Irony Quiz 1

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Irony Quiz 1

A detailed exam of the uses of Irony.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    "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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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.

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    What type of irony is present:Janice begins to receive threatening notes in the mail and on her car.  Then, a car tries to run her over in a dark parking lot.  She can’t see who the driver is.  She goes to her best friend Doug for help.  However, her attacker keeps trying to kill her.  Finally, Doug has her come stay with him at his cabin so she will be safe.  Then, he reveals that HE is the attacker!!
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

    • D. 

      No irony

  • 7. 
    The character of Paul's father was depicted as an example of Situational Irony.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When Paul looks down on his teacher for showing up at the theater, what type of Irony is shown?
    • A. 

      Situational, because we know that Paul is in no position to judge his teacher, but he remains unaware of this.

    • B. 

      Verbal, because he says that she has every right to be there, but he thinks the opposite.

    • C. 

      Dramatic, because he feels her not good enough to be there, but we know that he is in the same position.

    • D. 

      Non-ironic

  • 9. 
    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.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 10. 
    Which statement below demonstrates verbal irony?
    • 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!"

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