Analysing Language

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an example of the use of emotive language?
    • A. 

      Heartless thieves stole all the money that the frail old man had- a measly 10 pounds,

    • B. 

      Thieves stole £10 from an old man.

    • C. 

      Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears

    • D. 

      Victory at all costs, Victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is an example of the use of repetition?
    • A. 

      Heartless thieves stole all the money that the frail old man had- a measly 10 pounds,

    • B. 

      Thieves stole £10 from an old man.

    • C. 

      Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears

    • D. 

      Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an example of the use of hyperbole?
    • A. 

      I am so hungry, I could eat a horse.

    • B. 

      Thieves stole £10 from an old man.

    • C. 

      Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears

    • D. 

      Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be.

  • 4. 
    The sound of words can make a difference to their meaning and effect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The repetition of the /s/ sound is often referred to as
    • A. 

      Sibilance

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 6. 
    Which literary technique is used in the following :"Ill met by moonlight."
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 7. 
    Which literary technique is used in the following :"Macbeth doth murder sleep."
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 8. 
    Which literary technique is used in the following :"I wandered lonely as a cloud."
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 9. 
    Which literary technique is used in the following :"from the bronzey soft sky."
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 10. 
    When nature or the weather reflects the feelings of the characters, we are using
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Pathetic fallacy

    • D. 

      Symbolism

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is the use of a series of similar vowel sounds for effect?
    • A. 

      Sibilance

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Pathetic fallacy

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are used to express the relationship between nouns or noun phrases and other parts of the sentence or clause?
    • A. 

      Conjunctions

    • B. 

      Prepositions

    • C. 

      Determiners

    • D. 

      Verbs

  • 13. 
    Which of the following come before nouns and help to define them?
    • A. 

      Conjunctions

    • B. 

      Prepositions

    • C. 

      Determiners

    • D. 

      Verbs

  • 14. 
    Which of the following join words, phrases and clauses?
    • A. 

      Determiners

    • B. 

      Verbs

    • C. 

      Prepositions

    • D. 

      Conjunctions

  • 15. 
    Which of the following refer to the writer's use of words and expression associated with a particular subject (e.g. medicine, music or football).
    • A. 

      Semantic field

    • B. 

      Preposition

    • C. 

      Words related to a subject or topic

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 16. 
    It is important to refer to the part of speech of key words in our response because we want to
    • A. 

      Show the examiner that we know the part of speech

    • B. 

      Show the examiner that we can identify and are able to explain the function and effect of these words (as used by the writer)

    • C. 

      Show the examiner that we can refer to the part of speech of key words

    • D. 

      appear to be writing a lot until the end of the exam

  • 17. 
    Diction and register refer to the writer's choice of words and vocabulary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Writers can make their views and feelings clear without openly stating them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Implicit information is stated in the text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Writers often seek to arouse certain feelings or emotions in the reader by using emotive language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In a complex sentence, the principal or main clause expresses the more important idea.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What type of conjunction is and, or, but, yet, or and nor?
    • A. 

      Coordinate conjunctions

    • B. 

      Complex conjunctions

    • C. 

      Subordinate conjunctions

    • D. 

      Subordinate clauses

  • 23. 
    The following is a sentence from Silas Marner by George Elliot. what is the EFFECT on the reader? Before such calm external beauty the presence of a vague fear is most distinctly felt - like a raven flapping its slow wing across the sunny air.
    • A. 

      There is not enough information to comment on the effect on the reader. We will have to look at the sentences that precede or follow this one before we can talk about effect.

    • B. 

      This sentence makes the reader feel calm and serene.

    • C. 

      This sentence is designed to make the reader feel uneasy, worried, perhaps frightened.

    • D. 

      This sentence has no effect on the reader. It is just an example of boring writing

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is a more effective attempt to explore the effect of the writer's use of language in the sentence from Silas Marner by George Elliot "Before such calm external beauty the presence of a vague fear is most distinctly felt - like a raven flapping its slow wing across the sunny air."  A: The writer makes the reader feel uneasy ans worried about what might happen by contrasting 'calm external beauty' with 'a vague fear.' Then uses the simile of a raven flying 'across the sunny air' to make what she said more real.B: The writer starts with a generalisation about the effect of a contrast between the external world and someone's feelings, the juxtaposition of 'calm... beauty and 'vague fear' creating tension and a sense of anxiety. She breaks the sentence with a dash, making us pause and giving more impact to the simile that follows. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      Both are equally effective.

    • D. 

      None of them are particularly effective.