Literary Device Test ; Foreshadowing

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Literary Device Test ; Foreshadowing - Quiz

Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Foreshadowing often appears at the beginning of a story, or a chapter, and it helps the reader develop expectations about the upcoming events. This quiz has questions to make the quiz takers understand foreshadowing better.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is foreshadowing? 

    • A.

      A hint or clue of what won't happen in the future.

    • B.

      The description of a character's actions.

    • C.

      A hint of clue of what will happen in the future.

    Correct Answer
    C. A hint of clue of what will happen in the future.
    Explanation
    Foreshadowing is a literary device used to give the reader hints or clues about future events in a story. It creates suspense and anticipation by suggesting what will happen later on. It is not about what won't happen or the description of a character's actions, but rather about providing insight into the future events of the narrative.

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  • 2. 

    Where do you find foreshadowing? 

    • A.

      Movies

    • B.

      Literature

    • C.

      Comics

    • D.

      Video games

    • E.

      Poetry

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Movies
    B. Literature
    C. Comics
    D. Video games
    E. Poetry
    Explanation
    Foreshadowing can be found in movies, literature, comics, video games, and poetry. Foreshadowing is a literary technique used to give hints or clues about future events in a story. It creates suspense and anticipation for the reader or viewer. In movies, foreshadowing can be seen through visual cues, dialogue, or music. In literature, authors use foreshadowing through symbolism, imagery, or subtle hints in the narrative. Comics, video games, and poetry also utilize foreshadowing to engage the audience and build anticipation for what is to come.

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  • 3. 

     "He looked up at his father and swallowed hard..." is an example of what? 

    • A.

      An inference (logical guess)

    • B.

      Stage of plot

    • C.

      Foreshadowing

    • D.

      Text feature

    Correct Answer
    C. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    The phrase "He looked up at his father and swallowed hard..." suggests that something significant or potentially troubling is about to happen. This creates a sense of anticipation and hints at future events, making it an example of foreshadowing.

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  • 4. 

     Is foreshadowing important in a story to keep the suspense up? 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Maybe so

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Foreshadowing is important in a story to keep the suspense up because it hints at future events, creating anticipation and curiosity in the reader. By subtly indicating what may happen later on, foreshadowing adds depth and complexity to the plot, making it more engaging and unpredictable. It allows the reader to make connections and predictions, keeping them invested in the story and eager to find out what will happen next. Without foreshadowing, the story may feel flat and predictable, lacking the element of surprise and suspense that keeps the reader hooked.

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  • 5. 

    Foreshadowing is what again? 

    • A.

      A hint

    • B.

      A hint or clue of a future event.

    • C.

      A hint or clue

    • D.

      I don't remember :(

    Correct Answer
    B. A hint or clue of a future event.
    Explanation
    Foreshadowing is a literary device used to give a hint or clue about a future event in a story. It is a technique employed by authors to create suspense and build anticipation in the readers. By dropping subtle hints or clues, the author prepares the audience for what is to come later in the plot. Foreshadowing adds depth and complexity to the narrative, allowing the readers to make connections and predictions about the story's outcome.

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