Literary Quiz On Allegory Sentence!

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Literary Quiz On Allegory Sentence!

Allegories are interesting figurative tools used in works of art. They confer hidden messages that may be moral, religious or political all in poetic way which is why their usage is highly rated. Allegory presents itself in a complex form due to the hidden nature of it but if you think you know all on the usage of allegories, then this quiz is an interesting way to challenge yourself regarding your knowledge of Allegory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What allegorical meaning can be attached to the sentence "I once heard the whisper of falling snow"?
    • A. 

      Life 

    • B. 

      Love 

    • C. 

      Death 

    • D. 

      Wary 

  • 2. 
    Which words clearly adduces the allegorical meaning of the sentence "My hair was once braided in golden cornrows"?
    • A. 

      Depletion

    • B. 

      Naivety

    • C. 

      Childhood

    • D. 

      Aging 

  • 3. 
    What classical allegory is attached to the phrase "The gods of Illiad"?
    • A. 

      The physical elements

    • B. 

      The Greek gods

    • C. 

      The sins in the rims 

    • D. 

      Happiness, sadness, life and death

  • 4. 
    "The ring above his head" is classically used allegorical statement to depict what?
    • A. 

      The inspiration in every man

    • B. 

      The goodness in every man

    • C. 

      The smartness of man

    • D. 

      The beauty of a man

  • 5. 
    "I've been down the hollow and I'll never be the same " as used by Nina Parmenter in her work could be best interpreted allegorically as all of the following except?
    • A. 

      She has felt melancholy and she may never recover from it

    • B. 

      She has known pain and may never be same

    • C. 

      She understand her emptiness and would never act like it never were

    • D. 

      Happy child is all she is, and sadness may never be felt

  • 6. 
    There was a dog who was fond of eating eggs. Mistaking a shell-fish for an egg one day, he opened his mouth wide and swallowed it down in one gulp. The weight of it in his stomach caused him intense pain. “Serve me right,” he said, “for thinking that anything round must be an egg.”  The above statement could best be allegorically interpreted as which of the following?
    • A. 

      Not all that glitters is gold

    • B. 

      He who laughs last laughs best

    • C. 

      Slow and steady wins the race

    • D. 

      People who rush into things without using judgment run into strange and unexpected dangers

  • 7. 
    "The fable of the belly" is a popular allegory attributed to which of the following writers?
    • A. 

      Bernard Shaw 

    • B. 

      William Golding

    • C. 

      William Shakespeare

    • D. 

      George Orwell

  • 8. 
    "The man that chose the fox, I would have lost the trust of my People" can allegorically be interpreted as what?
    • A. 

       A leader who acts cunning would lose the confidence and trust of the people

    • B. 

      To be in a hurry may put one at detriment

    • C. 

      To be brutal pushes away loved ones

    • D. 

      Betrayal earns distate

  • 9. 
    Dante Alighieri's "Inferno" is a poem on the rims of hell. What is the meaning of the seven rims of hell?
    • A. 

      The seven levels in hell

    • B. 

      The stages of punishment in hell

    • C. 

      The hierarchy of pains in hell

    • D. 

      The seven greatest sins/transgressions of men

  • 10. 
    Dante was lost in a dark scary forest in the beginning of the "Divine Comedy". What does the dark scary forest imply allegorically?
    • A. 

      The fear of the unknown

    • B. 

      The confusion of a man

    • C. 

      The lost cause of men

    • D. 

      The negative thoughts of men