Literary Elements 1-45 Test Mp2

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  • 1. 
    In literature tone refers to
    • A. 

      The environment or atmosphere created by the actions, setting and characters of the story.

    • B. 

      The location and time in which the action of a narrative takes place.

    • C. 

      The main idea or message about life, society, or human nature. Ideas that may be implied.

    • D. 

      The attitude of a writer toward a subject and their audience.

  • 2. 
    The protagonist of a story is
    • A. 

      A character who does not grow or evolve over time.

    • B. 

      The leading character, hero or heroine.

    • C. 

      A character or force that opposes the narrator.

    • D. 

      A character who experiences growth or changes in some important way.

  • 3. 
    A symbol is
    • A. 

      When the opposite of what is expected occurs.

    • B. 

      Something concrete that stands for something abstract.

    • C. 

      The act of stating something in restrained terms, or as less than it is.

    • D. 

      The development of a character and their motivation.

  • 4. 
    The setting of a story is
    • A. 

      Something concrete that stands for something abstract.

    • B. 

      The attitude of a writer toward a subject or their audience.

    • C. 

      The location and time in which the action of a narrative takes place.

    • D. 

      The atmosphere created by the location, time and actions of the characters in it.

  • 5. 
    Characterization is the development of a character and their motivation through their
    • A. 

      Thoughts and actions

    • B. 

      Appearance and dialogue

    • C. 

      Interactions with other characters

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    A static character is one who
    • A. 

      Depicts the theme of the story.

    • B. 

      Experiences growth or changes in some way.

    • C. 

      Does not grow or evolve over time.

    • D. 

      Disappoints the reader.

  • 7. 
    The following is an example of hyperbole:
    • A. 

      "I'm stuffed! I must weigh 1,000 pounds!"

    • B. 

      "You lost power, overslept and had no blow dryer? Wow! It must be your lucky day!"

    • C. 

      "Watch out for her sensitive back. She got a little sun yesterday!"

    • D. 

      "The wind whispered in my ear."

  • 8. 
    The following is an example of understatement:
    • A. 

      "The wind whispered in my ear."

    • B. 

      "I'm stuffed! I must weigh 1,000 pounds!"

    • C. 

      "Watch out for her sensitive back. She got a little sun yesterday!"

    • D. 

      "You lost power, overslept and had no blow dryer? Wow! It must be your lucky day!"

  • 9. 
    A fictitious prose story of considerable length and complexity portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes is
    • A. 

      A short story.

    • B. 

      A play.

    • C. 

      A drama.

    • D. 

      A novel.

  • 10. 
    Irony is when
    • A. 

      A character changes or evolves in some way.

    • B. 

      The opposite of what is expected occurs.

    • C. 

      Human characteristics are applied to inanimate objects.

    • D. 

      A character does not change or evolve in some way.

  • 11. 
    The following are different genres of literature except
    • A. 

      Poetry

    • B. 

      Non-fiction

    • C. 

      Fiction

    • D. 

      Jazz

    • E. 

      Murder mystery

  • 12. 
    A surprise ending is an example of
    • A. 

      Situational irony.

    • B. 

      Verbal irony.

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony.

    • D. 

      Understatement.

  • 13. 
    A sarcastic comment is an example of
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony.

    • B. 

      Understatement.

    • C. 

      Verbal irony.

    • D. 

      Situational irony.

  • 14. 
    When the audience knows where the money is hidden and the other characters in the story do not this is an example of
    • A. 

      Understatement.

    • B. 

      Verbal irony.

    • C. 

      Situational irony.

    • D. 

      Dramatic irony.

  • 15. 
    An example of personification is:
    • A. 

      "The wind whispered in my ear."

    • B. 

      "I'm stuffed! I must way 1,000 pounds!"

    • C. 

      "You lost power, overslept and had no blow dryer? Wow! This must be your lucky day!"

    • D. 

      "Watch her sensitive back. She got a little sun yesterday!"

  • 16. 
    The antagonist of the story is
    • A. 

      An opposing force.

    • B. 

      The villain of the story.

    • C. 

      None of the above

    • D. 

      Both of the above

  • 17. 
    A dynamic character is one who
    • A. 

      Never the narrator.

    • B. 

      Always the narrator.

    • C. 

      Does not grow or evolve over time.

    • D. 

      Experiences growth or changes in some important way.

  • 18. 
    The theme of a story is
    • A. 

      The main idea of the story.

    • B. 

      The author's message.

    • C. 

      About life society or human nature.

    • D. 

      Universal ideas that may be implied rather than stated explicitly.

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    The atmosphere of a narrative that is created by the setting and actions of the characters is the
    • A. 

      Tone of the story.

    • B. 

      Theme of the story.

    • C. 

      Mood of the story.

    • D. 

      Setting of the story.

  • 20. 
    If the insight of the narrator is confined to only one character's perspective the author has used
    • A. 

      Third person omniscient point of view.

    • B. 

      Third person limited point of view.

    • C. 

      Alternating narration.

    • D. 

      First person point of view.

  • 21. 
    If the writer has access to every action and thought of all the characters, and the narrator is all-knowing, the author has used
    • A. 

      First person point of view.

    • B. 

      Alternating narration.

    • C. 

      Third person limited point of view.

    • D. 

      Third person omniscient point of view.

  • 22. 
    If the story is told through the eyes or perspective of only one person in the story, and the narrator does not have access into the minds of any other characters the writer has used
    • A. 

      Alternating narration.

    • B. 

      First person point of view.

    • C. 

      Third person omniscient point of view.

    • D. 

      Third person limited point of view.

  • 23. 
    The following are examples of imagery except
    • A. 

      "mental pictures."

    • B. 

      Smells.

    • C. 

      Temperature.

    • D. 

      Predictions.

    • E. 

      Sounds.

  • 24. 
    Alliteration is the
    • A. 

      Repetition of consonant sounds.

    • B. 

      Repetition of vowel sounds.

    • C. 

      Too seemingly contradictory words used together for effect.

    • D. 

      Words whose sound imitate the sound of the noise or action it makes.

  • 25. 
    When the perspective of the narrator rotates from one character to another the writer has used
    • A. 

      Third person limited point of view.

    • B. 

      First person point of view.

    • C. 

      Alternating narration.

    • D. 

      Third person omniscient point of view.

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