Literary Terms Quiz- Hard

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Literary Terms Quiz- Hard

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the Porter scene an example of?
    • A. 

      Conceit

    • B. 

      A Causerie

    • C. 

      Comic Relief

    • D. 

      A Calumny

    • E. 

      Cosmic Irony

  • 2. 
    The Porter scene is a prime example of the comedy of manners, as the Porter's lines depict a sophisticated type of humor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is black comdedy?
    • A. 

      A type of comedy which induces laughter because of the relative light-heartedness of the subject matter being presented.

    • B. 

      In literature, drama, and film, grotesque or morbid humor used to express the absurdity, insensitivity, and cruelty of the modern world.

    • C. 

      A type of humor in which terms are used for a fanciful or clever metaphor.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

    • E. 

      A type of comedy in which the author deliberately avoids the use of assonance to entertain the audience.

  • 4. 
    Check all that apply.Satirical comedy is:
    • A. 

      Written for the purpose of reforming human behavior or human institutions.

    • B. 

      A word or phrase used in everyday conversation.

    • C. 

      A type of comedy, under which one could place sarcasm.

    • D. 

      A humorous writing or speech intended to point out errors, falsehoods, foibles, or failings.

  • 5. 
    The comedy of manners is a witty, cerebral form of dramatic comedy that depicts and often satirizes the manners and affectations of a contemporary society. It is mainly concerned with social usage and the question of whether or not characters meet certain social standards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Based on the above definition, colloquialism would be seen as being most similar to which of the following?
    • A. 

      A ceilometer

    • B. 

      Catharsis

    • C. 

      Romantic Comedy

    • D. 

      Slang

    • E. 

      Comic Relief

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