English III Honors Classes: Online Exam!

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English III Honors Classes: Online Exam!

Are you excited about your English III Honors Class online exam? Would you be able to ACE this quiz? This quiz requires you to understand what the definition of plain style is, what is the definition of motivation as it relates to literary work, what is an allusion, what is tone, what is a metaphor, and what is a symbol. This quiz is all about the English Honors class. You can do it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the definition of plain style?
    • A. 

      The substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt

    • B. 

      A style of writing used by Puritans to imitate the bible

    • C. 

      A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself

    • D. 

      A style of writing that helps the reader understand how plain the writer is

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    What is the definition of motivation as it relates to a literary work?
    • A. 

      The first section of a work in which we come to find out what drives the action of the story

    • B. 

      The way a character moves and speaks

    • C. 

      The inspiration the author receives to write a work of literature

    • D. 

      The reasons for a character’s behavior

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    What is an allusion?
    • A. 

      Something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality

    • B. 

      Aberration, fantasy, chimera

    • C. 

      The state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension

    • D. 

      A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    What is tone?
    • A. 

      Any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc

    • B. 

      The attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience

    • C. 

      The pitch of a word used to determine its meaning or to distinguish differences in meaning

    • D. 

      The different colors you see when you read certain words or phrases

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following choices is a metaphor?
    • A. 

      Her long, full hair resembled the hair of a lioness.

    • B. 

      Her body was just a shell; her true self was within.

    • C. 

      His breath smelled like mustard gas and roses.

    • D. 

      The heart in the human body is like a pump.

  • 6. 
    What is a symbol?
    • A. 

      A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself

    • B. 

      A letter, figure, or other character or mark or a combination of letters or the like used to designate something

    • C. 

      The use of language to evoke a a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, etc

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    What is a captivity narrative?
    • A. 

      Stories that recount the kidnapping of settlers by Native Americans

    • B. 

      Stories that describe women as oppressed beings that have been held captive by men

    • C. 

      Stories that have a three part structure that includes enslavement, escape, and freedom

  • 8. 
    What is a polyglot? 
    • A. 

      The study of language meaning

    • B. 

      Able to speak and write in many languages; multilingual

    • C. 

      Believing in many gods

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    What is a brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life?
  • 10. 
    The basic dictionary definition of a word is known as the word's WHAT?
  • 11. 
    Which work of literature that we read this year had George and Lennie as the main characters?
  • 12. 
    When the speaker in Holmes’s “The Chambered Nautilus” speaks to the shell (an inanimate object), he uses a technique referred to as:
    • A. 

      Apostrophe

    • B. 

      Dialogue

    • C. 

      Catalog

    • D. 

      Analogy

    • E. 

      Euphemism

  • 13. 
    When Whitman and Dickinson begin multiple lines of verse with the same word, we call this:
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Free verse

    • C. 

      Catalog

    • D. 

      Anaphora

    • E. 

      Treason

  • 14. 
    Johnny is writing an essay. As he tries to improve his writing, he changes his choice of words many times. For example, he changes “pushy” to “pugnacious.” What is Johnny improving?
    • A. 

      Dialogue

    • B. 

      Diction

    • C. 

      Paraphrasing

    • D. 

      Semantics

    • E. 

      Etymology

  • 15. 
    Miss Londeree wants her students to do a research project that requires students to find the origin of a specific word, and how the meaning of the word has changed over time. She should ask that students research these words.
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Etymology

    • D. 

      Archetype

    • E. 

      Attitude

  • 16. 
    Plays are divided into, which may include changes of place and time, but generally function as large-scale segments of the plot.
    • A. 

      Acts

    • B. 

      Scenes

    • C. 

      Sections

    • D. 

      Paragraphs

    • E. 

      Stanzas

  • 17. 
    A standard plot of this genre of prose, a white woman is kidnapped and trapped in a Native American society. Her Christianity, strength, and virtue are put to the test. This genre is best defined as...
    • A. 

      A biography

    • B. 

      An autobiography

    • C. 

      A captivity narrative

    • D. 

      A slave narrative

    • E. 

      A confession

  • 18. 
    Benjamin Franklin was famous for these special sayings, because they were brief and made wise observations about life.
    • A. 

      Aphorisms

    • B. 

      Anachromisms

    • C. 

      Quotations

    • D. 

      Euphemisms

    • E. 

      Kites

  • 19. 
    In “The Raven,” Poe includes images such as a dying fire and rustling curtains, as well the background of night and the month of December, to construct the setting of the poem. The language he uses, along with images which depict the physical setting of the poem, help to convey the poem’s ____________
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Parallelism

    • D. 

      Irony

    • E. 

      Apostrophe

  • 20. 
    The____________ of a story includes the following elements: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Semantics

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Plot

    • E. 

      Narration

  • 21. 
    Ben looks at his younger sister Jan and asks “are you stupid?”. Tommy doesn’t expect Jane to answer him. What kind of question did Tommy ask?
    • A. 

      A stupid question

    • B. 

      A probing question

    • C. 

      A rhetorical question

    • D. 

      A restrictive question

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 22. 
     A story that is told from the third-person point of view will always have a__________ that is not a character in the book, as opposed to a story told in the first-person point of view, in which the_______is the main character. (The answer in both blanks is the same term.)  
    • A. 

      Protagonist

    • B. 

      Antagonist

    • C. 

      Narrator

    • D. 

      Character

    • E. 

      Intruder

  • 23. 
    The killing of Candy’s dog in Of Mice and Men______he killing of Lennie.
    • A. 

      Foreshadowed

    • B. 

      Predicted

    • C. 

      Personified

    • D. 

      Symbolized

    • E. 

      Euphemized

  • 24. 
    Dickinson uses when she gives the soul in her poem a gender and the ability to make decisions.
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Metaphors

    • E. 

      Modifiers

  • 25. 
    The cliff’s repeated use of the phrase “Give me some tobacco” in “The Origin of Stories” is an example of________________.  
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Apostrophe

    • C. 

      Repetition

    • D. 

      Alliteration

    • E. 

      Allusion

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