Mood And Tone

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Mood And Tone Quizzes & Trivia

Students will distinguish between mood and tone in literature.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This is the author's attitude toward a topic, setting, or character.
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Opinion

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 2. 
    This is the overall feeling or atmosphere created by a work of literature.
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Fact

    • D. 

      Mood

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Misfortune always seemed to follow poor Emerson everywhere she went. Some of the things were 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