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  • Q1
    What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?
    A simile is a type of figure of speech, while a metaphor is a type of genre
    A simile is a comparison of two opposite things, while a metaphor is a comparison of two similar things
    A simile uses 'like' or 'as' to compare two things, while a metaphor directly states that one thing is another thing
    A simile is only used in poetry, while a metaphor is used in all types of literature
  • Q2
    What is the definition of symbolism in literature?
    The order of events in a story
    A type of genre in literature
    A representation of something else, typically something abstract, through the use of symbols
    A character's physical appearance
  • Q3
    What is the definition of theme in literature?
    The setting where the story takes place
    The underlying message or meaning conveyed by a work of literature
    The main character of a story
    The events that lead to the climax of a story
  • Q4
    What is the definition of foreshadowing?
    A way of describing a character's appearance in detail
    A literary device used to give hints or clues about what will happen later in a story
    A literary technique used to slow down the pacing of a story
    A type of plot in which the protagonist confronts a series of obstacles
  • Q5
    What is the purpose of the rising action in a story?
    To describe the historical context of the story
    To resolve the conflict and tie up loose ends
    To introduce the main characters and setting
    To build suspense and develop the plot and characters
  • Q6
    What is the definition of personification in literature?
    A type of conflict in which the protagonist struggles against society
    A literary device used to create a sense of time and place
    A figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to non-human things
    A way of narrating a story from multiple perspectives
  • Q7
    What is the purpose of using context clues in reading?
    To determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases.
    To analyze the characters' motivations.
    To summarize the main idea of a text.
    To identify the author's tone.
  • Q8
    What is the main idea of a text?
    The setting of the story.
    The most important point the author is trying to make.
    The way the characters look and act.
    The sequence of events in a story.
  • Q9
    What is inferencing in reading?
    Using clues in the text and what you know to make an educated guess about something.
    Taking a test without studying.
    Listening to music while reading.
    Finding the definition of a word in a dictionary.
  • Q10
    What is an example of figurative language?
    Table of contents
    Past tense verb
  • Q11
    What is a strategy for taking standardized tests?
    Read the question and all answer choices carefully before answering.
    Choose the first answer that looks right to save time.
    Skip all questions that you don't know the answer to.
    Only read the first and last sentence of the passage.
  • Q12
    What is the definition of context clues?
    Hints within a text that help the reader determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word or phrase.
    The setting of a story.
    The sequence of events in a story.
    The lesson the reader learns.
  • Q13
    What is the purpose of using literary devices in writing?
    To distract from the main message
    To confuse the reader
    To enhance the reader's experience or understanding of the text
    To make the text more difficult to read
  • Q14
    What is the difference between denotation and connotation?
    Denotation refers to cultural associations and connotation refers to the literal meaning
    Denotation and connotation mean the same thing
    Denotation refers to emotional associations and connotation refers to the literal meaning
    Denotation refers to the literal meaning of a word, while connotation refers to the emotional or cultural associations that a word carries
  • Q15
    What is the main purpose of using evidence in an argumentative essay?
    To confuse the reader and make the essay more difficult to read
    To show off the writer's knowledge on the topic
    To provide interesting facts for the reader to consider
    To support the writer's claims and persuade the reader to agree with the writer's point of view

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