Questions On Hyperbole And Understatement! Trivia Quiz

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This trivia quiz is made up of questions on hyperbole and understatement! These two words represent different things while one over exaggerates the state of something, the other diminishes it to a great extent. Take up this quiz and get to show off how well you know the differences between the two when it comes to use. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is an example of a hyperbole?
  • 2. 
    Which of the following are examples of hyperboles? I. He's 500 years old. II. I told him a million times not to do that. III. I waited in line for centuries. IV. He is as big as a cow.
    • A. 

      II, III, and IV

    • B. 

      I, II, and III

    • C. 

      IV

    • D. 

      II and III

    • E. 

      I

  • 3. 
    Hyperboles are used to ________ a feeling, reaction, or effort.
    • A. 

      Decrease

    • B. 

      Enhance

    • C. 

      Belittle

    • D. 

      Emphasize

    • E. 

      Extract

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are examples of an understatement? I. Saying, "He was okay" when describing the football player who scored 10 touchdowns the night before    II. Saying, "It's nice out" when it's raining outside.    III. Saying, "He's not the thinnest person" when describing a really big person.    IV. Saying, "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse"   
    • A. 

      I, IV

    • B. 

      II, IV

    • C. 

      I, II, III, and IV

    • D. 

      I, III, IV

    • E. 

      II, III

  • 5. 
    Understatements are when...
    • A. 

      A speaker makes something more or less serious than it really is

    • B. 

      A speaker uses like or as while comparing

    • C. 

      A speaker over exaggerates something

    • D. 

      A speaker's intended message differs from the actual meaning of the words

  • 6. 
    True of False: Understatements are similar to Hyperboles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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