A Practice Test On Literary Terms: Quiz

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A Practice Test On Literary Terms: Quiz

Practice test on literary terms. Writers are expected to captivate their audience by writing and using different types of literary devices. One of the best ways that people get to analyze most of the terms used by different people is through the study of some of the best writings. By taking this quiz, you will get to do just that. Give it a try and see how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An example of _____________ is when Rainsford constructs three traps to hinder Zaroff's pursuit.
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Rising action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Resolution

    • E. 

      Exposition

  • 2. 
    An example of ______________ is in the following quotation: "I say automatically because I never went anywhere without a fishing rod. When I wasn't swimming laps to impress Sheila, I was back in our driveway practicing casts, and when I wasn't practicing casts, I was tying the line to Tosca, our Springer Spaniel, to test the reel's drag, and when I wasn't doing any of those things, I was fishing in the river for bass."
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Third person omniscient point of view

    • C. 

      First person point of view

    • D. 

      Indirect characterization

    • E. 

      Both C and D apply

  • 3. 
    At the end of The Most Dangerous Game, perhaps Rainsford reassesses the way he feels about hunting. He may now realize what it is like to be hunted. He may now know how the jaguar feels. This change in his outlook is an example of _______________.
    • A. 

      Flat character

    • B. 

      Static character

    • C. 

      Round character

    • D. 

      Dynamic character

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    An example of ___________________ is this quotation from The Open Window by Saki: "Romance at short notice was her specialty."
    • A. 

      Falling action

    • B. 

      Implied theme

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

    • E. 

      Resolution

  • 5. 
    An example of _______________ is the following: " Rainsford's first impression was the man was singularly handsome; his second was that there was an original, almost bizarre quality about the general's face."
    • A. 

      Indirect characterization because Rainsford thinks it.

    • B. 

      Direct characterization because it is the narrator's direct description

    • C. 

      Foreshadowing because it hints at bizarre happenings later on

    • D. 

      Both B and C can apply

    • E. 

      Both A and C can apply

  • 6. 
    A possible theme of The Most Dangerous Game might be "quick thinking and resourcefulness could mean the difference between life or death". Another might be that "a greater appreciation of someone's condition can be gained by actually experiencing what they experience." The theme is revealed through the story's telling as Rainsford is hunted by Zaroff. This kind of theme is called:
    • A. 

      Stated theme

    • B. 

      Implied theme

    • C. 

      Nebulous theme

    • D. 

      Generalized theme

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    When Vera tells her aunt and uncle that Frampton was probably frightened by the spaniel because "he was once hunted into a cemetery somewhere on the banks of the Ganges by a pack of pariah dogs, and had to spend the night in a newly dug grave with the creatures snarling..." she presents the ____________________.
    • A. 

      Story

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Resolution

    • E. 

      Setting

  • 8. 
    A character traps men on a secluded island and engages in a three-day "game" where he tries to hunt them down. This would be an example of ___________.
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Characterization

    • D. 

      Plot

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    An example of ___________ is when Della laments that she has only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present...what could she do with $1.87?
    • A. 

      Rising action

    • B. 

      Climax

    • C. 

      Resolution

    • D. 

      Falling action

    • E. 

      Conflict

  • 10. 
    Climax is  illustrated in The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant when the narrator:
    • A. 

      Polishes the canoe

    • B. 

      Hooks the bass on the way to the fair

    • C. 

      Gets in a big fight with Eric Caswell

    • D. 

      Discusses modeling with Sheila

    • E. 

      Cuts the fishing line and loses the bass

  • 11. 
    "The old charts call it 'Ship Trap'," Whitney replied. "A suggestive name, isn't it? Sailors have a curious dread of the place." This quote is an example of ______________.
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Foreshadowing

    • D. 

      Resolution

    • E. 

      Plot

  • 12. 
    "It seemed I would split in half with longings, split in half. Twenty yards ahead of us was the road, and once I pulled the canoe up on shore, the bass would be gone, irretrievably gone." This quote from The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant is an example of ________________.
    • A. 

      Direct characterization

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Internal conflict

    • D. 

      External conflict

    • E. 

      Foreshadowing

  • 13. 
    "Della," he said, "let's put our Christmas presents away and keep 'em awhile. They're too nice to use just at present. I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs." This quote is an example of __________________.
    • A. 

      Stated theme

    • B. 

      Implied theme

    • C. 

      External conflict

    • D. 

      Climax

    • E. 

      Resolution

  • 14. 
    "as he forged along he saw to his great astonishment that all the lights were in one enormous building - a lofty structure with pointed towers plunging upward into the gloom." This quote from The Most Dangerous Game is an example of _______________.
    • A. 

      Internal conflict

    • B. 

      Implied theme

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Direct characterization

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    When Framton Nuttel tries to explain his nervous condition to Mrs. Sappleton, he says, "The doctors agree in ordering me complete rest, an absence of mental excitement, and avoidance of anything in the nature of violent physical exercise...". This quote is an example of ______________________.
    • A. 

      Direct characterization

    • B. 

      Indirect characterization

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Resolution

    • E. 

      Setting

  • 16. 
    The following from The Most Dangerous Game are all examples of foreshadowing EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Rainsford and Whitney discuss hunting on board the yacht

    • B. 

      Rainsford finds empty cartridges and matted vegetation near the shore of the island

    • C. 

      Rainsford tries to put distance between himself and Zaroff by creating a complicated trail to follow

    • D. 

      Whenever Rainsford looked up from his plate at dinner that first night, he noticed Zaroff studying him, appraising his narrowly.

    • E. 

      Rainsford swims to the island after falling overboard

  • 17. 
    A stormy winter night on a narrow strip of forestland, wind howling, and wildlife fearfully stirring is an example of __________________.
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Falling action

    • C. 

      Rising action

    • D. 

      Resolution

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    "There would be other Sheila Mants in my life, other fish, and though I came close once or twice, it was these secret, hidden tuggings in the night that claimed me, and I never made the same mistake again." This quote from The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant is an example of _______________.
    • A. 

      Resolution

    • B. 

      Falling action

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Exposition

    • E. 

      Both A and C could apply

  • 19. 
    We have read several stories that employ a twist in plot or a surprise ending. This twist in plot is called irony. All the stories EXCEPT _____________ employ irony.
    • A. 

      The Gift of the Magi

    • B. 

      The Open Window

    • C. 

      Beware of the Dog

    • D. 

      The Most Dangerous Game

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    "His hair was a vivid white; but his thick eyebrows and pointed military mustache were as black as the night from which Rainsford had come." This excerpt from The Most Dangerous Game: 
    • A. 

      Re-enforces and enhances Zaroffs contrasting nature of civility and barbarism

    • B. 

      Shows Zaroff's insanity

    • C. 

      Helps develop Zaroff's character

    • D. 

      Is an example of characterization

    • E. 

      All of the above

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