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Multiple choice definitions for literary terms.


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  • 1. 

    What literary term means "the amount of emphasis given to a syllable, which determines the rhythm in a poem"?

    • A.

      Types

    • B.

      Genre

    • C.

      Stress

    • D.

      Fable

    Correct Answer
    C. Stress
    Explanation
    The literary term that means "the amount of emphasis given to a syllable, which determines the rhythm in a poem" is stress. In poetry, stress refers to the emphasis placed on certain syllables in a line of verse. The stressed syllables are usually pronounced with more force or emphasis than the unstressed syllables, creating a rhythmic pattern in the poem.

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  • 2. 

    What literary term means "the time and place of the action in a story"?

    • A.

      Exposition

    • B.

      Plot

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Setting

    Correct Answer
    D. Setting
    Explanation
    Setting refers to the time and place where the events of a story take place. It helps to establish the atmosphere, mood, and context for the story. The setting can include the physical location, the time period, the social and cultural environment, and even the weather conditions. Understanding the setting is important for readers to fully comprehend and appreciate the story as it influences the characters and their actions.

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  • 3. 

    What literary term means "an over-exaggeration used to make a point"?  Ex: My backpack weighs a ton!

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Euphemism

    • D.

      Epiphany

    Correct Answer
    B. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hyperbole. Hyperbole is a literary term that refers to an over-exaggeration used to make a point. In the given example, "My backpack weighs a ton," the speaker is using hyperbole to emphasize that their backpack is extremely heavy.

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  • 4. 

    What lit. term means "the struggle between two opposing forces"?

    • A.

      Conflict

    • B.

      Proverb

    • C.

      Crisis

    • D.

      Hubris

    Correct Answer
    A. Conflict
    Explanation
    Conflict is the correct answer because it refers to the struggle between two opposing forces. In literature, conflict is a key element that drives the plot and creates tension. It can take various forms, such as a character against another character, a character against society, or a character against nature. Conflict is essential in storytelling as it adds excitement and complexity to the narrative, allowing for character development and resolution.

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  • 5. 

    What lit term means "a figure of speech where something is written about as if it were something else"? Ex: Margot was an old photograph dusted from an album, whitened away.

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Simlie

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    D. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech where something is described or compared to something else, without using the words "like" or "as". In the given example, Margot is compared to an old photograph that has been whitened away, suggesting that she is faded or forgotten. This comparison helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind and adds depth to the description of Margot.

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  • 6. 

    What lit. term means "when the opposite of what is expected happens, happens"? Ex: The fire house catches on fire.

    • A.

      Drama

    • B.

      Climax

    • C.

      Irony

    • D.

      Epiphany

    Correct Answer
    C. Irony
    Explanation
    Irony is the correct answer because it refers to a literary term where the opposite of what is expected happens. In the given example, the firehouse catching on fire is unexpected and contrary to what one would typically anticipate. Irony often adds depth and complexity to a story by creating unexpected twists or outcomes.

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  • 7. 

    What lit. term means "the main character in a literary work"?

    • A.

      Foil character

    • B.

      Antagonist

    • C.

      Protagonist

    • D.

      Exposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Protagonist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "protagonist." In literature, the term "protagonist" refers to the main character in a literary work. They are usually the central figure around whom the plot revolves and with whom the readers or audience sympathize and connect. The protagonist is typically the character who faces challenges, undergoes character development, and drives the story forward.

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  • 8. 

    What lit. term means "a comparison between two unlike things using the words like, as, or than"?   Ex: He's bigger than a house.

    • A.

      Comparison

    • B.

      Idiom

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    D. Simile
    Explanation
    A simile is a literary term that means "a comparison between two unlike things using the words like, as, or than". In a simile, the writer or speaker explicitly uses these words to highlight the similarity between the two things being compared. In the given example, "He's bigger than a house", the word "than" is used to compare the size of "he" to the size of a house. This comparison helps the reader or listener to better understand the size of "he" by relating it to something familiar, like a house.

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  • 9. 

    What lit. term means "events leading to the climax"?

    • A.

      Coherence

    • B.

      Denouement

    • C.

      Rising action

    • D.

      Exposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Rising action
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rising action". In literature, rising action refers to the events and conflicts that build up the story and lead to the climax. It is the part of the plot where the tension and suspense increase, and the main characters face obstacles and challenges that propel the story forward. Rising action sets the stage for the climax, which is the turning point or the most intense moment in the story.

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  • 10. 

    What lit. term means "a traditional Japanese three-line poem using 5 syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third"?

    • A.

      Ballad

    • B.

      Haiku

    • C.

      Stanza

    • D.

      Sonnet

    Correct Answer
    B. Haiku
    Explanation
    A haiku is a traditional Japanese three-line poem that follows a specific syllable pattern of 5-7-5. It is a concise form of poetry that focuses on capturing a single moment or observation in nature. Haikus often evoke emotions and create vivid imagery with just a few words. They are known for their simplicity and ability to convey deep meaning in a short format.

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  • 11. 

    What lit. term means "an overused expression such as time is money or flat as a pancake. These phrases begin as vivd, original expressions but become uninteresting because of their overuse"?

    • A.

      Analogy

    • B.

      Cliche

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Acronym

    Correct Answer
    B. Cliche
    Explanation
    A cliche is an overused expression that was once vivid and original but has become uninteresting due to its excessive use. It is a literary term that refers to phrases like "time is money" or "flat as a pancake" that have lost their impact and become trite through repetition.

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  • 12. 

    What lit. term means "the feeling a reader gets when they read a story. It's created by the author using images, dialogue, and setting"?

    • A.

      Prose

    • B.

      Theme

    • C.

      Tone

    • D.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    D. Mood
    Explanation
    Mood refers to the atmosphere or emotional tone that a reader experiences while reading a story. It is created by the author through the use of descriptive language, imagery, dialogue, and the overall setting of the story. The mood can be happy, sad, suspenseful, or any other emotional state that the author intends to evoke in the reader.

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  • 13. 

    What lit. term means "the time of the action, the main characters, and the basic situation are introduced in this part of the plot"?

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Setting

    • C.

      Exposition

    • D.

      Moral

    Correct Answer
    C. Exposition
    Explanation
    Exposition is a literary term that refers to the part of the plot where the time of the action, the main characters, and the basic situation are introduced. It is the beginning of the story where the reader is provided with essential background information to understand the narrative. The exposition sets the stage for the rest of the plot and helps establish the context and atmosphere of the story.

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  • 14. 

    What lit. term means "when one or more lines repeats in a poem or song"?

    • A.

      Limerick

    • B.

      Refrain

    • C.

      Iambic pentameter

    • D.

      Free verse

    Correct Answer
    B. Refrain
    Explanation
    A refrain is a literary term that refers to when one or more lines repeats in a poem or song. This repetition adds emphasis and creates a memorable element in the piece. It helps to establish a rhythm and structure, making the poem or song more cohesive.

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  • 15. 

    What lit. term means "the emotional thoughts/associations we have about a word"? Ex: The word strange has negative emotional associations; the word unique had negative ones.

    • A.

      Connotation

    • B.

      Denotation

    • C.

      Analogy

    • D.

      Anecdote

    Correct Answer
    A. Connotation
    Explanation
    Connotation refers to the emotional thoughts or associations we have about a word. It goes beyond the literal or dictionary definition of a word (denotation) and includes the feelings and ideas that the word evokes. In the given example, the words "strange" and "unique" have negative connotations, meaning they are associated with negative emotions or ideas.

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  • 16. 

    What lit. term "makes a play on words using the double meaning of the words"? Ex: The Suite Life of Zach and Cody plays on the words suite and sweet. 

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Irony

    • C.

      Juxtapose

    • D.

      Pun

    Correct Answer
    D. Pun
    Explanation
    A pun is a literary term that makes a play on words using the double meaning of the words. In the given example, "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody" uses the word "suite" to refer to a luxurious hotel room, but also plays on the word "sweet" to create a humorous effect. Puns are often used to add humor or create a clever wordplay in literature or conversation.

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  • 17. 

    What lit. term means "the central underlying message the author tries to get across; it makes a statement about how people react with each other in life--a statement about the human condition"?

    • A.

      Mood

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Moral

    • D.

      Theme

    Correct Answer
    D. Theme
    Explanation
    The correct answer is theme. Theme refers to the central underlying message that the author tries to convey in a literary work. It goes beyond the plot and characters and makes a statement about how people interact with each other in life, reflecting the human condition. Unlike mood and tone, which are elements that contribute to the overall atmosphere of the work, theme focuses on the deeper meaning and message of the story. Moral, on the other hand, specifically refers to the lesson or ethical message conveyed in a story, which is often a part of the broader theme.

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  • 18. 

    What lit. term means "the pattern of rhyming lines used in a poem represented by letters (using the last word of each line)"?

    • A.

      Stress

    • B.

      Meter

    • C.

      Rhyme scheme

    • D.

      Assonance

    Correct Answer
    C. Rhyme scheme
    Explanation
    Rhyme scheme refers to the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem, represented by letters. Each letter represents a different rhyme sound, usually assigned in alphabetical order. This helps to analyze and understand the structure and organization of a poem.

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  • 19. 

    What lit. term means "the attitude a writer has toward his/her subject. It might be funny, angry, sarcastic, bitter, etc"?

    • A.

      Mood

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Moral

    • D.

      Theme

    Correct Answer
    B. Tone
    Explanation
    Tone refers to the attitude that a writer expresses towards their subject. It can vary from being funny, angry, sarcastic, bitter, or any other emotion. The tone of a piece of writing helps to convey the writer's feelings and perspective, setting the overall mood for the reader.

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  • 20. 

    What lit. term means "a point of view where the narrator is part of the action and uses the pronoun I and we"?

    • A.

      First person

    • B.

      Subjective

    • C.

      Second person

    • D.

      Third limited

    Correct Answer
    A. First person
    Explanation
    First person is the correct answer because it refers to a literary term where the narrator is a character in the story and uses the pronouns "I" and "we". This perspective allows the reader to experience the events and emotions through the eyes of the narrator, providing a personal and subjective viewpoint.

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  • 21. 

    What lit. term means "a story about a person's life written by that person"?

    • A.

      Biography

    • B.

      Autobiography

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Essay

    Correct Answer
    B. Autobiography
    Explanation
    An autobiography is a literary term that refers to a story about a person's life written by that person. It is a form of non-fiction writing where the author narrates the events and experiences of their own life. Autobiographies provide firsthand insights into the author's thoughts, emotions, and personal journey, allowing readers to gain a deeper understanding of their life and perspective. It is different from a biography, which is a story about a person's life written by someone else.

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  • 22. 

    What lit. term means "the basic dictionary meaning of a word"?

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Explicit meaning

    • C.

      Connotation

    • D.

      Denotation

    Correct Answer
    D. Denotation
    Explanation
    Denotation refers to the literal or dictionary meaning of a word. It is the straightforward, objective definition of a word without any additional connotations or hidden meanings. In contrast, connotation refers to the emotional or cultural associations that a word may carry. Therefore, the correct answer to the question is denotation, as it specifically refers to the basic dictionary meaning of a word.

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  • 23. 

    What lit. term means "anything that appears/mentioned repeatedly in a literary work"?

    • A.

      Motif

    • B.

      Pattern

    • C.

      Symbol

    • D.

      Foreshadow

    Correct Answer
    A. Motif
    Explanation
    A motif is a literary term that refers to anything that appears or is mentioned repeatedly in a literary work. It can be a recurring image, theme, symbol, or even a specific word or phrase. The use of motifs helps to enhance the overall meaning and depth of a story by creating patterns and connections throughout the text.

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  • 24. 

    What lit. term means "using two contradictory words together"?

    • A.

      Union

    • B.

      Pun

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Conflict words

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxymoron
    Explanation
    An oxymoron is a literary term that refers to the use of two contradictory words together. It creates a sense of irony and emphasizes the contrast between the two words. This can be seen in phrases like "jumbo shrimp" or "bittersweet." The term "union" does not specifically refer to the use of contradictory words together. A pun is a play on words that relies on multiple meanings or similar-sounding words, but it is not necessarily contradictory. "Conflict words" is not a recognized literary term.

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  • 25. 

    What lit. term means "events leading to the resolution"?

    • A.

      Raising action

    • B.

      Falling action

    • C.

      Denouement

    • D.

      Resolution

    Correct Answer
    B. Falling action
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "falling action." In literature, the falling action refers to the events that occur after the climax and lead to the resolution of the story. It is the part of the plot where loose ends are tied up, conflicts are resolved, and the story begins to wind down. This term is commonly used to describe the sequence of events that follow the climax and bring the story to a close.

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  • 26. 

    What lit. term means "using the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words grouped together in a sentence"? Ex: The savoy smell seeped into my room.

    • A.

      Rhyme scheme

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    Alliteration is a literary term that refers to the repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words in a sentence or phrase. In the given example, the words "savoy smell" start with the same "s" sound, making it an example of alliteration.

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  • 27. 

    What lit. term means "a point of view where an outside narrator uses the pronouns "he," "she," and "they" and can only relate what a single character is doing and thinking. We learn what other characters are doing and thinking by their dialogue and what other characters say about them"?  

    • A.

      Third person limited

    • B.

      Third person omniscient

    • C.

      Second person

    • D.

      First person

    Correct Answer
    A. Third person limited
    Explanation
    Third person limited is a literary term that refers to a point of view where an outside narrator uses the pronouns "he," "she," and "they" and can only relate what a single character is doing and thinking. In this perspective, we learn about the actions and thoughts of other characters through their dialogue and what other characters say about them. This is different from third person omniscient, which allows the narrator to have knowledge of the thoughts and actions of multiple characters. Second person is a point of view where the narrator directly addresses the reader as "you," and first person is a point of view where the narrator is a character in the story and refers to themselves as "I."

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  • 28. 

    What lit. term means "the character that opposes the main character"?

    • A.

      Dynamic character

    • B.

      Foil character

    • C.

      Protagonist

    • D.

      Antagonist

    Correct Answer
    D. Antagonist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is antagonist. In literature, the term "antagonist" refers to the character who opposes the main character or protagonist. The antagonist creates conflict and obstacles for the protagonist, driving the plot forward. They may have conflicting goals, values, or beliefs, and their actions often serve as a hindrance to the protagonist's journey or objectives.

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  • 29. 

    What lit. term means "using a less emotionally powerful word/phrase with one that is less offensive"? Ex: We might say "rest room" instead of "the john".....or "passed away" instead of  "croaked."

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Connotation

    • C.

      Euphemism

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Euphemism
    Explanation
    A euphemism is a literary term that refers to the use of a less emotionally powerful word or phrase in place of one that is considered offensive or harsh. It is a way of expressing something in a more polite or indirect manner. In the given example, "rest room" is used as a euphemism for "the john" and "passed away" is used as a euphemism for "croaked". Euphemisms are commonly used in everyday language to discuss sensitive or taboo topics in a more socially acceptable way.

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  • 30. 

    What lit. term means "the act of creating or describing a character by showing what the characters say, do, and think; by showing what other characters say or think about them; and by describing their physical features"?

    • A.

      Motif

    • B.

      Characterization

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Character development

    Correct Answer
    B. Characterization
    Explanation
    Characterization is the correct answer because it refers to the act of creating or describing a character through various means such as their actions, dialogue, thoughts, and physical appearance. It involves showing what the character says, does, and thinks, as well as what other characters say or think about them. This helps to develop and define the character, giving them depth and making them more believable and relatable to the reader.

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  • 31. 

    What lit. term means "something that represents itself and stands for something else figuratively"? Ex: A dove is a bird but it also "stands for" peace.

    • A.

      Representation

    • B.

      Idiom

    • C.

      Motif

    • D.

      Symbol

    Correct Answer
    D. Symbol
    Explanation
    A symbol is a literary term that refers to something that represents itself and also stands for something else figuratively. It is often used to convey deeper meanings or ideas beyond the literal interpretation. In the given example, a dove is not just a bird, but it also symbolizes peace. The use of symbols adds depth and enhances the reader's understanding of the text.

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  • 32. 

    What lit. term means "a comparison using two actions (one being familiar and one not-so- familiar) to explain the unfamiliar action. Ex: "Snowboarding is like surfing, but you're on snow instead of water." Or, "Pre-writing for an essay is like prepping to paint a room; it takes the most time and the rest is easy."

    • A.

      Dialect

    • B.

      Analogy

    • C.

      Denotation

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Analogy
    Explanation
    Analogy is the correct answer because it refers to a literary term that involves comparing two actions, where one action is familiar and the other is unfamiliar, in order to explain the unfamiliar action. The examples provided in the question, such as comparing snowboarding to surfing and pre-writing to prepping to paint a room, demonstrate the use of analogy in explaining unfamiliar actions through familiar ones.

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  • 33. 

    What lit. term means "a character with only one character trait exhibited in a story."

    • A.

      Static character

    • B.

      Flat character

    • C.

      Foil character

    • D.

      Round character

    Correct Answer
    B. Flat character
    Explanation
    A flat character is a literary term that refers to a character in a story who only exhibits one character trait. Unlike round characters who are complex and multidimensional, flat characters are one-dimensional and lack depth. They often serve a specific purpose in the story and are easily recognizable due to their consistent and predictable behavior. Flat characters are typically used to contrast with other characters or to advance the plot in a straightforward manner.

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  • 34. 

    What lit. term means "a version of a language spoken by people of a particular place, time or group. Writers use it to to give their work realistic flavor"? Ex: "Hey, git yer shotgun...and les go find us some coons."

    • A.

      Dialect

    • B.

      Cliche

    • C.

      Dialogue

    • D.

      Soliloquy

    Correct Answer
    A. Dialect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is dialect. Dialect refers to a version of a language spoken by people of a particular place, time, or group. Writers use it to give their work a realistic flavor. In the given example, the use of words like "git," "yer," and "les" reflects a specific dialect spoken by a particular group of people. This use of dialect adds authenticity to the dialogue and helps create a sense of place and character.

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  • 35. 

    What lit. term means  "the use of words or phrases that are spelled the way they sound"? Ex: meow, beep, pow, bam... 

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Anecdote

    • D.

      Euphemism

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia is a literary term that refers to the use of words or phrases that imitate or suggest the sound of the object or action being described. It is used to create a vivid and sensory experience for the reader by using words that sound like what they represent. Examples of onomatopoeic words include "meow," "beep," "pow," and "bam."

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  • 36. 

    What lit. term means "when a character has a struggle within his own mind"?

    • A.

      Denouement

    • B.

      Conflict of the mind

    • C.

      Personal struggle

    • D.

      Internal conflict

    Correct Answer
    D. Internal conflict
    Explanation
    Internal conflict refers to the struggle that a character experiences within their own mind. This can involve conflicting emotions, thoughts, or desires. It often creates tension and adds depth to the character's development and the overall plot.

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  • 37. 

    What lit. term means "sometimes called the crisis, it is the point in the plot where something happens to decide the future course of events"?

    • A.

      Exposition

    • B.

      Falling action

    • C.

      Turning point

    • D.

      Denouement

    Correct Answer
    C. Turning point
    Explanation
    The correct answer is turning point. In literature, the turning point refers to a crucial moment in the plot where a significant event occurs that determines the future course of events. This event often leads to a change in the direction or outcome of the story. It is a pivotal moment that can create tension, suspense, or a major shift in the narrative.

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  • 38. 

    What lit. term means "often referred to as the denouement, we learn the outcome of the conflict here"?

    • A.

      Resolution

    • B.

      Climax

    • C.

      Unknotting

    • D.

      Falling action

    Correct Answer
    A. Resolution
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "resolution." In literature, the term "resolution" refers to the part of the story where the conflict is resolved, and the outcome is revealed. It is often referred to as the denouement, which means the final part of the story where all loose ends are tied up and the overall conclusion is reached. In this section, the reader learns how the conflict is resolved and what happens to the characters after the climax of the story.

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  • 39. 

    What lit. term means "a mentioning of something (object, person, place, or an event) in a literary work that is famous or well known, but the story is not about that subject"? Ex: Man, he threw that javelin far. Reminds me of Zeus throwing a thunderbolt. This sentence references Zeus, the Greek mythological god, and makes the mentioning of Zeus a(n) __________(fill in with term).

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Allusion

    • C.

      Anecdote

    • D.

      Reference

    Correct Answer
    B. Allusion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is allusion. An allusion is a literary term that refers to a mention of something famous or well-known in a literary work, without the story being about that subject. In the given example, the mention of Zeus, the Greek mythological god, is an allusion as it is a reference to a well-known figure.

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  • 40. 

    What lit. term means "a character with multiple character traits/emotions shown in a story"?

    • A.

      Round character

    • B.

      Flat character

    • C.

      Dynamic character

    • D.

      Foil character

    Correct Answer
    A. Round character
    Explanation
    A round character is a literary term that refers to a character in a story who exhibits multiple character traits and emotions. Unlike a flat character who is one-dimensional and lacks depth, a round character is complex and realistic, with a range of emotions and motivations. They often undergo personal growth and change throughout the story, making them more relatable and interesting to readers. This term is commonly used to analyze and understand the development of characters in literature.

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  • 41. 

    What lit. term means "when a character has a struggle with outside forces such as nature"?

    • A.

      Struggle

    • B.

      Battle

    • C.

      External conflict

    • D.

      Natural conflict

    Correct Answer
    C. External conflict
    Explanation
    External conflict is the correct answer because it refers to a literary term where a character faces a struggle with outside forces, such as nature. This type of conflict occurs when a character is pitted against external obstacles or challenges that they must overcome. It can involve conflicts with other characters, societal norms, or natural elements like weather or animals. This term helps to highlight the challenges and obstacles that characters face in a story, adding tension and driving the plot forward.

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  • 42. 

    What lit. term means "a point of view using the pronoun "you" often seen in instructions or directions"?

    • A.

      Soliloquy

    • B.

      First person

    • C.

      Second person

    • D.

      Third person omniscient

    Correct Answer
    C. Second person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is second person. Second person is a literary term that refers to a point of view where the pronoun "you" is used. It is commonly seen in instructions or directions, as it directly addresses the reader or listener.

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  • 43. 

    What lit. term means "a practical or life lesson relating to the principles of right and wrong that are drawn from a literary work"?

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Moral

    • C.

      Rhetoric

    • D.

      denoeument

    Correct Answer
    B. Moral
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "moral" because a moral is a practical or life lesson that is derived from a literary work and relates to the principles of right and wrong. It is a message or teaching that the author intends to convey to the readers through the story. It helps the readers understand the ethical or moral values that the author wants to emphasize.

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  • 44. 

    What lit. term means "the highest point of suspense or interest in a story"?

    • A.

      Situational irony

    • B.

      Turning point

    • C.

      Climax

    • D.

      Crisis

    Correct Answer
    C. Climax
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "climax." In literature, the climax refers to the highest point of suspense or interest in a story. It is the moment of greatest tension or conflict, where the outcome of the story is usually determined. The climax is a crucial element in storytelling as it often leads to the resolution or conclusion of the plot.

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  • 45. 

    What lit. term means "an 'unknotting' or 'untying' of the conflict and wraps up the loose ends of the resolution"?

    • A.

      Denouement

    • B.

      Resolution

    • C.

      Final statements

    • D.

      Theme

    Correct Answer
    A. Denouement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is denouement. Denouement is a literary term that refers to the "unknotting" or "untying" of the conflict in a story. It is the part of the narrative where the loose ends of the resolution are wrapped up and the final outcome is revealed. It provides closure to the story and allows the reader to understand the final consequences of the conflict.

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  • 46. 

    What lit. term means "giving inanimate objects human-like qualities"? Ex: The wind tickled my neck.

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    D. Personification
    Explanation
    Personification is a literary term that involves giving inanimate objects human-like qualities. In the given example, the wind is described as tickling the speaker's neck, which is a human-like action. This use of personification helps to create a vivid and imaginative image in the reader's mind by attributing human characteristics to something non-human.

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  • 47. 

    What lit. term means "a phrase or saying not meant to be taken literally that is particular to a region or country"? Ex: I feel like a million bucks.

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Coherence

    • C.

      Tone

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    A. Idiom
    Explanation
    An idiom is a phrase or saying that is specific to a region or country and is not meant to be taken literally. It is a form of figurative language where the meaning of the phrase is different from the literal interpretation. The given example, "I feel like a million bucks," is an idiom because it is not meant to be taken literally, but rather implies that the person feels very good or confident.

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  • 48. 

    What lit. term means "a character whose  attitude and outlook on life does not change from the beginning of the story to the end"?

    • A.

      Static character

    • B.

      Dynamic character

    • C.

      Flat character

    • D.

      Epiphany

    Correct Answer
    A. Static character
    Explanation
    A static character is a literary term that refers to a character whose attitude and outlook on life remain consistent and unchanged from the beginning of the story to the end. This means that the character does not undergo any significant personal growth or transformation throughout the narrative. They maintain a fixed personality and do not experience any epiphanies or changes in their beliefs or values.

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  • 49. 

    What lit. term means "a point of view using the pronouns "he" "she" and "they" where the narrator can relate what multiple characters are doing and saying even though they might be in different places at the same time"?

    • A.

      Subjective point of view

    • B.

      Second person

    • C.

      3rd person omniscient

    • D.

      Objective point of view

    Correct Answer
    C. 3rd person omniscient
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3rd person omniscient. This literary term refers to a point of view where the narrator knows and can reveal the thoughts, feelings, and actions of multiple characters, even if they are in different locations. The narrator has a broad perspective and can provide insights into various characters simultaneously.

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  • 50. 

    What Lit. term means "a brief, funny story about one's self"?

    • A.

      Yarn

    • B.

      Pun

    • C.

      Biography

    • D.

      Anecdote

    Correct Answer
    D. Anecdote
    Explanation
    Anecdote is the correct answer because it refers to a short and humorous story about oneself. It is a literary term commonly used to entertain or illustrate a point in a conversation or writing. Anecdotes are often personal in nature and provide a glimpse into the experiences or thoughts of the storyteller.

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