Connotation And Diction

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Denotation And Connotation Quizzes & Trivia

A connotation is a commonly understood cultural or emotional association that some word or phrase carries, in addition to its explicit or literal meaning, which is its denotation. The quiz below will help you test and polish up on your understanding of connotations. Give it a try and all the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the word whose connotation best fits the sentence.“The sooner we move out of this (home, dump),” said Jack, “the happier I’ll be.”
    • A. 

      Home

    • B. 

      Dump

  • 2. 
    Choose the word whose connotation best fits the sentence.This cell phone is (expensive, overpriced), but I don’t mind paying extra because it has so many useful features. 
    • A. 

      Expensive

    • B. 

      Overpriced

  • 3. 
    You’re lucky to have Wilma on your committee. She has lots of (original, crazy) ideas. 
    • A. 

      Original

    • B. 

      Crazy

  • 4. 
    Boss Reed and his (cronies, employees) have controlled the politics in this city for more than twenty years. I certainly hope the other party wins this year! 
    • A. 

      Cronies

    • B. 

      Employees

  • 5. 
    It was a beautiful spring day, and the (stench, scent) of apple blossoms filled the whole yard. 
    • A. 

      Stench

    • B. 

      Scent

  • 6. 
    I hope I don’t have to share an office with Janice. Sandra told me how (curious, nosy) she can be.
    • A. 

      Curious

    • B. 

      Nosy

  • 7. 
    “I think Fay is an excellent president,” said the principal. “She really knows how to (manage, meddle).”
    • A. 

      Manage

    • B. 

      Meddle

  • 8. 
    Will you please turn your stereo off? I can’t concentrate with all that (music, noise).
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Noise

  • 9. 
    What makes Jim such an excellent storyteller is his knack for (invention, lying). 
    • A. 

      Invention

    • B. 

      Lying

  • 10. 
    Can you please ask the new saleswoman not to be so (enthusiastic, pushy)? She is scaring away the customers.
    • A. 

      Enthusiastic

    • B. 

      Pushy

  • 11. 
    Rewrite the following paragraph to persuade an academic audience.Morality in The Road is kind of weird because the main guy tells his son that they are the good guys, but he doesn't hesitate to kill or steal in order to survive. Sure, lots of other people around them are also doing it, but none of the other guys are claiming to be good guys. In fact, the whole idea of morals seems to get a little mixed-up cause everyone is basically just trying to survive in whatever way they can. Still, it does seem like the man is a lot more moral than the others based off of the fact that he doesn't just join one of the big gangs and become a cannibal.