Literary Terms I Usage Quiz

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Literary Terms I Usage Quiz

Quiz on the first 14 terms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A character is the person, thing, or item that the story focuses on. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The setting of a story is the location only. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Mark and Anthony were arguing over the last piece of pizza. This is an example of _________________________________ . 
  • 4. 
    Which of the following provides a characterization of the character?
    • A. 

      Max is loud, obnoxious, smart and addicted to pain pills.

    • B. 

      Max is tall and thin.

    • C. 

      Max really needs to find money.

    • D. 

      Max is late for school and needs a ride.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of description? 
    • A. 

      Rita is wild and carefree.

    • B. 

      Rita is a 15 year old Hispanic American girl with long brownish-red hair and green eyes.

    • C. 

      Rita looks pretty today.

    • D. 

      Rita is the main character in my story.

  • 6. 
    The time and location of a story is the __________________.
  • 7. 
    The writer of a piece is the _________________.
  • 8. 
    When you use descriptive adjectives to help paint an IMAGE or PICTURE in the reader's mind, you are using ____________________.
  • 9. 
    HOW the author writes the story shows his or her _______________ or way of writing. 
  • 10. 
    The sequence of events in a story make up the __________________. For example: First, I woke up. Then, I remembered today was the day. Today I face my fears. The clowns are coming to town. 
  • 11. 
    The _________________ of a story is how it make the person reading FEEL. The setting can help set this element. 
  • 12. 
    A problem, struggle or fight that the characters face or are involved in is called __________________. 
  • 13. 
    ____________________ is when a person expects one thing to happen but the opposite occurs.  Example: The fire station burns down. 
  • 14. 
    The overall message or main idea of the writing is called the ___________________. This is usually a moral or statement about life such as "Violence never solves the problem - it just creates more."   
  • 15. 
    The person who tells the story provides the information from his/her/its __________________.  There are three main types. 
  • 16. 
    The _____________________ of a piece is how it SOUNDS. The words the writer choose sets the ______________ of the pieces. 
  • 17. 
    If the author tells about the personality of a character, he is using _______________________.
  • 18. 
    "She is wearing a bright blue sundress with a yellow headband and perfume that smells like the beach." This sentence is an example of imagery. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is an example of plot? 
    • A. 

      I got up late and rushed to the bus.

    • B. 

      The day over, I fell into bed.

    • C. 

      First, I got up late and rushed to the bus. Then, I failed two quizzes and had volleyball practice. Finally, I fell into bed.

    • D. 

      First, I got up late. Last, I went to bed.

  • 20. 
    Check all options that include description. 
    • A. 

      Mark is the main character.

    • B. 

      Mark is 16 years old and plays football.

    • C. 

      Taylor is a tomboy who loves to play football and hockey.

    • D. 

      Taylor is a girl.

  • 21. 
    Check any items that include characterization. 
    • A. 

      Micah is loud, angry and moody.

    • B. 

      Jaysen is cute.

    • C. 

      Mukaylee is sweet, caring and fun-loving.

    • D. 

      Watson is mean and never on time.

  • 22. 
    I am a very laid-back person who likes to do things my own way. I only wear comfortable clothes even if they are not fashionable, I love wearing my curly hair in crazy ways, and I wait until the last minute to do everything.  
    • A. 

      Description

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Style

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 23. 
    The ____________________ of this passage is humorous. The author uses words to make the piece sound funny and silly. 
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Tone

  • 24. 
    Check any of the following examples that include irony.
    • A. 

      The fire station burned down.

    • B. 

      I woke up late and I was late for school.

    • C. 

      The safety manager is in the hospital because he fell off a chair at work.

    • D. 

      I saved up all my summer money for tickets and then my mom won them from the radio station.

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