Rhetoric And Dialectic Placement Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who wrote the play entitled Julius Caesar?
    • A. 

      Hamlet

    • B. 

      Chaucer

    • C. 

      Michelangelo

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

  • 2. 
    In Homer’s Odyssey, who was Odysseus’ son?
    • A. 

      Marcus

    • B. 

      Telemachus

    • C. 

      Frederick

    • D. 

      Mercedes

  • 3. 
    What polygon has eight sides?
    • A. 

      A hexagon

    • B. 

      Decathlon

    • C. 

      Octagon

    • D. 

      Pollywog

  • 4. 
    What comes after millions?
    • A. 

      Centimeters

    • B. 

      Gazillion

    • C. 

      A big number

    • D. 

      Billion

  • 5. 
    What does percent mean?
    • A. 

      A piece of

    • B. 

      Half of everything

    • C. 

      Per hundred

    • D. 

      00

  • 6. 
    To write a percent as a decimal, use
    • A. 

      A period

    • B. 

      Hundredths

    • C. 

      Thousandths

    • D. 

      00

  • 7. 
    What starts the lifecycle of a fern?
    • A. 

      A leaf

    • B. 

      A spore

    • C. 

      An insect

    • D. 

      An egg

  • 8. 
    Scientist classify living things into groups called
    • A. 

      Families

    • B. 

      Corps

    • C. 

      Kingdoms

    • D. 

      Herds

  • 9. 
    In 1492 what major event took place?
    • A. 

      The beginning of the Renaissance

    • B. 

      Columbus sailed in search of new lands

    • C. 

      Joan of Arc was burned at the stake

    • D. 

      Gutenberg created the printing press

  • 10. 
    Who was the heir to the throne after the death of Henry VIII?
    • A. 

      Richard the Lion Hearted

    • B. 

      Elizabeth I

    • C. 

      Fernandez

    • D. 

      Mary Tudor

  • 11. 
    In the Renaissance, the Florentines supported the spread of education and
    • A. 

      Hard labor

    • B. 

      Aristocratic families

    • C. 

      Art

    • D. 

      Gardening

  • 12. 
    What era of time did Shakespeare live?
    • A. 

      The Reformation

    • B. 

      The Middle Ages

    • C. 

      The Renaissance

    • D. 

      The Dark Ages

  • 13. 
    What three states touch California?
    • A. 

      Wyoming, Wisconsin, Utah

    • B. 

      Nevada, Texas, New Mexico

    • C. 

      Nevada, Utah, Arizona

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What fresh water lakes are shared with both Canada and the United States?
    • A. 

      The Great Lakes

    • B. 

      Autobahn Lakes

    • C. 

      The Canadian Lakes

    • D. 

      The Salt Lakes

  • 15. 
    What are the bodies of water that collect in large dips or depressions in the land called?
    • A. 

      Dimples

    • B. 

      Basins

    • C. 

      Torrential

    • D. 

      Pools

  • 16. 
    What reference point do we use to measure time?
    • A. 

      The Prime Directive

    • B. 

      The Sun

    • C. 

      The Prime Meridian

    • D. 

      The North Star

  • 17. 
    Explain the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned?”
    • A. 

      It is a banking term for saving

    • B. 

      When you save money instead of spending it, it is like earning money because you will have extra money in your pocket.

    • C. 

      It is another term for interest

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    What do we call something that stand for or suggest something else beyond itself?
    • A. 

      A sign

    • B. 

      A hidden meaning

    • C. 

      An oxymoron

    • D. 

      A symbol

  • 19. 
    In this sentence, what is the metaphor? "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is resembles broken-winged bird that cannot fly."
    • A. 

      Hold fast to dreams

    • B. 

      Like a broken-winged bird

    • C. 

      Dreams die….

    • D. 

      Cannot fly

  • 20. 
    What is not a personal pronouns?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      You

    • C. 

      Twin

    • D. 

      Them