Literature MCQs

Literature MCQs

These Literature multiple-choice questions and their answers will help you strengthen your grip on the subject of Literature. You can prepare for an upcoming exam or job interview with these Literature MCQs.
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1: In "bernice bobs her hair," bernice is the _______ in the story.

A.   Symbol of fun

B.   Stock character

C.   Protagonist

D.   Genre

2: ______________ themes are applicable to any group or culture at any time in history.

A.   Recurring

B.   Universal

C.   Heroic

D.   Open-ended

3: The narrator of a poem is known as the __________.

A.   Implied

B.   Author

C.   Persona

D.   Speaker voice

4: A _____ sentence helps to give additional evidence for a claim or a main idea.

A.   Figurative Language

B.   Supporting Evidence

C.   Supporting

D.   Supporting Sentence

5: Alternative weekly papers are having ______ circulation.

A.   Format

B.   Muckraker

C.   Declining

D.   The blacklist

6: ______________ is the basic material out of which most plots are made.

A.   Conflict

B.   Exposition

C.   Crisis

7: Two or more paragraphs that explain and develop a complex, key idea are called _____.

A.   Transitional passages

B.   Clarification paragraphs

C.   Essay unifiers

D.   Paragraph blocks

8: School warning markings are __________ or yellow pavement markings that read school zone.

A.   Blue

B.   Green

C.   Purple

D.   White

9: Sending an e-mail to a client to ask for certain data is an example of a _____.

A.   Two minute action task.

B.   Three minute action task.

C.   Four minute action task.

D.   Five minute action task.

10: Trade occurs, generally speaking, because it is a _______ sum game.

A.   Positive

B.   Negative

C.   Neutral

D.   None of above

11: In ""The Pardoner's Tale,"" Death is portrayed as ____________.

A.   Both the price of wickedness and an actual person

B.   Both a skeletal figure and an evil angel

C.   An old man selling wares by the side of the road

D.   An archangel who kills people through natural disaster and war

12: Literature in play form is also known as __________.

A.   Drama

B.   Nonfiction

C.   Prose

D.   Fiction

E.   Prose

F.   Poetry

13: The antagonist usually brings __________ to the __________.

A.   Peace . . . main character

B.   Irony . . . plot

C.   Conflict . . . protagonist

D.   Resolution . . . setting

14: "o death, where is thy sting?" is an example of _____.

A.   Oxymoron

B.   Hyperbole

C.   Metaphor

D.   Apostrophe

15: Argumentative or persuasive types of writing are also called _____.

A.   Exposition

B.   Illustrative

C.   Writing

D.   Propaganda

E.   Vignette

16: It is better to read ______.

A.   In a loud place

B.   At the end of the day

C.   In long blocks

D.   In a quiet location

17: Metonymy is best defined as a figure of speech in which __________.

A.   Human characteristics are attributed to objects or animals

B.   One noun is substituted for another with which it is closely associated

C.   Exaggeration is used for emphasis

D.   A part of something stands for the whole

18: In a topical paragraph, each sentence should support the _____.

A.   Revolves around a main idea that is expressed in its topic

B.   Formatting Excerpts

C.   Five Points of Illuminating

D.   Coordinating Conjunctions

19: Archetypes are useful in literature because __________.

A.   Courageous and goal-oriented characters.

B.   Archetypes portray characters in conflicts and events ...

C.   Heaven vs. Wilderness/ in unusual places

20: During the drafting stage of the writing process, you _____.

A.   Check your facts for accuracy

B.   Caring for Your House Cat

C.   Do more investigation of your topic

D.   Building a writing portfolio

21: During the revising stage in the writing process, the author _____.

A.   Drafting

B.   Brainstorming

C.   Clustering

D.   Tranistion

E.   Prewriting

22: In autobiographical writing, the purpose of the exposition is to _____.

A.   Nonfiction

B.   Exposition

C.   Propaganda

D.   John Smith

23: One reason for making a new outline of your work while revising is to _____.

A.   Prepare your work for your writing portfolio.

B.   Faulty coordination

C.   Sentence flow

D.   Circular subordination

24: The greek term "peripeteia" refers to the __________.

A.   Scene of suffering

B.   Reversal of situation

C.   Recognition

D.   Exodos

25: The quality of making writing short and unified is called _____.

A.   Conciseness

B.   Illustrative writing

C.   Autobiography

D.   Exposition

E.   Expository

26: The structure of "ballad of birmingham" by dudley randall is described best as __________.

A.   A sonnet

B.   An elegiac broadside

C.   A broadside ballad

D.   Free verse

27: The written language used by the ________ is hieroglyphics.

A.   Egyptians

B.   Athena

C.   Persians

D.   Centaurs

28: When editing your essay for verb tense, it is important to _____.

A.   Make time shifts only after your topic has been fully explained

B.   Alternate verb tenses frequently throughout your paper

C.   Ensure that each paragraph maintains the same verb tense throughout

D.   Change verb tenses to refer to future events within sentences

29: Elements of tone include _____.

A.   Diction

B.   Details

C.   Dialogue

D.   Imagery

E.   Setting

30: All of the following information should be researched before a job interview except _____.

A.   The occupational field

B.   The employer

C.   The office dimensions

D.   The specific job

31: All of these types of figurative language appear in the excerpt above except __________.

A.   Simile

B.   "Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:"

C.   "I swear she cast a shadow white as stone."

D.   The subject of the poem is deer and the flight risk that they pose.

32: The stage of plot that comes directly after exposition is called _____

A.   Resolution

B.   Climax

C.   Rising action

D.   Exposition

33: ?tone? refers to the __________.

A.   The reader's response to the writing and the writer

B.   The way a piece looks on the page, including font and color

C.   The way a piece is written, its manner of expression

D.   The writer's attitude toward the writing and audience

34: When revising the overall structure of your essay, you should _____.

A.   Analyze the balance of information

B.   The overall structure of an essay consists of the ...

C.   .include sentences of various lengths analyze the balance of information

D.   List specific questions about both subjects

35: A metagoal refers to _____.

A.   The overall amount of energy devoted to any given purchase

B.   The general nature of the outcome being sought

C.   The conscious thinking of all decision processes

D.   Using nonfinancial criteria to make purchase decisions

E.   None of the above

36: According to poe, there is a radical error in the __________.

A.   Consideration of an effect

B.   Elaborate and vacillating crudities of thought

C.   Red paint and the black patches

D.   Usual mode of constructing a story

37: Pontificating is ________.

A.   Not changeable

B.   Speaking in a pompous way

C.   Both a and b

D.   None of these

38: Creons tragic flaw is __________.

A.   Arrest Antigone and sentence her to death

B.   Stubbornness

C.   Pride

D.   Ethos

39: The greek term anagnorisis refers to the __________.

A.   Recognition

B.   Scene of suffering

C.   Reversal of situation

D.   None of these

40: In the weighted point evaluation method, the product that is usually selected is the one with ____.

A.   A list of approved vendors

B.   The highest overall score

C.   The college offers a choice of PC and Macintosh computer platforms.

D.   Weighted point method

E.   Small organizations

41: The poet who wrote "birches" was _____.

A.   Walt Whitman

B.   Robert Frost

C.   Edwin Markham

D.   James Russell Lowell

42: A literary work

A.   Assumption

B.   Generalization

C.   Motivation

D.   Characterization

43: A narrator that uses ______________________ point of view could be nicknamed a "know-it-all."

A.   First person

B.   Omniscient

C.   Objective

D.   None of these

44: The victorian era

A.   Prosperity and poverty

B.   Industrialization and benefits of the past

C.   Scientific theory and religious beliefs

D.   Revolution and the status quo

45: The narrators __________ voice is mainly due to the use of __________.

A.   Realistic imagery.

B.   Depressive metaphors.

C.   Exaggerative hyperbole

D.   None of these

46: Oedipus speaks of _____ as seer and student of mysteries.

A.   Teiresias.

B.   Cithaeron

C.   Creon

D.   Pollution

E.   Creon, weave

47: The witches dance wildly around their caldron in a ____ frenzy.

A.   Clamorous

B.   Perturbed

C.   Pristine

D.   Virtuous

48: The section of the sonnet that sets the theme is called the _____.

A.   Octave.

B.   Couplet

C.   Sight Rhyme

D.   End Rhyme

49: Some consider chinua achebe the __________ of african literature.

A.   Father

B.   Destroyer

C.   Stepchild

D.   Only writer

50: The narrator joins the group of pilgrims as a result of _____.

A.   To go back to town and get the wine and bread

B.   Talk to

C.   Spring

D.   The Plowman