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Irony

Name: __________________________ Date: __________________________

Irony

1. 
Which of the following is an example of situational irony?
  1. The cat ran away from the dog.
  2. She told everyone what a beautiful day it was.
  3. A vampire has a cross in his house.
  4. Penny is beautiful.
2. 
Which of the following is an example of verbal irony?
  1. A left handed person is called "Lefty"
  2. A tall person is called "Shorty"
  3. An arrogant criminal gets caught.
  4. A best selling writer's latest novel is a flop.
3. 
Sarcasm is a form of verbal irony. Which statement below demonstrates sarcasm?
  1. A basketball fan remarks, "Watching Michael Jordan play ball knocks my socks off!"
  2. A soccer fan remarks, "That goalie is in way over his head."
  3. A football fan remarks, "That receiver's face was as white as a ghost, as the ball whizzed past his hands."
  4. A baseball fan remarks, "I just love lots of homework on opening night of the World Series!"
4. 
The student in class with the highest grades in middle school drops out of high school. This is an example of:
  1. verbal irony
  2. situational irony
  3. dramatic irony
5. 
The son of the police chief is arrested for burglary is an example of:
  1. verbal irony
  2. situational irony
  3. dramatic irony
6. 
When the audience understands something that a character does not know, this is:
  1. verbal irony
  2. situational irony
  3. dramatic irony
7. 
The discrepancy between the expected results in a situation and the actual results that occur is:
  1. verbal irony
  2. situational irony
  3. dramatic irony
8. 
Any instance in which the narrator or a character says one thing but means something else is:
  1. verbal irony
  2. situational irony
  3. dramatic irony
9. 
In "The Highwayman," when King George's men have Bess tied up, the highwayman doesn't know it, but we, the readers, know that a trap is set for him. This is an example of                irony.
  1. ironic
  2. dramatic
  3. situational
  4. verbal
10. 
If you call someone who fails a math test Einstein, you would be using a form of                 irony.
  1. ironic
  2. verbal
  3. situational
  4. dramatic
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