Tone And Mood: Passage Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 

    This is the author's attitude toward a topic, setting, or character.

    • A.

      Mood

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Opinion

    • D.

      Theme

    Correct Answer
    B. Tone
    Explanation
    The author's tone refers to the attitude or feelings that the author has towards a topic, setting, or character. It is the way in which the author expresses their emotions or opinions through their writing. The tone can be determined by analyzing the language, word choice, and overall style of the author. It is different from mood, which refers to the atmosphere or emotional state created in the reader. Opinion refers to a personal belief or judgment, while theme refers to the central message or main idea of a literary work.

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  • 2. 

    This is the overall feeling or atmosphere created by a work of literature.

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Fact

    • D.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    D. Mood
    Explanation
    Mood refers to the overall feeling or atmosphere that is created by a work of literature. It encompasses the emotional tone and atmosphere that is evoked in the reader. The mood can be described as happy, sad, suspenseful, or any other emotion that the author intends to convey through their writing. It sets the tone for the entire piece and influences the reader's emotional response to the story.

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  • 3. 

    There is no person like me in my middle school or on Earth. My mom will have to agree with me about that because she always says there’s no kid like me. She says this as she shakes her head whenever she witnesses my greatness, which happens almost every day.      I believe my mom because I am special. No one can match my intelligence—not even my teachers who do not seem to teach me anything at all. I am kind enough to sit and listen to them, yet they have the nerve to give me a D in each of my classes. The teachers are jealous of my brain. No one else has one like mine—I am unique. My classmates are jealous of me as well. I try to help them out when they are doing something wrong. However, they refuse to be helped when I tell them they are doing something so wrong. I would think anyone would like my assistance.  What is the tone of the passage?

    • A.

      Scornful

    • B.

      Conceited

    • C.

      Anxious

    • D.

      Relaxed

    Correct Answer
    B. Conceited
    Explanation
    The passage is written in a conceited tone. The narrator consistently boasts about their intelligence, uniqueness, and greatness, while belittling their teachers and classmates. They believe that no one can match their intelligence and that others are jealous of them. This arrogant and self-centered attitude reflects a conceited tone.

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  • 4. 

    Breakfast food should only be eaten in the morning! Such items such as scrambled eggs, hash browns, and waffles should only be served during the early hours. Once 11 a.m. rolls around, all breakfast eating should stop immediately. What kind of world would it be if breakfast could be served at all hours of the day?      No one would be certain of the time of day because they will be confused—too puzzled to figure it out. In order to save us from disorder, we should separate all food and eat them during the proper time. That's the only way to save the world from chaos. With the support from all people around the world, this service can be done. We will make sure that no one will ever make the mistake of mixing different meals during the day! What best describes the tone throughout the passage?

    • A.

      Calm

    • B.

      Appreciative

    • C.

      Insistent

    • D.

      Happy

    Correct Answer
    C. Insistent
    Explanation
    The passage is insistent because it strongly advocates for the idea that breakfast food should only be eaten in the morning. The author believes that serving breakfast food at any other time would cause confusion and disorder. They emphasize the importance of separating different meals and eating them at the proper time to prevent chaos. The language used in the passage conveys a sense of urgency and determination, making the tone insistent.

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  • 5. 

     My legs are about to give in. The strain from the sprint has pushed them to their breaking point. My breathing has become short—now, it is too difficult to breathe. My arms have dropped to my side as my body droops ever so slightly. Come on and push, I say to myself. Only a few more meters away.      There is a push to go forward, but every step is heavy, a burden. My entire body burns for oxygen, but there seems to be no ready supply for me. I see the other sprinters try to move ahead, past me, but I have not come this far to lose. I make for one last push, for the finish line is just up ahead. Lunging forward, I find my body cross the finish line.  What is the overall mood of the passage?

    • A.

      Cheerful

    • B.

      Relaxed

    • C.

      Intense

    • D.

      Melancholy

    Correct Answer
    C. Intense
    Explanation
    The overall mood of the passage is intense. The description of the physical strain on the body, the difficulty in breathing, and the determination to push forward all contribute to a sense of intensity and urgency. The use of words like "breaking point," "burden," and "burns" further emphasize the intense nature of the situation.

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  • 6. 

    We must do something about the trash that floats in the Trinity River. It is too unsafe for the city and for the families who visit the river every year. The trash floats to the surface and makes the water unsafe so that nothing can survive in it. Even the animals that live on and near the river need to be saved from the filth. Bits and pieces of the trash invade their homes and cause great harm. No person and no living thing deserve the effects that the trash creates when it is thrown carelessly into the river. It is our duty to clean the water. It is our responsibility to keep what our community holds dear free from harm. What best describes the tone throughout the passage?

    • A.

      Calm

    • B.

      Serious

    • C.

      Amused

    • D.

      Nervous

    Correct Answer
    B. Serious
    Explanation
    The passage consistently conveys a serious tone through its use of strong language and urgent pleas. The author emphasizes the dangers and harm caused by the trash in the Trinity River, highlighting the need for immediate action. The tone is not calm or amused, as it expresses concern and urgency rather than tranquility or humor. There is no indication of nervousness in the passage either. Therefore, serious is the most appropriate description for the tone.

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  • 7. 

    Misfortune always seemed to follow poor Emerson everywhere she went. Some of the things we're really out of her control. She could not stop the rain from falling on her science project. She could not do anything about how the bus was running late for school. Emerson was a victim of very bad luck.      So, like any other day, Emerson looked unhappily out the bus window as she rode to school. She was sitting by herself because no one wanted to have her bad luck rub off on them. All of the other kids were chatting away because they had an English essay due that day. Emerson was not happy because she had forgotten her paper on her desk at home. It was just like any other day in her unfortunate world. Sadly, Emerson rummaged through her backpack to look for her planner, but she suddenly stopped. There! There was her English paper! She had put her paper in her bag. This day is going to be okay after all! thought Emerson.  What is the mood at the beginning of the passage?  How does it change by the end of the passage?

    • A.

      From happy to sad

    • B.

      From pessimistic to optimistic

    • C.

      From excited to bored

    • D.

      From exciting to lonely

    Correct Answer
    B. From pessimistic to optimistic
    Explanation
    The mood at the beginning of the passage is pessimistic, as it describes how misfortune always follows Emerson and how she is a victim of bad luck. However, by the end of the passage, the mood changes to optimistic. This is evident when Emerson discovers that she had actually brought her English paper with her, which makes her think that the day is going to be okay after all.

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