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Irony is a contrast between expectation and reality. Which of the following is not a common type of irony?
a) verbal
b) flashback
c) situational
d) dramatic

The overall mood or emotion of a work of literature is known as the __________________.
a) climax
b) description
c) conflict
d) atmosphere

A story with no known author, that originally was passed on from one generation to another by word of mouth is known as a _______________.
a) etymon
b) folk tale
c) novel
d) short story

This is known as the uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what will happen next in a story.
a) symbol
b) suspense
c) theme
d) motivation

What do we call the series of related events that make up a story?
a) novel
b) foreshadowing
c) myth
d) plot

What do we call the conversation between two or more characters?
a) dialet
b) irony
c) connotation
d) dialogue

\'...And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain\' -Edgar Allan Poe, from \'The Raven\', shows a type of figurative language called __________________.
a) metaphor
b) alliteration
c) simile
d) limerick

The story of a real person\'s life, written or told by another person is called a ____________________.
a) biography
b) protagonist
c) character
d) autobiography

A character\'s _______________ is any force that drives or moves the character to behave in a particular way.
a) dynamics
b) motivation
c) dialogue
d) conflict

A brief story in prose or verse that teaches a moral or gives a practical lesson about how to get along in life is called a ________.
a) myth
b) fable
c) folk tale
d) drama

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