Literary Device Pre-assessment Quiz

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Literary Device Pre-assessment Quiz

Use your prior knowledge of literary devices to complete this pre-assessment activity.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     "Polly Pocket picked a purple plant" is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Contrast

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personifcation

  • 2. 
     An extreme exaggeration is called a(n)
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 3. 
     Which is NOT a form of conflict?
    • A. 

      Man vs. Man

    • B. 

      Man vs. Himself

    • C. 

      Man vs. Nature

    • D. 

      All of the above are examples of conflict

  • 4. 
     A well-painted mental image is called:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 5. 
    The contrast between what happens and what was expected. 
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

  • 6. 
    A comparison between two objects without using "like" or "as"... 
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 7. 
    The feeling the reader takes away with him or her after reading... 
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Mood

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 8. 
     Which of the following is a simile?
    • A. 

      "She is an angel"

    • B. 

      "Jumbo Shrimp"

    • C. 

      'She is like an angel"

    • D. 

      "The wind whistled through the trees"

  • 9. 
     The moral or message of the story is called the ...
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Voice

    • D. 

      Mood

  • 10. 
     "Buzz" and "BAM!" are examples of
    • A. 

      Allusions

    • B. 

      Allegories

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Similes

  • 11. 
    "pretty ugly" and "jumbo shrimp" are examples of: 
    • A. 

      Similies

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 12. 
    The giving of human-like traits to inanimate objects is... 
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 13. 
    The use of "I", "me", "mine" in a point of view is... 
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      Omniscient

  • 14. 
     The point of view where the narrator tells the story to another character using "you," so that the story is being told through the addressee's point of view?
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      Omniscient

  • 15. 
    The point of view where the reader only knows the actions and saying of the characters is called... 
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      Omniscient

  • 16. 
    The reader knows what the characters are thinking, saying and doing. ("God-like") 
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      Omniscient

  • 17. 
    The author's feelings towards the subject or topic is called the... 
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Tone

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Links the objects, characters, and events of a story with meanings beyond the literal meaning of the story; tells a larger story using characters and events as symbols
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Allegory

  • 19. 
     When an author incorporates a hint, warning, or indication of a future event into his/her writing
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Tone

    • D. 

      Symbolism