English Test: Trivia Quiz On Literary Terms And Devices!

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  • 1. 

    Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net.This metaphor compares Brian to a wall because __________.

    • A.

      He was strong

    • B.

      He was tall

    • C.

      He kept returning the balls

    Correct Answer
    C. He kept returning the balls
    Explanation
    This metaphor compares Brian to a wall because just like a wall, he consistently and continuously bounced every tennis ball back over the net. This implies that Brian was extremely reliable and consistent in returning the balls, just like a wall that always rebounds any object that comes in contact with it.

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  • 2. 

    We would have had more pizza to eat if Tammy hadn’t been such a hog. Tammy was being compared to a hog because she __________.

    • A.

      Looked like a hog

    • B.

      Ate quickly

    • C.

      Smelled bad

    Correct Answer
    B. Ate quickly
    Explanation
    Tammy was compared to a hog because she ate quickly. This comparison implies that Tammy consumed the pizza in a greedy or voracious manner, similar to how a hog would eat. The phrase "such a hog" suggests that Tammy's eating habits were excessive or selfish, resulting in less pizza for others to enjoy.

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  • 3. 

    A simile compares two things using the words

    • A.

      Like

    • B.

      As

    • C.

      Like and as

    Correct Answer
    C. Like and as
    Explanation
    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as." This comparison helps to create a vivid image or understanding by highlighting similarities between the two things being compared. By using "like" or "as," the simile draws a parallel between the two objects or concepts, allowing the reader or listener to make a connection and better comprehend the intended meaning.

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  • 4. 

    I want to read the next issue of Iron Man because it ends with this picture. It is a ___________________

    • A.

      Foreshadow

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Cliffhanger

    Correct Answer
    C. Cliffhanger
    Explanation
    A cliffhanger is a narrative device used to leave the audience in suspense or anticipation, typically at the end of a chapter, episode, or installment. In this context, the person wants to read the next issue of Iron Man because it ends with a picture that creates suspense or leaves the story unresolved, indicating a cliffhanger ending. This suggests that there is a significant event or plot twist that will likely be revealed in the next issue, enticing the reader to continue with the story.

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  • 5. 

    If the author leaves you wanting to find out what happens next,  it is called a

    • A.

      Aliteration

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Cliffhanger

    Correct Answer
    C. Cliffhanger
    Explanation
    A cliffhanger refers to a narrative device used by authors to create suspense and leave readers wanting to know what happens next. It typically occurs at the end of a chapter or story, where the plot is left unresolved or a significant event is left hanging. This technique is often used in books, movies, and TV shows to keep the audience engaged and eager for the next installment. A cliffhanger is not related to alliteration or metaphor, which are literary devices used for different purposes.

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  • 6. 

    If the chapter I was reading ended like this picture, I would want to keep reading because the author used a

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Cliffhager

    Correct Answer
    C. Cliffhager
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cliffhanger" because a cliffhanger is a narrative device where the story ends at a suspenseful or unresolved moment, leaving the reader wanting to know what happens next. This creates anticipation and curiosity, making the reader eager to continue reading to find out the resolution.

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  • 7. 

    If the first sound in a group of words is repeated over and over it is called

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    Alliteration is the correct answer because it refers to the repetition of the initial sound in a group of words. This literary device is commonly used in poetry and prose to create rhythm, emphasize certain words or phrases, and make the writing more memorable. Simile and metaphor, on the other hand, are figures of speech that involve comparisons between two different things.

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  • 8. 

    In the movie The Wizard of OZ, Mrs. Gulch took Toto, Dorothy's dog.  Mrs Gulch would become the Wicked Witch of the West later in the movie. This is an example of

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Foreshadowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    This is an example of foreshadowing because it hints at what will happen in the future. Mrs. Gulch taking Toto and later becoming the Wicked Witch of the West suggests that there is a connection between the two characters and foreshadows the conflict that will arise between Dorothy and the Wicked Witch later in the movie.

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  • 9. 

    In this simile, two things are being compared. What are they?

    • A.

      A trunk and a letter

    • B.

      Castles and elephants

    • C.

      An animal and a tusk.

    Correct Answer
    B. Castles and elephants
    Explanation
    The correct answer is castles and elephants. In a simile, two things are being compared using the words "like" or "as". In this case, the comparison is between castles and elephants. This suggests that the two things share some similarities or characteristics. Castles are being compared to elephants, possibly indicating that they are both large, grand, or majestic in some way.

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  • 10. 

    It was a beautiful castle, covered in gold trim with gardens of lollipops around it that glistened in the sparkling afternoon sun. All the bold faces words create a _________________________.

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    C. Mood
    Explanation
    The description of the beautiful castle, gold trim, and sparkling afternoon sun creates a certain atmosphere or emotional feeling, which is known as the mood. The vivid imagery and positive details suggest a cheerful and enchanting mood.

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  • 11. 

    Makes a comparison between two things and does not use the words "like",or "as"

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Cliffhanger

    • C.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things without using the words "like" or "as". It creates a direct comparison between two unrelated subjects, highlighting their similarities in a more imaginative and expressive way. Unlike a simile, which also makes a comparison but uses "like" or "as" to do so, a metaphor creates a stronger and more direct connection between the two things being compared. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is metaphor.

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  • 12. 

    My old cat Toby, was a lightning bolt!!!!This is an example of a

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Conflict

    • C.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    This sentence is an example of a metaphor because it compares the cat Toby to a lightning bolt. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to convey the idea that Toby was very fast or energetic.

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  • 13. 

    Suddenly the sky got dark and Art still had  a long ride home. Then thunder clouds started moving in. Art had to drive 200 miles. He got in the car.He knew he shouldn't. this storm is an example of

    • A.

      Foreshadow

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    A. Foreshadow
    Explanation
    The storm in the passage is an example of foreshadowing because it hints at something that is about to happen. The darkening sky and thunder clouds moving in suggest that there will be a significant event or change in the near future, possibly affecting Art's journey home. This creates a sense of anticipation and prepares the reader for what is to come.

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  • 14. 

    Sue is a  mule and will NEVER change her mind. This is an example of

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Flashback

    • C.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "Sue is a mule and will NEVER change her mind" is an example of a metaphor. It compares Sue to a mule, implying that she is stubborn and unyielding in her beliefs or decisions. The use of "mule" in this context is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to convey a certain characteristic or trait of Sue.

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  • 15. 

    The reason the author wrote the book is the

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Theme

    • C.

      Conflict

    Correct Answer
    B. Theme
    Explanation
    The author wrote the book with a specific theme in mind. A theme is a central idea or message that the author wants to convey through their writing. It serves as the underlying purpose or motivation behind the creation of the book. By focusing on a theme, the author is able to explore and develop certain concepts, emotions, or issues within the story. The theme provides a cohesive structure and meaning to the book, allowing readers to engage with the deeper layers of the narrative.

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  • 16. 

    This is an example of

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Cliffhanger

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    This question is asking for an example of a literary device, and the correct answer is simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as." It is often used to make a description more vivid or to create a stronger image in the reader's mind. The question does not provide any additional context or information to suggest any of the other options (metaphor or cliffhanger), so simile is the most appropriate choice based on the given options.

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  • 17. 

    This simile means

    • A.

      Weightlifting is animals

    • B.

      Glasses are like an animal

    • C.

      Strong as an Ox

    Correct Answer
    C. Strong as an Ox
    Explanation
    This simile is used to describe someone or something that is very strong. The phrase "strong as an Ox" implies that the person or thing being referred to has immense physical strength, similar to that of an Ox, which is known for its power and ability to carry heavy loads.

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  • 18. 

    To give a hint or clue of things to come

    • A.

      Conflict

    • B.

      Foreshadow

    • C.

      Cliffhanger

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreshadow
    Explanation
    Foreshadowing is a literary technique used to give hints or clues about future events in a story. It helps create suspense and anticipation by suggesting what might happen later on. In this context, the phrase "To give a hint or clue of things to come" perfectly aligns with the concept of foreshadowing. Conflict and cliffhanger, although related to suspense and anticipation, do not specifically refer to the act of hinting or suggesting future events.

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  • 19. 

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Cliffhanger

    • C.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
  • 20. 

    • A.

      When you use like or as

    • B.

      Whne you start each word with the same sound

    • C.

      When you give a hint

    Correct Answer
    B. Whne you start each word with the same sound
  • 21. 

    • A.

      Flashback

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
  • 22. 

    • A.

      External Conflict

    • B.

      Foreshadow

    • C.

      Internal Conflict

    Correct Answer
    C. Internal Conflict
  • 23. 

    • A.

      External Conflict

    • B.

      Internal Conflict

    • C.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    A. External Conflict
  • 24. 

    • A.

      Mood

    • B.

      Foreshadow

    • C.

      Internal Conflict

    Correct Answer
    C. Internal Conflict
  • 25. 

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Conscience

    • C.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    C. Mood

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