Quiz: Test Your Literary Terms Knowledge!

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Quiz: Test Your Literary Terms Knowledge!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Lend me your ears" is an example of which literary term?
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Euphemism

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Synecdoche

  • 2. 
    A type of figurative language that makes a direct comparison not using like or as:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 3. 
    The use of indirect or polite language to express a concept generally considered unpleasant.
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      satire

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 4. 
    A type of figurative language that makes a comparison using "like" or "as"
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Characterization

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 5. 
    A fat, smelly man spends all of his days on his couch eating potato chips, smoking cigarettes, and watching football. A skinny, handsome man spends his days working out, eating healthy, and going to church. The fat man lives to be 97 and marries a supermodel. The skinny man dies at 23 of a heart attack. What is this story an example of?
    • A. 

      Coincidence

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Ode

  • 6. 
    In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, when Romeo finds Juliet in a drugged sleep, he assumes her to be dead and kills himself. Upon awakening to find her dead lover beside her, Juliet then kills herself. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Parody

    • B. 

      Metonomy

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      Euphemism

  • 7. 
    A complex, generally song lyric poem on a subject that is usually serious.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Elegy

    • C. 

      Ode

    • D. 

      Sonnet

  • 8. 
    A humorous piece of writing that usually makes fun of foolish or evil behavior is called a(n)...
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Satire

    • C. 

      Sketch

    • D. 

      Sonnet

  • 9. 
    A humorous, satirical, or burlesque imitation of a person, event, or serious work of literature designed to ridicule in nonsensical fashion or to criticize by clever duplication is called a...
  • 10. 
    "He is a man of the cloth" "The pen is mightier than the sword" "By the sweat of thy brow thou shalt eat thy bread" These are examples of...
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Polysyndeton

    • C. 

      Metonymy

    • D. 

      Simile

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