Creative Nonfiction Quiz

PART I. SIMPLE RECALL (x1). Identify what is described/defined in each statement. Answers may be repeated.

  1. It is the basic unit or line of a poem.
  2. It is the number of syllables per line and how these are accented.
  3. It is the message or image conveyed by a poem.
  4. It is the words used by the poet to paint images in the minds of the reader.
  5. It is the attitude of the writer towards the material.
  6. It is the overall psychological feelings invoked in a reader.
  7. It is also called mood.
  8. It is a concrete object that represents something other than what it is.
  9. It contains the lines that characters speak in a play.
  10. It tells the actors what to do, where to go on stage, and how to say the lines.
  11. It is the arrangement of events in a story.
  12. It is the pattern of the rhyming words in a poem.
  13. It is the story’s most emotional and suspenseful part.
  14. It happens when the storyteller tells the readers about the characters’ backgrounds or traits.
  15. It tells where a story takes place.
  16. It happens when a storyteller shows the characters’ traits through scenes and dialogues.
  17. It answers the question from whose perspective the story is told.
  18. It is an utterance that contradicts the reality of a given situation.
  19. It pertains to the building blocks of creative nonfiction.
  20. It refers to the verbal exchange between characters.
  21. It is the use of the same grammatical structure.
  22. It is the process of revealing the personalities of the characters to the readers.
  23. It is a nonfictional event that triggers one to write or a scene wanted to share with readers.
  24. It is an explicit or implicit statement about the subject.
  25. It compares something familiar to something unfamiliar to explain something.
  26. It is a general topic of interest.
  27. It usually becomes the starting point in our own narratives of the self.
  28. It tells whether the story is told in the first, second, or third person.
  29. It maps out the itinerary that takes the reader to the conclusion of the story.
  30. It defines the features of a particular literary genre.
  31. It is used when the narrator is all-knowing and is positioned ‘above the action.’
  32. It is the disparity between what a character knows and what the reader really knows.
  33. It is how the reader is moved after reading and all realizations.
  34. It is also known as a universal symbol.
  35. It is a round or three-dimensional character.
  36. It is the sequence of events in a logical and clausal manner.
  37. It usually happens when two or more words have the same ending sound.
  38. It aims to present a story in an engaging style while ‘painting the scenes.’
  39. It is a way of getting at a truth that exists beyond the literal.
  40. It allows one to remember certain motor skills and perform them without conscious effort.


  1. verse
  2. meter
  3. theme
  4. imagery
  5. tone
  6. mood/atmosphere
  7. atmosphere
  8. symbol
  9. dialogue
  10. stage direction
  11. plot
  12. rhyme scheme
  13. climax
  14. direct characterization
  15. setting
  16. indirect characterization
  17. angle
  18. verbal irony
  19. scenes
  20. dialogue
  21. parallelism
  22. characterization
  23. inciting events
  24. theme
  25. analogy
  26. subject
  27. earliest memory
  28. point of view
  29. plot
  30. literary conventions
  31. omniscient
  32. dramatic irony
  33. meaning
  34. archetype
  35. complex character
  36. plot
  37. rhyme
  38. creative nonfiction
  39. metaphor
  40. muscle memory