Rhetorical And Literary Terms Quiz

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Rhetorical And Literary Terms Quiz

For those of you who would like to know more about and all things rhetorical and literary terms then this is the quiz for you. If you are prepared to test your knowledge try it out. All the best and enjoy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.) Which of the following pairs of terms elicit the same connotation?
    • A. 

      Shrewd and perceptive

    • B. 

      Strong-willed and pig-headed

    • C. 

      Furious and outraged

    • D. 

      Thin and gaunt

  • 2. 
    2.) Which of the following ads is an example of ethos? B) C)
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 3. 
    3.) Which is not Ad populum?
    • A. 

      That man is uneducated, so he can’t be right

    • B. 

      60 million Elvis fans can’t be wrong

    • C. 

      Clearly he was guilty, 11 of the 12 jurors voted to convict him

    • D. 

      Watch The Sopranos, the most watched show on television!

  • 4. 
    4.) Construct a sentence using alliteration.  
  • 5. 
    5.) Identify the use(s) of allusion in this excerpt from Hamlet: Look here, upon this picture, and on this, The counterfeit presentment of two brothers. See, what a grace was seated on this brow; Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself; An eye like Mars, to threaten and command; A station like the herald Mercury New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill;
  • 6. 
    6.) Which is not an example of antithesis?
    • A. 

      "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."

    • B. 

      “Too black for heaven, and yet too white for hell.”

    • C. 

      "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more."

    • D. 

      “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

  • 7. 
    7.) “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be” is one of Kurt Vonnegut’s famous __________.
  • 8. 
    8.) Construct a complete sentence using assonance.
  • 9. 
    9-10.) In the following dialogue, Thomas uses __________ in an attempt to dismantle James’ _________. James: “The strength of the economy comes from small and midsize businesses in the private sector. In the past 3 years they’ve downsized considerably. We need to help them before the economy gets worse than it already is!” Thomas: “What do you know; you can’t even get a job.”
  • 10. 
    11.) Which isn't an example of apostrophe?
    • A. 

      "Hello darkness, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again"

    • B. 

      "Then come, sweet death, and rid me of this grief."

    • C. 

      "Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art"

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    12.) “Murdering is wrong because it was determined to be immoral hundreds of years ago” is an example of __________
  • 12. 
    13.) video  * Watch the following clip.  Which of the following rhetorical device(s) is/are found below?I.  SloganII. Ad PopulumIII. SynecdocheIV. RepetitionV. Metonymy
    • A. 

      I and IV only

    • B. 

      I, II, and IV only

    • C. 

      I, II, III, and IV only

    • D. 

      I, II, IV, and V only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    14.) To present a graph without scales or labels on the axes is an example of ___________?
  • 14. 
    15.) video Which of the following rhetorical device(s) is/are present in this clip?
    • A. 

      Slippery slope

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Euphemism

    • D. 

      Allusion

    • E. 

      Refutation

  • 15. 
    16- 17.)Construct a valid and non-valid syllogism.
  • 16. 
    18-20.)I. We Want WilkieII. Tippecanoe and Tyler, TooII. Change We Can BelieveWhat rhetorical device do these examples share?  Select one example that does not belong with the other two and name the rhetorical device it does not share.
  • 17. 
    21.) * Which of the following rhetorical device(s) is/are present in this clip? I. ParallelismII. PersonificationIII. RepetitionIV. Paradox
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      III and IV only

    • C. 

      I, II, and III only

    • D. 

      I, III, and IV only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    22-24.)During the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner this week, Bush presented a slide show of quirky photographs from inside the White House. In one, the president is looking under furniture in the Oval Office. "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere," Bush joked. "Nope, no weapons over there ... maybe under here?"-Excerpt courtesy of CNNName rhetorical device(s) that Bush employed. (at least 3)
  • 19. 
    25.) Which of the following examples does NOT have personification?
    • A. 

      Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me;

    • B. 

      The wagon groaned under the weight of our bodies

    • C. 

      THE SOUL selects her own society, Then shuts the door;

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    26.) " If we don't cut down on carbon dioxide emmisions, then polar bears will disappear."This is an example of _________?
  • 21. 
    27.) List a euphemism  for each of the following:a. Overweightb. Fail a gradec. Fired from a job
  • 22. 
    28.)This man is guilty of ____________ (one word).
  • 23. 
    29.) This penguin's though process is an example of _____ _______ (2 words).
  • 24. 
    30.) This lawyer is using _____ _________ _______ (3 words) to defend his client.
  • 25. 
    31.) Read the following conversation: Bill: "You know, those feminists all hate men." Joe: "Really?" Bill: "Yeah. I was in my philosophy class the other day and that Rachel chick gave a presentation." Joe: "Which Rachel?" Bill: "You know her. She's the one that runs that feminist group over at the Women's Center. She said that men are all sexist pigs. I asked her why she believed this and she said that her last few boyfriends were real sexist pigs. " Joe: "That doesn't sound like a good reason to believe that all of us are pigs." Bill: "That was what I said." Joe: "What did she say?" Bill: "She said that she had seen enough of men to know we are all pigs. She obviously hates all men." Joe: "So you think all feminists are like her?" Bill: "Sure. They all hate men." Bill is making a _________ __________ (2 words).
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