English 9 Midterm

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Test on literary terms (drama and poetry).


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  • 1. 
    A comparison of two different things, using a word such as like or as.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 2. 
    A reference to a person, event, or another creative work. This makes the passage more interesting to those who understand the reference, but more confusing for those who do not "get it".
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 3. 
    Giving a non-human object or animal the characteristics of a human being.
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 4. 
    An underlying message, moral or idea in a piece of literature.
    • A. 

      Couplet

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 5. 
    The attitude the writer takes toward the writing.
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Prose

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 6. 
    A pair of rhyming lines, often found at the end of a sonnet.
    • A. 

      Couplet

    • B. 

      Diamante

    • C. 

      Haiku

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 7. 
    Repeating the same beginning consonant sounds in several words of a passage.
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Consonance

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Pattern

  • 8. 
    An exaggeration, often for comic effect.
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 9. 
    Use of words that create mental pictures when reading.
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Optical Illusion

    • C. 

      Rhyme Scheme

    • D. 

      Visual Imagery

  • 10. 
    A predictable repetition of words, rhymes, or phrases.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Pattern

    • C. 

      Poem

    • D. 

      Sonnet

  • 11. 
    A section within a poem.
    • A. 

      Act

    • B. 

      Rhyme Scheme

    • C. 

      Scene

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 12. 
    The feelings created in the reader by a piece of literature.
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 13. 
    The term that defines all texts that are not poetry.
    • A. 

      Drama

    • B. 

      Fiction

    • C. 

      Literature

    • D. 

      Prose

  • 14. 
    The larger division of a play.
    • A. 

      Act

    • B. 

      Monologue

    • C. 

      Overture

    • D. 

      Scene

  • 15. 
    Where is Stage Left?
    • A. 

      Always on the left side of the stage, if you are sitting in the audience.

    • B. 

      Always on the left side of the stage, if you are an actor facing the audience.

    • C. 

      It depends on where you are standing onstage.

  • 16. 
    Where is downstage?
    • A. 

      The part of the stage farthest away from the audience.

    • B. 

      The center part of the stage.

    • C. 

      The part of the stage closest to the audience.

  • 17. 
    A term that means to pronounce clearly and carefully.
    • A. 

      Articulate

    • B. 

      Block

    • C. 

      Gesticulate

    • D. 

      Project

  • 18. 
    A plan for deciding where the actors move onstage.
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Business

    • C. 

      Rehearsal

    • D. 

      Run-through

  • 19. 
    The place where the actor's lines are to be found.
    • A. 

      Call sheet

    • B. 

      Cue sheet

    • C. 

      Score

    • D. 

      Script

  • 20. 
    Hand motions, used for expression.
    • A. 

      Business

    • B. 

      Emotion

    • C. 

      Gestures

    • D. 

      Projection

  • 21. 
    Actions that give the actor something to do onstage. These may be written in the script, or may be decided during the rehearsal process by the actor and director.
    • A. 

      Business

    • B. 

      Gestures

    • C. 

      Stagecraft

    • D. 

      Tech

  • 22. 
    TWO terms that can mean an actor speaking alone. (check two)
    • A. 

      Audition

    • B. 

      Dialogue

    • C. 

      Monologue

    • D. 

      Soliloquy

  • 23. 
    The event where actors try out for a part in a play
    • A. 

      Audition

    • B. 

      Hearing

    • C. 

      Performance

    • D. 

      Show

  • 24. 
    The person who works with the performers and the crew to prepare the play for performance.
    • A. 

      Actor

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Producer

    • D. 

      Technical Director

  • 25. 
    The person who is in charge of elements such as sets, lights, and costumes.
    • A. 

      Actor

    • B. 

      Director

    • C. 

      Producer

    • D. 

      Technical Director