Literary Terms Jeopardy

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PSSA Vocabulary
Jeopardy Game
PSSA Vocabulary Jeopardy
General
Nonfiction
Analysis
Genres
Open
Ended
Literary
Devices
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Final Jeopardy
$100 General PSSA Terms
A person who tells a story
or gives an account of
what happened
$100 Answer from PSSA Terms
What is the narrator?
$200 General PSSA Terms
A segment of a written
work or speech
$200 Answer from PSSA Terms
What is passage?
$300 General PSSA Terms
The way in which a character
views the situation
$300 Answer from PSSA Terms
What is
point of view?
$400 General PSSA Terms
The author’s central
thought; the topic sentence
of a paragraph
$400 Answer from PSSA Terms
What is main idea?
$500 General PSSA Terms
The solution to a problem;
Where the conflict is
resolved
$500 Answer from PSSA Terms
What is resolution?
$100 Nonfiction Genre
Nonfiction written to
convey information.
Ex. Brochures, directions,
manuals, news reports, etc.
$100 Answer from Nonfiction Genres
What is
informational text?
$200 Nonfiction Genre
Nonfiction text that teaches
or instructs
Ex: How to, recipe
$200 Answer from Nonfiction Genres
What is instructional?
$300 Nonfiction Genre
The story of a person’s entire
life written by himself or
herself
$300 Answer from Nonfiction Genres
What is an autobiography?
$400 Nonfiction Genre
The story of a person’s life
written by someone other than
the subject
$400 Answer from Nonfiction Genres
What is a biography?
$500 Nonfiction Genre
Text that conveys a true story of
of a single event or events of
one self’s life rather than about
the person’s entire life includes dialogue
$500 Answer from Nonfiction Genres
What is a personal narrative?
$100 Text Analysis
One of two or more words
that have the same or
nearly identical meanings
$100 Answer from Text Analysis
What is a synomym?
$200 Text Analysis
Drawing conclusions by
examining clues from the
text
$200 Answer from Text Analysis
What is an inference?
$300 Text Analysis
A broad statement that applies
to many different situations.
th
Ex: 6 graders always leave a
mess at their lunch tables
$300 Answer from Text Analysis
What is a generalization?
$400 Text Analysis
A statement you can prove to
be true.
$400 Answer from Text Analysis
What is a fact?
$500 Text Analysis
A statement that cannot be
proven or a statement someone
believes to be true about
something
$500 Answer from Text Analysis
What is an opinion?
$100 Open-Ended Terms
The moral of the story
$100 Answer from Open-Ended
What is theme?
$200 Open-Ended Terms
The reason an author writes a
passage
Ex: to entertain, persuade, or
inform
$200 Answer from Open-Ended
What is author’s purpose?
$300 Open-Ended Terms
The events that lead to the
climax
$300 Answer from Open-Ended
What is rising action?
$400 Open-Ended Terms
Drawing conclusions from
clues and facts found in
the story
$400 Answer from Open-Ended
What is climax?
$500 Open-Ended Terms
The method an author
uses to reveal characters
and their personalities
$500 Answer from Open-Ended
What is characterization?
or
What is character traits?
$100 Literary Devices
A comparison between 2
things using like or as
Ex: The baby was as cute
as a button.
$100 Answer Literary Devices
What is a simile?
$200 Literary Devices
A direct comparison
between 2 unlike things
without using like or as.
Ex: Time was a thief.
$200 Answer from Literary Devices
What is a metaphor?
$300 Literary Devices
Giving human characteristics to
an animal, object, or idea
Ex: The sea called out to me.
$300 Answer from Literary Devices
What is personification?
$400 Literary Devices
An exaggerated statement used
to heighten effect
Ex: I must have told you a
million times.
$400 Answer from Literary Devices
What is a hyperbole?
$500 Literary Devices
Imitation of natural sounds,
words you hear
Ex: splat, bang, ding-dong
$500 Answer from Literary Devices
What is an onomatopoeia?
FINAL JEOPARDY!
Capturing the most important
parts of the original passage in a
much shorter space and in the
reader’s own words – includes
who? where? when? what? why?
FINAL JEOPARDY!
What is a summary?

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