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  • 1. 
    What is juxtaposition?
    • A. 

      A tone that indicates that the responder is not intended to read the text as it appears.

    • B. 

      When two things are placed side-by-side in order to contrast them or draw attention to their differences or similarities.

    • C. 

      The person who tells the story.

  • 2. 
    What is a hyperbole?
    • A. 

      The deliberate use of exaggeration for effect.

    • B. 

      The breaking down and analysis of a text.

    • C. 

      Central idea or argument.

  • 3. 
     An example of a simile is:
    • A. 

      The diamond dazzled like the sun.

    • B. 

      The elephant trudged through the mud.

    • C. 

      Peacocks like showing off.

  • 4. 
    ..........is the repetition of sound at the end of words. 
  • 5. 
    What is the word for language that is not really correct but created by particular groups in particular times?
    • A. 

      Register

    • B. 

      Satire

    • C. 

      Slang

  • 6. 
    What is the meaning of colloquial language? 
    • A. 

      Language specifically chosen to evoke an emotional response from the reader/listener.

    • B. 

      Technical language

    • C. 

      Words and phrases that belong to everyday speech and conversation.

  • 7. 
     Onomatopoeia is where the sound of the word itself imitates the sound being described.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A mofit is an expression or way of speaking which is peculiar to a language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What sentence uses assonance? 
    • A. 

      Go home Joe.

    • B. 

      The cow is pretty ugly.

    • C. 

      The moon was a ghostly galleon.

  • 10. 
    Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net. This metaphor in itallic compares Brian to a wall because __________.
    • A. 

      He was very tall.

    • B. 

      He kept returning the balls.

    • C. 

      His body was made of cells.

  • 11. 
    2. We would have had more pizza to eat if Rose hadn’t been such a hog. Rose was being compared to a hog because she __________. A. looked like a hog B. ate like a hog C. was as smart as a hog 
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      A

  • 12. 
    What is a euphemism? 
    • A. 

      The breaking down and analysis of the text.

    • B. 

      A play on words.

    • C. 

      An expression to avoid directly saying something distasteful, unpleasant or confronting.

  • 13. 
    Intertextuality is the relationship between other texts. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The sentence 'It has rained so long, it seems as though it has rained for 40 days and nights' uses what langauge feature?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Allusion

  • 15. 
     What is the meter in this sentence? 'The cat sat on the mat all flat'.
    • A. 

      Pentameter

    • B. 

      Tetrameter

    • C. 

      Trimeter

  • 16. 
     What is an oxymoron?
    • A. 

      A figure of speech which yokes two contradictory terms.

    • B. 

      Giving human qualities or characteristics to a non-human thing.

    • C. 

      A question which is presented, not expecting an answer but to achieve an emphasis stronger than a direct statement.

  • 17. 
     A division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form is called a:
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Parody

    • C. 

      Stanza

  • 18. 
    A synonym is a word which is (almost) the same as another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The sorting out or unraveling of a plot at the end of a play, novel or story is called a metonymy.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    A struggle between opposing forces in a story or a play, usually resolved by the end of the story or play is called a......................
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