Quiz On AP Language Terms (Not Including Tropes And Schemes Handout)

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  • 1. 
    What grammatical element is repeated in the following sentence?When I am too tired to get up in the morning, when I have forgotten to do my homework, when I have nothing to wear, I usually ask my mom if I can stay home from school.
    • A. 

      Infinitive phrase

    • B. 

      Dependent clause

    • C. 

      Independent clause

    • D. 

      Gerund phrase

  • 2. 
    What grammatical element is contained in the following sentence?Running with scissors can cause serious injury.
    • A. 

      Infinitive phrase

    • B. 

      Dependent clause

    • C. 

      Gerund phrase

  • 3. 
    Identify the sentence structure of the following sentence.When the game ended, everyone was relieved.
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-complex

  • 4. 
    Which of the following sentence types asks a question?
    • A. 

      Interrogative

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Exclamatory

    • D. 

      Declarative

    • E. 

      Imperative

  • 5. 
    Which of the following sentence types shows the most emotion?
    • A. 

      Interrogative

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Exclamatory

    • D. 

      Declarative

    • E. 

      Imperative

  • 6. 
    Identify the sentence structure of the following sentence.Maggie really wanted to play basketball, but she joined the volleyball team instead.
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-complex

  • 7. 
    Which of the following sentence types gives a command?
    • A. 

      Interrogative

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Exclamatory

    • D. 

      Declarative

    • E. 

      Imperative

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a requirement for a complete sentence?
    • A. 

      Subject

    • B. 

      Complete idea

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Punctuation

    • E. 

      Dependent clause

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT a sentence fragment?
    • A. 

      My neighbor who works on cars in his spare time.

    • B. 

      She is funny.

    • C. 

      Deep in the forest during the darkest part of the night.

    • D. 

      A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following sentences is an example of a comma splice?
    • A. 

      When the children rang the doorbell, they quickly ran away to hide.

    • B. 

      I enjoyed the movie, but it wasn't the best one I've seen recently.

    • C. 

      Everyone laughed when the baby burped, it was just too funny.

    • D. 

      After the basketball game, we all wanted to go out to dinner, but all of the restaurants were closed.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following answer choices would correctly fix the comma splice error in the following sentence?The bake sale was a complete success, we raised $1,526.
    • A. 

      The bake sale was a complete success we raised $1,526.

    • B. 

      The bake sale was a complete success; we raised $1,526.

    • C. 

      The bake sale was a complete success we raised $1,526!

    • D. 

      We raised $1,526 the bake sale was a complete success .

  • 12. 
    What sentence error is best represented by the following sentence?Yesterday was a busy day, so I plan to rest today.
    • A. 

      Sentence fragment

    • B. 

      Fused sentence

    • C. 

      Comma splice

    • D. 

      No error

  • 13. 
    What kind of argument strives to fist find a common ground between the two opposing view points, and then tries to bring about a peaceful resolution using the commonalities as a starting point.  (Please use one word, spelling does count)
  • 14. 
    What kind of argument breaks an argument in to numerous parts in order to determine the exact nature of the relationship between the claim and the reason? (One word answer, must be capitalized and spelled correctly)
  • 15. 
    In the kind of argument we studied earlier in class what was the relationship between the claim and reason called? (One word do not capitalize, contains two letters that are repeated twice)
  • 16. 
    Select each term that can describe the words in the following passage: " Malice and sorrow seemed to ooze from    every pore of his decrepit vital corpse."
    • A. 

      Cacophonous

    • B. 

      Euphonious

    • C. 

      Abstract

    • D. 

      Concrete

    • E. 

      General

    • F. 

      Specific

  • 17. 
    Select each term that can describe the words in the following passage: " The butterflies bounced between the blooms in celebration of Spring's bright bounty ."
    • A. 

      Cacophonous

    • B. 

      Euphonious

    • C. 

      Abstract

    • D. 

      Concrete

    • E. 

      General

    • F. 

      Specific

  • 18. 
    When we have a word with what looks like a double, a synonym, but one of the words is longer than the other like "fire" and "conflagration," the shorter word is probably
    • A. 

      More recent

    • B. 

      Anglo-Saxson

    • C. 

      Hebraic

    • D. 

      Latin

    • E. 

      French

    • F. 

      Penguin

  • 19. 
    Which of the following terms best describes this sentence? The tabling of the non-germane amendment to the proposition introduced anterior to the said proposition was stricken as out of order.
    • A. 

      Abstract

    • B. 

      Formal

    • C. 

      Jargon

    • D. 

      Concrete

    • E. 

      Discursive

    • F. 

      Informal

  • 20. 
    A neologism is a ___________________ word. (What word best goes in the blank)
  • 21. 
    When Mark Twain said “The difference between the right word and almost the right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug,” his is commenting on which area of language study?
    • A. 

      Syntax

    • B. 

      Structure

    • C. 

      Symbiosis

    • D. 

      Diction

    • E. 

      History

    • F. 

      Ethos

  • 22. 
    Aristotle's term for a appeal to personal credibility is ___________________________.
  • 23. 
    Read the following passage and then identify which kind of narrator this story most likely has. "Cinderella was desperately lonely living with her evil stepmother and stepsisters.  She missed her mother and father so very much.  Her stepmother made her do all of the chores because she was so jealous of Cinderella’s beauty and thought that her own daughters could never compete with Cinderella.  Her stepsisters as well were envious of Cinderella’s charm."
    • A. 

      Third person impersonal/detached

    • B. 

      First person central

    • C. 

      Third person limited

    • D. 

      Third person omniscient

    • E. 

      Stream of consciousnesses

    • F. 

      First person peripheral

  • 24. 
    Read the following passage and then identify what kind of narrator (or narrators) this story might have. Select more than one option if applicable. "Hansel walked ahead of Gretel.  Gretel dropped breadcrumbs behind her as she went, knowing that her bumbling brother couldn’t be counted on to find his way home from the outhouse, let alone from the middle of the woods."
    • A. 

      Third person impersonal/detached

    • B. 

      First person central

    • C. 

      Third person limited

    • D. 

      Third person omniscient

    • E. 

      Stream of consciousnesses

    • F. 

      First person peripheral

  • 25. 
    Read the following passage and then identify what kind of narrator (or narrators) this story might have. Select more than one option if applicable. "I couldn’t believe my stepmother was making me do all of these chores!  Oh, how I miss my mother and father.  My only wish is for someone to save me from this miserable life!"
    • A. 

      Third person impersonal/detached

    • B. 

      First person central

    • C. 

      Third person limited

    • D. 

      Third person omniscient

    • E. 

      Stream of consciousnesses

    • F. 

      First person peripheral

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