English Vocabulary Test! Diction trivia Quiz

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English Vocabulary Test! Diction trivia Quiz

This English vocabulary test is a diction trivia quiz. Diction is one of the literary devices one can use to spice up their writings or speeches. One of the things that goes into checking which diction to use is dependent on whether one is in a formal or informal setting. You should use this quiz to see just how well you understand these choices in wording. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose a word that would provide stronger diction for the underlined word in the sentence below: "I just don't want to sit by him because I think he copies off my tests," he said. 
    • A. 

      Promised

    • B. 

      Murmured

    • C. 

      Yelled

    • D. 

      Elaborated

  • 2. 
    Choose a word that would provide stronger diction for the underlined word in the sentence below: "Well, it's official.  The entire school has the flu," the nurse said. 
    • A. 

      Stammered

    • B. 

      Declared

    • C. 

      Narrated

    • D. 

      Chanted

  • 3. 
    Choose a word that would provide stronger diction for the underlined word in the sentence below: "Ugh, I guess we can go to the candy store before the other errands," said. 
    • A. 

      Screamed

    • B. 

      Exclaimed

    • C. 

      Cried

    • D. 

      Sighed

  • 4. 
    Choose a word that would provide stronger diction for the underlined word in the sentence below: "Please, oh please, let Darrell recover from the yellow fever," Dionta said. 
    • A. 

      Informed

    • B. 

      Prayed

    • C. 

      Whined

    • D. 

      Mentioned

  • 5. 
    Choose a word that would provide stronger diction for the underlined word in the sentence below: "Excuse me, please stop tapping my chair,"  Marissa said softly. 
    • A. 

      Stated

    • B. 

      Howled

    • C. 

      Whispered

    • D. 

      Cajoled