Ncea Language Features Level Two

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Ncea Language Features Level Two - Quiz

Test your ability to recognise the language features most commonly used at level two.


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  • 1. 

    Being a PoetYesterday I boughta blender — blue — fromBriscoes, just likeMarion’s. Todaywe’re dealing with the bigissues, like:  How the WorldBegan andCan We Have Fruit LoopsFor Breakfast?Friends askwhat I’m reading.By the bed is Go, dog. Go.We looked at it this morningjust before our fightover the nature ofWeetbix.  But it’s soggyevery morning, I hear myself saythat’s just what Weetbix doesthat’s just its way.Which of the following does not feature in this poem?

    • A.

      Rhyme

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The poem "Being a Poet" does not feature a simile. It includes elements of rhyme, as evidenced by the repetition of sounds at the end of certain lines. It also includes alliteration, as seen in the repetition of the "b" sound in "bought," "blender," "blue," "Briscoes," and "bigissues." However, there is no comparison using "like" or "as" to create a simile in the poem.

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  • 2. 

    For example, Cary Grant is said to have been reluctant to reveal his age to the public, having played the youthful lover for more years than would have been appropriate. One day, while he was sorting out some business with his agent, a telegram arrived from a journalist who was desperate to learn how old the actor was. It read: HOW OLD CARY GRANT? Grant, who happened to open it himself, immediately cabled back: OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?What term best describes the example above?

    • A.

      Direct address

    • B.

      Informal language

    • C.

      Extended metaphor

    • D.

      Anecdote

    Correct Answer
    D. Anecdote
    Explanation
    It is a short story told to illustrate a point

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  • 3. 

    Obama Inaugural Address 20th January 2009My fellow citizens:I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.Which of the following is not found in this excerpt? 

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Personal pronouns

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    This excerpt does not contain a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as". There is no comparison using "like" or "as" in this excerpt.

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  • 4. 

    Obama Inaugural Address 20th January 2009So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.Which term best describes the feature used in the last four lines?

    • A.

      Listing

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Informal language

    • D.

      Interior monologue

    Correct Answer
    A. Listing
    Explanation
    The feature used in the last four lines is listing. This is evident from the repetition of phrases starting with "Our" followed by different issues and challenges faced by the nation. The speaker lists various problems such as costly healthcare, failing schools, energy usage, and their impact on the nation. This listing technique helps to emphasize the range and severity of the issues being discussed.

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  • 5. 

    We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.Which term best describes the feature used in the last two lines?

    • A.

      Colloquial language

    • B.

      Extended metaphor

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    C. Allusion
    Explanation
    It refers to the American constitution

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  • 6. 

    An hundred years should go to praise
 Thine eyes and on thy forehead gaze;
 Two hundred to adore each breast;
 But thirty thousand to the restWhich poetic device best describes this example?

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    This example uses hyperbole, which is an exaggerated statement or claim that is not meant to be taken literally. The speaker is exaggerating the amount of time it would take to praise and adore various parts of the person's body, emphasizing their beauty and worth.

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