Mood And Tone Trivia Quiz! Test

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Mood And Tone Trivia Quiz! Test

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  • 1. 
    Tone can be best described as:
    • A. 

      Attitude of the reader toward what they are reading about

    • B. 

      The author's attitude toward the subject he/she is writing about

    • C. 

      The overall mood or feeling in a story

    • D. 

      Reader's point of view

  • 2. 
    What is the "mood" of a story?
    • A. 

      Emotions audience feels from a given passage.

    • B. 

      The time and place of the story.

    • C. 

      The summary of events of the story.

    • D. 

      The lesson the reader learns from the story.

  • 3. 
    The tone and mood of a text can be very different.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which tone is represented in the following passage? Wow! With a top speed of one hundred fifty miles per hour, that car can almost fly!
    • A. 

      Calm

    • B. 

      Annoyed

    • C. 

      Scary

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 5. 
    What is the mood of the following passage? The alarm buzzed. Jordan smashed her fist down on it--hard. It flew off the nightstand and bounced off her cat, Armstrong. The cat yowled indignantly and rocketed out of the room.
    • A. 

      Eerie

    • B. 

      Humorous 

    • C. 

      Passionate

    • D. 

      Sarcastic

  • 6. 
    The Blue Jay is jumping on the tree singing and dancing happily. What is the blue jay's tone while singing?
    • A. 

      Joyful

    • B. 

      Confused

    • C. 

      Dreamy

    • D. 

      Hurt

  • 7. 
    Which tone is represented in the following passage? She delicately placed the cooing baby on a soft, freshly cleaned blanket.
    • A. 

      Calm

    • B. 

      Annoyed

    • C. 

      Scary

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 8. 
    Which tone is represented in the following passage? As that hurricane threatened, the wind's blast caused angry fifteen-foot waves to crash over the small houses near the shore.
    • A. 

      Scary

    • B. 

      Calm

    • C. 

      Annoyed

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 9. 
    Which tone is represented in the following passage? Ugh! Do I have to sit through another boring lecture on data entry again?
    • A. 

      Scary

    • B. 

      Calm

    • C. 

      Annoyed

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 10. 
    The footsteps were coming closer. I knew I had to get out of there fast. Looking desperately around, I finally spotted a small window at the end of the room, a beacon of light in the dark, rancid basement. I sprinted and leaped up to grab a ceiling pipe. Thankfully, the pipe was close enough to the window to allow me to swing my body through. My enemy was making his way down the hall, bursting open door after door. I needed to break through this window in two tries to make it out in time.
    • A. 

      Timid

    • B. 

      Cheerful

    • C. 

      Sorrowful

    • D. 

      Daring

  • 11. 
    The year is 2050. You've just graduated from a highly-ranked virtual university. You had the opportunity to take e-learning classes from great professors and world leaders in government and business. It's cool to be smart—and even cooler to really understand technology. Almost all the good jobs today involve science, engineering, and technology. And there is such a demand for workers with your skills that you can choose from thousands of jobs. Many of these jobs have high starting salaries and perks like your own pet robot, a new convertible automobile, or monthly online shopping allowances.
    • A. 

      Fearful

    • B. 

      Frightened

    • C. 

      Confident

    • D. 

      Depressed

  • 12. 
    The feeling or atmosphere of a story is the...
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Plot

  • 13. 
    Which of the following words is a mood?
    • A. 

      Serious

    • B. 

      Melancholy

    • C. 

      Witty

    • D. 

      Sarcastic

  • 14. 
    The young girl sat on the steps waiting for what seemed to be an eternity for her father to pick her up.  She was thinking about the last time she saw him.  It had been years.  Finally, it started getting dark outside and her mother called to her to come inside for dinner.  She bowed her head and slowly trudged inside as she came to the painful acceptance that he was not coming.  He had let her down so many times before. The mood of the passage is...
    • A. 

      Indifference

    • B. 

      Despair

    • C. 

      Surprise

    • D. 

      Contentment 

  • 15. 
    Which of the following mood words mean happy?
    • A. 

      Solemn

    • B. 

      Sorrowful

    • C. 

      Indifferent

    • D. 

      Cheerful

  • 16. 
    Which of the following mood words means sad?
    • A. 

      Serene

    • B. 

      Hopeful

    • C. 

      Sorrowful

    • D. 

      Apathetic

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a tone word that means funny?
    • A. 

      Comical

    • B. 

      Sarcastic

    • C. 

      Rediculous

    • D. 

      Joyful

  • 18. 
    Dark or poorly lit, Feeling depressed or pessimistic.
    • A. 

      Frantic

    • B. 

      Lonely

    • C. 

      Gloomy

    • D. 

      Optimistic

  • 19. 
    No emotion, feelings, or bias.
    • A. 

      Objective

    • B. 

      Lively

    • C. 

      Impatient

    • D. 

      Eerie

  • 20. 
    Frightening strange, or unexpected as to send a chill up the spine.
    • A. 

      Gloomy

    • B. 

      Enthusiastic

    • C. 

      Eerie

    • D. 

      Despairing

  • 21. 
    How would you characterize the tone of the following sentence: "I won the game fair and square — and I'll fight anyone who says differently!"
    • A. 

      Delighted

    • B. 

      Deceitful

    • C. 

      Bored

    • D. 

      Angry

  • 22. 
    What kind of tone would you most likely find in a newspaper editorial that endorses a political candidate?
    • A. 

      Gloom and despair

    • B. 

      Optimism and enthusiasm

    • C. 

      Sarcasm and anger

    • D. 

      Fear and loathing

  • 23. 
    A story's mood is often implied, instead of stated outright. What does "implied" mean?
    • A. 

      Declared 

    • B. 

      Denied

    • C. 

      Deceptive

    • D. 

      Hinted at

  • 24. 
    What might be the setting of a story with a lighthearted, relaxed mood?
    • A. 

      A drafty old castle

    • B. 

      The beach on a sunny day

    • C. 

      A junior high school math class

    • D. 

      An isolated cottage deep in the dark forest

  • 25. 
    What is the relationship between the mood of a piece of writing, and the reader of that piece?
    • A. 

      Mood is the feeling the reader gets from a piece of writing. 

    • B. 

       Mood is the knowledge the reader gains from a piece of writing. 

    • C. 

       Mood is the relationship the reader develops with the author of a piece of writing. 

    • D. 

      Mood is the amount of sympathy the reader feels for the characters within a piece of writing.

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