AP English Literature and Composition Question 421: Answer and Explanation

Question: 421

1. The passage is an example of

  • A. the opening of a novel
  • B. the opening of an autobiography
  • C. an essay
  • D. an ode
  • E. a dramatic monologue

Correct Answer: C


C. This question is an example of how important the knowledge of definitions of literary terms is if you hope to do well on the AP Lit exam. Using your knowledge and experience, you would obviously choose C after reading just a few of the opening lines.