Literary Elements and Devices Multiple Choice Quiz

Literary Elements and Devices Multiple Choice Quiz. This test covers various topics in literature including literary forms and elements, figures of speech, and critical approaches in examining literary works.

  1. Which literary element is not a focus of a formalist analysis?
    • Diction
    • Rhythm
    • Gender Equality
    • Characters
  2. What literary context relates the imprisonment of Amado Hernandez to his poem Isang Dipang Langit?
    • Historical Context
    • Social Context
    • Biographical Context
    • Political Context
  3. Which is not a literary form?
    • Epic
    • Melodrama
    • Short Story
    • Science-fiction
  4. Which is not a feature of prose literature?
    • Figure of Speech
    • Paragraph
    • Rhyme Scheme
    • Narration
  5. Which of these does not constitute a writer’s style?
    • Choice of Words
    • Grammar
    • Literary Form
    • Voice and Rhythm
  6. Which of these best defines feminism as a critical approach to literature?
    • Feminism is an ideology that seeks to establish gender quality.
    • Feminism examines the influence of gender to literature.
    • Feminism clarifies political and economic roles of women.
    • Feminism attempts to promote reverse sexism.
  7. What best defines a dynamic character in a literary narrative?
    • Complexity of personality
    • Conventional or stereotypical quality
    • Strong involvement on the part of the reader
    • Transformation as a result of resolving a conflict
  8. Which best describes a denouement in a story plot?
    • It is the most intense part of a story.
    • It is where the major conflict arises in a dramatic intensity.
    • It establishes the background to the readers.
    • It explains the outcome of the complex events in the story.
  9. What is common between alliteration and assonance?
    • Repetition of sounds within successive words in a poetic line
    • Repetition of a sequence of words within neighboring clauses
    • Blending of sounds within strings of words
    • Comparison of things essentially unlike
  10. Which statement best defines oxymoron?
    • It is a way of speaking which minimizes the significance of something.
    • It comes with an adjective and a noun with contrasting meanings
    • It is an arrangement of contrasted ideas in parallel construction.
    • It is an exaggerated statement.
  11. Which characters are direct opposites?
    • Round and Stock
    • Dynamic and Antagonist
    • Dynamic and Flat
    • Protagonist and Round
  12. Which figure of speech expresses substitution of meaning?
    • Anaphora
    • Oxymoron
    • Alliteration
    • Metonymy
  13. Which word pair strongly suggests a synecdoche?
    • Heads and persons
    • President and the palace
    • Crown and royalty
    • Scientist and lab gown
  14. What fiction uses elements that are related to life-like situations?
    • Biographical Fiction
    • Realistic Fiction
    • Historical Fiction
    • Fanciful Fiction
  15. Which narrator reports the events in the point of view of ‘I’?
    • Omniscient
    • First Person
    • Limited Omniscient
    • Unreliable
  16. Which statement best defines poetry?
    • It refers to the writings in verse.
    • It is a discourse that uses sentences and paragraphs.
    • It discusses issues concerning human affairs.
    • It narrates meaningful human experiences.
  17. What is literary genre?
    • It is the structure or the way a piece is published.
    • It a category determined by the technique of the author.
    • It is one of the established major divisions of literature.
    • It is a body of works derived from realities.
  18. What distinguishes fiction from nonfiction?
    • The content on the basis of factuality or imagination
    • The chronological order of events in the narrative
    • The figurative languages employed by the writer
    • The number of characters playing important roles in the story
  19. Which statement best describes the relationship between conflict and plot?
    • Conflict and plot are not related to each other.
    • Conflict is bad; plot is good.
    • Conflict and plot are the only elements of a story.
    • Without conflict, there is no plot.
  20. What is symbolism?
    • A character representing the opposition
    • A concrete object representing an abstract idea
    • The most exciting part in a story plot
    • The number of feet in a poetic line
  21. Which statement best defines theme?
    • Theme is not important.
    • Theme is where the story takes place.
    • Theme is what happens in a story.
    • Theme is the central idea of a story.
  22. What story is about a person’s life written by someone else?
    • Biography
    • Autobiography
    • Journal
    • Personal History
  23. Which folk narrative explains how something comes into existence?
    • Myth
    • Folktale
    • Legend
    • Fable
  24. Which story usually comes in series or in several chapters?
    • Short Story
    • Novel
    • Novella
    • Play
  25. Which poetic foot contains an unaccented short followed by an accented long syllable in a single line?
    • Iamb
    • Trochee
    • Spondee
    • Anapest