Do You Know These Figures Of Speech ? English Test

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Do You Know These Figures Of Speech ? English Test - Quiz

A figure of speech is a word or phrase that possesses a separate meaning from its literal definition. It can be a metaphor or simile, designed to make a comparison. It can be the repetition of alliteration or the exaggeration of hyperbole to provide a dramatic effect. 4
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is slang a type of a language technique?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    No, it's more of a dialect than a technique.
    A technique is used to portray something, where a dialect is how someone speaks.

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  • 2. 

    Which type of language technique is used in this sentence? The parched pavement peeled in the hot summer sun.

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The (p)arched (p)avement (p)eeled in the hot summer sun.

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  • 3. 

    What type of language technique is used in this sentence? The engine of the bi-plane moaned as it executed a huge arc in the sky. The tyres screeched as they hit the tarmac.

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    D. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The engine of the bi-plane (moaned) as it executed a huge arc in the sky. The tyres (screeched) as they hit the tarmac.

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  • 4. 

    Tick examples of slang.

    • A.

      G'day Mate!

    • B.

      That's wicked bro!

    • C.

      Drink the beer.

    • D.

      The hall was full of people.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. G'day Mate!
    B. That's wicked bro!
    Explanation
    G'day, Mate - Australian slang for good morning

    Wicked air, bro - Skateboarding slang for getting high in the air

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  • 5. 

    What is a metaphor?

    • A.

      The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words

    • B.

      A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

    • C.

      The repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables

    • D.

      A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind.

    Correct Answer
    B. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that involves applying a word or phrase to an object or action that it is not literally applicable to. This means that the metaphorical use of the word or phrase creates a comparison between two things that are different in nature. Unlike a literal statement, a metaphor uses figurative language to convey a deeper meaning or create a vivid image in the reader's mind.

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  • 6. 

    A rhetorical question...

    • A.

      Is a simple construction that strengthens the force of a point.

    • B.

      Is a question that has to be answered.

    • C.

      Forces audiences to agree to the only implied answer.

    • D.

      Uses emotive language and allows no room for the possibility of any other opinion and can therefore emotionally manipulate the reader to agree.

    Correct Answer
    C. Forces audiences to agree to the only implied answer.
    Explanation
    A rhetorical question is a question that is asked not to receive an answer, but to make a point or emphasize a statement. It is a persuasive technique that forces the audience to agree with the implied answer. By using a rhetorical question, the speaker or writer manipulates the emotions of the reader or listener to align with their intended message. This technique does not allow room for any other opinion and aims to convince the audience to agree with the speaker's point of view.

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  • 7. 

    "If I do not eat my daily papaya, I will surely die" is an example of what type of literary device?

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Pun

    Correct Answer
    B. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    A hyperbole is usually an overstatement used to more easily get a point across to someone. In this example, whoever this person is will not really die if they do not eat a papaya everyday, but they are using hyperbole to get their point across, of how much they love that papaya.

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  • 8. 

    "Flaming ice" is an example of what literary technique?

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Paradox

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxymoron
    Explanation
    "Flaming ice" is an example of an oxymoron because it combines two contradictory terms, "flaming" and "ice," to create a striking and unexpected contrast. Oxymorons are often used in literature to create a vivid image or to emphasize a point by highlighting the contradiction between the words used. In this case, the juxtaposition of "flaming" and "ice" creates a powerful and memorable image that captures the reader's attention.

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  • 9. 

    Granny Smith is so old, she could be 837 years old!

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Pun

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Jargon

    Correct Answer
    A. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    TIP: Hyperboles are usually humorous.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these words is not an example of a Jargon?

    • A.

      Budget

    • B.

      Touchdown

    • C.

      Computer

    • D.

      Cache

    Correct Answer
    C. Computer
    Explanation
    The word "computer" is not an example of jargon because it is a commonly used term that is easily understood by most people. Jargon refers to specialized vocabulary or terminology used within a specific field or profession, which may not be familiar to individuals outside of that field. In contrast, "budget," "touchdown," and "cache" can be considered jargon as they are terms used in specific contexts such as finance, sports, and technology respectively.

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