Literary Terms Review Quiz

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  • 1. 
    "He ran like a scared cat" is an example of?
    • A. 

      Apostrophe

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 2. 
    What is a metaphor that gives human qualities to an inanimate object?
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Apostrophe

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 3. 
    What term is illustrated by the following quote, "The gold flowing from Mr. Tryssenaar's head..."?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Metonymy

  • 4. 
    "O Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou, Romeo?" is an example of?
    • A. 

      Metonymy

    • B. 

      Apostrophe

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 5. 
    A thud is an example of onomatopoeia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    "Poetry is old, ancient, goes back far. It is among the oldest of living things. So old it is that no man knows how and why the first poems came." The most used literary device in this quote is?
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Consonance

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 7. 
    The phrase, "It was so cold, I saw polar bears bears wearing jackets." is an example of?
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Synecdoche

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 8. 
    Which term(s) is(are) rarely the correct answer on the English Provincial?
    • A. 

      Synecdoche

    • B. 

      Metonymy

    • C. 

      Not Synecdoche and Metonymy

    • D. 

      Both Synecdoche and Metonymy

  • 9. 
    "Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary." is an example of?
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 10. 
    Define Consonance.
    • A. 

      When the word imitates the sound it describes.

    • B. 

      Sound pattern formed by repeating consonant sounds.

    • C. 

      Creation of a pattern of sound using repeated vowel sounds.

    • D. 

      Constant rhyming scheme.

  • 11. 
    A chorus is a form of repetition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The tallest short person in the room gets to eat, is an example of?
    • A. 

      Oxymoron

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 13. 
    Why are symbols used?
    • A. 

      Represent abstract ideas

    • B. 

      Allude to other texts

    • C. 

      Compare two objects

    • D. 

      Emphasize emotions

  • 14. 
    “What poetic device is a reference to a historical figure or event?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Diction

  • 15. 
    An overused expression such as "He saw the writing on the wall," is an example of?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Cliché

    • D. 

      Myth

  • 16. 
    What is a Parody?
    • A. 

      An untrue or self-contradictory statement

    • B. 

      The feeling of pity, sympathy, and tenderness

    • C. 

      Humour used to highlight weaknesses of concepts or expressions

    • D. 

      A common device used to arrange words

  • 17. 
    What term is illustrated by the following quote, "And I have promises to keep,/ And miles to go before I sleep,/ And miles to go before I sleep."?
    • A. 

      Dissonance

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Cliche

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 18. 
    What is a form of irony that is the opposite of hyperbole?
    • A. 

      Vivification

    • B. 

      Satire

    • C. 

      Understatement

    • D. 

      Personal Anecdote

  • 19. 
    Identify the term that means the substitution of a pleasant expression for a blunt one such as "to pass away" for to die.
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      Cacophony

    • C. 

      Epigram

    • D. 

      Elegy

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not a type or form of irony?
    • A. 

      Verbal

    • B. 

      Climatic

    • C. 

      Situational

    • D. 

      Dramatic

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