Language Techniques Quiz Exam!

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  • 1. 

    A word that describes a person's place or thing e.g. fascinating.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    An adjective is a word that describes a person's place or thing. It provides more information about the noun or pronoun in a sentence. In this case, "fascinating" is an adjective because it describes a person's place or thing.

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  • 2. 

    An action/doing word e.g. sprinted.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Verb" because an action or doing word, such as "sprinted," falls under the category of verbs. Verbs are words that express actions, occurrences, or states of being. They are essential in constructing meaningful sentences and conveying actions or processes.

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  • 3. 

    A word that describes a verb e.g. loudly.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    An adverb is a word that describes a verb, such as "loudly." Adverbs modify verbs by providing information about how an action is performed. In this case, "loudly" describes the verb and tells us how the action is being done. Adjectives, on the other hand, describe nouns, while nouns and verbs are different parts of speech altogether. Therefore, the correct answer is adverb.

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  • 4. 

    Comparing one thing to another using 'like' or 'as' e.g. eating icecream is like being in heaven.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Simile." A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as." In the example provided, "eating ice cream is like being in heaven," the comparison is made between eating ice cream and the experience of being in heaven. The use of "like" indicates that the comparison is a simile.

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  • 5. 

    A comparison where one thing is said to actually be another e.g. I am in heaven when I eat icecream.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personiifcation

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things by saying that one thing is actually another. In this example, the speaker is comparing the enjoyment of eating ice cream to being in heaven. The use of "I am in heaven" suggests that the speaker experiences immense pleasure and joy when eating ice cream, emphasizing the intensity of the experience. This comparison creates a vivid and imaginative image in the reader's mind, making the statement more impactful.

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  • 6. 

    Giving human qualities to something that isn't alive e.g. the trees danced in the wind.

    • A.

      Rhetorical question

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    Personification is the correct answer because it involves giving human qualities to something that is not alive. In the given example, the trees are being described as dancing, which is a human characteristic. Personification is commonly used in literature to make non-human objects or concepts more relatable and to create vivid imagery.

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  • 7. 

    The repetition of the same sounds at the start of words e.g. She sings soothing songs.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Tripling

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    D. Alliteration
    Explanation
    Alliteration refers to the repetition of the same sounds at the start of words. In the given example, "She sings soothing songs," the "s" sound is repeated at the beginning of the words "sings" and "soothing," creating alliteration. Therefore, the correct answer is alliteration.

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  • 8. 

    A word that imitates a sound e.g. 'bang'.

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Rhetorical question

    Correct Answer
    A. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia is the correct answer because it refers to a word that imitates or suggests the sound that it describes. It is commonly used in literature and poetry to create a vivid and sensory experience for the reader. Examples of onomatopoeic words include "buzz," "crash," and "sizzle."

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  • 9. 

    Listing 3 words for effect e.g. he was talented, rich, and charming.

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Tripling

    • D.

      Oxymoron

    Correct Answer
    C. Tripling
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Tripling". In the given sentence, the author lists three words (talented, rich, and charming) to emphasize the effect or qualities of the person being described. This technique of using three words in succession is known as tripling. It adds emphasis and creates a rhythmic effect in the sentence, making it more memorable and impactful.

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  • 10. 

    A question asked for effect rather than for an answer e.g. How could I have been so stupid?

    • A.

      Exclamation

    • B.

      Rhetorical Question

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    B. Rhetorical Question
    Explanation
    A rhetorical question is a question asked for effect rather than for an answer. It is used to make a point or to emphasize a statement. In the given example, "How could I have been so stupid?" is not meant to be answered, but rather to express frustration or disbelief. It serves as a rhetorical device to emphasize the speaker's feelings of self-blame or regret.

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