Do You Know These Figures Of Speech ? English Test

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Do You Know These Figures Of Speech ? English Test

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 Do you know these Figures of Speech? Find out in thisEnglish Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is slang a type of a language technique?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 8. 
    "Flaming ice" is an example of what literary technique?
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 9. 
    Granny Smith is so old, she could be 837 years old!
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Jargon

  • 10. 
    Which of these words is not an example of a Jargon?
    • A. 

      Budget

    • B. 

      Touchdown

    • C. 

      Computer

    • D. 

      Cache

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