A Review Quiz On Poetry And Drama! Trivia

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Just a way for my 8th graders to check themselves for readiness on the poetry and drama unit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which word matches this definition : a figure of speech comparing to unlike things using like or as

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as". It is a direct comparison that helps to create vivid imagery and enhance the reader's understanding. In contrast, a metaphor makes a direct comparison without using "like" or "as". Personification is when human qualities are given to non-human objects, and an idiom is a phrase or expression that has a figurative meaning different from its literal meaning.

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  • 2. 

    The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words is called. . .

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Consonance

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    Alliteration is the correct answer because it refers to the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. This literary device is often used to create rhythm, emphasize certain words or phrases, and add musicality to the text. It is commonly found in poetry, slogans, and tongue twisters.

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  • 3. 

    Words with a double meaning; a ‘play on words’

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Parasol

    • C.

      Presentation

    • D.

      Pun

    Correct Answer
    D. Pun
    Explanation
    A pun is a form of wordplay that exploits multiple meanings of a word or phrase. It often involves using a word or phrase that sounds similar but has different meanings, resulting in a humorous or clever effect. In this case, the words listed - personification, parasol, presentation, and pun - all have single meanings, except for pun, which is specifically associated with words having double meanings. Therefore, pun is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    An expression of extreme ______________ is called hyperbole.

    Correct Answer
    exaggeration
    exageration
    Explanation
    An expression of extreme exaggeration is called hyperbole. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggerating something for emphasis or dramatic effect. It is used to make a point or create a vivid image by stretching the truth beyond what is reasonable or realistic. In this context, the correct spelling is "exaggeration," not "exageration."

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  • 5. 

    Words that imitate their sound are called

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Onamonapeea

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    A. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate or resemble the sounds they describe. Examples include words like "buzz," "hiss," or "bang." This literary device is used to create vivid and sensory imagery, allowing readers to better visualize and experience the sounds being described. Onomatopoeia is different from metaphor and simile, which involve comparisons and figurative language.

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  • 6. 

    Which word means a figure of speech comparing 2 or more things by not using like or as?

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Connsonance

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two or more things by stating that one thing is another, without using the words "like" or "as". It is a direct comparison that helps create vivid imagery and convey a deeper meaning. Unlike a simile, which uses "like" or "as" to make a comparison, a metaphor suggests a direct similarity between the two things being compared. Therefore, the correct answer is metaphor.

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  • 7. 

    Giving human-like qualities to inanimate/non-human things is called

    • A.

      Personalizing

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Personizing

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Personification
    Explanation
    Personification is the correct answer because it refers to the act of giving human-like qualities or characteristics to inanimate or non-human things. This literary device is commonly used in literature and poetry to make the objects or concepts more relatable and engaging for the readers. It helps create vivid imagery and adds depth to the writing by attributing human emotions, actions, or traits to non-human entities.

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  • 8. 

    What do you call using an object to represent an idea?

    • A.

      Symbolism

    • B.

      Repetition

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Consonance

    Correct Answer
    A. Symbolism
    Explanation
    Symbolism refers to the practice of using an object to represent an idea. It is a literary device commonly used in literature, art, and other forms of expression to convey deeper meanings and messages. Through the use of symbols, writers and artists can communicate abstract concepts, emotions, or themes in a more vivid and impactful way. Symbolism adds depth and layers to the work, allowing the audience to interpret and engage with the piece on multiple levels.

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  • 9. 

    The time period into which the beat of the poetic line is divided,  made up of several syllables, some long, some short

    • A.

      Meter

    • B.

      Rhythm

    • C.

      Foot

    • D.

      Measure

    Correct Answer
    C. Foot
    Explanation
    In poetry, the beat of a poetic line is divided into units called feet. Each foot consists of several syllables, with some syllables being long and others being short. Therefore, the correct answer is "foot".

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  • 10. 

    An expression that has a meaning different than the literal meaning or the individual words ( can be somewhat cultural).

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Idiom

    • C.

      Repetition

    • D.

      Rhythm

    Correct Answer
    B. Idiom
    Explanation
    An idiom is an expression that has a meaning different from the literal meaning of the individual words. Idioms are often culturally specific and can be difficult for non-native speakers to understand. They are commonly used in everyday language and add color and depth to communication. Examples of idioms include "kick the bucket" meaning to die, or "break a leg" meaning good luck.

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  • 11. 

    What poets write, the actual words used to form the framework of rhythm and meter

    • A.

      Meter

    • B.

      Foot

    • C.

      Lyrics

    • D.

      Form

    Correct Answer
    C. Lyrics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lyrics" because poets write the actual words used in their poems, and these words form the framework of rhythm and meter. Lyrics refer to the words of a song or poem, typically set to music, and they play a crucial role in creating the overall artistic expression and emotional impact of the piece.

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  • 12. 

    The overall feeling the poem creates; the emotions that you (audience) feels while you are reading. 

    • A.

      Mood

    • B.

      Theme

    • C.

      Tone

    • D.

      Zone

    Correct Answer
    A. Mood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is mood. The mood of a poem refers to the overall atmosphere or emotional feeling that it evokes in the reader. It is the emotional response or reaction that the audience experiences while reading the poem. The mood can be sad, happy, nostalgic, mysterious, or any other emotion that the poet intends to convey through their words. It sets the tone for the entire poem and helps to create a certain ambiance or atmosphere.

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  • 13. 

    The attitude that an author takes toward the audience, the subject, or the character which is conveyed through the author's words and details

    • A.

      Mood

    • B.

      Theme

    • C.

      Tone

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Tone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is tone. The explanation for this is that tone refers to the attitude that an author has towards the audience, subject, or character, which is conveyed through their choice of words and details. It is the overall emotional quality or atmosphere of a piece of writing.

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  • 14. 

    The pattern of long and short syllables in a poetic line.

    • A.

      Meter

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Foot

    • D.

      Rhythm

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhythm
    Explanation
    The term "rhythm" refers to the pattern of long and short syllables in a poetic line. It is a fundamental element of poetry that helps create a musical and rhythmic flow in the language. Meter, tone, and foot are related terms in poetry, but they do not specifically refer to the pattern of syllables in a poetic line. Therefore, the correct answer is rhythm.

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  • 15. 

    Setting is the __________ and location of the action

    Correct Answer
    time
    time period
    Explanation
    The setting refers to the time and location of the action in a story. It includes the specific time period in which the events take place. The time period helps to establish the historical context and influences the overall atmosphere and mood of the story. By understanding the time period, readers can better comprehend the characters' motivations and actions within the given setting.

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  • 16. 

    The high point of the story is called the . . .

    • A.

      Characters

    • B.

      Setting

    • C.

      Resolution

    • D.

      Climax

    Correct Answer
    D. Climax
    Explanation
    The climax is the highest point of tension or conflict in a story, where the main characters face their biggest challenge or make a crucial decision. It is the turning point that determines the outcome of the plot and leads to the resolution. The climax is often the most intense and exciting part of the story, where the stakes are at their highest. It is the moment that keeps readers engaged and eager to know what will happen next.

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  • 17. 

    You should _________ turn your back to the audience when you are perfoming in a play, especially while you are speaking.

    Correct Answer
    never
    not
    Explanation
    When performing in a play, it is important to maintain a connection with the audience. Turning your back to them, especially while speaking, breaks this connection and can make it difficult for the audience to hear and understand your lines. Therefore, the correct answer is "never" or "not" to turn your back to the audience during a performance.

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  • 18. 

    On the script the _________  directions are usually in parenthesis.

    Correct Answer
    stage
    Explanation
    In a script, the stage directions are usually written in parenthesis. Stage directions provide instructions to the actors and the production team on how to move, speak, and interact with the set and props on stage. These directions are important for the smooth execution of the play and help in creating the desired visual and dramatic effects.

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  • 19. 

    Plays, poetry and other forms of fiction use ____________ themes because it helps the audience relate to a shared idea.

    Correct Answer
    universal
    universel
    Explanation
    Plays, poetry, and other forms of fiction use universal themes because it helps the audience relate to a shared idea. Universal themes are those that are timeless and can be understood and appreciated by people from different cultures and backgrounds. These themes often explore fundamental aspects of the human condition, such as love, loss, friendship, or the search for meaning. By incorporating universal themes, writers can create stories and characters that resonate with a wide range of people, fostering a sense of connection and understanding among the audience.

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