The Scarlet Letter Literary Terms Quiz 2

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The Scarlet Letter Literary Terms Quiz 2

This quiz will help to determine the students knowledge of basic literary terms that we find used by Hawthorne in the writing of The Scarlet Letter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A situation, incident, idea or image that is repeated significantly in a literary work.
    • A. 

      Antagonist

    • B. 

      Protagonist

    • C. 

      Motif

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Symbolism

  • 2. 
    The position or vantage point, determined by the author, from which the story seems to come to the reader.
    • A. 

      Narrator

    • B. 

      Point of view

    • C. 

      Antagonist

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Symbolism

  • 3. 
    An object, person or place that has a meaning in itself and that also stands for something larger than itself.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Protagonist

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Symbol

    • E. 

      Theme

  • 4. 
    The central or main character in a story that the plot is centered around.
    • A. 

      Narrator

    • B. 

      Point of view

    • C. 

      Antagonist

    • D. 

      Theme

    • E. 

      Protagonist

  • 5. 
    The emotional aspect of the work, which contributes to the feeling the reader gets from the book.
    • A. 

      Motif

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Theme

  • 6. 
    The person or force that is in conflict with, or opposes, the main character of the story.
    • A. 

      Rising action

    • B. 

      Protagonist

    • C. 

      Antagonist

    • D. 

      Conflict

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 7. 
    A figure of speech in which an object, abstract idea, or animal is given human characteristics.
    • A. 

      Symbol

    • B. 

      Narrator

    • C. 

      Foreshadowing

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 8. 
    The point of greatest dramatic tension or excitement in the story.
    • A. 

      Rising action

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Symbol

    • D. 

      Climax

    • E. 

      Foreshadowing

  • 9. 
    The part of the story's plot that adds complications to the problems and increases the reader's interest.
    • A. 

      Rising action

    • B. 

      Climax

    • C. 

      Symbol

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

    • E. 

      Protagonist

  • 10. 
    When and where the story takes place.
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Narrator

    • E. 

      Setting

  • 11. 
    The central or dominant idea behind the story.
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Narrator

    • E. 

      Setting

  • 12. 
    The use of hints or clues in a story to suggest what action is to come.
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

    • E. 

      Narrator

  • 13. 
    The one who tells the story.
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

    • E. 

      Narrator

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