Retake Literary & Rhetorical Devices Quiz - 2018 AP

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  • 1. 
    Choose which one is a metaphor.
    • A. 

      Grandpa snores like a grizzly bear

    • B. 

      The earth shook and the trees bent when grandpa started to snore

    • C. 

      Grandpa Grizzly shook the house with his nightly nose songs

    • D. 

      The only thing that snores worse than grandpa is my dad

  • 2. 
    What does aphorism literally mean?
    • A. 

      Truth or observation

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Old story

    • D. 

      Definition

  • 3. 
    Select the answer that displays correct parallelism:
    • A. 

      It was the perfect night for a party because the stars twinkled, cool breezes, but also rocking music.

    • B. 

      It was the perfect night for a party, not only because it was cool, but the stars twinkled and the music was rocking.

    • C. 

      It was the perfect night for a party; not only were the breezes cool, but the stars twinkled and the music rocked.

  • 4. 
    Using descriptions to engage the five senses of the reader is considered IMAGERY.  How many sensory elements must be present for full Descriptive Imagery?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      All 5

  • 5. 
    Obvious and intentional exaggeration which can be positive or negative.
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Antithesis

  • 6. 
        I was splashing in the pool until I knocked the glass over – CRASH! The line above is an example of ________.  
    • A. 

      Inversion

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Onomatopeioa

    • E. 

      Literary Devices

  • 7. 
    Read the pairs of words.   Which of these are examples of ASSONANCE?  Choose two.
    • A. 

      Kale/tale

    • B. 

      Buy/bought

    • C. 

      Glue/smooth

    • D. 

      Rade/road

    • E. 

      Mill/most

  • 8. 
    In order for a device to be considered repetition, which 2 of the following must happen or be  present?
    • A. 

      The same word can be used multiple times in a passage: like someone's name

    • B. 

      The repeated words or phrases can be close to the same but don't have to be identical

    • C. 

      Alliteration is close to being repetition since it is a repeated sound, so it counts

    • D. 

      The exact same words or phrases must be used in a specific sections/paragraph of a text

    • E. 

      The emphasis of repetition is not for balance but to stress and isolate a key point

  • 9. 
    Read the sentences carefully.   Which of these are examples of STRONG ALLITERATION?  Choose the TWO CORRECT answers.
    • A. 

      Harry the happy horse liked to hop over fences.

    • B. 

      I dance in a trance when there's ants in my pants!

    • C. 

      Time marches slowly, slanted down a slippery slope.

    • D. 

      Only love can break your heart.

    • E. 

      Keep care to curry favor with key companions.

  • 10. 
    Which device is being used in the following sentence? "Over-worked and often forgotten, the antique desk groaned under the extreme weight of the stack of books yet to be read."  
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Chiasmus

    • E. 

      Allusion

  • 11. 
    What device is being used in the following sentence? "The cave swallowed the exploration team as they descended more than 40 feet below the earth's surface."
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

    • E. 

      Analogy

  • 12. 
    "We must fight sir, I repeat it, we must fight." - Patrick Henry Which device is most used in the above passage?
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Parallelism

    • E. 

      Anaphora

  • 13. 
    Determine if the following is a rhetorical question by marking "true" or a regular question by marking "false". What more can we do to keep the peace?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Aphorisms are meant to spread a human truth using a quick example easy to everyone's understanding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Antimetabole and Chiasmus are so close in meaning it is always impossible to tell the difference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Parallelism and Anaphora are used primarily to balance a syntactical structure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    An ALLUSION can only reference literature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a PUN?
    • A. 

      A good man is hard to find.

    • B. 

      The buck stops here.

    • C. 

      I'm a big fan of whiteboards; they are quiet re-markable.

  • 19. 
    What rhetorical technique is this sentence an example of?   “Jane’s days became a blur of meaningless events – wake up, brush teeth, make the coffee, get the mail, fix dinner, watch TV. It was hard to keep depression at bay.”
    • A. 

      Asyndeton

    • B. 

      Polysyndeton

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Liotes

    • E. 

      Metonymy

  • 20. 
    What is this sentence an example of? All the people were moving in the same direction.  All the people were thinking about the same thing. All the people were discussing the same topic.”  
    • A. 

      Antimetabole

    • B. 

      Anaphora

    • C. 

      Asyndeton

  • 21. 
    A multitude of conjunctions between coordinate phrases clauses or words is called a/an ______.
    • A. 

      Asyndeton

    • B. 

      Inverted order of a sentence

    • C. 

      Rhetorical fragment

    • D. 

      Polysyndeton

    • E. 

      Chiasmus

  • 22. 
    When a sentence's structure is reversed, and the speaker sounds a bit like Yoda from Star Wars, it might be an example of this literary device?
    • A. 

      Inversion

    • B. 

      Anaphora

    • C. 

      Rhetorical question

    • D. 

      Chiasmus

    • E. 

      Antimetabole

  • 23. 
    A more general form of a COMPARISON within rhetorical writing includes which of the following?  Check the THREE which apply.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Antithesis

    • E. 

      Metaphor

    • F. 

      Allusion

    • G. 

      Motif

  • 24. 
    How does the following sentence change in meaning with only the change in one word?  “I think Fay is an excellent president,” said the principal. “She really knows how to (manage, meddle).”   Check ALL answer options which apply.
    • A. 

      Manage has a positive connotation

    • B. 

      Meddle has a negative connotation

    • C. 

      One diction option provides a sarcastic response

    • D. 

      One diction option makes the audience wonder if Fay can handle the job as president

    • E. 

      One diction option implies Fay has vast experience in this position

  • 25. 
    What is a MOTIF?
    • A. 

      A type of theme

    • B. 

      A recurrent thematic element in an artistic or literary work

    • C. 

      A nonrecurrent thematic element in an artistic literary work

    • D. 

      A random word

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