$100 Question from Figurative Language A type of comparison that suggests that one thing is “like” or “as” another thing: “It [math] is confusing like the inside of a watch” (Soto 252).
$100 Answer Figurative Language What is a simile?
$200 Question from Figurative Language A type of comparison that suggests that one thing is another without using the words “like” or “as”: “The rose bushes of shame on his face became bouquets of love” (Soto 255).
$200 Answer from Figurative Language What is a metaphor?
$300 Question from Figurative Language An expression that features inanimate objects doing things that only people can do: “Six stories below the lights of the city blinked and the sounds of cars mingled with the curses and the laughter of children in the street” (Thomas 285).
$300 Answer from Figurative Language What is personification?
$400 Question from Figurative Language An expression that cannot be understood by simply looking at the dictionary definition of words. Instead one must consider the context and culture: “He watched her on the sly... he stood up and hurried to the door, where he managed to catch her eye (Soto 252).
$400 Answer from Figurative Language What is an idiom?
$500 Question from Figurative Language An idiom that uses excessive exaggeration to emphasize a point: “Antonio knew the dynamite that was stored in his Amigo Brother’s fists” (Thomas 289).
$500 Answer from Figurative Language What is hyperbole?
$100 Question from Plot The part of a story’s plot that presents the setting (time and place) and the introduction to the major characters: “Antonio Cruz and Felix Vargas were both seventeen years old,... were so together in friendship that they felt them themselves to be brothers... growing up on the lower east side of Manhattan (Thomas 283).
$200 Question from Plot The part of a story’s plot that features the key conflicts: “Now, after a series of elimination bouts, they had been informed that they were to meet each other in the division finals (Thomas 283 &284).
$200 Answer from Plot What is the rising action?
$300 Question from Plot The key turning point or points of a story’s plot: For example, in The Hunger Games, the part when Katniss volunteers to take her sister’s place; also, whenever Katniss and Peeta decide to eat the poisonous berries (Collins 184 & 372).
$400 Question from Plot The reaction to the climax; the action that follows the turning point of the story; the action that occurs as the result of the climax: For example, in The Hunger Games, because Katniss volunteers for her sister, she has to fight for her life in The Hunger Games (Collins 178 – 372).
$400 Answer from Plot What is the falling action?
$500 Question from Plot Usually the ending of a story. the solution to the major conflicts (problems) within a story; note: some problems never have solutions. For example, throughout The Twilight Saga, a major conflict for Edward is whether he should turn Bella into a vampire or not. The ironic solution to this problem occurs in Breaking Dawn, when Edward transforms Bella into an “undead” in order to save her life (455-461).
$200 Question from Genres A category of literature that falls under one of the major literary genres: Under fiction, for example, one would find fantasy, legends, fables, folk tales, ferry tales, mysteries, science fiction, etc.
$300 Question from Genres The subgenre of fiction that features events from a writer’s imagination that are typical of real life. For example, the books Hatchet, Walk Two Moons, and The Bluford High series would all fit into this subgenre.
$300 Answer from Genres What is realistic fiction?
$400 Question from Genres The subgenre of literature that presents stories of real events. Such stories usually feature the same plot elements that occur in traditional fiction. An example would be the short story “Exploring the Titanic” by Robert Ballard.
$400 Answer from Genres What is narrative nonfiction?
$500 Question from Genres The major literary genre that is frequently lyrical, euphonic (pleasing to the ears), and often features a rhythm: An example would be The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.
$400 Question from Nouns The necessary corrections for the following sentence: Hey dad, will you help me with my pushups so that coach Miller doesn’t keep running me all practice?
$400 Answer from Nouns What is the fact that “dad” and “coach” should be capitalized? *Bonus $400 if the team can explain its reasoning
$500 Question from Nouns The necessary correction in the following sentence: All of my family are going on this vacation.
$500 Answer from Nouns What is the fact that “are” should be “is”? *Bonus $500 for the team that can explain its reasoning.
Final Jeopardy In Gary Soto’s short story “Seventh Grade,” why did Mr. Bueller decide not to embarrass Victor in front of Teresa? Be sure to answer in the form of a paragraph that features complete sentences and concrete details (textual evidence) as support for your answer.
Final Jeopardy Answer What is (type the vocabulary word here)?