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Arts and Humanities Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Arts and Humanities Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

Read each sentence and choose the best vocabulary word to fill in each blank.

  1. I don't like reading books with a(n) _____ point of view because I don't want to know everything that's going through the characters' minds.
  2. Every mystery novel has a(n) _____ when the clues start to come together and make sense.
  3. Have you noticed that characters tend to have a(n) _____ when they are in the most danger? Apparently, fear brings insight.
  4. The _____ of the story often gets so much attention that he or she is full of _____.
  5. From what I understand, the _____ process is a tedious one involving plates and ink.
  6. Personally, I think that a(n) _____ artist would produce some pretty boring and simple art, no matter what color was chosen.
  7. Shakespeare's Hamlet is well known for the _____, in which Hamlet asks himself (out loud, of course) if he's doing the right thing or not.
  8. _____ appeals to most people because it offers funny and sad moments.
  9. Whenever I read a story with a(n) _____ in it, I tend to miss the double meaning.
  10. The _____ finish on that piece of art just makes it look like it's dirty, in my opinion.

Activity 2: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

Read each group of words and circle the one that doesn't fit.

  1. catharsis, epiphany, monochromatic
  2. parody, protagonist, caricature
  3. matte, omniscience, abstract
  4. archetype, symmetry, melodrama
  5. mosaic, allegory, denouement

Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

Read each question, then choose the appropriate answer from this lesson's vocabulary words.

  1. Whether in a book or on the stage, all eyes are on me. What am I?
  2. Everything about me is balanced in exactly the right proportions. What am I?
  3. I'm all about appearance and looks. What am I?
  4. I have the most over-the-top nasty villains, charming heroes, and distressed damsels. What am I?
  5. If you have a big nose, funny-shaped ears, crooked teeth, or crazy hair, you can bet I'll notice it right away. What am I?

Activity 4: WORD MIX-UP

Unscramble each vocabulary word and write it correctly.

1. tbrctasa
2. uhirsb
3. rytcpahee
4. sihescteat
5. nsniiccoeem
6. csmaio
7. lyoalgre
8. cocromhnotami
9. lemormdaa
10. citrraaeuc
11. ntedeenoum
12. phtayhlogri
13. poadyr
14. ooulilsyq
15. acdoygmiert

Answers

Activity 1: PICK-A-WORD

  1. omniscient
  2. denouement
  3. epiphany
  4. protagonist, hubris
  5. lithography
  6. monochromatic
  7. soliloquy
  8. Tragicomedy
  9. allegory
  10. matte

Activity 2: WHICH ONE DOES NOT BELONG?

  1. monochromatic
  2. protagonist
  3. omniscience
  4. symmetry
  5. mosaic

Activity 3: WHAT AM I?

  1. protagonist
  2. symmetry
  3. aesthetics
  4. melodrama
  5. caricature

Activity 4: WORD MIX-UP

  1. abstract
  2. hubris
  3. archetype
  4. aesthetics
  5. omniscience
  6. mosaic
  7. allegory
  8. monochromatic
  9. melodrama
  10. caricature
  11. denouement
  12. lithography
  13. parody
  14. soliloquy
  15. tragicomedy
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