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A person or thing fighting against the hero of the story is the _________.
a) protagonist
b) narrator
c) character
d) antagonist

The highest point (turning point) in a story is the ___________.
a) climax
b) rising action
c) conflict
d) exposition

The feeling or emotion a word brings to your mind is its ____________.
a) denotation
b) definition
c) connotation
d) spelling

An organizational device used in literature to present action that occured before current (present) time of the story.
a) Foreshadowing
b) Flashback
c) Motif
d) Main idea

Text that is not fictional; designed primarily to explain, argue, instruct or describe rather than entertain. For the most part, its emphasis is factual.
a) Fiction
b) Narrative
c) Opinion
d) Nonfiction

Information aimed at positively or negatively influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people.
a) Propaganda
b) Opinion
c) Advertising
d) Testimonial

A topic of discussion or work; a major idea broad enough to cover the entire scope of a literary work. Teaches the reader a lesson that they can apply in a broader life context.
a) Tone
b) Theme
c) Motive
d) Topic

A word that is similar in meaning to another word.
a) Antonym
b) Synonym
c) Connotation
d) Denotation

A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
a) Symbolism
b) Metaphor
c) Analogy
d) Comparison

The subtle presence of a positive or negative approach toward a topic.
a) Propaganda
b) Motive
c) Bias
d) Point of View

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