Irony Review Quiz

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Irony Review Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In real life, an ambulance comes to a woman's house to take her to the hospital, hopefully to save her life.  On the way to the hospital the ambulance is hit by a semi truck and everyone on board the ambulance is killed.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 2. 
    You work all afternoon cooking a fancy dinner for your boyfriend.  When he takes his first bite, he spits it out into his napkin without you seeing and says to you, "Oh Sweetie, this is wonderful!"
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 3. 
    A movie you are watching shows a woman jogging in the woods.  The next scene shows a mountain lion lying in wait down the path where the woman is jogging.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 4. 
    In your history book, you read about a young man in the Revolutionary War who kills a British soldier.  That soldier who was killed turns out to be his favorite cousin.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

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

      The cat ran away from the dog.

    • B. 

      She told everyone what a beautiful day it was.

    • C. 

      A vampire has a cross in his house.

    • D. 

      Penny is beautiful.

  • 6. 
    Romeo arrives at the Capulet family tomb to find his love, Juliet supposedly dead. However, we the audience know that Juliet is not really dead, she merely took a potion to make it look like she was dead for her own motives. When the audience of a story knows more than the characters involved, what type of irony is employed?
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of verbal irony?
    • A. 

      A left handed person is called "Lefty"

    • B. 

      A tall person is called "Shorty

    • C. 

      An arrogant criminal gets caught.

    • D. 

      A best selling writer's latest novel is a flop.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?
    • A. 

      A mother expecting her children to do well in school, and they make the honor roll.

    • B. 

      A man meets his long-lost son but doesn't know it, although the reader does.

    • C. 

      A little girl can see the future.

    • D. 

      A teacher tells her students they did well on a test, but actually they all failed.

  • 9. 
    The son of the police chief is arrested for attempted burglary.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 10. 
    The student in class who had the highest grades in middle school drops out of high school. This is an example of which type of irony?
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 11. 
    Any instance in which the narrator or a character says one thing but means something else is
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 12. 
    The discrepancy between the expected results in a situation and the actual results that occur is
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 13. 
    When the audience understands something that a character does not know, this is
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 14. 
    Sarcasm is a form of verbal irony. Which statement below demonstrates sarcasm?
    • A. 

      A basketball fan remarks, "Watching Michael Jordan play ball knocks my socks off!"

    • B. 

      A soccer fan remarks, "That goalie is in way over his head."

    • C. 

      A football fan remarks, "That receiver's face was as white as a ghost, as the ball whizzed past his hands."

    • D. 

      A baseball fan remarks, "I just love lots of homework on opening night of the World Series!"

  • 15. 
    SItuational Irony occurs when what happens in the story is what is expected to happen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Verbal Irony is when the character says exactly what they mean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If you call someone who has failed a math test "Einstein" you are using a form of what type of irony?
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 18. 
    Dramatic Irony occurs when the reader has information that one or more of the characters does not have.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In "The Highwayman," when King George's men have Bess tied up, the highwayman doesn't know it, but we, the readers, know that a trap is set for him. This is an example of ________ irony?
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 20. 
    "He waited his whole darn life to take that flight, and as the plane crashed down he said, "Now isn't this nice?" - from the song "Ironic" by Alannis Morisette
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Verbal and situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal and dramatic irony

    • D. 

      Situational and dramatic irony

  • 21. 
    She met the man of her dreams and then met his gorgeous wife.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 22. 
    In the children's story "Little Red Riding Hood" we know that the wolf has eaten the grandmother, but Little Red Riding Hood does not know that.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 23. 
    10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 24. 
    An old man won 100 million dollars in the lottery and then died the following day.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 25. 
    Bob has waited all day long to take a cigarette break.  As he walks outside, he sees that a NO SMOKING sign has just been posted.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

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