Literary Terms Exam Questions: Quiz!

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Literary Terms Exam Questions: Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    A metaphor is:
    • A. 

      The use of human characteristics to describe a non-human

    • B. 

      A comparison using like or as

    • C. 

      A comparison not using like or as

    • D. 

      A repetition of a consonant sound

    • E. 

      A recurring theme

  • 2. 
    A simile is
    • A. 

      Repetition of consonant sounds

    • B. 

      A comparison using like or as

    • C. 

      A comparison not using like or as

    • D. 

      The time and place in which a story occurs

    • E. 

      An awakening or coming to awareness

  • 3. 
    A motif is
    • A. 

      The use of human characteristics to describe a non-human

    • B. 

      A comparison using like or as

    • C. 

      A comparison not using like or as

    • D. 

      A recurring theme

    • E. 

      The turning point of a story

  • 4. 
    A climax is
    • A. 

      A recurring theme

    • B. 

      A comparison using like or as

    • C. 

      A comparison not using like or as

    • D. 

      The time and place in which a story occurs

    • E. 

      The turning point of a story

  • 5. 
    An epiphany is
    • A. 

      An awakening

    • B. 

      A recurring theme

    • C. 

      The turning point of a story

    • D. 

      The time and place in which a story occurs

    • E. 

      The main character in a story

  • 6. 
    A protagonist is
    • A. 

      The opposing character in a story

    • B. 

      The main character in a story

    • C. 

      An awakening

    • D. 

      A comparison using like or as

    • E. 

      A comparison not using like or as

  • 7. 
    The setting is
    • A. 

      The major character in a story

    • B. 

      The opposing character in a story

    • C. 

      The time and place in which a story occurs

    • D. 

      The turning point of a story

    • E. 

      A recurring theme

  • 8. 
    Irony occurs when
    • A. 

      Human characteristics are given to a non-human

    • B. 

      A comparison uses like or as

    • C. 

      A comparison does not use like or as

    • D. 

      The opposite of what is expected actually occurs

    • E. 

      The action comes to a peak

  • 9. 
    Dramatic irony occurs when
    • A. 

      The audience realizes something that the character does not

    • B. 

      The action comes to a turning point

    • C. 

      Human characteristics are given to a non-human

    • D. 

      A theme recurs in a story

    • E. 

      The major character meets an obstacle

  • 10. 
    Plot is
    • A. 

      A recurring theme

    • B. 

      The story line

    • C. 

      The time and place in which action occurs

    • D. 

      The repetition of consonant sounds

    • E. 

      The description of a character

  • 11. 
    Characterization is
    • A. 

      Poking fun at a character

    • B. 

      The turning point of a story

    • C. 

      When the opposite of what is expected occurs

    • D. 

      The time and place in which action occurs

    • E. 

      The means by which a character is revealed

  • 12. 
    Point of view is
    • A. 

      The time and place in which a story occurs

    • B. 

      A recurring theme in a story

    • C. 

      The means by which a character is revealed

    • D. 

      The perspective of the storyteller

    • E. 

      The turning point of the story

  • 13. 
    An antagonist
    • A. 

      Is the main character of a story

    • B. 

      Is the one who opposes the main character

    • C. 

      Is the turning point of a story

    • D. 

      Is the time and place in which a story occurs

    • E. 

      Is the opposite of what the reader expects

  • 14. 
    Dialogue is
    • A. 

      The time and place in which a story occurs

    • B. 

      The perspective from which a story is told

    • C. 

      The turning point of a story

    • D. 

      Talking between two or more characters

    • E. 

      A comparison using like or as

  • 15. 
    Personification is
    • A. 

      The perspective from which a story is told

    • B. 

      The turning point of a story

    • C. 

      A recurring theme

    • D. 

      The attribution of human characteristics to a non-human

    • E. 

      A comparison not using like or as

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