Exam Prep 2011 - Quiz

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Grammar Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What device is the following passage an example of?: "Our course will seem too bloody, Caius Cassius, / To cut the head off and then hack the limbs [...] / For Antony is but a limb of Caesar."
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Parallel Structure

  • 2. 
    Who says the following passage?: "Never fear that: if he be so resolved, / I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear / That unicorns may be betray'd with trees, / And bears with glasses, elephants with holes, / Lions with toils and men with flatterers; / But when I tell him he hates flatterers, / He says he does, being then most flattered. / Let me work; / For I can give his humour the true bent, / And I will bring him to the Capitol."
    • A. 

      Cassius

    • B. 

      Decius

    • C. 

      Casca

  • 3. 
    "Caesar, beware of Brutus; take heed of Cassius; / come not near Casca; have an eye to Cinna, trust not Trebonius: / mark well Metellus Cimber" is an example of...
    • A. 

      Parallel structure

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Foreshadowing

    • D. 

      Answers "a" and "c"

  • 4. 
    "Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, / I have not slept. / Between the acting of a dreadful thing / And the first motion, all the interim is / Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream"... is an example of what device?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 5. 
    "Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him" is an example of...
    • A. 

      Apostrophe

    • B. 

      Anaphora

    • C. 

      Ethos

  • 6. 
    What type of rhetorical aim does paralipsis usually accomplish?
    • A. 

      Logos

    • B. 

      Ethos

    • C. 

      Pathos

  • 7. 
    What is paradoxical about Okonkwo beating his wife during the Week of Peace?
    • A. 

      He clearly contradicts what "Week of Peace" stands for

    • B. 

      He beats a woman and gets away with it

    • C. 

      He beats a woman, and this would be acceptable during any other week

  • 8. 
    Things Fall Apart begins with a description of Okonkwo as “slippery as a fish in water” (Achebe 3). Why is animal imagery such an important poetic device in Chinua Achebe’s novel? State 2 reasons why Achebe uses animal imagery, and explain your reasoning.
  • 9. 
    What is the role of the proverb in Things Fall Apart? State 2 reasons why Achebe would have featured proverbs in his story, and explain your reasoning.
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