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Literary Terms Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know your allegories from your allusions? Can you spot a euphemism in a sentence? What about the complicated subject of verisimilitude? If all these literary terms are rolling off your tongue with ease, you’re in the right place for some quizzes! We’ve put together a mass of literary quizzes, questions and queries to get your brain ticking over – why not challenge yourself right now?

From anagrams to verse via syntax and oxymorons, we’ve compiled some of the finest literary quizzes on the web. Can you give us an example of foreshadowing? How about hyperbole? Do you dare to take one of our tests and claim the title of Quiz Master? 
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Can you pass this test of Literary terms MCQs? Literary terms refer to those techniques, style, and formatting used mostly by authors, bloggers, speakers to emphasize and strengthen their compositions in a unique and beautiful...

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 16313   |  Last updated: Nov 19, 2021
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    It means "advance guard" or "vanguard" and is used to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

This is a multiple-choice quiz over mood and tone. There are short reading passages and then multiple-choice questions over various skills, but mainly focused on mood and tone.

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 53951   |  Last updated: Aug 3, 2020
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    Read the following poem, "A Birthday" by Christina Rossetti and answer the question below. My heart is like a singing bird.      Whose nest is a weathered shoot; My heart is like an apple-tree      Whose boughs are bent  with thick-set fruit; My heart is like a rainbow shell      That paddles in a halcyon [peaceful] sea; My heart is gladder than all these      Because my love has come to me. QUESTION: What mood do the details of the poem convey? (Look specifically at the three things the speaker compares her heart to.)

It's an essential requirement to have some knowledge of some basic literary terms to write something that matters. This quiz is based on some literary terms that define and identify personification, alliteration,...

Questions: 16  |  Attempts: 24099   |  Last updated: Sep 10, 2020
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    The repetition of the first consonant sound in words is:

Do you know your literary terms? Literary terms are words that every writer should know. It encompasses everything from the first-person point of view to foreshadowing. Literary terms describe the technique, style, and...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 549   |  Last updated: Mar 11, 2021
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    The word precis has been derived from............... language.

Oxymoron has been used in literature for the longest time, and we got to cover how it is used in our previous classes. These types of statements are self-contradictory, and people can get confused by some sentences. Take up the...

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 1201   |  Last updated: Aug 13, 2019
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    Which of the following is NOT an oxymoron? 
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This is a multiple-choice quiz over mood and tone. There are short reading passages and then multiple-choice questions over various skills, but mainly focused on mood and tone.

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 54137   |  Last updated: Aug 3, 2020
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    Read the following poem, "A Birthday" by Christina Rossetti and answer the question below. My heart is like a singing bird.      Whose nest is a weathered shoot; My heart is like an apple-tree      Whose boughs are bent  with thick-set fruit; My heart is like a rainbow shell      That paddles in a halcyon [peaceful] sea; My heart is gladder than all these      Because my love has come to me. QUESTION: What mood do the details of the poem convey? (Look specifically at the three things the speaker compares her heart to.)

It's an essential requirement to have some knowledge of some basic literary terms to write something that matters. This quiz is based on some literary terms that define and identify personification, alliteration,...

Questions: 16  |  Attempts: 24138   |  Last updated: Sep 10, 2020
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    The repetition of the first consonant sound in words is:

Can you pass this test of Literary terms MCQs? Literary terms refer to those techniques, style, and formatting used mostly by authors, bloggers, speakers to emphasize and strengthen their compositions in a unique and beautiful...

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 16388   |  Last updated: Nov 25, 2021
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    It means "advance guard" or "vanguard" and is used to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

When it comes to a story, the context is very important, and there are some things that a writer should be aware of and able to identify. This quiz on literary terms, but some answers may be the same in different numbers. Good...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 8030   |  Last updated: Mar 19, 2021
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    A person in a story, or literary work.

Definitions of common literary terms

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    1.       The point of view in which a  character in the work that tells the story while experiencing it:



Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 2621   |  Last updated: Dec 23, 2020
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    The time and location in which a story takes place.