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