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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What variation is Opera English replacing in Exercises in Style?
(a) West Indian.
(b) Anglicismes.
(c) Italianismes.
(d) Javanais.

2. What does the literary term "apostrophe" mean? (Not the punctuation mark.)
(a) An address to an inanimate object.
(b) A seventeen-line poem using a specific rhyme scheme and repetition.
(c) A character used to highlight a specific trait in another character.
(d) A reference to a well known historical or religious person, event, or idea.

3. What is one characteristic of Casual?
(a) Frequent dialogue.
(b) Vivid descriptions.
(c) Visual comedy.
(d) Long paragraphs.

4. How many acts are in Opera English?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

5. What is one characteristic of Telegraphic?
(a) No punctuation.
(b) Highly poetic sentence structure.
(c) No linear story.
(d) Detailed descriptions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What variation is Gallicisms replacing?

2. How does the narrator of Feminine describe the man's friend?

3. What is true about the words used in More or Less?

4. What is different about the first man in Spectral?

5. What language is used in Dog Latin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a haiku and how is it used in Exercises in Style?

2. Explain how "Ode" is different from the rest of the variations.

3. What elements of the variation "Spectral" make it gothic?

4. What makes the variation "Abusive" so confrontational?

5. Explain how the basic story is changed in "Antiphrasis."

6. What is the style of the variation "Modern Style?" How do you know?

7. Explain the variation "Consequences."

8. Why does Raymond Queneau include variations containing unintelligible words and phrases, such as in the "Permutations" variations?

9. Why is the variation "For Ze Frrensh" considered comical? Why is this variation put in place of "Poor lay Zanglay" in the English version of Exercises in Style?

10. Why do you think the author includes the variation "Feminine?"

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