Irony is ___.
A. the logical chain of events in a story
B. the most important element in fiction
C. the difference between what is expected and what really happens
D. the writer's expression of personal opinions
When a character says one thing but means something else, there is ___.
A. verbal irony
B. situational irony
C. dramatic irony
D. fated irony
In the case of situational irony, ___.
A. the expected happens
B. the writer tricks the audience
C. chance plays a profound role
D. tragedy is inevitable
Dramatic irony occurs when?
A. The protagonist shocks the audience.
B. The writer tricks the audience.
C. The audience knows something that the charcters do not know
D. Tragedy cannot be avoided
The term "point of view" refers to the way a writer has chosen to ___.
A. create conflict
B. present dialogue
C. resolve conflict
D. see and tell a story
The omniscient narrator ___.
A. is a character in the story
B. knows everything about the characters
C. uses the first-person pronoun "I"
D. resolves conflicts
In the third-person limited point of view, the narrator ___.
A. relates the entire story in flashback
B. analyses the past, present, and future
C. describes the feelings of all characters
D. focuses on thoughts/emotions of 1 character
When 1 character tells the story, the point of view is called ___.
A. third-person omniscient
B. second person
C. first person
D. third-person limited
The narrator and the writer ___.
A. are always the same
B. are never the same
C. are not necessarily the same
D. present different points of view in every story
The exposition of a story ___.
A. introduces characters, conflict, and setting
B. predicts ultimately what will happen
C. summarizes all important occurences
D. is always presented in the first paragragh
Conflict in the story may occur between ___.
A. 2 characters
B. a characters and his environment
C. a character and his conscience
D. all of the above
An internal conflict takes place ___.
B. between 2 characters
C. among famly members
D. in a character's mind
The greater the conflict in a stroy is ___.
A. the more we care about the outcome
B. the more the characters in the story fight
C. the longer the story is
D. the more difficult the story is to read
The "bare bones" of plot include all of the following EXCEPT ___.
D. complication and climax
In the complication of the plot, the ___.
A. conflict is resolved
B. characters encounter difficulties
C. characters are introduced
D. reader realizes the outcome of the story
The climax of the story ___.
A. always comes in the final sentence
B. refers to the theme
C. occurs when the reader realizes the final outcome
D. follows exposition
The French term "denouement" means ___
A. "How is your day?"
C. "Dessert is ready."
D. "unraveling of the knot."
The Necklace: The narrator suggests that Mathilde's problem is that she ___.
A. needs a job to give her self-worth
B. was born into the wrong social class
C. does not know how to spend her vast wealth
D. does not love her husband
The Necklace: Mathilde envies the social class and wealth of others because ___.
A. she was born wealthy but wants more
B. feels that she deserves a better life
C. her husband is very demanding
D. her friends encourage her to be a social climber
The Necklace: In "The Necklace," the greatest situational irony occurs when Mme. Loisel ___.
A. is born into the wrong social class
B. convinces her husband to buy the dress
C. attends the party of her dreams
D. discovers she had wasted 10 years of her life
The Necklace: Which statement best summarizes the irony of the story?
A. Being in debt can ruin a friendship.
B. A wealthy person struggles to maintain wealth.
C. People overly concerned with appearences can be undone by appearances.
D. A couple loses everything when they try to mix with high society.
The Necklace: What is the irony of Mme. Loisel's greeting to Mme. Forestier that "I've had plenty of troubles- and all because of you!"
A. The troubles were caused by fate alone.
B. Mme. Loisel caused her own troubles.
C. Mme. Forestier refused to help.
D. Mme. Loisel blames her husband.
The Necklace: One of the principle themes of the story concerns the danger of ___.
A. attaching too much importance to wealth and social status
B. trying to escape one's fate
C. getting too deeply in dept
D. giving in to a spouse's demands
The Necklace: Why is Mme. Loisel "filled with anguish" when she asks to borrow the necklace?
A. She is humiliated to have to borrow jewelry.
B. She does not want to go to the reception.
C. She lacks confidence in their friendship.
D. Mme. Forestier gives her too many choices.
The Necklace: How does Mme. Loisel's anguish about borrowing the necklace turn out to be ironic?
A. She is allergic to jewelry.
B. She forgets to wear it to the party.
C. No one notices her.
D. Later, the necklace causes even more worry.
The Necklace: Guy de Maupassant tells his story in ___.
A. first-person from Mme. Loisel's point of view
B. third-person limited focusing on Mme. Loisel
C. third-person limited from M. Loisel's point of view
D. third-person omniscient point of view
The Necklace: This point of view allows the reader to ___.
A. see what Mme. Forestier thinks of Mathilde
B. know what each chacter thinks of Mathilde
C. understand the details of her life as a clerk.
D. know why Mathilde is unhappy with her life
The Necklace: True or False: At the beginning of the story, Mme. Loisel greives constantly because she feels that she has a deprived life and deserves to have better things.
The Necklace: Read the following passage, then answer true or false.
At the conclusion, Mme. Loisel reflects "sometimes, while her husband was at work, she would sit near the window and think of that long-ago evening when... she had been so beutiful and admired."
This excerpt indicates that Mme. Loisel has been successful and contented troughout her life.
The Necklace: Mme. Loisel is "full of a proud and simple joy" that she replaced the necklace so perfectly." In what way is this feeling ironic.
A. Mme. Loisel's pride ruined her.
B. The necklace turned out not to be a perfect match.
C. Mme. Loisel thought she would never have joy again.
D. Mme. Loisel had felt inferior to Mme. Forestier.
The Necklace: Mme. Forestier's final words, "Why at most [the necklace] was worth 500 francs!" can be described as ___.
A. verbal irony
B. situational irony
C. logical irony
D. farce irony
The Cask of Amontillado: Why is the narrator pleased to meet Fortunado?
A. To invite him to share a glass of Amontillado.
B. To put into effect his plan for revenge.
C. To invite him to see his family's catacombs.
D. To attend the carnival together.
The Cask of Amontillado: How are Montressor and Fortunato alike?
A. They share an interst in fine wine.
B. They have an affection for each other.
C. They share a common respect for Luchesi.
D. They both have a hateful nature.
The Cask of Amontillado: "The Cask of Amontillado" is primarily about ___.
A. a carnival celebration
B. the Montressor family history
C. a murderous revenge plot
D. a cask of fine sherry
The Cask of Amontillado: What kind of mood does Poe create by setting the story in a vault?
The Cask of Amontillado: Montresor vows revenge because Fortunato ___.
A. threatened him
B. humiliated him
C. accosted him
D. insulted him
The Cask of Amontillado: Why does Montresor warn Fortunato about the bad air in the vaults?
A. Montresor wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives.
B. Montresor wants to save Fortunato from premature death.
C. Montresor wants to avoid responsibilty for Fortunato's death.
D. none of the above
The Cask of Amontillado: When Montresor says that he must not only punish, but punish with impunity, he means that ___.
A. he must get away with the crime
B. he wants to make headline news and get credit for his work
C. he does not wish to accept responsibilty for his actions
D. he secretly wants to be caught
The Cask of Amontillado: Poe achieves a sense of immediacy in the story by using ___.
A. a third-person narrator
B. an omniscient narrator
C. a first-person narrator
D. a limited third-person narrator
The Cask of Amontillado: One reason that the narrator is viewed as unreliable is he ___.
A. is drunk
B. does not reveal any specifics up from the past leading to his actions
C. is wealthy and snobbish
D. has a fever and is ranting senselessly
The Cask of Amontillado: Which statement supports the claim that Montresor is insane?
A. He wears a bizzare costume.
B. He pays full price for a cask of wine.
C. The thought of Fortunado's death makes him smile.
D. He asks Luchesi to taste the wine.
The Cask of Amontillado: Which of the following clearly illustrates Montresor's use of reverse psychology?
A. He suggests that Fortunato should allow Luchesi to be the expert who tastes the wine.
B. He forbids the servants from leaving the house even though he will not be returning.
C. He has a trowel in his hand to complete the job.
D. both A and B
E. all of the above
The Cask of Amontillado: True or False: There is no evidence that Montresor gets away with "the perfect crime."
The Cask of Amontillado: True or False: Dramatic irony is established in the first sentence when the reader realizes that Fortunato is destined to die in Montresor's hands.
The Cask of Amontillado: Montressor is able to exploit Fortunato's "Achilles' heel," which is Fortunato's ___.
A. connoisseurship of wine
B. reliance on tobacco products
C. history of being a liar
D. both A and C
The Cask of Amontillado: In "The Cask of Amontillado" dramatic irony occurs when ___.
A. Fortunato dresses like a jester.
B. The reader knows the revenge plot; Fortunato does not.
C. The narrator urges Fortunato to test the wine.
D. The crime is during carnival season.
E. all of the above
The Cask of Amontillado: All of following are examples of verbal irony except ___.
A. "My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met!"
B. "The Montresors were a great family."
C. "You are a man to be missed."
D. "A toast to your good health."
The Cask of Amontillado: The first-person point of view enhances the dramatic irony by ___.
A. revealing the narrator's evil nature and plot firsthand
B. expaining the motives of Fortunato
C. demonstrating Montresor's verbal irony
D. establishing Fortunato as the story teller
The Gift of the Magi: In her excitement, Della "leaped up like a little singed cat" makes wonderful descriptive use of this literary device!
The Gift of the Magi: O. Henry's purpose in writing "The Gift of the Magi" is to ___.
A. retell the Christmas story in modern times
B. make fun of Jim and Della
C. show the best gifts are from the heart
D. create sympathy for the poor
The Gift of the Magi: When O. Henry writes that "life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating," he is making a statement about ___.
A. the overall sadness of life
B. what a crybaby Della is
C. how often people get ill
D. the way women express emotion
The Gift of the Magi: Jim's "peculiar expression" when he sees Della's haircut is a result of ___.
A. his anger for her cutting her hair
B. his confusion about why she looks different
C. the realization that the combs are useless
D. he no longer finds her attractive
The Gift of the Magi Jim's reaction to Della's gift reveals that he is ___.