Literary Terms Jeopardy
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Literary Terms 2004
Final Jeopardy
$100 Question from A
A major character who opposes the
main character in a story or play.
Example: The “bad guy” that we are against!
$100 Answer from A
$200 Question from A
The repetition of first consonants
in a group of words.
Example: “Peter Piper picked a peck of
pickled peppers.”
$200 Answer from A
$300 Question from A
A reference to something or
someone, often literary.
Example: “May the force be with you.”
$300 Answer from A
$400 Question from A
The overall feeling of a work,
related to tone and mood.
Example: In Science class you might be
talking about layers of gases in the earth’s
$400 Answer from A
$500 Question from A
A story in which the characters
represent abstract qualities or ideas.
Example: In westerns, the sheriff represents
good, and the outlaw represents evil.
$500 Answer from A
$100 Question from C
The means by which an author describes
the appearance and personality of a
person in a story or play.
Example: The way an author describes the
main ___________ is __________.
$100 Answer from C
$200 Question from C
The point at which the action in a
story or play reaches its emotional
Example: The most exciting part of the story.
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$300 Question from C
To explain how things are alike.
Example: In Algebra, you can’t _________
apples to oranges or x’s to y’s.
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$400 Question from C
The elements that create a plot. This
can be internal or external.
Example: This can be a battle or a ________
inside a person or a __________ of man
against nature.
$400 Answer from C
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To explain how things are different
Example: The opposite of compare.
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$100 Question from E-F
The point of view of a piece of writing
in which the narrator refers to himself
as “I.”
Example: Not the third but the _______.
$100 Answer from E-F
First Person
Point of View
$200 Question from E-F
A long poem narrating the
adventures of a heroic figure.
Example: The Odyssey
$200 Answer from E-F
$300 Question from E-F
A story that illustrates a moral, often
using animals as the characters.
Example: The Tortoise and the Hare
$300 Answer from E-F
$400 Question from E-F
A technique in which an author gives
clues about something that will happen
later in the story.
Example: What usually happens after you
hear the music in JAWS!
$400 Answer from E-F
$500 Question from E-F
Language that does not mean exactly
what it says.
Example: I am so mad steam is coming out
of my ears!!! If it can’t happen then it usually
is a __________ of speech.
$500 Answer from E-F
Figurative Language
$100 Question from M-O
The use of words that sound like
what the mean.
Example: Ping, Ring, Buzz,
$100 Answer from M-O
$200 Question from M-O
A comparison that does NOT
use “like” or “as.”
Example: He’s a rock or I am an island.
$200 Answer from M-O
$300 Question from M-O
A long speech by one character in a
play or story (that everyone is
supposed to hear).
Example: Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and
David Letterman do this on the Late Shows.
$300 Answer from M-O
$400 Question from M-O
A legend that embodies the beliefs of
people and offers some explanation for
natural and social phenomena.
$400 Answer from M-O
$500 Question from M-O
A phrase made up of two seemingly
opposite words.
Example: Cruel kindness or dumb smarts
$500 Answer from M-O
$100 Question from P-S
To move about without a definite
destination or purpose
father and got lost.
off from his
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$200 Question from P-S
To choose or be in the habit of choosing
as more desirable or as having more
of night time.
daytime instead
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$300 Question from P-S
Widely liked or appreciated
Example: Brook Hagy is very
in school.
$300 Answer from P-S
$400 Question from P-S
A comparison that uses “like” or “as.”
Example: “I’m as hungry as a wolf.”
“Her eyes are like the stars in the sky.”
$400 Answer from P-S
$500 Question from P-S
A question not meant to be answered.
Example: “Why can’t you all just get along?”
$500 Answer from P-S
Rhetorical Question
Final Jeopardy
A monologue in which a character
expresses his or her thoughts to the
audience and does not intend the other
characters to hear them.
Final Jeopardy Answer