12th Grade English Vocabulary Benchmark Assessment

28 Questions | Total Attempts: 2484

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12th Grade English Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Hints of what is to come in the action of a play or a story
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Diction

    • C. 

      Tone

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

  • 2. 
    The use of words to imitate the sounds they describe.
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 3. 
    The repetition of the initial consonant.
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 4. 
    Is giving human qualities to animals or objects
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 5. 
    Figure of speech involving a comparison between unlike things using like, as, or as though.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 6. 
    Putting two contradictory words together.
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 7. 
    A figure of speech involving exaggeration
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 8. 
    A comparison in which one thing is said to be another
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Understatement

  • 9. 
    The conversation between characters
    • A. 

      Parody

    • B. 

      Dialect

    • C. 

      Dialogue

    • D. 

      Monologue

  • 10. 
    The exact meaning of a word
    • A. 

      Connotation

    • B. 

      Suggestion

    • C. 

      Denotation

    • D. 

      Anecdote

  • 11. 
    A recurring object, concept, or structure in a work of literature
    • A. 

      Motif

    • B. 

      Myth

    • C. 

      Prose

    • D. 

      Refrain

  • 12. 
    Any story that attempts to explain how the world was created or why the world is the way that it is
    • A. 

      Motif

    • B. 

      Myth

    • C. 

      Prose

    • D. 

      Refrain

  • 13. 
    Repetition of an identical or similarly accented sound or sounds in a work
    • A. 

      Myth

    • B. 

      Prose

    • C. 

      Refrain

    • D. 

      Rhyme

  • 14. 
    The pattern of rhyme used in a poem
    • A. 

      Fable

    • B. 

      Free verse

    • C. 

      Limerick

    • D. 

      Rhyme scheme

  • 15. 
    Referring to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem
    • A. 

      Fable

    • B. 

      Myth

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Motif

  • 16. 
    A way the events of a story are conveyed to the reader
    • A. 

      Point of view

    • B. 

      Narrator

    • C. 

      Plot

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 17. 
    A distinctive poetic style that uses system or pattern of metrical structure and verse composition usually consisting of fourteen lines, arranged in a set rhyme scheme or pattern
    • A. 

      Prose

    • B. 

      Haiku

    • C. 

      Cinquain

    • D. 

      Sonnet

  • 18. 
    An association that comes along with a particular word
    • A. 

      Connotation

    • B. 

      Definition

    • C. 

      Denotation

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 19. 
    A narrative folk song
    • A. 

      Diddy

    • B. 

      Limerick

    • C. 

      Ballad

    • D. 

      Jingle

  • 20. 
    Unified group of lines in poetry
    • A. 

      Verse

    • B. 

      Stanza

    • C. 

      Prose

    • D. 

      Rhythm

  • 21. 
    Rhyming within a line 
    • A. 

      Rhyme scheme

    • B. 

      Linear rhyme

    • C. 

      Internal rhyme

    • D. 

      End rhyme

  • 22. 
    Unrhymed iambic pentameter
    • A. 

      Blank verse

    • B. 

      Slant rhyme

    • C. 

      Internal rhyme

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 23. 
    A short work of nonfiction that deals with a single subject
    • A. 

      Novel

    • B. 

      Essay

    • C. 

      Short story

    • D. 

      Poem

  • 24. 
    Poetry without regular patterns of rhyme and rhythm
    • A. 

      Haiku

    • B. 

      Cinquain

    • C. 

      Free verse

    • D. 

      Internal rhyme

  • 25. 
    A phrase or expression that means something different from what the words actually say (for example, using the phrase “over his head” instead of “He doesn’t understand”)
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Idiom

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