Knowledgefull Quiz On English Literature

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  • 1. 

    What part of speech is "renaissance", meaning "the revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "renaissance" refers to a specific period in history characterized by the revival of learning and art. It is used to describe a historical event, making it a noun. In this context, it does not function as a verb, adverb, or adjective, which further supports the classification of "renaissance" as a noun.

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  • 2. 

    What part of speech is "rendezvous", meaning "a prearranged place of meeting"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Rendezvous" is a noun because it refers to a specific thing, which is a prearranged place of meeting. It does not describe or modify anything, nor does it indicate an action or a manner of doing something. Instead, it identifies a particular concept or object, making it a noun.

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  • 3. 

    What part of speech is "renovate", meaning "to restore after deterioration, as a building"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    D. Verb
    Explanation
    "Renovate" is a verb because it describes an action or process of restoring a building after it has deteriorated. As a verb, "renovate" indicates that someone is actively involved in the act of restoring a building, rather than simply describing it as a noun or adjective would.

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  • 4. 

    What part of speech is "renunciation", meaning "an explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Renunciation" is a noun because it refers to a specific thing or concept, in this case, the act of explicitly disclaiming a right or privilege. It does not describe an action (verb), modify a noun (adjective), or indicate manner, place, time, or degree (adverb). Therefore, "noun" is the correct part of speech for "renunciation" in this context.

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  • 5. 

    What part of speech is "reorganize", meaning "to change to a more satisfactory form of organization"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    D. Verb
    Explanation
    "Reorganize" is the correct answer because it is a verb. It is an action word that describes the act of changing something to a more satisfactory form of organization. In this context, "reorganize" is used to indicate the action of modifying the structure or arrangement of something.

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  • 6. 

    What part of speech is "repeal", meaning "to render of no further effect"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    "Repeal" is a verb because it denotes an action or process of rendering something of no further effect. It is used to describe the act of revoking or abolishing a law, rule, or regulation. As a verb, "repeal" indicates an action being performed, making it the appropriate part of speech for the given meaning.

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  • 7. 

    What part of speech is "repel", meaning "to force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    "Repel" is a verb that means to force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally. It is an action word that describes the act of pushing something away or preventing it from advancing. As a verb, "repel" indicates an action or a state of being and can be conjugated to match different subjects and tenses.

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  • 8. 

    What part of speech is "repertory", meaning "a place where things are stored or gathered together"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Repertory" in this context refers to a place where things are stored or gathered together. It is not an adverb, verb, or adjective as those parts of speech do not accurately describe a place where things are stored or gathered. "Noun" is the correct answer as it correctly identifies "repertory" as a word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea.

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  • 9. 

    What part of speech is "replenish", meaning "to fill again, as something that has been emptied"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Verb
    Explanation
    "Replenish" is a verb because it describes an action of filling something again after it has been emptied. In this case, it specifically refers to the act of refilling something that has been emptied. Verbs are words that express actions or states of being, and "replenish" fits this definition as it represents the action of filling again.

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  • 10. 

    What part of speech is "replica", meaning "a duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "replica" in the given context is used as a noun. It refers to a duplicate that is created by the artist themselves and is considered to be an original artwork, just like the first one. In this sentence, "replica" is used to name or identify a particular object or concept, which is a characteristic of a noun.

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  • 11. 

    What part of speech is "repository", meaning "a place in which goods are stored"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    D. Noun
    Explanation
    "Repository" is a noun because it refers to a place where goods are stored. It is a common noun that can be used to describe any location or facility used for storing items. In this context, "repository" specifically denotes a place where goods are kept, making it a noun.

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  • 12. 

    What part of speech is "reprehend", meaning "to find fault with"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    D. Verb
    Explanation
    The word "reprehend" is a verb, as it is an action word that describes the act of finding fault with something or someone. It is not an adjective, adverb, or noun, as it does not describe a quality, manner, or object.

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  • 13. 

    What part of speech is "reprehensible", meaning "censurable"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    D. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Reprehensible" is an adjective, as indicated by the given definition "censurable". Adjectives are words that describe or modify nouns, and "reprehensible" fits this description by expressing disapproval or criticism of something. It is used to describe actions or behaviors that are deserving of blame or rebuke.

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  • 14. 

    What part of speech is "reprimand", meaning "to chide or rebuke for a fault"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Verb
    Explanation
    "Reprimand" is a verb because it refers to an action or behavior of chiding or rebuking someone for a fault. It is not an adverb, noun, or adjective as it does not describe or name a person, place, thing, or quality.

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  • 15. 

    What part of speech is "reprisal", meaning "any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Reprisal" is a noun because it refers to a thing or concept, specifically any infliction or act of retaliation on an enemy. It does not describe an action (verb), modify a noun (adjective), or indicate manner, time, place, or degree (adverb). Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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