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Rhetorical Devices

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This is a quiz using the rhetorical devices. The object is to show that one has mastered basic mastery of the rhetoric devices.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the options below has the following definiton: giving an unliving or unhumane thing human characteristics.
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Rhetoric

    • D. 

      Litotes

  • 2. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: to make a strong comparison using like or as
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Pun

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Zuegma

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Anecdote

    • D. 

      Invective

  • 5. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: the technique or skill of persuading through your choice of words
    • A. 

      Parallelism

    • B. 

      Imagery/image

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Rhetoric

  • 6. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: a specific kind of understatement that uses the negative
    • A. 

      Anaphora

    • B. 

      Litotes

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 7. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: using word or phrase pattern that are similar to create emphasis
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Anaphora

    • D. 

      Meteonomy

  • 8. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: a statement that seems impossible because it means the opposite but has an element of truth                             
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Pun

    • D. 

      Zeugma

  • 9. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: when a part of something is to represent the whole
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Synecdoche

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 10. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: using the same word of phrase or sentence over and over again
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 11. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: a similarity between like features of two things of which a comparison can be based
    • A. 

      Anaphora

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Invective

    • D. 

      Anaolgy

  • 12. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: to illustrate an idea or feeling by description
    • A. 

      Saitre/parody

    • B. 

      Imagery/image

    • C. 

      Rhetoric

    • D. 

      Synecdoche

  • 13. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: - talking to someone who is not there, dead, or human
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Rhetoric

    • C. 

      Apostrophe

    • D. 

      Zuegma

  • 14. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: a question asked to make a point, not because you really want an anser
    • A. 

      Meteonomy

    • B. 

      Apostrophe

    • C. 

      Rhetorical question

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 15. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: an abusive attack
    • A. 

      Apostrophe

    • B. 

      Invective

    • C. 

      Pun

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 16. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: when a word or phrase can be used as a substitute for another because they are closely related                              
    • A. 

      Metonymy

    • B. 

      Synecdoche

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 17. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: to give authority to  an idea by making an association with something the reader knows                               
    • A. 

      Juxtaposition

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Litotes

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 18. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: saying one thing and meaning another verbal, situational, dramatic
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Invective

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 19. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: repeating the initial phrase at the beginning of a sentence
    • A. 

      Anaphora

    • B. 

      Anecdote

    • C. 

      Repetition

    • D. 

      Invective

  • 20. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition:  one makes fun and the other criticizes by copying a style
    • A. 

      Rhetoric question

    • B. 

      Satire/parody

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Understatement/meiosis

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Imagery/image

    • B. 

      Juxtapostion

    • C. 

      Satire/parody

    • D. 

      Understatement/meiosis

  • 22. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: an implied comparison between two unlike things
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Rhetoric

    • D. 

      Pun

  • 23. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: to call attention to something by creating a big contrast
    • A. 

      Zuegma

    • B. 

      Juxtaposition

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Litotes

  • 24. 
    Which of  the following options below has the follwing definition: using several words near each other that starts with the same sound
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Anaphora

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Anaphora

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Pun

    • D. 

      Personification

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