English Exam On Literary Terms! Quiz

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English Exam On Literary Terms! Quiz

How well do you know literary terms? Literary terms help to explain the language and the jargon in language arts. For this quiz, you will be required to understand the first-person point of view, the definition of motivation, an internal conflict, and the plot that contains the most tension. This quiz is all about literary terms. Give it a shot.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describes First Person Point of View?
    • A. 

      The person telling the story is a character in the story.

    • B. 

      Pronouns such as I, me and mine are used by a narrator throughout the text.

    • C. 

      The story is told by the first person we meet in the story.

    • D. 

      Pronouns such as him, her, they and them are used throughout the text.

  • 2. 
    Themes are...
    • A. 

      Always different.

    • B. 

      What the reader learns about life from the text.

    • C. 

      Stated at the beginning of the story.

    • D. 

      Not important

  • 3. 
    Motivation is best defined as?
    • A. 

      What causes a character to do, think, feel or say something

    • B. 

      Inspiration

    • C. 

      Time, place and weather

    • D. 

      Goals in life

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an internal conflict?
    • A. 

      Joe and his sister are arguing over a video game.

    • B. 

      Taija is late for school because her train never came.

    • C. 

      Kristi should be studying, but her sister keeps distracting her from her work.

    • D. 

      Rafi knows cheating is wrong, but his friend has the answers to Mr. Kreger's English final and he really needs to get an A.

  • 5. 
    The part of the plot that contains the most tension is called the 
    • A. 

      Resolution

    • B. 

      Exposition

    • C. 

      Rising action

    • D. 

      Climax

  • 6. 
    A major theme in "Catcher in the Rye" is 
    • A. 

      Optimism

    • B. 

      Alienation

    • C. 

      Maturity

    • D. 

      Integrity

  • 7. 
    Which sentence below would you find in a novel written in third person point of view?
    • A. 

      I was so very tired, and I had nothing to eat.

    • B. 

      Everyone in the room was thinking the same thing; they hated Jim.

    • C. 

      Our first day of school was very long, and we didn't have anything exciting to do at all.

    • D. 

      They all looked around, but no one could see a thing.

  • 8. 
    The person telling the story is known as the
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Narrator

    • C. 

      Main character

    • D. 

      Protagonist

  • 9. 
    The _______________________ of a story is made of when it takes place, where it takes place and the weather.
  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a metaphor?
    • A. 

      The leaves danced in the wind.

    • B. 

      Her eyes were like diamonds.

    • C. 

      She is as sharp as a tack.

    • D. 

      James is a beast on the court.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of personification?
    • A. 

      The sun smiled down on us as we walked down the path.

    • B. 

      Love is a rose.

    • C. 

      He has a heart of gold.

    • D. 

      The mice ran across the room.

  • 12. 
    Choose the term that best describes the following statement. Your friend gets an F on their paper, their girlfriend breaks up with them and someone steals their iPod out of their locker all on the same day, but when you ask them how they are feeling they say, "Wonderful!"
    • A. 

      Figure of speech

    • B. 

      Tall tale

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 13. 
    Something that stands for, or represents, something else is called a ______________________.
  • 14. 
    The author's attitude towards his reader, subject and characters is known as:
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Mood

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is an example of hyperbole?
    • A. 

      I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

    • B. 

      Her eyes sparkled like the sea.

    • C. 

      The rain drove us home.

    • D. 

      Jim is the smartest person in our class.

  • 16. 
    Language that is used to evoke, or create, a mental picture in the reader is called ________________________.
  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT a plausible way to persuade your reader.
    • A. 

      By appealing to their emotions.

    • B. 

      By appealing to their logic.

    • C. 

      By appealing to their morals.

    • D. 

      By appealing to their friends and family.

  • 18. 
    A question to which the author does not want an answer is known as a:
    • A. 

      Reading question

    • B. 

      Realism

    • C. 

      Rhetorical question

    • D. 

      A quiet question

  • 19. 
    A style of writing, developed in the late nineteenth century, that attempts to depict life accurately, as it really is, without idealizing it or romanticizing it.
    • A. 

      Colonialism

    • B. 

      Post-colonialism

    • C. 

      Modernism

    • D. 

      Realism

  • 20. 
    The distinctive way that an individual writer uses language is known as their.
    • A. 

      Way.

    • B. 

      Style.

    • C. 

      Signature.

    • D. 

      Theme.

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