9-week Literature Terminology TEST

Multiple Choice Quiz-Cherokee Block-9 week FINAL
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What is a person or creature in a story is called?
Character
Character Traits
Resolution
Soliloquy
What do you call the notes in the margins of a piece of dramatic literature that tell the actors what to do and where to stand?
Playwright
Aside
personification
Stage Direction
__________ helps both the reader and the audience to understand what is going on because it introduces the characters and the setting of the story or play.
dramatic irony
Exposition
personification
Soliloquy
There is a central message in every piece of literature. What is this message called?
Playwright
Theme
Soliloquy
Falling Action
An ____________________ is a short comment made to the audience by an actor that only the audience is suppose to hear.
Aside
symbolism
Autobiography
Playwright
If an author gives nonliving things the characteristice of a living thing, the author is using what form of figurative language?
Autobiography
symbolism
Aside
personification
What do yo call the words used to describe a character?
symbolism
Soliloquy
Character Traits
dramatic irony
What do you call the lines spoken by the actors in a play?
Character
Stage Direction
Dialogue
Exposition
When there is a situation in which the audience knows more about what is going on in the story than the characters do, is called _____________.
symbolism
Resolution
Setting
dramatic irony
_______________________ is the set of events that lead into the major conflict of a story or play.
Character Traits
Character
Rising Action
Resolution
The point in a story or play when most of the action takes place is called ___________________.
Falling Action
Soliloquy
Memoir
Climax
What do you call the author of a play?
Setting
Playwright
Tragedy
Dialogue
What do you call a story of a person's life that is written by someone else?
dramatic irony
Biography
Autobiography
Playwright
The words that are chosen by an author based on the story's location and the time period of the story is _________.
Exposition
Rising Action
diction
Resolution
When an author writes about a special event that happened in their life, what type of nonfiction is it?
Memoir
Exposition
Aside
Character
___________________________ is a story written by an author about his or her own life.
Stage Direction
Autobiography
Memoir
Theme
What type of dialogue is it when an actor delivers a long speech to the audience, sharing his/her feelings or thoughts?
Character Traits
diction
Playwright
Soliloquy
The author's attitude toward his/her subject matter is called _____________________.
Memoir
Tone
Resolution
Falling Action
The movie titled, "Titanic", is an example of what kind of drama?
simile
Autobiography
Soliloquy
Tragedy
In a story, the events that happen after the climax but before the resolution of the story are called what?
Falling Action
Biography
Resolution
Playwright
When an author uses a word or an object to represent a specific feeling or idea, the author is using what form of figurative language?
Setting
symbolism
personification
hyberbole
What tells the reader or the audience where and when a story happens?
simile
Playwright
personification
Setting
When an author compares one thing to another and uses "like" or "as" in doing so, what type of figurative language is the author using?
Tragedy
personification
Autobiography
simile
When an author uses language to exaggerate an idea or a situation, the author is using what type of figurative language?
Dialogue
Tragedy
hyberbole
Character Traits
What do you call the end of a story when it is a short story or a novel?
Aside
simile
Tragedy
Resolution
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