Mood and Tone Posttest
100 Points
Multiple Choice: Please circle the correct answer (10 points each).
1) In literature, the word “mood” refers to:
A) how the writer felt when he/she wrote the book
B) the overall feeling that the reader gets from reading the book
C) the way the main character acts or feels
D) the way the story ends

2) In literature, the word “tone” refers to:
A) the attitude of the speaker
B) the attitude of the reader
C) the attitude of the critics
D) the way the characters talk to each other

3) Which literary element is used in the following sentence: The kettle whistled as the water got hotter and hotter.
A) Simile
B) Metaphor
C) Personification
D) Hyperbole

4) Which literary element is used in the following sentence: I’m so hungry, I could eat a camel.
A) Simile
B) Metaphor
C) Personification
D) Hyperbole

5) Which literary element is used in the following sentence: Pumpkins are like whipped cream because they both taste good with pie.
A) Simile
B) Metaphor
C) Personification
D) Hyperbole

Follow the directions for each of the questions below (5 Points each). Use the following sentences:

(Sentence 1) Although the boy loved bananas, he decided to give his last one away to the monkey. (Sentence 2) The monkey unpeeled the banana, and then he threw it across the landscape.

6) Write one of the prepositional phrases in this blank:
7) Write the subordinating conjunction in this blank:

8) Write the coordinating conjunction in this blank:
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9) What is the object of the preposition in sentence 1?
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10) What type of sentence is sentence number 2?
11) Are the sentences independent or dependent?
Short Answer: Write your response below each question.

12) Write three to five sentences about your favorite class at school (and why it is your favorite). Make sure you use adjectives that help establish a positive tone. Think about details from the class that you can share with your reader to help establish a cheerful scene (5 points).


13) Write three to five sentences about a bad day you have had in the past (and the details that made it so bad). Make sure you use adjectives establish a negative mood. Think about the details of the day that you can share with your reader to help establish a gloomy scene (5 points).
14) Write simple sentence about your first day of sixth grade (5 points).

15) Write a compound sentence about what you want to eat for lunch today (5 points):
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Mood and Tone Pretest
Answer Key
1) B
2) A
3) C
4) D
5) A
6) “to the monkey” or “across the landscape”
7) Although
8) And
9) Monkey
10) Compound
11) Independent
12) Any answer is correct as long as the student writes at least three sentences and use adjectives to establish a “cheerful” tone.
13) Any answer is correct as long at the student writes at least three sentences and uses adjectives to establish a “gloomy” mood.
14) Any answer is correct as long as it is one independent clause.
15) Any answer is correct as long as it contains two independent clauses and a coordinating conjunction.