Irony Test Quiz: Trivia Questions!

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  • 1. 
    In real life, an ambulance comes to a woman's house to take her to the hospital, hoping to save her life.  On the way to the hospital, the ambulance is hit by a semi-truck and everyone onboard the ambulance is killed.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 2. 
    You work all afternoon cooking a fancy dinner for your boyfriend.  When he takes his first bite, he spits it out into his napkin without you seeing it and says to you, "Oh Sweetie, this is wonderful!"
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 3. 
    A movie you are watching shows a woman jogging in the woods.  The next scene shows a mountain lion lying in wait down the path where the woman is jogging.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 4. 
    In your history book, you read about a young man in the Revolutionary War who kills a British soldier. That soldier who was killed turns out to be his cousin.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of situational irony?
    • A. 

      The cat ran away from the dog.

    • B. 

      She told everyone what a beautiful day it was.

    • C. 

      A vampire has a cross in his house.

    • D. 

      Penny is beautiful.

  • 6. 
    Romeo arrives at the Capulet family tomb to find his love, Juliet, supposedly dead. However, the audience knows that Juliet is not really dead; she merely took a potion to make it look like she was dead for her own motives. When the audience of a story knows more than the characters involved, what type of irony is employed?
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of verbal irony?
    • A. 

      A left handed person is called "Lefty"

    • B. 

      A tall person is called "Shorty

    • C. 

      An arrogant criminal gets caught.

    • D. 

      A best selling writer's latest novel is a flop.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?
    • A. 

      A mother expecting her children to do well in school, and they make the honor roll.

    • B. 

      A man meets his long-lost son but doesn't know it, although the reader does.

    • C. 

      A little girl can see the future.

    • D. 

      A teacher tells her students they did well on a test, but actually they all failed.

  • 9. 
    The son of the police chief is arrested for attempted burglary.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 10. 
    The student in class with the highest grades in middle school drops out of high school. This is an example of which type of irony?
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 11. 
    Any instance in which the narrator or a character says one thing but means something else is:
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 12. 
    The discrepancy between the expected results in a situation and the actual results that occur is:
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 13. 
    When the audience understands something that a character does not know, this is:
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 14. 
    Sarcasm is a form of verbal irony. Which statement below demonstrates sarcasm?
    • A. 

      A basketball fan remarks, "Watching Michael Jordan play ball knocks my socks off!"

    • B. 

      A soccer fan remarks, "That goalie is in way over his head."

    • C. 

      Football fan remarks, "That receiver's face was as white as a ghost, as the ball whizzed past his hands."

    • D. 

      A baseball fan remarks, "I just love lots of homework on opening night of the World Series!"

  • 15. 
    Situational Irony occurs when what happens in the story is what is expected to happen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Verbal Irony is when the character says exactly what they mean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If you call someone who has failed a math test "Einstein" you are using a form of what type of irony?
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 18. 
    Dramatic Irony occurs when the reader has information that one or more of the characters does not have.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In "The Highwayman," when King George's men have Bess tied up, the highwayman doesn't know it, but we, the readers, know that a trap is set for him. This is an example of ________ irony?
    • A. 

      Dramatic

    • B. 

      Situational

    • C. 

      Verbal

  • 20. 
    "He waited his whole darn life to take that flight, and as the plane crashed down he said, "Now isn't this nice?" - from the song "Ironic" by Alannis Morisette
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Verbal and situational

    • C. 

      Verbal and dramatic

    • D. 

      Situational and dramatic

  • 21. 
    She met the man of her dreams and then met his gorgeous wife.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 22. 
    In the children's story "Little Red Riding Hood" we know that the wolf has eaten the grandmother, but Little Red Riding Hood does not know that.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 23. 
    10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 24. 
    An old man won 100 million dollars in the lottery and then died the following day.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 25. 
    Bob has waited all day long to take a cigarette break.  As he walks outside, he sees that a NO SMOKING sign has just been posted.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony