Terms Of Denotation And Connotation

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Terms Of Denotation And Connotation - Quiz

Denotations and connotations can be confusing for a person who is not too conversant with the English language. Denotation is the dictionary meaning whereas connotation is the cultural meaning of a word. Take up the test below to test how good you are at distinguishing the two before the next English class. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select a synonym for "Denotation"
    • A. 

      Definition

    • B. 

      Diction

    • C. 

      Reference

    • D. 

      Meaning

  • 2. 
    What does "Connotation" mean?
    • A. 

      Definition

    • B. 

      Diction

    • C. 

      Cultural defintion

  • 3. 
    If someone uses the term "rugrat", is this a denotative or connotative definition for the term "child"?
    • A. 

      Connotative

    • B. 

      Denotative

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 4. 
    What is the denotation of "snake"?
    • A. 

      An amphibian

    • B. 

      A liar, cheater, or fraud

    • C. 

      Snake

  • 5. 
    What is a connotative meaning of the term, "babe"?
    • A. 

      A baby pig

    • B. 

      Babe

    • C. 

      Someone you're attracted to

  • 6. 
    How is denotation different from connotation?
    • A. 

      Denotation is a definition, whereas connotation is created through cultural references

    • B. 

      Denotation is a cultural reference, whereas connotation is a strict dictionary definition

    • C. 

      They are basically the same thing

  • 7. 
    What is the denotative meaning of the phrase, "Kick the bucket."
    • A. 

      Actually kicking a bucket

    • B. 

      Dying

    • C. 

      Falling in a bucket

  • 8. 
    In the following sentence, is the connotative or denotative definition used for "piece of cake"?
    • A. 

      Connotative

    • B. 

      Denotative

    • C. 

      Neither

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