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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. The use of what literary device requires the combination of language and imagination?
(a) Metaphor.
(b) Foreshadowing.
(c) Verb.
(d) Hyperbole.

2. What is the literary device that substitutes a part for the whole or vice versa?
(a) Doppleganger.
(b) Spoonerism.
(c) Amplification.
(d) Synecdoche.

3. According to Cullers in Chapter 6, what form of literature has been studied the most in the 20th century?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Non-fiction.
(c) Plays.
(d) Novels.

4. Who is not a character in third-person narration?
(a) The antagonist.
(b) The narrator.
(c) The protagonist.
(d) The family members.

5. Culler reports that the use of a genre can do what for a reader?
(a) Create expectation.
(b) Limit reading ability.
(c) Inspire creativity.
(d) Falsify facts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of performance describes a state of affairs that can be proven to be accurate or inaccurate?

2. According to Culler, what is a classic ideal that appears in many novels?

3. Who asserts that the interpretation of metaphor is often reliant upon another metaphor?

4. What form of narration tells a story from an "I" point of view?

5. What should appear at the end of a novel according to "Chapter 6, Narrative"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the function of a narrator within a novel?

2. According to theorists, what gives the reader the most pleasure when reading a novel?

3. According to Chapter 5, what is rhetoric?

4. In terms of the "I," what is the product of someone's core?

5. What is first-person narration?

6. In terms of the "I," what do literary works offer?

7. According to Chapter 5, genre is very important to a reader. Why?

8. According to Culler, how is rhetoric defined today?

9. Who created a portrait of the "modern individual"?

10. According to Chapter 7, who developed the idea of performative language?

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