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					                            Literature Exam Review
                                    May 2010
                      3rd Period Literature Exam – May 27
                   Name__________________________________


*******Please print this review and bring it to class by Friday, May 7!!!!!!! If it is
not possible for you to print this review at home, let me know by Thursday, May 6,
and I’ll provide a copy for you!!!!!!!
*******To achieve FULL CREDIT for this exam review, you must complete ALL of
it!!!!!!! I am going to count this completed review as 3 minor grades. I will check to
see that your review is completed on Monday, May 17, and we will check your work
thoroughly!

Part I: Define the following literary terms:
   1. dialect -
   2. dialogue –
   3. imagery -
   4. personification -
   5. simile -
   6. metaphor -
   7. onomatopoeia -
   8. alliteration -
   9. hyperbole -
   10. allusion -
   11. symbol -
   12. irony -
   13. situational irony -
   14. verbal irony -
   15. dramatic irony -
   16. tone -
   17. setting -
   18. integral setting -
   19. backdrop setting -
   20. theme -
   21. point of view -
   22. first person point of view -
   23. third person limited point of view -
   24. third person omniscient point of view -
   25. connotation -
   26. denotation -
   27. autobiography -
   28. internal conflict –
   29. external conflict –
   30. flashback –
   31. foreshadowing –
   32. free verse –
   33. metamorphosis –
   34. plot –
   35. motif –
   36. protagonist –
   37. antagonist –
   38. flat character –
   39. round character –
   40. static character –
   41. dynamic character –
   42. exposition –
   43. climax –
   44. resolution –
   45. atmosphere –

Part II: Be able to answer questions pertaining to the myths we will read in class
next week. Some examples are below.
   1. What do you feel was Hercules’s most difficult labor and why?


   2. Who is the most memorable mythological character from our selections and
      why?


   3. Which conflict in the myths we read was the most severe in your opinion?


Part III: Identify the following characters and places from Greek mythology:
   1. king of gods
   2. god of the sun
   3. goddess of the moon and hunting
   4. king of the underworld
   5. god of the sea
   6. queen of the gods
   7. god of wine and music
   8. goddess of wisdom
   9. god of fire
   10. messenger god
   11. goddess of the earth
   12. goddess of love
   13. god of war
   14. Mt. Olympus
   15. Styx
   16. Charon
   17. Amazons
   18. Cerberus
Part IV: Use The Quest for the Holy Grail section in the King Arthur book to
answer the following:

   1. Find an example of foreshadowing on page 240.
   2. What is a theme related to the experience Melyas had on pages 244 – 245?
   3. Describe in your opinion the strangest
      adventure.________________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________
   4. What is one theme contained on page 257?
   5. What character do you admire most and
      why?_____________________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________
   6. What or who in your opinion is the worst enemy in the
      piece?____________________________________________________________
   7. Contrast Sir Gawain and Sir Launcelot. (pages 277-
      278)._____________________________________________________________
      __________________________________________________________________
      _________________________________________________________________
   8. From what point of view is the piece told? _______________________________

Part V: List a theme for each of the following literary pieces.
      1. The Prince and the Pauper________________________________________
      2. Farewell to Manzanar____________________________________________
      3. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table______________________
      4. Gossamer______________________________________________________
      5. A Christmas Carol_______________________________________________
      6. Tulsa Burning__________________________________________________
      7. Twelfth Night___________________________________________________
      8. Out of the Dust_________________________________________________

Part VI: List one example of irony from one of the 8 pieces in part V.


Part VII: List one dynamic character from the above pieces and explain why he or
she is dynamic.


Part VIII: List one example of an internal conflict that one of the characters in the
above pieces experienced.


Part IX: List one integral setting that we encountered in the above pieces, and
explain why you consider it integral.
Part X: The following vocabulary words from The Quest for the Holy Grail will be
included. Define them here.
    1. abbey________________________________________________________
    2. lineage_________________________________________________________
    3. vigil___________________________________________________________
    4. perilous_________________________________________________________
    5. squire____________________________________________________________
    6. scabbard__________________________________________________________
    7. samite____________________________________________________________
    8. glade__________________________________________________________
    9. chivalry__________________________________________________________
    10. prowess___________________________________________________________
    11. recluse_________________________________________________________
    12. smite___________________________________________________________
    13. mortal____________________________________________________________
    14. felon_________________________________________________________
    15. realm_________________________________________________________
    16. penance___________________________________________________________
    17. desolate________________________________________________________
    18. adversary_______________________________________________________
    19. vengeance_________________________________________________________
    20. absolution_________________________________________________________
    21. moderate_________________________________________________________
    22. in vain___________________________________________________________
    23. taunted________________________________________________________
    24. dais______________________________________________________________
    25. divine____________________________________________________________
    26. procession_________________________________________________________
    27. dolorous__________________________________________________________

Part XI: List 6 qualities of quest literature.
      1.________________________________________________________________
      2.________________________________________________________________
      3.________________________________________________________________
      4.________________________________________________________________
      5.________________________________________________________________
      6.________________________________________________________________

Part XII: Write a paragraph about your favorite or least favorite piece of literature
we have read this year. Thoroughly explain your choice.

				
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