Literature Test Study Guide

Literature Test Study Guide - Literature Test Questions 1....

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Unformatted text preview: Literature Test Questions 1. Match each definition with its literary element. Select your answer from the pull-down list. The author's attitude toward a subject conveyed in a literary work The use of figurative language to indicate ideas, people, etc. The location and time of a work of literature A person, place, or thing that carries multiple meanings beyond its literal meaning 2. What is climax? Select one. A. The point of highest drama and tension in a narrative B. The illumination of the protagonist's problems C. The development of the characters' conflicts D. The complication of the conflict that leads to greater difficulties 3. Match each description with its literary character type. Select your answer from the pull-down list. A complex character presented in detail A character who is the primary source of conflict in a dramatic situation A stereotypical character that occurs frequently in literature The primary figure in a dramatic situation 4. Which character is an antagonist? Select one. A. Character A - Gus in Native Son B. Character B - Iago in Othello C. Character C - Marlow in Heart of Darkness D. Character D - Bernard in Brave New World 5. The following excerpt from Robert Frost's "Birches" describes ice falling from tree branches: Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen. What is the meaning of the hyperbole? Select one. A. A very large amount of the ice has come off the trees. B. Now that the ice has fallen, the sky looks very different. C. The ice on the ground looks like a stained glass window. D. The speaker appreciates the fragility of winter. 6. Match each description with its literary term. Select your answer from the pull-down list. Sonnet, Satire, Allusion, Allegory and soliloquiy A poem written in meter that can usually be divided into an octave and sestet A work in which events have consistent symbolic meanings A reference to events outside of the literary work A work that mixes humor with social criticism to make a point 7. Match each definition with its literary term. Select your answer from the pull-down list. Verse, narrative, genre, motiff, ephiphany A composition divided into lines with regular rhythm A category of literature divided according to expectations about form and content A composition that tells a story A moment of insight, discovery, or revelation that alters a character's life 8. The following poem is "The Heart," by Stephen Crane: In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial, Who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, "Is it good, friend?" "It is bitter--bitter," he answered; "But I like it Because it is bitter, And because it is my heart." How does the tone convey the poet's attitude toward human nature?...
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