SAT Subject Test: Literature
Can you answer 25 questions in 10 minutes?

SAT Subject Test: Literature |

1. Series of events

2. The prevailing psychological state

3. A comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

4. Witty language used to convey insults or scorn; poking fun at the foibles of society

5. An expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances

6. A question asked for an effect - not actually requiring an answer; emphasizing the obvious

7. A mournful poem - especially lamenting the dead

8. A protagonist who is more ordinary than a traditional hero(ine) or one who is somewhat villainous

9. Written to convince the reader of an opinion or point

10. The use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot

11. An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally

12. Poetic meter that has one stressed and a varying amount of unstressed syllables

13. Dictionary definition of a word

14. Inversion of the natural or usual word order

15. A regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

16. Point of view in which the narrator is outside of the story - an observer; can be limited or omniscient

17. Drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character

18. The speaker - voice - or character assumed by the author of a piece of writing

19. A poem in which a speaker addresses a silent listener

20. Events after the climax - leading to the resolution

21. The primary position taken by a writer or speaker

22. An idea that is implied or suggested

23. Substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is less pleasant

24. Something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

25. A reference to a well-known person - place - event - literary work - or work of art


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