The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Exam Review

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The Celebrated Jumping
Frog of Calaveras County
Exam Review
By: Eugenio Gonzalez, Alfredo Melero
Instructions
 The class will be divided into 6 groups (by row).
 You will be shown an excerpt, quote or phrase from
the story, and you have to identify the literary term
being used.
 You may answer after we finish reading the phrase
or quote.
 The first one to raise their hand will be chosen and
may answer.
 Good luck.
First, you must know the
literary terms…
 Anecdote: A very brief story, told to illustrate a point or
serve as an example of something.
 Anthropomorphism: Attributing human characteristics
to an animal or inanimate object.
 Dialect: A way of speaking that is characteristic of a
certain social group or of the inhabitants of a certain
geographical area.
 Frame story: A literary device in which a story is
enclosed in another story, a tale within a tale.
 Hyperbole: A figure of speech that uses an incredible
exaggeration, or overstatement, for effect.
 Incongruity: The deliberate joining of opposites or
of elements that are not appropriate to each others.
 Psychoanalysis: A method of examining the
unconscious mind, developed primarily by the
Austrian physician Sigmund Freud.
 Tall tale: An outrageously exaggerated, humorous
story that is obviously unbelievable.
 Vernacular: The language spoken by the people
who live in a particular locality
 “…bore me nearly to
death with some
infernal
reminiscence…”
“But all through the
interminable
narrative..”

a. Frame story

b. Psychoanalysis

c. Tall tale

d. Dialect

e. Hyperbole
Answer:
Hyperbole

“Parson Walker’s wife laid
very sick once, for a good
while, and it seemed as if
they warn’t going to save
her…”

a. Tall tale

b. Anecdote

c. Psychoanalysis

d. Vernacular

e. Hyperbole
Answer:
Anecdote

“ I do wonder what in the
nation that frog throw’d off
for-I wonder if there an’t
something the matter with
him”

a. Hyperbole

b. Dialect

c. Psychoanalysis

d. Anecdote

e. Anthropomorphism
Answer
Psychoanalysis


“…the end of the race
she’d get excited and
desperate-like…”

a. Incongruity

b. Frame story
“…and raising more racket
with her coughing and
sneezing and blowing her
nose…”

c. Anthropomorphism

d. Anecdote

e. A and D
Answer
Anthropomorphism

“…prized his mouth open
and took a tea-spoon and
filled him full of quail shotfilled him pretty near up to
his chin…”

a. Anthropomorphism

b. Frame story

c. Tall tale

d. Hyperbole

e. None of the above
Answer
Tall tale

“ He ketched a frog one
day, and took him home,
and said he cal’klated to
edercate him…”

a. Anecdote

b. Hyperbole

c. Tall tale

d. Frame story

e. A and E
Answer
A and E

“But still he was lucky,
uncommon lucky; he most
always come out winner.”

a. Incongruity

b. Vernacular

c. Hyperbole

d. Anthropomorphism

e. Anecdote
Answer
Vernacular

“…there couldn’t be no
solit’ry thing mentioned
but that feller’d offer to bet
on it…”

a. Dialect

b. Frame story

c. Incongruity

d. Anthropomorphism

e. None of the above
Answer
Dialect

“…that frog whirling in
the air like a doughnut-see
him turn one summerset,
or maybe a couple, if he got
a good start, and come
down flat-footed and all
right, like a cat.”

a. Incongruity

b. Hyperbole

c. Frame story

d. Anecdote

e. A and B
Answer
A and B
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