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Visual Literacy Quiz - A test on humor and satire used in cartoons

Visual Literacy Quiz - A test on humor and satire used in cartoons
Product Description
This product is a 45 minute multiple choice quiz designed to test the skills of students at interpreting humour in visual texts like comic strips and cartoons. It covers various strategies in comedy like overthrow of expectation, euphemism etc as well as rhetorical devices like irony, parody and satire. I did this for my year 11 and 12 students as a way to model techniques used to clearly explain humour in images and texts intended to expose, ridicule or make fun of human nature. My students are often aware of strategies used to create humor but need help articulating them. The multiple choice test offers opportunities for students to recognize a well formulated response to a question. This test can therefore also be regarded as a learning tool or could also be used as a diagnostic exercise to establish language comprehension levels. It could also simply be a useful quick test to complete a section on humor or satire.

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Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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