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  • 1. 

    Allusion

    • A.

      Reference to something or someone from the past

    • B.

      A part that represents a whole

    • C.

      Works way into conclusion

    • D.

      Choice of words

    Correct Answer
    A. Reference to something or someone from the past
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Reference to something or someone from the past". Allusion is a literary device that refers to something or someone from the past, such as a historical event, a famous person, or a work of literature. It is a way for the author to indirectly make a point or create a deeper meaning by drawing on the reader's knowledge or familiarity with the referenced subject. It adds depth and complexity to the text and allows the reader to make connections and interpretations based on their prior knowledge.

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  • 2. 

    Analogy

    • A.

      Explaining something

    • B.

      Movement of words from one spot to the next

    • C.

      Dictionary definition : Literal

    • D.

      Comparison

    Correct Answer
    D. Comparison
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Comparison," is the correct answer because the context provided in the question suggests that the analogy is being used to explain something by comparing it to something else. The mention of "movement of words from one spot to the next" implies that the analogy involves the transfer or association of words, which aligns with the concept of comparison. Additionally, the mention of "Dictionary definition: Literal" further supports the idea that the analogy is being used to explain something in a literal or direct manner, which is a common characteristic of comparison.

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  • 3. 

    Antithesis

    • A.

      Movement of words from one spot to another

    • B.

      An opinion coming from facts

    • C.

      A part which represents a whole

    • D.

      Creating pictures in the mind

    Correct Answer
    C. A part which represents a whole
    Explanation
    The given correct answer refers to the literary device of synecdoche, where a part is used to represent the whole. In this context, "a part which represents a whole" means that a smaller component or element is used to symbolize or represent the entire entity or concept.

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  • 4. 

    Anecdotal evidence

    • A.

      Learning something through a story

    • B.

      Deeper meaning to you, in your heart

    • C.

      A quarter summary of a piece of writing

    • D.

      Dry humor

    Correct Answer
    A. Learning something through a story
    Explanation
    Anecdotal evidence refers to learning something through a story. It involves gaining knowledge or understanding from personal experiences or stories shared by others. These stories often provide a deeper meaning or lesson that resonates with the listener or reader. Rather than simply presenting facts or information, anecdotal evidence allows for a more engaging and relatable way of learning.

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  • 5. 

    Chronological order

    • A.

      Ordered by events

    • B.

      Ordered by time and date

    • C.

      Ordered by middle to the beginning and then to the end

    • D.

      Ordered by characters

    Correct Answer
    B. Ordered by time and date
    Explanation
    The term "chronological order" refers to arranging events or information in the order in which they occurred, based on their time and date. This means that the events or information are organized from the earliest to the latest, allowing for a clear understanding of the sequence of events.

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  • 6. 

    Climatic Order

    • A.

      Ordered by time and date

    • B.

      Ordered by middle to the beginning and then to the end

    • C.

      Ordered by emotion

    • D.

      Ordered by events

    Correct Answer
    D. Ordered by events
    Explanation
    Climatic order refers to organizing information or events in a narrative or speech in a way that builds up to a climax or peak moment. This means that the events are arranged in a specific order to create tension and suspense, leading to a dramatic or impactful conclusion. By ordering events in this way, the audience is engaged and interested in the story, as they anticipate the climax.

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  • 7. 

    Inductive

    • A.

      Starts in the middle of story and works way out

    • B.

      Starts at the beginning and works into conclusion

    Correct Answer
    A. Starts in the middle of story and works way out
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the given term "Inductive" refers to a storytelling technique that begins in the middle of the story and gradually reveals the details and events leading up to the conclusion. It implies that the narrative unfolds in a way that allows the reader or listener to piece together the information and form their own understanding of the story.

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  • 8. 

    Deductive

    • A.

      Starts at the beginning and works into conclusion

    • B.

      Starts in the middle of story and works way out

    Correct Answer
    A. Starts at the beginning and works into conclusion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Starts at the beginning and works into conclusion" because deductive reasoning involves starting with a general premise or statement and then using logical steps to arrive at a specific conclusion. This approach follows a systematic process of moving from the general to the specific, allowing for a clear and logical progression of ideas.

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  • 9. 

    Diction

    • A.

      Dictionary definition

    • B.

      Choice of words

    • C.

      A dictionary

    Correct Answer
    B. Choice of words
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Choice of words". This answer is supported by the clues given in the question, such as "dictionary definition" and "A dictionary". These clues suggest that the question is referring to the selection or use of words, which is commonly known as diction. Therefore, "Choice of words" is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 10. 

    Denotation

    • A.

      Deeper meaning in the heart

    • B.

      Dry humor

    • C.

      Make a judgement on a whole group based on one thing

    • D.

      Dictionary definition : Literal

    Correct Answer
    D. Dictionary definition : Literal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dictionary definition: Literal." This answer suggests that the term "Denotation" refers to the literal or explicit meaning of a word or phrase, as found in the dictionary. It implies that denotation does not involve any deeper or hidden meanings, dry humor, or making judgments about a whole group based on one thing. Instead, it focuses on the straightforward and direct definition of a word.

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  • 11. 

    Connotation

    • A.

      Part that represents a whole

    • B.

      Choice of words

    • C.

      Deeper meaning in the heart

    • D.

      Point of what essay will be about

    Correct Answer
    C. Deeper meaning in the heart
    Explanation
    The word "connotation" refers to the deeper meaning or emotional association that a word or phrase carries. It goes beyond the literal definition and evokes certain feelings or ideas. Therefore, the answer "deeper meaning in the heart" is an appropriate explanation for the term "connotation". It captures the essence of connotation being about the underlying emotions and significance that words can convey.

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  • 12. 

    Editorial

    • A.

      Explainging something

    • B.

      An opinionated piece of writing

    • C.

      Tells a story

    • D.

      Creating pictures in the mind

    Correct Answer
    B. An opinionated piece of writing
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "an opinionated piece of writing." This suggests that the editorial is a form of writing that expresses a particular opinion or viewpoint on a certain topic. Unlike objective news articles, editorials are subjective and aim to persuade or influence readers. They often present arguments, analysis, and commentary on current events or social issues. By stating that editorials are opinionated, the answer implies that they are not meant to be purely objective or unbiased.

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  • 13. 

    Expository

    • A.

      Explaining something

    • B.

      Telling a story

    • C.

      An opinion coming from facts

    • D.

      An opinion coming from belief

    Correct Answer
    A. Explaining something
    Explanation
    The word "expository" is derived from the word "expose," which means to make something known or explain it. Therefore, when something is described as "expository," it means that it is intended to explain or clarify something. In this context, the correct answer "explaining something" aligns perfectly with the definition of "expository."

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  • 14. 

    Narrative

    • A.

      Explaining something

    • B.

      Telling a story

    • C.

      An opinion coming from facts

    • D.

      An opinion coming from belief

    Correct Answer
    B. Telling a story
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "telling a story". This is because a narrative is a form of communication that involves recounting events or experiences in a sequential manner. It typically includes characters, plot, setting, and a clear beginning, middle, and end. Unlike explaining something or presenting an opinion based on facts or beliefs, a narrative focuses on storytelling and engaging the audience through a narrative arc.

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  • 15. 

    Argumentative

    • A.

      Tells a story

    • B.

      An opinion coming from belief

    • C.

      Explaining something

    • D.

      An opinion coming from facts

    Correct Answer
    D. An opinion coming from facts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an opinion coming from facts" because argumentative writing is based on presenting a claim or point of view supported by evidence and logical reasoning. It involves using facts, statistics, and examples to support the argument and persuade the reader. Unlike a story or an explanation, which may not necessarily involve opinions or facts, argumentative writing aims to convince the audience of the validity of a particular viewpoint by providing factual evidence.

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  • 16. 

    Persuasive

    • A.

      An opninion coming from facts

    • B.

      Tells a story

    • C.

      An opinion coming from belief

    • D.

      Explaining something

    Correct Answer
    C. An opinion coming from belief
  • 17. 

    Precis

    • A.

      A question not requiring an answer

    • B.

      Movement of words from one spot to the next

    • C.

      Learning something through a story

    • D.

      A quarter of original piece of writing (summary)

    Correct Answer
    D. A quarter of original piece of writing (summary)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a quarter of original piece of writing (summary)". This answer is supported by the term "Precis" mentioned in the question. A precis is a concise summary or abstract of a longer piece of writing, usually about one-fourth of the original length. Therefore, the answer aligns with the definition and purpose of a precis.

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  • 18. 

    Rhetorical question

    • A.

      A question not requiring an answer

    • B.

      A question with the answer in the question

    • C.

      A question that makes no sense

    Correct Answer
    A. A question not requiring an answer
    Explanation
    A rhetorical question is a question that is asked for effect or to make a point, rather than to elicit a response. It is often used in rhetoric or persuasive writing to engage the audience and provoke thought. The person asking the rhetorical question already knows the answer or doesn't expect a direct answer from the audience. Therefore, a rhetorical question does not require an answer.

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  • 19. 

    Transition

    • A.

      Starting in the middle of the story and working its way out

    • B.

      Movement of words from one spot to the next

    • C.

      Comparison

    • D.

      Part that represents a whole

    Correct Answer
    B. Movement of words from one spot to the next
    Explanation
    The term "transition" refers to the movement of words from one spot to the next. This suggests that it involves the shift or change in the placement or arrangement of words within a text. It could refer to the movement of words within a sentence, from one paragraph to another, or from one section to the next. Transitions help to create cohesion and flow in writing, allowing the reader to follow the logical progression of ideas.

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  • 20. 

    Stereotype

    • A.

      Quick sense of humor

    • B.

      Making a judgement on a whole group based on one thing

    • C.

      Loving everyone for who they are

    Correct Answer
    B. Making a judgement on a whole group based on one thing
    Explanation
    Stereotyping refers to the act of making generalizations or assumptions about a whole group of people based on one characteristic or trait. This can lead to unfair judgments and prejudices towards individuals within that group, as it overlooks their individuality and diversity. Stereotyping can perpetuate harmful biases and hinder the understanding and acceptance of others.

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  • 21. 

    Human interest

    • A.

      Choice of words

    • B.

      Explaining something

    • C.

      A story that effects you in your heart

    • D.

      Reference to something/someone from the past

    Correct Answer
    C. A story that effects you in your heart
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that "Human interest" refers to a story that deeply affects the emotions or feelings of the audience. It implies that the story is able to create a strong emotional connection with the readers or viewers, leaving a lasting impact on their hearts.

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  • 22. 

    Thesis Statement

    • A.

      Dry humor

    • B.

      A quarter summary on a piece of writing

    • C.

      A question not requiring an answer

    • D.

      Point of what essay will be about

    Correct Answer
    D. Point of what essay will be about
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that a thesis statement is the point of what the essay will be about. A thesis statement is a concise and clear statement that presents the main argument or point of view of an essay. It provides a roadmap for the reader, giving them an idea of what to expect in the essay and guiding the writer to stay focused on the main idea throughout the writing process.

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  • 23. 

    Sarcasm

    • A.

      Quick sense of humour

    • B.

      Dry humour

    • C.

      Laughing uncontrollably

    Correct Answer
    B. Dry humour
    Explanation
    Dry humor refers to a type of humor characterized by a deadpan delivery and a lack of emotion or enthusiasm. It involves making witty and clever remarks in a subtle and understated way. This type of humor often relies on irony, sarcasm, and wordplay to elicit laughter. Unlike other forms of humor, dry humor does not involve laughing uncontrollably or having a quick sense of humor. Instead, it requires the audience to pay close attention and appreciate the cleverness of the jokes.

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  • 24. 

    Wit

    • A.

      Slow in the brain

    • B.

      Quick sense of humor

    • C.

      Can run fast...

    • D.

      Tells a story

    Correct Answer
    B. Quick sense of humor
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that "quick sense of humor" is a characteristic or trait of wit. It implies that someone who possesses wit is able to quickly understand and appreciate humor, and is able to respond with clever and funny remarks or jokes. This explanation aligns with the given traits and characteristics associated with wit, such as being able to tell a story and having a quick thinking ability.

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  • 25. 

    Imagery

    • A.

      Painting an idea

    • B.

      Deeper meaning to you in your heart

    • C.

      Comparison

    • D.

      Pictures in the mind

    Correct Answer
    D. Pictures in the mind
    Explanation
    The term "imagery" refers to the use of vivid and descriptive language that appeals to the senses, creating mental pictures or images in the reader's mind. It is a technique used in literature to enhance the reader's understanding and engagement with the text. The given answer, "Pictures in the mind," accurately captures the essence of imagery by highlighting the visual aspect of creating mental images through words.

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