A Review Quiz On Poetry And Drama! Trivia

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A Review Quiz On Poetry And Drama! Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words is called. . .
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Consonance

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Idiom

  • 3. 
    Words with a double meaning; a ‘play on words’
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Parasol

    • C. 

      Presentation

    • D. 

      Pun

  • 4. 
    An expression of extreme ______________ is called hyperbole.
  • 5. 
    Words that imitate their sound are called
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Onamonapeea

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Giving human-like qualities to inanimate/non-human things is called
    • A. 

      Personalizing

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Personizing

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    What do you call using an object to represent an idea?
    • A. 

      Symbolism

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Consonance

  • 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

  • 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

  • 11. 
    What poets write, the actual words used to form the framework of rhythm and meter
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Foot

    • C. 

      Lyrics

    • D. 

      Form

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    The pattern of long and short syllables in a poetic line.
    • A. 

      Meter

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Foot

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 15. 
    Setting is the __________ and location of the action
  • 16. 
    The high point of the story is called the . . .
    • A. 

      Characters

    • B. 

      Setting

    • C. 

      Resolution

    • D. 

      Climax

  • 17. 
    You should _________ turn your back to the audience when you are perfoming in a play, especially while you are speaking.
  • 18. 
    On the script the _________  directions are usually in parenthesis.
  • 19. 
    Plays, poetry and other forms of fiction use ____________ themes because it helps the audience relate to a shared idea.