Literary Terms Quiz Test: MCQ Trivia!

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Literary Terms Quiz Test: MCQ Trivia!

Literary terms quiz test: MCQ trivia! There are different ways that people use so that their books, stories or novels can be most desirable to their readers. Some of these terms, including using specific point of views and using literary devices. Do you think you know enough literary terms to be a good writer? This quiz is a perfect way to find out. Do give it a try and see how well you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The struggle between opposing forces in a work of literature is called
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Plot

    • D. 

      Climax

  • 2. 
    The main character in a literary work,, sometimes the hero of the story  is also referred to as  
    • A. 

      Antagonist

    • B. 

      Narrator

    • C. 

      Protagonist

    • D. 

      Foil

  • 3. 
    The __________________ is the character or force in conflict with the main character.
  • 4. 
    A foil is a character that has similar attributes or traits as another character in the same story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When discussing the plot, this is the most exciting part or turning point of a story.
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising Action

    • C. 

      Falling Action

    • D. 

      Climax

  • 6. 
    Time and place of the story is referred to as the ________________.
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Location

    • D. 

      Plot

  • 7. 
    ___________________ is the use of clues or hints that suggests or predicts what will happen later in the story.
    • A. 

      Flashback

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Allegory

  • 8. 
    The following are all examples of types of conflict in literature except:
    • A. 

      External Conflict

    • B. 

      Internal Conflict

    • C. 

      Metacognitive Conflict

  • 9. 
    A simile and a metaphor are both forms of figurative language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The following sentence is a metaphor:  He runs like a cheetah. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The following sentence is a simile:  She is my sunshine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    ____________________ is the repetition of initial consonant sounds.  For example:  "what happens to a dream deferred?  Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"
    • A. 

      Allegory

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 13. 
    The theme refers to the events that occurred in a story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The feeling created in  the reader by a literary work is called ___________________
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Narration

    • C. 

      Mood

    • D. 

      Flashback

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