Unfamiliar Text Exam Preparation

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A quiz to help students preparing for the NCEA unfamiliar text examination.


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  • 1. 
    If allegory is a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one, then consider this example and decide if it is ALLEGORY. The Pandora woods is a lot like the Amazon rainforest (the movie stops in its tracks for a heavy ecological speech or two), and the attempt to get the Na'vi to 'cooperate' carries overtones of the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    View the following topical article http://www.upworthy.com/a-song-about-not-letting-women-drive-cars-just-became-a-hit-single?c=ufb1  and decide which type of text it is
    • A. 

      Satire

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Slang

    • D. 

      Poetry

  • 3. 
    What is the effect of the language feature of direct speech on the reader like in the following example: I remember my mother saying, "Never ride in boys' cars after dark."
    • A. 

      Makes you wonder what accent they have

    • B. 

      Develops character and reveals relationships

    • C. 

      Tests whether the writer is using correct punctuation

    • D. 

      Warns of the dangers of riding in cars

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      cliche

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Analogy

  • 5. 
    Read the poem and choose the best explanation for the repetition at the end of each stanza: The Woman Behind Burka Why are you hiding your beauty behind that net of blue burka? Why do you allow yourself  to walk on the streets like a ghost without a face and right to exist?  Why do you allow yourself  to be imprisoned by Taliban`s iron fist on how you as a woman should behave and dress before the eyes of the public?  Why do you say yes to be hidden  without a face and your right to exist?  Show your face as window to your identity as a person. Free yourself from layers of clothes in the searing heat Walk on the street with  peace, tolerance and openness. Share your grace and beauty  Redeem your own dignity.
    • A. 

      Because the writer wants to stare at the woman's face because she is beautiful

    • B. 

      To make sure the reader gets the point

    • C. 

      The writer added it to make sure there were enough lines in each stanza

    • D. 

      To emphasise the message that the burka diminishes the woman's right to show off her beauty

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      It makes the meaning change so it has a double meaning.

    • B. 

      It makes it sound more like a moan or a gripe.

    • C. 

      It makes it sound more angry and full of emotion.

    • D. 

      It makes more emphasis on the the 'wasted' rather than the 'efforts'

  • 7. 
    In our UNFAMILIAR TEXT TOOLKIT, we use the acronym ART WARS as a memory prompt...which of the following is the correct interpretation of the acronym?
    • A. 

      About, Repeated Ideas, Tone, Words, Alliteration, Rhyme & rhythm, Structure

    • B. 

      About, Repeated Irony, Tone, Words, Assonance, Rhetorical Question, Sibilance

    • C. 

      Assonance, Rhetorical Question, Tension, Alliteration, Reasons, Simile

    • D. 

      Alliteration, Repeated Imagery, Tigers, Wetaphor,Assonance, Rhyme, Slang

  • 8. 
    Read the following article and choose the language feature term to best describe it. http://www.policeassn.org.nz/newsroom/publications/featured-articles/beginner%E2%80%99s-guide-police-harassment
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Satire

    • C. 

      Rhetoric

    • D. 

      Discourse

  • 9. 
    The following are all examples of which language feature: A few sandwiches short of a picnic. The angels carried him away. Kicked the oxygen habit. Rounded feminine beauty ideal
    • A. 

      Euphemisms

    • B. 

      Rhymes

    • C. 

      Cliches

    • D. 

      Extended metaphors

  • 10. 
    If you found the following phrase in a story, which language feature label would you give it? "Don't get your knickers in a twist just 'cause your old man's shot through!"
    • A. 

      Double negative with an imperative

    • B. 

      Slang

    • C. 

      Euphemism

    • D. 

      Assonance