Level One Ncea Language Features II

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Level One Ncea Language Features II - Quiz

Use the terms you have learnt using the flashcards to identify the examples.



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  • 1. 

    KIWITAHI WAYAn orchard silvery and green as a sunlit breaking sea. The season stands aside to allow my grandfather his harvest. Over seventy he climbs a ladder and disappears into an apple tree. How they bounce into an empty bucket. Like somebody calling my name out in their sleep over and over         Robert                  RobertWhat is the name of the language feature is used in the first three lines? 

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Simile

    • E.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    D. Simile
    Explanation
    It is a comparison between two things using 'as'.

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  • 2. 

    KIWITAHI WAYAn orchard silvery and green as a sunlit breaking sea. The season stands aside to allow my grandfather his harvest. Over seventy he climbs a ladder and disappears into an apple tree. How they bounce into an empty bucket. Like somebody calling my name out in their sleep over and over         Robert                  RobertThe season stands aside to allow my grandfather his harvest. What is the name given to this language feature?

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Simile

    • E.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The season is given human qualities-it 'stands aside'

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  • 3. 

    KIWITAHI WAYAn orchard silvery and green as a sunlit breaking sea. The season stands aside to allow my grandfather his harvest. Over seventy he climbs a ladder and disappears into an apple tree. How they bounce into an empty bucket. Like somebody calling my name out in their sleep over and over         Robert                  RobertThe season stands aside Often a feature can be more than one thing. This is also a sound device. What is the name given to it?

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Sibilance

    Correct Answer
    D. Sibilance
    Explanation
    It is repeating the 's' sound

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  • 4. 

    Like ants in concrete crevices, we work unaware of higher creators.'Concrete crevices' is an example of what sound device?

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Sibilance

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The hard 'c' sound is repeated

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  • 5. 

    Like ants in concrete crevices, we work unaware of higher creatorsWhat is the name given to this kind of comparison?

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Extended metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    People are compared to ants using 'like'.

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  • 6. 

    The parched pavement peeled in the hot summer sun.Which term best describes this example?

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Sibilance

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The 'p' sound is repeated

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  • 7. 

    I dunno where we're meeting up tomorrow.Which term best describes this example?

    • A.

      Slang

    • B.

      Jargon

    • C.

      Colloquial language

    • D.

      Sibilance

    Correct Answer
    C. Colloquial language
    Explanation
    'Dunno' is colloquial

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  • 8. 

    There was a big thud when the brick hit the floor.Which term best describes this example?

    • A.

      Colloquial language

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    D. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    'Thud' sounds like the word it describes

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  • 9. 

    All you could hear was the buzzing of the fly and then squish! Dad squashed the fly.Which term best describes this example?

    • A.

      Colloquial language

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    D. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    'Buzzing' and 'squish' both sound like the words they describe

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  • 10. 

    The dam ran dry during the drought.Which term best describes this example?

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Sibilance

    • D.

      Onomatpoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The letter 'd' is repeated

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  • 11. 

    Nothing Gold Can StayNature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.Which of the following does not feature in this poem?

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Rhyme

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    D. Simile
    Explanation
    The poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" does not feature a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as." In this poem, there are no direct comparisons using "like" or "as." Instead, the poem uses personification to attribute human qualities to nature, rhyme to create a musical and rhythmic effect, and alliteration to emphasize certain sounds.

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  • 12. 

    Nothing Gold Can StayNature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.Which of the following is not an example of alliteration?

    • A.

      Nothing gold can stay

    • B.

      So dawn goes down to day

    • C.

      Her hardest hue to hold

    Correct Answer
    A. Nothing gold can stay
    Explanation
    'So dawn goes down to day'-repetition of the 'd' sound
    'Her hardest hue to hold'-repetition of the soft 'h' sound

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  • 13. 

    The BellsHear the sledges with the bells-Silver bells!What a world of merriment their melody foretells!How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,In the icy air of night!While the stars that oversprinkleAll the heavens, seem to twinkleWith a crystalline delight;Keeping time, time, time,In a sort of Runic rhyme,To the tintinnabulation that so musically wellsFrom the bells, bells, bells, bells,Bells, bells, bells-From the jingling and the tinkling of the bellsWhich of the following is not a feature of this poem?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Rhyme

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Repetition

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe does not contain a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using "like" or "as". In this poem, there are various features such as rhyme, onomatopoeia, and repetition, but no explicit comparison using "like" or "as" is made. The poem primarily focuses on the sound and imagery created by the bells, utilizing rhyme, onomatopoeia, and repetition to emphasize the musical quality and the different emotions associated with each type of bell.

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    The BellsHear the sledges with the bells-Silver bells!What a world of merriment their melody foretells!How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,In the icy air of night!While the stars that oversprinkleAll the heavens, seem to twinkleWith a crystalline delight;Keeping time, time, time,In a sort of Runic rhyme,To the tintinnabulation that so musically wellsFrom the bells, bells, bells, bells,Bells, bells, bells-From the jingling and the tinkling of the bellsWhich of the following is not an example of onomatopoeia?

    • A.

      How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle

    • B.

      From the jingling and the tinkling of the bell

    • C.

      Hear the sledges with the bells

    Correct Answer
    C. Hear the sledges with the bells
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hear the sledges with the bells." This is not an example of onomatopoeia because it does not imitate or resemble any sound. Onomatopoeia is a literary device where words mimic the sounds they represent. In contrast, "tinkle, tinkle, tinkle" and "jingling and tinkling of the bells" are examples of onomatopoeia as they imitate the sound of bells ringing.

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  • 15. 

    A Rose For JanetI know this rose is onlyan ink-and-paper rosebut see how it grows and goeson growingbeneath your eyes:Which term best describes the feature used in the opening lines of this poem?

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Sibilance

    • C.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Assonance
    Explanation
    Repetition of long 'o' sound

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  • 16. 

    'Although I'm not very good, I really enjoy playing football.'What type of sentence is this?

    • A.

      Compound

    • B.

      Complex

    • C.

      Simple

    • D.

      Imperative

    Correct Answer
    B. Complex
    Explanation
    Contains one independent clause and one dependent clause joined by the subordinating conjunction although

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  • 17. 

    Please find my yellow leotardWhat kind of sentence is this?

    • A.

      Compound

    • B.

      Complex

    • C.

      Simple

    • D.

      Imperative

    Correct Answer
    D. Imperative
    Explanation
    There is no stated subject

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  • 18. 

    What language feature is this an example of?

    • A.

      Pun

    • B.

      Jargon

    • C.

      Connotative vocabulary

    • D.

      Cliche

    Correct Answer
    A. Pun
    Explanation
    It is a play on the word 'down'- in the protesting sense to get rid of and undo in the literal sense.

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  • 19. 

    The following is excerpt from an article on academic language written by the journalist Robert Fisk. About three years ago, I received a good example of this from Marc Gopin, visiting associate professor of international diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Tufts University and a visiting scholar in the programme on negotiation at Harvard. I received his latest book for review, a tome called Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East. A promising title, you might think. Well, think again.For within pages, I was being bushwhacked by "metaphorical constructs" and "universalist mythic constructs" and "romanticised, amoral constructs of culture" and "fundamental dialogic immediacy" and "prosocial tendencies".Here is another cracker: "The Abrahamic myth of a loving Patriarch and a loving God who care for a special people has created a home and a meaning system for millions of human beings." Come again? Meaning system? The author grew up, he says, "in a self-consciously exilic spirituality".Which term best describes the language described by Fisk?

    • A.

      Pun

    • B.

      Jargon

    • C.

      Connotative vocabulary

    • D.

      Cliche

    Correct Answer
    B. Jargon
    Explanation
    The language described by Fisk can be best described as jargon. This is evident from the use of complex and specialized terms such as "metaphorical constructs," "universalist mythic constructs," and "fundamental dialogic immediacy." These terms are not commonly used in everyday language and are specific to a particular field or profession, in this case, academic language.

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  • 20. 

    Another excerpt from an article by Robert Fisk dealing with the use and misuse of language.But it is intended to impress, isn't it? To make us believe that Master Cheetham is clever, nuanced, even – heaven spare us – literate. It is meant to make us believe that he is a Deep Thinker, that Corvus is appealing to the super-educated, those who "push the envelope", who talk the non-language of BBC management and New Labour; it was, after all, not surprising that the BBC's top crap-talk specialist ended up working for Tony Blair.Why is 'push the envelope' in quotation marks?

    • A.

      To draw the readers attention to it

    • B.

      To emphasise the idea

    • C.

      To show that it is not the writers own phrase

    Correct Answer
    C. To show that it is not the writers own phrase
    Explanation
    The phrase 'push the envelope' is in quotation marks to show that it is not the writer's own phrase. The writer is using the phrase to refer to a specific group of people who use this kind of language, and by putting it in quotation marks, they are indicating that it is a commonly used phrase or expression that they are borrowing or quoting from someone else.

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  • 21. 

    But it is intended to impress, isn't it? To make us believe that Master Cheetham is clever, nuanced, even – heaven spare us – literate. It is meant to make us believe that he is a Deep Thinker, that Corvus is appealing to the super-educated, those who "push the envelope", who talk the non-language of BBC management and New Labour; it was, after all, not surprising that the BBC's top crap-talk specialist ended up working for Tony Blair.Which term best describes 'push the envelope' in the way that it being used in this article?

    • A.

      Pun

    • B.

      Jargon

    • C.

      Connotative vocabulary

    • D.

      Cliche

    Correct Answer
    D. Cliche
    Explanation
    It is an overused expression which has lost its impact and originality

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  • 22. 

    War On TerrorWhat is the word 'terror' and example of?

    • A.

      Jargon

    • B.

      Cliche

    • C.

      Emotive vocabulary

    Correct Answer
    C. Emotive vocabulary
    Explanation
    The word 'terror' is designed to appeal to our emotions. It makes us think of fear, danger and horror-it could also be classed as connotative vocabulary

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  • 23. 

    Another Fisk excerptJust look at the individual words we have recently co-opted from the US military. When we Westerners find that "our" enemies – al-Qa'ida, for example, or the Taliban – have set off more bombs and staged more attacks than usual, we call it "a spike in violence".Ah yes, a "spike"! A "spike" is a word first used in this context, according to my files, by a brigadier general in the Baghdad Green Zone in 2004. Yet now we use that phrase, we extemporise on it, we relay it on the air as our phrase, our journalistic invention. We are using, quite literally, an expression created for us by the Pentagon. A spike, of course, goes sharply up then sharply downwards. A "spike in violence" therefore avoids the ominous use of the words "increase in violence" – for an increase, of course, might not go down again afterwards.What aspect of language is Fisk focussing on in this article?

    • A.

      The connotations of words

    • B.

      The denotations of words

    • C.

      Use of jargon

    • D.

      Use of cliches

    Correct Answer
    A. The connotations of words
    Explanation
    He discusses the ideas associated with the word 'spike' so he is discussing the connotations of this word

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  • 24. 

    Which of the following is not a connotation associated with the word 'home'?

    • A.

      A place where someone lives

    • B.

      A place where someone feels they belong

    • C.

      A place where someone feels safe

    Correct Answer
    A. A place where someone lives
    Explanation
    'A place where someone lives' is the denotation. Denotation is the dictionary meaning of a word.
    Connotation is the emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following is not a connotation of the word 'mother'?

    • A.

      Caring

    • B.

      Nuturing

    • C.

      A person who has a child

    • D.

      Loving

    Correct Answer
    C. A person who has a child
    Explanation
    A person with a child is the denotation of the word 'mother'. Denotation is the dictionary definition of the word mother

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  • 26. 

    Anthem for Doomed Youth       What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?    Only the monstrous anger of the guns.    Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle    Can patter out their hasty orisons.   No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;    Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, –   The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;    And bugles calling for them from sad shires.   What candles may be held to speed them all?    Not in the hands of boys but in their eyes    Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.    The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;    Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,    And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.     Which of the following is not found in the first four lines? 

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Sibilance

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    • E.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Sibilance
    Explanation
    Metaphor-'for these who die as cattle' Personification-'monstrous anger of the guns' Onomatopoeia-'stuttering', 'rapid rattle', 'patter' Alliteration-'rifles' rapid rattle '

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  • 27. 

    What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons.'Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle' is an example of alliteration. What type of sound does the repetition of the 'r' create?

    • A.

      Harsh

    • B.

      Soft

    • C.

      Slow

    • D.

      Gentle

    Correct Answer
    A. Harsh
    Explanation
    Certain consonants create a harsh sound e.g. 'r', 'c', 'k', 'q'. Poets use these sounds for effect

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