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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) Identifying Genre Questions

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Grade 11 Identifying Genre
Grade 11 Identifying Genre
Even without sound, this element of drama will engage the audience through its eyes.
  1. Visualization
  2. Special effects
  3. Colorful costuming
  4. Spectacle
Grade 11 Identifying Genre
Grade 11 Identifying Genre
Which component of this passage is most common to 19th century American literature?
  1. The family has faced a great loss.
  2. A family member is struggling with sin.
  3. The family is gathered together for Thanksgiving.
  4. A family member is leaving to become a missionary.
Grade 11 Identifying Genre
Which of the following choices is NOT true of stage directions?
  1. They often describe the setting and mood, along with characters' gestures.
  2. They are generally italicized in order to distinguish them from dialogue.
  3. They can vary in style even in the same play, as they're written by the director.
  4. They are especially useful to readers of a play who can't see the action on stage.
Grade 11 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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In a mystery, the plot often begins with action, intrigue, or suspense to hook the reader.

How does this passage do the same?
  1. It takes place at a detective agency.
  2. It features Sherlock Holmes, an iconic figure in mysteries.
  3. It introduces a mysterious character knocking at the door.
  4. It explains that the man is in a disguise.
Grade 11 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3

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Which sentence from the passage uses the characters to add to the mystery?
  1. "Heavy bands of astrakhan were slashed across the sleeves and fronts of his double-breasted coat, while the deep blue cloak which was thrown over his shoulders was lined with flame-coloured silk and secured at the neck with a brooch which consisted of a single flaming beryl."
  2. "€œI told you that I would call." He looked from one to the other of us, as if uncertain which to address."
  3. "This is my friend and colleague, Dr. Watson, who is occasionally good enough to help me in my cases."
  4. "A slow and heavy step, which had been heard upon the stairs and in the passage, paused immediately outside the door."
Grade 11 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.11-12.1

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Which sentence from the passage uses the plot to add to the mystery?
  1. "You will excuse this mask," continued our strange visitor.
  2. "From the lower part of the face he appeared to be a man of strong character, with a thick, hanging lip, and a long, straight chin suggestive of resolution pushed to the length of obstinacy."
  3. "You may address me as the Count Von Kramm, a Bohemian nobleman."
  4. "The circumstances are of great delicacy, and every precaution has to be taken to quench what might grow to be an immense scandal and seriously compromise one of the reigning families of Europe."
Grade 11 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.11-12.5

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In which way(s) does the author add more suspense to the story?
  1. The visitor says he's not who he said he was.
  2. The visitor swears Holmes and Watson to secrecy.
  3. The visitor says his issue will influence European history.
  4. All of the above
Grade 11 Identifying Genre CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.11-12.6

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How does the author add suspense to the story?
  1. He brings in the devil.
  2. He shows Faith worried about her husband.
  3. He paints the path as gloomy and narrow.
  4. Both b and c
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