Literacy Terms Funky Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The general term that uses a word or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or normal meaning.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 2. 
    Language used to create a special effect or feeling.
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Figurative language

    • D. 

      Context

  • 3. 
    An exaggeration, or overstatement.
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      Connotation

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 4. 
    Stating an idea with restraint to emphasize what is being talked about, known as an understatement; but it also goes by another name. Instead of saying, 'He's dead', you might say, 'He's gone'. It's less offensive or harsh.
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Exposition

    • D. 

      Myth

  • 5. 
    Words that are old-fashioned and no longer sound natural.
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Archaic words

  • 6. 
    Writing that is intended to make clear, or explain, something that might otherwise be difficult to understand.
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Falling action

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 7. 
    A literary work in which a character is speaking about him or herself as if another person were present.
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Connotation

    • C. 

      Dramatic monologue

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 8. 
    A comparison of two unlike things in which a word of comparison is used, such as 'like' or 'as'.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 9. 
    The combined words or phrases a writer selects to create a certain picture in the reader's mind.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 10. 
    Writing that relates an event or a series of events.
    • A. 

      Narration

    • B. 

      Antithesis

    • C. 

      Protagonist

    • D. 

      Antagonist

  • 11. 
    A form of literature intended to mock a particular literary work or its style.
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Sarcasm

    • C. 

      Parody

    • D. 

      Fish

  • 12. 
    Giving hints and clues of what is to come later in a story.
    • A. 

      Shadows

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Narration

  • 13. 
    'She's as strong as a really thick piece of nylon, twined with steel'
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 14. 
    'He's a tank!' is an example of:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Connotation

    • C. 

      Euphemism

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 15. 
    You have to be cruel to be kind - is an example of:
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Metonymy

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 16. 
    Words used to describe the things they sound like are known as:
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Exaggeration

    • D. 

      Cool

  • 17. 
    Giving human qualities to non-human things is known as:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Sunshine

  • 18. 
    The main character or hero in a story is known as:
    • A. 

      Protagonist

    • B. 

      Antagonist

    • C. 

      Character

    • D. 

      Lennie

  • 19. 
    The use of praise to mock someone or something.
    • A. 

      Sarcasm

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Rude

  • 20. 
    The overall feeling, or effect, created by a writer's use of words.
    • A. 

      Home

    • B. 

      Phone

    • C. 

      Bone

    • D. 

      Tone