Do You Know About Rhetorical Devices?

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This is a multiple choice quiz on rhetorical devices, it is simply asking you to choose the correct word for the correct definition.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The technique or skill of persuading through your choice of words is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Rhetorical

    • D. 

      Allusion

    • E. 

      Juxtapostion

  • 2. 
    A similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Analogy

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Invective

    • E. 

      Simile

  • 3. 
    An implied comparison between two unlike things is which of the following rhetorical dveices?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Metaphor

  • 4. 
    A figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared using like or as is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Zuegma

    • B. 

      Synecdoche

    • C. 

      Understatement

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Metaphor

  • 5. 
    To make a point a point by exaggerating is which of the following rhetorical dveices?
    • A. 

      Alliteraion

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Satire

    • D. 

      Rhetoric

    • E. 

      Parody

  • 6. 
    A statement that is not good enough to explain how good, bad, or impressive something really is?
    • A. 

      Paralellism

    • B. 

      Metonymy

    • C. 

      Understatement/Meiosis

    • D. 

      Analogy

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 7. 
    Using a word or phrase pattern that are similar to  create emphasis is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Invective

    • C. 

      Litotes

    • D. 

      Paralellism

    • E. 

      Repetition

  • 8. 
    To call attention to something by making a big contrast between two things is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Juxtaposition

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Synecdoche

    • E. 

      Satire

  • 9. 
    A statement that seems impossible because the ideas are opposites, but have an element of truth is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Parody

    • C. 

      Satire

    • D. 

      Synecdoche

    • E. 

      Hyperbole

  • 10. 
    To illustrate an idea, feeling, etc by describing is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Repetiton

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Paralellism

    • E. 

      Pun

  • 11. 
    To give authority to an idea by making an association with something the reader knows is which rhetorical device?
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Litotes

    • E. 

      Invective

  • 12. 
    One makes fun of something while the other criticizes something by copying its style is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Imagery/Personification

    • B. 

      Zuegma/Pun

    • C. 

      Repetition/Alliteration

    • D. 

      Simile/Metaphor

    • E. 

      Satire/Parody

  • 13. 
    A story told in order to give an example, to make something real or more is which of the following devices?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Anectdote

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 14. 
    A question asked to make a point, not that you want an answer is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metonymy

    • D. 

      Rhetoric

    • E. 

      Rhetorical Question

  • 15. 
    An abusive attack is which of the following rheorical devices?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Invective

    • D. 

      Alliteration

    • E. 

      Rhetorical Question

  • 16. 
    When a word or phrase can be used as a substitute for another phrase because they are closely related is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Rhetoric

    • B. 

      Metonymy

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Litotes

    • E. 

      Invective

  • 17. 
    When A part of somethin is used to represent the whole is what rhetorical device?
    • A. 

      Zuegma

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Synecdoche

    • D. 

      Allusion

    • E. 

      Paralellism

  • 18. 
    Giving an uliving, unhumane thing human characteristics is which of the following Rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Litotes

    • B. 

      Rhetoric

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 19. 
    Talking to someone who is not there, dead, not human is which rhetorical device?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Rhetoric

    • D. 

      Apostrophe

    • E. 

      Allusion

  • 20. 
    The repetition of initial phrases at the beginning of a sentence is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Satire

    • C. 

      Anaphora

    • D. 

      Irony

    • E. 

      Pun

  • 21. 
    Saying one thing meaning another verbal, situational, or dramatic is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Anaphora

    • C. 

      Litotes

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

    • E. 

      Juxtaposition

  • 22. 
    Using one word to govern two parts of a sentence is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Zuegma

    • E. 

      Hyperbole

  • 23. 
    A phrase that uses confusion for rhetorical humor is which of the following rhetorical devices?
    • A. 

      Synecdoche

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Zuegma

    • D. 

      Metonymy

    • E. 

      Alliteration

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