Types Of Irony

15 Questions
Types Of Irony

Identifying three types of irony

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 3. 
    You work at a fire extinguisher factory, when you get home your house is on fire and you don't have one.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 4. 
    In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Oedipus searches to find the murderer of the former king of Thebes, only to discover that it is himself, a fact the audience has known all along.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 5. 
    Boxing is called a noble sport, yet the people who do it are aggressive violent thugs
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 6. 
    "In There's Something About Mary (1998), [when] Ted thinks he's been arrested for picking up a hitchhiker while the audience knows he's being questioned by police about a murder, otherwise innocuous lines he delivers, such as 'I've done it several times before' and 'It's no big deal,' generate laughter."
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 7. 
    A patient is at the dentist and just as the dentist is about to give him a shot in the mouth to numb him, the patient says, "Wow, this is going to be fun!"
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 8. 
  • In The Truman Show, the viewer is aware that Truman is on a television show, but Truman himself only gradually learns this.
  • A. 

    Verbal irony

  • B. 

    Situational irony

  • C. 

    Dramatic irony

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 10. 
    In Othello, the audience knows that Desdemona has been faithful to Othello, but Othello does not. The audience also knows that Iago is scheming to bring about Othello's downfall, a fact hidden from Othello, Desdemona, Cassio and Roderigo.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 13. 
    In a movie, a man is about to shoot someone, However, when the noise of the gun being fired occurs, instead of the bullet hitting the victim, the shooter himself is shot by someone else.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 14. 
    Someone referring to someone's son-in-law as their 'favorite', when in fact that is far from the truth.
    • A. 

      Dramatic orony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 15. 
    The local fire station burns down.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony