Literary Terms Study Quiz For Finals !

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Literary Terms Study Quiz For Finals !

The first 17 Literary Terms for Freshman English.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is alliteration?
    • A. 

      A reference to an element in literature, history, media, etc

    • B. 

      Repeating of a letter sound in a sentence

    • C. 

      Farting

    • D. 

      Comparing two things using like, as, or than

  • 2. 
    What is an allusion?
    • A. 

      Thinking you see something but you its not actually there

    • B. 

      Comparison made between two things to show how they are alike in some respects

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem.

  • 3. 
    What is an analogy?
    • A. 

      Language that appeals to the sense.

    • B. 

      Word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level.

    • C. 

      Comparing two things using like, as or than

    • D. 

      1. Comparison made between two things to show how they are alike in some respects

  • 4. 
    What is assonance?
    • A. 

      1.Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem

    • B. 

      1.Person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well. 1.The process of revealing the personality of a character in a story

    • C. 

      Main Character

    • D. 

      1.Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character

  • 5. 
    What is figure of speech?
    • A. 

      Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or to create a comic effect

    • B. 

      Contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality-between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true

    • C. 

      Word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level

    • D. 

      Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning

  • 6. 
    What is a flashback?
    • A. 

      Repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close together in a poem

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level

  • 7. 
    What is a hyperbole?
    • A. 

      Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals a truth

    • B. 

      Language that appeals to the sense

    • C. 

      1.Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or to create a comic effect

    • D. 

      Fixed idea or conception of a character that does not allow for any individuality

  • 8. 
    What is an idiom?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality-between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

  • 9. 
    What is imagery?
    • A. 

      Word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level

    • B. 

      Language that appeals to the sense

    • C. 

      Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as or than

    • D. 

      Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as than, or resembles

  • 10. 
    What is irony?
    • A. 

      Contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality-between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true

    • B. 

      Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as than, or resembles

    • C. 

      Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning

    • D. 

      Repetition of the same or very similar consonant sounds in words that are close together in a poem

  • 11. 
    What is a metaphor?
    • A. 

      Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem

    • B. 

      Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as or than

    • C. 

      Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning

    • D. 

      1.Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as than, or resembles

  • 12. 
    What is onomatopoeia?
    • A. 

      Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Repetition of similar vowel sounds that are followed by different consonant sounds, especially in words that are close together in a poem

    • D. 

      1.Word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and is not meant to be understood on a literal level

  • 13. 
    What is a paradox?
    • A. 

      Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as than, or resembles

    • B. 

      1. Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals a truth

    • C. 

      Person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well

    • D. 

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

  • 14. 
    What is personification?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      1. Fixed idea or conception of a character that does not allow for any individuality

    • C. 

      1.Person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well

    • D. 

      Figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or to create a comic effect

  • 15. 
    What is a simile?
    • A. 

      A reference to an element in literature

    • B. 

      A u-shaped form you can make with your face

    • C. 

      1.Figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, using a word such as like, as or than

    • D. 

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

  • 16. 
    What is a stereotype?
    • A. 

      1. Contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality-between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true

    • B. 

      A repeating of a letter sound in a sentence

    • C. 

      1.Statement or situation that seems to be a contradiction but reveals a truth

    • D. 

      1.Fixed idea or conception of a character that does not allow for any individuality

  • 17. 
    What is a symbol?
    • A. 

      1.Person, place, thing, or event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well

    • B. 

      1. Contrast or discrepency between expectation and reality-between what is said and what is really meant, between what is expected to happen and what really does happen, or between what appears to be true and what is really true

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning

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