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AP Literary Terms (Revised) Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Historical Novel
  2. Sociological Novel
  3. Inciting Events
  4. Style
  5. Exposition
  1. a emphasizes the influence of economic and social conditions on characters and events and often embodies an implicit thesis for social reform.
  2. b the event(s) that triggers the conflict.
  3. c is the codified gestures, in which the author tells the story. Along with plot, character, theme, and setting, style is considered one of the fundamental components of fiction
  4. d full-length fiction book, using historical facts as its basis for plot or setting, but including imaginary characters and dialogue.
  5. e A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a novel in which the examination of intellectual issues and concepts takes precedence over characterization or a traditional storyline
  2. A character who is in most ways opposite to the main character (protagonist) or one who is nearly the same as the protagonist. The purpose of the foil character is to emphasize the traits of the main character by contrast only
  3. A form of novel in which magic, mystery, horrors, and chivalry abound; works having extravagant characters, remote or exotic settings, adventure, magic, chivalry, and love.
  4. A character flaw that causes the downfall or death of a person of high rank/status
  5. is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Third Person ObjectiveNarrator sees the world through only one characters eyes and thoughts.

          

  2. Static CharacterA character who embodies a single quality and who does not develop in the course of a story

          

  3. AntagonistMain Character

          

  4. Fictionliterally means "beyond fiction". This novel type self-conciously addresses the devices of fiction exposing the fictional illusion.

          

  5. Denouement/ Resolutionliterally means "beyond fiction". This novel type self-conciously addresses the devices of fiction exposing the fictional illusion.

          

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