Literary Elements Exam Quiz! Trivia

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Literary Elements Exam Quiz! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Protagonist
    • A. 

      A major character in a book, play or movie whose values or behavior are in conflict with those of the hero.

    • B. 

      The narrator can tell the reader things that the main character does not know.

    • C. 

      The main character in a drama, novel, or story, around whom the action centers

    • D. 

      The minor characters in the drama, novel, or story.

  • 2. 
    Allusion
    • A. 

      A person, place or thing that stands for itself and for something beyond itself, as well.

    • B. 

      A reference to a statment, a person, place or event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science or pop culture.

    • C. 

      The use of clues to hint at events that woill occur later in the plot.

    • D. 

      The part of the plot that gives information about the caracters and theeir problems or conflicts.

  • 3. 
    Plot
    • A. 

      A series of related events that make up a story or drama.

    • B. 

      A moment of great emotional intensity or suspense.

    • C. 

      The final part of the story that "unravels the knot."

    • D. 

      A kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human.

  • 4. 
    Flashback
    • A. 

      The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot.

    • B. 

      When the audience or reader is aware of something that the character does not know.

    • C. 

      A minor character in a work of fiction that does not undergo a substantial change.

    • D. 

      Scene in a movie, play, short story, novel, or narrative poem that interrupts the present action of the plot to tell what happened at an earlier time.

  • 5. 
    Idiom
    • A. 

      Expression is peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of each word.

    • B. 

      A contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality.

    • C. 

      A figure of speech comparing two unlike things, often introduced with the words "like" or "as".

    • D. 

      A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common; the process of describing one thing as if it were another.

  • 6. 
    Metaphor
    • A. 

      Expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of each word.

    • B. 

      A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common; the process of describing one thing as if it were another.

    • C. 

      Expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of each word.

    • D. 

      The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot.

  • 7. 
    Simile
    • A. 

      A reference to a statement, a person, place or event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science or pop culture

    • B. 

      A figure of speech in which an implicit comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common; the process of describing one thing as if it were another.

    • C. 

      Language that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell).

    • D. 

      A figure of speech comparing two unlike things, often introduced with the words "like" or "as".

  • 8. 
    Hyperbole
    • A. 

      Language that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell).

    • B. 

      The sound of the word imitates the real sound.

    • C. 

      Saying one thing but meaning something else.

    • D. 

      An exaggerated statement used for effect and not meant to be taken literally.

  • 9. 
    Onomatopoeia
    • A. 

      Language that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell).

    • B. 

      A figure of speech comparing two unlike things, often introduced with the words "like" or "as".

    • C. 

      Expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of the word.

    • D. 

      The sound of the word imitates the original sound.

  • 10. 
    Foreshadowing
    • A. 

      The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot.

    • B. 

      When the audience or reader is aware of something that the character does not know.

    • C. 

      The narrator can tell the reader things that the main character does not know.

    • D. 

      A reference to a statment, a person, place or event from literature, history, religion, mythology, politics, sports, science or pop culture.

  • 11. 
    Satire
    • A. 

      The narrator can tell the reader things that the main character does not know.

    • B. 

      A moment of great emotional intensity or suspense.

    • C. 

      A person, place or thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itslef as well.

    • D. 

      The use of wit, especially irony, sarcasm, and ridicule. to criticize faults

  • 12. 
    Symbol
    • A. 

      The use of wit, especially irony, sarcasm, and ridicule. to criticize faults

    • B. 

      A person, place, thing or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself, as well.

    • C. 

      When the audience or reader is aware of something that the character does not know.

    • D. 

      Expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of each word.

  • 13. 
    Exposition
    • A. 

      A secondary or subordinate plot in a story or drama

    • B. 

      A series of complications in a story or drama

    • C. 

      A struggle or a clash between oppopsing characters or opposing forces

    • D. 

      That part of a plot that gives information about the characters and their problems or conflicts

  • 14. 
    Falling Action
    • A. 

      The final part of the story that "unravels the knot."

    • B. 

      A moment of great emotional intensity or suspense in a plot

    • C. 

      The events that result from from the action taken at the turning point in a story or drama.

    • D. 

      The moment in the story when a choice made by the character determines the direction of the action

  • 15. 
    Climax
    • A. 

      A moment of great emotional intensity or suspense in a plot

    • B. 

      The moment in the story when a choice made by the character determines the direction of the action

    • C. 

      That part of a plot that gives information about the characters and their problems or conflicts

    • D. 

      A struggle or a clash between oppopsing characters or opposing forces

  • 16. 
    Resolution
    • A. 

      The moment in the story when a choice made by the character determines the direction of the action

    • B. 

      That part of a plot that gives information about the characters and their problems or conflicts

    • C. 

      The final part of the story that "unravels the knot."

    • D. 

      A series of complications in a story or drama

  • 17. 
    Analogy
    • A. 

      Language that appeals to the senses.

    • B. 

      A contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality.

    • C. 

      A figure of speech comparing two unlike things, often introduced with the words "like" or "as".

    • D. 

      A longer, more detailed comparison of two ideas or situations.

  • 18. 
    Irony
    • A. 

      A series of complications in a story or drama

    • B. 

      A kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human.

    • C. 

      A longer, more detailed comparison of two ideas or situations

    • D. 

      A contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality.

  • 19. 
    Imagery
    • A. 

      A contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality.

    • B. 

      Lnguage that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell)

    • C. 

      A longer, more detailed comparison of two ideas or situations

    • D. 

      A moment of great emotional intensity or suspense in a plot

  • 20. 
    Personification
    • A. 

      A contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality.

    • B. 

      A series of complications in a story or drama

    • C. 

      A longer, more detailed comparison of two ideas or situations

    • D. 

      A kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human.

  • 21. 
    Rising Action
    • A. 

      A secondary or subordinate plot

    • B. 

      The moment when a choice is made by the main character

    • C. 

      A series of complications in a story or drama

    • D. 

      Pertains to who tells the story and how it is told

  • 22. 
    Conflict (internal/external)
    • A. 

      A struggle or clash between opposing characters or opposing forces

    • B. 

      The final part of the story that "unravels the knot."

    • C. 

      A secondary or subordinate plot in a story or drama

    • D. 

      Pertains to who tells the story and how it is told

  • 23. 
    Point of view
    • A. 

      A series of complications or events that make up a story or drama

    • B. 

      Pertains to who tells the story and how it is told

    • C. 

      The events that result from the action at the turning point of the story

    • D. 

      A secondary or subordinate plot

  • 24. 
    Parallel episodes
    • A. 

      A secondary or subordinate plot

    • B. 

      The events that result from the action at the turning point of the story

    • C. 

      A series of complications or events that make up a story or drama

    • D. 

      The storyteller repeats the main outline of an epidode several times

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