Quiz On Literary Terms: Test! Trivia

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Literary Terms Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The repetition of initial sounds in neighboring words?
    • A. 

      Allegory

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Anagram

  • 2. 
    An implied discrepancy between what is said and what is meant.
    • A. 

      Satire

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Juxtaposition

  • 3. 
    Reveals a kind of truth which at first seems contradictory.
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Flashback

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 4. 
    Determining time and place in fiction.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Verse

  • 5. 
    The comparison of two unlike things using like or as.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Verse

    • D. 

      Syntax

  • 6. 
    The substitution of an agreeable or less offensive expression in place of one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener.
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      Aphorism

    • C. 

      Motif

    • D. 

      Malapropism

  • 7. 
    The emotional attitude the author takes towards his subject.
    • A. 

      Conflict

    • B. 

      Connotation

    • C. 

      Mood

    • D. 

      Nemesis

  • 8. 
    The general idea or insight about life that a writer wishes to express.
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 9. 
    Harsh, discordant sounds.
    • A. 

      Euphony

    • B. 

      Cacophony

    • C. 

      Syllepsis

    • D. 

      Puns

  • 10. 
    An act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, esp. by the confusion of words that are similar in sound.
    • A. 

      Satire

    • B. 

      Spoonerism

    • C. 

      Malapropism

    • D. 

      Understatement