A Basic Quiz On Allegory

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Are you ready for a basic quiz on allegory? An allegory is a literary device in which a place, character, or event is used to pass across a broad and wide message which is mostly about real-world issues and problems. The most interesting part of this literary device can be seen in its manner of presentation and appearance of it. This short quiz will give you a better understanding of allegory. Let's go!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following best describes the biblical allegory of man with one talent?

    • A.

       The man that had one gift in life

    • B.

      The one with a talent to do one thing

    • C.

       The man with one purpose

    • D.

      The man who is afraid of taking risks

    Correct Answer
    D. The man who is afraid of taking risks
    Explanation
    The biblical allegory of man with one talent refers to the man who is afraid of taking risks. In the biblical parable, the man with one talent is given a valuable resource but chooses to bury it out of fear instead of investing or multiplying it. This story is often interpreted as a lesson about the importance of taking risks and using one's abilities to their fullest potential.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following best describes the purpose of an allegory?

    • A.

      To satirize a societal occurrence.

    • B.

      To ridicule a political class.

    • C.

      To teach a lesson, mostly moral, political, or religious.

    • D.

      To hide a message in between the wording of a text.

    Correct Answer
    C. To teach a lesson, mostly moral, political, or religious.
    Explanation
    An allegory is a literary device that uses symbolic figures, actions, or settings to convey a deeper meaning or moral lesson. It is a form of storytelling that aims to teach a lesson, often related to moral, political, or religious values. Unlike satire or ridicule, the primary purpose of an allegory is to impart knowledge or wisdom through the use of metaphorical elements. Allegories often hide their message within the text, allowing readers to interpret and uncover the underlying lesson.

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  • 3. 

    The following are examples of allegorical literary works except?

    • A.

      Arms and The man

    • B.

      The Tempest

    • C.

      The animal farm

    • D.

      The lord of the flies

    Correct Answer
    A. Arms and The man
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Arms and The man" because it is not an allegorical literary work. An allegory is a story or poem that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. "The Tempest," "The Animal Farm," and "The Lord of the Flies" are all examples of allegorical literary works as they use symbolic characters and events to convey deeper messages about society, politics, or human nature. However, "Arms and The man" is a play by George Bernard Shaw that is more of a social satire than an allegory.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is a type of allegory? 

    • A.

      Simile 

    • B.

      Sonnet 

    • C.

      Fable 

    • D.

      Metaphor 

    Correct Answer
    C. Fable 
    Explanation
    A fable is a type of allegory that uses animals or inanimate objects to convey a moral lesson or message. It typically involves anthropomorphized characters and a simple storyline that teaches a moral or ethical lesson. Fables are often found in folklore and are used to teach children about values and virtues. They often feature animals as characters that represent different human qualities or behaviors.

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  • 5. 

    Which figure of speech is often used to compare allegories?

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Metaphor 

    • C.

      Simile 

    • D.

      Euphemism 

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor 
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things by stating that one thing is another. An allegory is a literary device that uses symbolic characters and events to represent abstract ideas or moral qualities. Both metaphors and allegories involve comparisons, as they both use one thing to represent or symbolize another. Therefore, it is common to use metaphors when comparing allegories.

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  • 6. 

    William Golding, in "The Lord of the Flies," tries to allegorize all of the following in his work, except

    • A.

      The gradual breakdown of law and order 

    • B.

      The human lust to put himself above others 

    • C.

      Political fear and distrust of the unknown 

    • D.

      Finding one's purpose 

    Correct Answer
    D. Finding one's purpose 
    Explanation
    In "The Lord of the Flies," William Golding explores various themes and allegories. The gradual breakdown of law and order, the human lust to put oneself above others, and political fear and distrust of the unknown are all allegorized in the novel. However, finding one's purpose is not explicitly allegorized in the story. While the characters struggle with their identity and purpose on the island, it is not a central allegory in the work.

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  • 7. 

    The book "The beggars strike" is an allegory of all of the following except?

    • A.

      Social stratification

    • B.

      Classism

    • C.

      Religion

    • D.

      Politics 

    Correct Answer
    D. Politics 
    Explanation
    The book "The beggars strike" is an allegory of social stratification, classism, and religion. However, it does not focus on politics as a central theme. Politics is not explored or represented in the book as a significant aspect of the allegory.

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  • 8. 

    Where is the oldest work of allegory reportedly contained?

    • A.

      Song of Solomon 

    • B.

      New Testament

    • C.

      Old Testament

    • D.

      Leviticus

    Correct Answer
    B. New Testament
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New Testament. The New Testament is where the oldest work of allegory, Song of Solomon, is reportedly contained. This book is considered to be an allegorical depiction of the love between God and His people, using the metaphor of a romantic relationship between a bride and groom.

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  • 9. 

    Greek slave is said to be the front line in the use of allegory. His line of stories explored what type of Allegories?

    • A.

      Fable

    • B.

      Pun

    • C.

      Parody

    • D.

      Parable 

    Correct Answer
    A. Fable
    Explanation
    The Greek slave is known for using allegory in his stories, and the correct answer is fable. Fables are a type of allegory that uses animals or inanimate objects to convey moral lessons or teachings. The Greek slave's line of stories explored these types of allegories, using animals as characters to teach valuable lessons to the readers.

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  • 10. 

    In Aesop's Fables, the use of animals to tell a story were usually targeted at what specific objective?

    • A.

      Criticizing the political class

    • B.

      Satirizing the policies of the Aristocrats

    • C.

      Mocking the gods of Olympus

    • D.

      Teaching a moral lesson

    Correct Answer
    D. Teaching a moral lesson
    Explanation
    The use of animals in Aesop's Fables was usually targeted at teaching a moral lesson. These fables often featured animals as characters, each representing certain human qualities or behaviors. By using animals to tell stories, Aesop aimed to convey moral lessons and teach readers about virtues, vices, and the consequences of certain actions. The fables were meant to provide guidance and wisdom, encouraging readers to reflect on their own behavior and make better choices in life.

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