Literary And Rhetorical Devices Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    Choose which one is a metaphor.
    • A. 

      This class is a three-ring circus.

    • B. 

      This class is just like a three-ring circus.

    • C. 

      A three ring circus, not my class

    • D. 

      The only thing a circus and my class have in common is both start with the letter C.

  • 2. 
    What does aphorism literally mean?
    • A. 

      Truth or observation

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Adage

    • D. 

      Definition

  • 3. 
    Select the answer that displays correct parallelism:
    • A. 

      Somebody had to ask Rita and her friends to leave, because not only were they dancing in the flower beds, but also were disturbing the peace.

    • B. 

      Somebody had to ask Rita and her friends to leave, not only because they danced in flowerbeds, but also were disturbing the peace.

    • C. 

      Somebody had to ask Rita and her friends to leave, not only because they were dancing in the flower beds, but also because they were disturbing the peace.

  • 4. 
    Using descriptions to engage the five senses of the reader is considered _______.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 5. 
    Obvious and intentional exaggeration
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Antithesis

  • 6. 
    I was splashing in the pool until I knocked the glass over – CRASH! The line above is an example of onomatopoeia. How can you tell?
    • A. 

      Because 'I', 'until' and 'over' start with vowels.

    • B. 

      Because all the words have the same vowel sound.

    • C. 

      Because certain words are repeated.

    • D. 

      Because the words 'splash', 'knock' and 'crash' sound just like their meanings.

  • 7. 
    Read the pairs of words.   Which of these are examples of ASSONANCE?  Choose two.
    • A. 

      Lake / spade

    • B. 

      Bit / bite

    • C. 

      Blue / mood

    • D. 

      Trade / ride

    • E. 

      Mike / California

  • 8. 
    Read the poem.   Then find the examples of REPETITION. "Sticks" Let’s throw sticks in the creek all day. Let’s not do the things we planned. Let’s watch sticks flit-float away. Everyone will understand.   Let’s watch whilrling water flow. Let’s toss our sticks in over here. Let’s feel breathing breezes blow. The creek is quick and cold and clear.   Let’s run across the bridge to see. Where are our sticks?  Where did they go? One stick will win. Whose will it be? Only the wind and current know.   Let’s throw sticks in the creek all day. Let’s look down from high dry land. Let’s watch sticks flit-float away. Let’s take turns winning, hand-in-hand. -          Amy L.V. Which of the following lines show REPETITION?   Choose the TWO CORRECT answers.
    • A. 

      Where did they go?

    • B. 

      Stick will win

    • C. 

      The words 'planned' and 'understand'.

    • D. 

      Let's throw sticks in the creek all day.

    • E. 

      Let's watch sticks flitfloat away.

  • 9. 
    Read the sentences carefully.   Which of these are examples of STRONG ALLITERATION?  Choose the TWO CORRECT answers.
    • A. 

      Chuck knew to share his kangaroo toy.

    • B. 

      I dance in a trance when there's ants in my pants!

    • C. 

      Cyclops sent cents to psychologists.

    • D. 

      Only love can break your heart.

    • E. 

      Who is howling here?

  • 10. 
    Which device is being used in the following sentence? "The old car woke reluctantly from its overnight sleep.  Coughing and sputtering, it finally broke into a loud roar."
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Chiasmus

    • E. 

      Allusion

  • 11. 
    What device is being used in the following sentence? "The storm took the house in its teeth and shook it."
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

    • E. 

      Analogy

  • 12. 
    In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire,  Leaping higher, higher, higher, With a desperate desire. Which device is most used in the above passage?
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Parallelism

    • E. 

      Anaphora

  • 13. 
    Determine if the following is a rhetorical question by marking "true" or a regular question by marking "false". Are you actually going to wear that?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Determine if the following is a rhetorical question by marking "true" or a regular question by marking "false". How are you not cold?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Determine if the following is a rhetorical question by marking "true" or a regular question by marking "false". Why do I always have such bad luck?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Determine if the following is a rhetorical question by marking "true" or a regular question by marking "false". Are you going to bed now?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A _______________ is a reference to a well-known phrase, statement, or action.  For example, if you got an "A" on a test and you bowed your knee, some might say you did a "Tebow."
  • 18. 
    An ALLUSION can only reference literature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is a PUN?
    • A. 

      Its not hard to meet expenses, they are everywhere.

    • B. 

      Why did the chicken cross the road? To deposit his buck buck bucks.

    • C. 

      You should study electricity, it is truly shocking.

  • 20. 
    What rhetorical technique is this sentence an example of?   I said "Who killed him? and he said I don't no who killed him but he's dead al'right" and it was dark and it was dark and there was water standing in the street and no lights and windows broke and boats all up in the town and trees blown.
    • A. 

      Asyndeton

    • B. 

      Polysyndeton

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition

    • D. 

      Liotes

    • E. 

      Catalogue

  • 21. 
    What is this sentence an example of? "We shall not flag or fall. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France. We shall fight on the seas."
    • A. 

      Antimetabole

    • B. 

      Anaphora

    • C. 

      Asyndeton

  • 22. 
    A lack of conjunctions between coordinate phrases clauses or words is called a/an ______.
    • A. 

      Asyndeton

    • B. 

      Inverted order of a sentence

    • C. 

      Rhetorical fragment

  • 23. 
    When the subject of a sentence does not begin the sentence, this is called a/an ______.
    • A. 

      Inverted order of a sentence

    • B. 

      Anaphora

    • C. 

      Rhetorical question

    • D. 

      Chiasmus

    • E. 

      Antimetabole

  • 24. 
    A more general form of a COMPARISON within rhetorical writing includes which of the following?  Check the THREE which apply.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Antithesis

    • E. 

      Metaphor

    • F. 

      Allusion

    • G. 

      Motif

  • 25. 
    How does the following sentence change in meaning with only the change in one word?  “I think Fay is an excellent president,” said the principal. “She really knows how to (manage, meddle).”   Check ALL answer options which apply.
    • A. 

      Manage has a positive connotation

    • B. 

      Meddle has a negative connotation

    • C. 

      One diction option provides a sarcastic response

    • D. 

      One diction option makes the audience wonder if Fay can handle the job as president

    • E. 

      One diction option implies Fay has vast experience in this position

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