Short Story Key Terms: Pre-test

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Short Story Key Terms: Pre-test

This is a FORMATIVE pre-test that will assess your existing knowledge and understanding of elements of the Short Story and common literary features used by authors. You will receive a grade score, but this will NOT be RECORDED. The purpose of this pre-test is to determine which areas of instruction we will be focusing on in the upcoming unit. If many of these terms are not familiar to you DO NOT PANIC - that means we will cover them in class as part of our unit, or work with individuals to fill in the gaps.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please enter your name and class block here: 
  • 2. 
    2.  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE is used to make the story come alive in the reader's mind.  The words and phrases are not meant to be taken in a literal sense.   Choose the best  TERM for the following example: Her house is a prison from which she can not escape. 
    • A. 

      Oxymoron

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 3. 
    She moved through the darkened house as quiet as a mouse. 
    • A. 

      Oxymoron

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 4. 
    The waves danced on the shore as the moon smiled down on the two figures walking hand in hand. 
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 5. 
    I was so angry my head exploded.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 6. 
    Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 7. 
    "The molten golden notes" is an example of
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 8. 
    "Snap, crackle pop" is an example of 
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Consonance

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 9. 
    "Jumbo shrimp","burning cold" and" open secret" are all examples of 
    • A. 

      Juxtaposition

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 10. 
    POINT OF VIEW:  stories can be told from many different points of view.  Read each sentence below and chose the correct point of view.The girl looked at the boy waiting at the bus stop and thought, "He looks familiar."
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Second Person

    • C. 

      Third Person

    • D. 

      Omniscient.

  • 11. 
    The girl looked at the boy waiting at the bus stop and thought, "He looks familiar."  The boy saw the girl looking at him and prayed, "Please don't recognise me!"
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Second Person

    • C. 

      Third Person

    • D. 

      Omniscient

  • 12. 
    I looked at the boy waiting at the bus stop and thought, "He looks familiar."
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Second Person

    • C. 

      Third Person

    • D. 

      Omniscient

  • 13. 
    Everyone has experienced that feeling when you see someone you recognise and because of mistakes you made in the past, you hope they do not recognise you.  
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Second Person

    • C. 

      Third Person

    • D. 

      Omniscient