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Satire Terms Test

Quiz by Velva Fowler

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  • Q1
    What is the definition of satire?
    A type of fiction
    A serious philosophical discourse
    A form of poetry
    The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
  • Q2
    What is a paradox?
    A clear statement of fact
    A direct question
    A simple statement of opinion
    A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true
  • Q3
    What is antithesis?
    A similar entity
    A close friend
    A person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else
    A mirror image
  • Q4
    What is parody?
    An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect
    An original creation
    A serious interpretation
    A factual representation
  • Q5
    What is obscenity?
    The state of being polite
    The state of being moral
    The state of being religious
    The state or quality of being obscene; obscene behavior, language, or images
  • Q6
    What is hyperbole?
    Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
    Factual statements
    Simple observations
    Understated claims
  • Q7
    What is sarcasm?
    Serious praise
    Flattering comments
    Complimentary language
    The use of irony to mock or convey contempt
  • Q8
    What is Horatian satire?
    A sincere and complimentary form of satire
    A gentle, sympathetic form of satire in which the subject is mildly made fun of with a show of engaging wit. This form of satire tends to ask the audience to laugh at themselves as much as the players
    A harsh and bitter form of satire
    A direct and confrontational style of satire
  • Q9
    What is dramatic irony?
    When everyone is aware of the same information
    When there is no difference in awareness
    When the characters know something the audience doesn't
    When the audience knows something that the characters don't
  • Q10
    What is verbal irony?
    Literal language
    Straightforward communication
    Irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning
    Honest expression
  • Q11
    Which literary device is the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect?
  • Q12
    What is the term for a change to an opposite direction, position, or course of action?
    Dramatic irony
    Moral voice
  • Q13
    What is a harsher, more contemptuous form of satire where the subject is condemned known as?
    Dramatic irony
    Juvenal satire
  • Q14
    Which literary device involves exaggerating certain characteristics of a person for a comedic effect?
    Moral voice
  • Q15
    What is a pun (double entendre)?
    A serious statement
    An emotional outburst
    A factual account
    A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.

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