Fall 2009 Final Exam Literary Terms Quiz

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This is a quiz over World Literature terms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nonhuman subject is given human characteristics
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Foreshadow

    • D. 

      Myth

    • E. 

      Simile

  • 2. 
    Fictional tale with gods and heroes
    • A. 

      Proverb

    • B. 

      Epic hero

    • C. 

      Drama

    • D. 

      Short story

    • E. 

      Myth

  • 3. 
    Patterns in literature found around the world
    • A. 

      Hero

    • B. 

      Archetype

    • C. 

      Vernacular

    • D. 

      Parallelism

    • E. 

      Quest

  • 4. 
    Descriptive language used to re-create sensory experiences
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Griot

  • 5. 
    Deliberate exaggeration
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Feudalism

    • D. 

      Tragic flaw

    • E. 

      Analogy

  • 6. 
    Sayings that offer cultural wisdom and practical truths about life
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Moral

    • C. 

      Proverb

    • D. 

      Fable

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 7. 
    Oral historian
    • A. 

      Story teller

    • B. 

      Griot

    • C. 

      Epic hero

    • D. 

      Mythic hero

    • E. 

      Dynamic character

  • 8. 
    A comparison using "like" or "as"
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Hyperbole

  • 9. 
    A story written to be performed
    • A. 

      Drama

    • B. 

      Nonfiction

    • C. 

      Fiction

    • D. 

      Myth

    • E. 

      Medieval romance

  • 10. 
    A feeling of tension or uncertainty
    • A. 

      Climax

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Suspense

    • D. 

      Rising action

    • E. 

      Archetype

  • 11. 
    The high point of interest or suspense in literature
    • A. 

      Rising action

    • B. 

      Falling action

    • C. 

      Resolution

    • D. 

      Suspense

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 12. 
    A character that changes throughout the story
    • A. 

      Dynamic character

    • B. 

      Static character

    • C. 

      Mythic character

    • D. 

      Epic hero

    • E. 

      Protagonist

  • 13. 
    Formed from Germanic tribes, expresses the character of a people, prizes adventure more than accuracy, and performed long before it was written down
    • A. 

      Nonfiction

    • B. 

      Narrative

    • C. 

      Medieval epic

    • D. 

      Drama

    • E. 

      Indian fable

  • 14. 
    Characterized by fantasy settings and royalty
    • A. 

      Medieval romance

    • B. 

      Medieval epic

    • C. 

      Indian literature

    • D. 

      Archetypal literature

    • E. 

      Feudalism

  • 15. 
    A comparison without using "like" or "as"
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Dramatic irony

    • E. 

      Situational irony

  • 16. 
    The audience knows something the character does not
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

    • D. 

      Verbal irony

    • E. 

      Parallelism

  • 17. 
    Use of strongly contrasting language
    • A. 

      Parallelism

    • B. 

      Foreshadow

    • C. 

      Proverb

    • D. 

      Antithesis

    • E. 

      Vernacular

  • 18. 
    Characters use disguises, transformations, and tricks to hide their true identify
    • A. 

      Protagonist

    • B. 

      Antagonist

    • C. 

      Villian

    • D. 

      Disguised identity

    • E. 

      Hero

  • 19. 
    Central figure of an epic
    • A. 

      Epic hero

    • B. 

      Epic protagonist

    • C. 

      Archetypal hero

    • D. 

      Medieval hero

    • E. 

      Static character

  • 20. 
    A defect of character that may lead to suffering or death
    • A. 

      Heroic flaw

    • B. 

      Downfall

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Irony

    • E. 

      Unfortunate event

  • 21. 
    Speaker says one thing but means another
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 22. 
    Written in the language of the people
    • A. 

      English

    • B. 

      Helpful

    • C. 

      Vernacular

    • D. 

      Ethical

    • E. 

      Parallelism

  • 23. 
    The outcome is different than what the speaker intended
    • A. 

      Falling action

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

    • D. 

      Situational irony

    • E. 

      Verbal irony

  • 24. 
    A character that stays the same throughout the story
    • A. 

      Epic hero

    • B. 

      Mythic hero

    • C. 

      Dynamic character

    • D. 

      Static character

    • E. 

      Villian

  • 25. 
    Struggle between opposing forces
    • A. 

      Fight

    • B. 

      Climax

    • C. 

      Suspense

    • D. 

      Foreshadow

    • E. 

      Conflict

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