AP LANG/COMP DIAGNOSTIC EXERCISE
This is NOT a graded assignment, it is simply a tool that allows me to gauge where you are content knowledge-wise. I don't want names....just an honest examination of these questions. If you don't know the answer, PLEASE DON'T GUESS AND PLEASE DON'T GOOGLE THE ANSWER; instead, click "I don't know".
1. Spring symbolizes
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2. Foreshadowing is
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3. “Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,” is an example of
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4. The rising action of a story is
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5. “Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright in the forests of the night”
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6. In poetry, a stanza refers to
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7. "The sun is a big ball of fire. The moon, a luminescent pearl, nestled in a cushion of stars" is an example of which literary device:
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8. A "'static" character refers to a
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9. “My love is like a red, red rose” is an example of which literary device
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10. "Enjambment" in poetry is when
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11. “The oak trees whispered softly in the night breeze" is an example of which literary device:
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12. A "symbol" is
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13. A "dynamic" character refers to a
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14. "Tone" is
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15. "I was so surprised, you could have knocked me over with a feather" is an example of
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16. An "antagonist" is
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17. The "denouement" of the plot is also called
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18. The following stanza uses which rhyme scheme: "The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy; / But I hung on like death: / Such waltzing was not easy."
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19. "Caesura" is
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20. "Irony" is
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21. A "foil" in a story is a
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22. "Mood" is
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23. A "parable" is
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24. A "motif" is
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25. A "paradox" is
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26. An "anecdote" is
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27. A "third person omniscient" narrator is able to see inside the heart and mind of only one character.
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28. "Diction" is
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29. A "quatrain" is a five line stanza
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30. A "couplet" is two consecutive rhyming lines of poetry.
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31. A "tercet" is a set or group of three lines of verse rhyming together or connected by rhyme with an adjacent tercet.
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32. A "soliloquy" is
33. A "sonnet" is
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34. "Bildungsroman" is
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35. "Catharsis" is
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