Rhetorical Devices And Strategies Quiz Questions

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Rhetorical Device Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    She likes to eat chocolate eclairs, take moonlit walks, and sing classical jazz.
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Use of personal pronoun

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 2. 
    His words were like daggers to her heart.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 3. 
    "Is this really the choice you want to make?", The mom said to the teenager she was arguing with.
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Use of personal pronoun

    • C. 

      Rhetorical Question

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 4. 
    To make his poing about how he felt about winning the scholarship in his speech he said, "I'm the king of the world". 
    • A. 

      Quotation from well known source

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Exaggeration

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 5. 
    "I proudly, and humbly accept your nomination."
    • A. 

      Understatement

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Repitition

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 6. 
    "I had so much homework last night that I needed a pick up truck to carry all of my books of my books home"
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Understatement

  • 7. 
    "The earth laughs beneath my heavy feetAt the blasphemy in my old jangly walk"
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 8. 
    "It's just a flesh wound."(Black Knight, after having both of his arms cut off, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Understatement

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 9. 
    Preparing to go to school was about like getting ready for extended Deep-Sea Diving. Longjohns, corduroy knickers, checkered flannel Lumberjack shirt, four sweaters, fleece-lined leatherette sheepskin, helmet, goggles, mittens...
    • A. 

      Parallelism

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Rhetorical Question

    • D. 

      Listing

  • 10. 
    Twins who look alike, but have very different personalities may be viewed together to show their_____?
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Juxtaposition

  • 11. 
    "The student was a sea of troubles."
    • A. 

      Understatement

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 12. 
    There are couples who dislike one another furiously for several hours at a time; there are couples who dislike one another permanently; and there are couples who never dislike one another; but these last are people who are incapable of disliking anybody.
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 13. 
    Rational choice theory in political science has made much of the fact that it is seemingly irrational to vote in a large-scale election. This is because the probability that your single vote will determine the outcome is generally very close to zero, while the act of voting entails some small but real costs. Even in a close election like Florida in 2000, an individual’s vote would really “count” only if the margin of victory was exactly one vote
    • A. 

      Logos

    • B. 

      Pathos

    • C. 

      Ethos

  • 14. 
    Seems clear to me that Cindy Smith is a bold faced liar. She lied about the legitimacy of her son's enlistment, lied about meeting the President, and lied about her family's solidarity for her cause. This is a kodak moment in her life and where is her family? Her daughter's fled overseas, lone surviving son is a thousand miles away and her husband made the obvious decision to get away from his wife's histrionics
    • A. 

      Logos

    • B. 

      Pathos

    • C. 

      Ethos

  • 15. 
    "As an African American child growing up in America, I had to learn about my heritage by myself. Today I can help children grow up aware of the contributions African Americans have made to the development of our great country," said Robert Kersey, creator of the Black Heritage Trivia game
    • A. 

      Logos

    • B. 

      Pathos

    • C. 

      Ethos

  • 16. 
    So your friends want you to quit your job so you can go out with them on Saturday nights. They think that having a job is useless and that it is ok to let down an employer. Let them make bad choices and put their social life above their responsibilities. They are the ones that give teenagers a bad name by not showing themselves to be responsible and mature.
    • A. 

      Use of pronouns to address the audience

    • B. 

      Use of pronouns to entertain the audience

    • C. 

      Use of pronouns to exclude the audience

    • D. 

      Use of pronouns to include the audience