Lit Terms Test 1

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 118

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the conflict in a story called?
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Climax

  • 2. 
    Where and when the story takes place is called what?
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Setting

    • C. 

      Scene

  • 3. 
    The sequence of events, or what happens in a story is the?
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Rising Action

    • C. 

      Falling Action

  • 4. 
    Using information to arrive at a conclusion when the answer is not said directly is?
    • A. 

      A guess

    • B. 

      An inference

    • C. 

      An approximation

  • 5. 
    When one thing is said to be another it is a?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Inference

    • C. 

      Metaphor

  • 6. 
    The problem that must be solved or resolved is the?  
    • A. 

      The Crisis

    • B. 

      The Conflict

    • C. 

      The Resolution

  • 7. 
    What is going on in the life of the protagonist when we first meet him or her is?  
    • A. 

      The Exposition

    • B. 

      The Plot

    • C. 

      The Setting

  • 8. 
    The person, force, or thing that works against the main character (or Protagonist) is the?
    • A. 

      Antagonist

    • B. 

      Determinist

    • C. 

      Resolutionist

  • 9. 
    The highest point of action in a play, when the main characters reveal their true selves?
    • A. 

      Denouement

    • B. 

      Climax

    • C. 

      Conflict

  • 10. 
    Similes and metaphors are both comparisons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Similes are the stronger of the two comparisons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    When the story reaches its resolution that the true character of the protagonist is seen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The antagonist in a story must always be another person. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Drama is literature that is meant to be acted. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A play is a literary work meant to be acted on a stage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Acts and scenes are how plays are divided up, much like chapters and lines in a novel or book.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The conflict in “Hum It Again Jeremy” is external.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    An example of internal conflict is when Seth Dawson’s faced is smashed against the windshield of the Camaro in “On the Bridge.”   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The theme and the plot of a literary work are basically the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Events that occur after the climax are part of the.  
    • A. 

      Falling Action

    • B. 

      Rising Action

    • C. 

      Fading Action

  • 21. 
    The point in the story occurring near the end when the problem has been solved.
    • A. 

      The ending

    • B. 

      The Exposition

    • C. 

      The Denouement

  • 22. 
    What terms mean the same thing?
    • A. 

      Solution/resolution

    • B. 

      Resolution/denouement

    • C. 

      Exposition/resolution

  • 23. 
    A comparison between two different things using like or as.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Inference

    • C. 

      Simile

  • 24. 
    The message or moral of a literary work.
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Idea

  • 25. 
    Plot sequences or events that lead to the climax are considered to be?
    • A. 

      Rising Action

    • B. 

      Falling Action

    • C. 

      Resolution

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