An English Writing And Grammar Quiz!

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An English Writing And Grammar Quiz! - Quiz

A language is the building block of expressing one's ideas, feelings, thoughts, and conversations; whether it's verbal or writing communication, grammar plays an important role. Here it's all about English. Follow the questions in this quiz and see for yourself, how familiar are you with English.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What name is given to the overworked overused trite expression?

    • A.

      Jargon.

    • B.

      Slang.

    • C.

      Redundancy.

    • D.

      Cliches.

    Correct Answer
    D. Cliches.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is cliches. Cliches refer to overworked, overused, and trite expressions that have lost their originality and impact due to excessive repetition. They are often seen as unoriginal and lacking creativity. Slang refers to informal language used by a specific group, jargon refers to specialized vocabulary used in a particular field, and redundancy refers to unnecessary repetition.

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  • 2. 

    A line of poetry that has five metrical feet:

    • A.

      Pentameter.

    • B.

      Hexameter.

    • C.

      Heptameter.

    • D.

      Tetrameter.

    Correct Answer
    A. Pentameter.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pentameter" because pentameter refers to a line of poetry that contains five metrical feet. Each foot consists of a stressed syllable followed by one or more unstressed syllables. This pattern is commonly found in traditional English poetry, such as sonnets written in iambic pentameter.

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  • 3. 

    What is the best antonym of Induced?

    • A.

      Admitted.

    • B.

      Caused.

    • C.

      Intimidated.

    • D.

      Halted.

    Correct Answer
    D. Halted.
    Explanation
    The best antonym of "Induced" is "Halted" because "Induced" means to bring about, initiate or cause something, while "Halted" means to stop or bring something to a halt. Therefore, "Halted" is the opposite in meaning to "Induced".

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  • 4. 

    Storm: bad and severe:

    • A.

      Inclement.

    • B.

      Accede.

    • C.

      Discreet.

    • D.

      Innate.

    Correct Answer
    A. Inclement.
    Explanation
    The word "storm" is associated with bad and severe weather conditions. The word "inclement" means unpleasant or severe, making it the most suitable choice as it directly relates to the given context. "Accede" means to agree or consent, which is unrelated. "Discreet" means careful or cautious, which is not directly related to bad weather. "Innate" means natural or inherent, which is also unrelated to the given context. Therefore, "inclement" is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Which topic is the broadest:

    • A.

      Starting a local recycling program.

    • B.

      Analyzing a recycling in duluth GA.

    • C.

      The benefits of recycling program.

    • D.

      The risk and rewards of a recycling program.

    Correct Answer
    D. The risk and rewards of a recycling program.
    Explanation
    The question asks which topic is the broadest among the given options. "The risk and rewards of a recycling program" is the broadest topic because it encompasses all aspects of a recycling program, including potential risks and benefits. The other options focus on specific aspects such as starting a local recycling program or analyzing a recycling program in a specific location.

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  • 6. 

    A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole:

    • A.

      Metonymy.

    • B.

      Paradox.

    • C.

      Litotes.

    • D.

      Synecdoche.

    Correct Answer
    D. Synecdoche.
    Explanation
    Synecdoche is a figure of speech where a part of something is used to refer to the whole. For example, saying "all hands on deck" to mean everyone should help. This is different from metonymy, which is when something closely associated with a thing is used to represent it, like using "the crown" to refer to a monarch. Paradox and litotes are not relevant to this concept, as they refer to contradictory statements and understatement, respectively.

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  • 7. 

    Deserving of esteem admirable:

    • A.

      Discreet.

    • B.

      Renown.

    • C.

      Solicitous.

    • D.

      Estimable.

    Correct Answer
    D. Estimable.
    Explanation
    Estimable means deserving of esteem or admiration. It is the most appropriate word that conveys the meaning of being deserving of esteem and admirable. Discreet means cautious or careful, not necessarily deserving of esteem. Renown means fame or widespread recognition, which is not directly related to being deserving of esteem. Solicitous means showing care or concern, which is also not directly related to being deserving of esteem. Therefore, the correct answer is Estimable.

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  • 8. 

    A verbal expression in which words or sounds are arranged in a particular way to achieve a particular: 

    • A.

      Figure of speech.

    • B.

      Falling meter.

    • C.

      Hyperbole.

    • D.

      Imagery.

    Correct Answer
    A. Figure of speech.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Figure of speech" because a figure of speech refers to the use of words or phrases in a non-literal or imaginative way to create a specific effect or meaning. It is a form of expression that deviates from the ordinary or literal meaning of words and often adds depth, vividness, or emphasis to the language. The other options, falling meter, hyperbole, and imagery, do not accurately describe the arrangement of words or sounds in a particular way to achieve a particular effect, which is the defining characteristic of a figure of speech.

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  • 9. 

    Atrocious most nearly means:

    • A.

      Horrible.

    • B.

      Unmoving.

    • C.

      Excited.

    • D.

      Lonely.

    Correct Answer
    A. Horrible.
    Explanation
    The word "atrocious" is used to describe something extremely bad or unpleasant. It is often associated with acts or things that are morally repugnant or shocking. Therefore, "horrible" is the closest synonym to "atrocious" as it conveys a similar sense of extreme unpleasantness or disgust. "Unmoving," "excited," and "lonely" do not capture the same meaning as "atrocious" and are not appropriate synonyms in this context.

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  • 10. 

    Something which teaches you a lesson: 

    • A.

      Sanctuary.

    • B.

      Sanitary.

    • C.

      Salutary.

    • D.

      Salivary.

    Correct Answer
    C. Salutary.
    Explanation
    Salutary is the correct answer because it means something that is beneficial or promotes improvement, especially in terms of moral or social behavior. It is often used to describe experiences or situations that teach valuable lessons or have a positive impact on a person's character. In contrast, sanctuary refers to a place of refuge, sanitary relates to cleanliness, and salivary pertains to saliva production. None of these options convey the idea of teaching a lesson or having a beneficial effect.

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