Mrs. Herter's LA Quiz #1

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  • 1. 
    What is a thesis statement?
    • A. 

      An argument

    • B. 

      A transition

    • C. 

      The focus of an essay

    • D. 

      The counter-argument

  • 2. 
    A heart doctor's daughter comes down with heart disease.  This is an example of -
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Understatement

  • 3. 
    Two complete sentences can never be separated by only a _______________.
  • 4. 
    The conclusion of a persuasive essay should end with --
    • A. 

      An argument

    • B. 

      A hook

    • C. 

      A call to action

    • D. 

      A question mark

  • 5. 
    The persuasive strategy that play on people's emotions is called --
    • A. 

      Pathos

    • B. 

      Ethos

    • C. 

      Kairos

    • D. 

      Big question

  • 6. 
    All 5 paragraphs of an essay should begin with a transition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The boy lifted his shirt up.  Which part of speech is "up?"
    • A. 

      A noun

    • B. 

      A preposition

    • C. 

      An adverb

    • D. 

      An adjective

  • 8. 
    I did all of my homework during study hall.  "During" is what part of speech?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Preposition

  • 9. 
    The Greek prefix "inter" means -
    • A. 

      Far

    • B. 

      Beside

    • C. 

      Between

    • D. 

      Against

  • 10. 
    This sentence is written correctly:  "In Algebra, I asked many questions."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The Greek prefix "dict" means _______________.
  • 12. 
    The word "its" is what part of speech?
    • A. 

      2nd p. pronoun

    • B. 

      1st p. pronoun

    • C. 

      3rd p. pronoun

    • D. 

      Interrogative pronoun

  • 13. 
    The rising action of a plot helps --
    • A. 

      The characters find their setting

    • B. 

      Build suspense

    • C. 

      Resolve the story

    • D. 

      The reader infer the ending

  • 14. 
    A river, blood or a sudden storm can all be examples of --
    • A. 

      Climax

    • B. 

      Point of view

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 15. 
    Which sentence is a "compound sentence?"
    • A. 

      I ate all of my cereal.

    • B. 

      Jimmy went to the story, and I followed him.

    • C. 

      Drusilla and I are best friends.

    • D. 

      Since last year, I have been growing my hair out.

  • 16. 
    All the world is a stage and the people are its actors.  This quote is an example of --
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Euphemism

    • D. 

      Idiom

  • 17. 
    Which sentence is an example of stereotype?
    • A. 

      My mother told me to get to school!

    • B. 

      I doubted that the dark-skinned man could speak English.

    • C. 

      The boys preferred to wear pink shirts.

    • D. 

      I'm sure the weather will be bad tomorrow.

  • 18. 
    An auto-biography is written from which vantage point?
    • A. 

      2nd person POV

    • B. 

      3rd person POV

    • C. 

      Omniscient POV

    • D. 

      1st person POV

  • 19. 
    In the Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator didn't know he was insane, but the reader learned this early on.  This is an example of --
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • C. 

      Verbal Irony

    • D. 

      Satire

  • 20. 
    A semi-colon is used when the pause is less than a __________ but more than a comma.
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