Types Of Imagery Quiz

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Types Of Imagery Quiz - Quiz

Do you know about imagery? If you want to know how well you understand the types of imagery, take this quiz. Imagery is basically a language that creates an image in the minds of people reading or listening. So, it is very important to understand it well. Here, we have a few questions for your practice. All the best for a perfect score on this quiz. If you find it informative and knowledgeable, do not forget to share the quiz with others.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     What type of imagery is this?"I could feel the tiny tongue mopping the crevices of my left ear."--Leo, Stargirl

    • A.

      Tactile

    • B.

      Gustatory

    • C.

      Olfactory

    • D.

      Auditory

    Correct Answer
    A. Tactile
    Explanation
    You can feel it, right?

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  • 2. 

    Which type of imagery? "I picked up a chunk of potato salad and flicked it in his face. He dipped his straw into his milk, capped the top of the straw with his finger, pulled out the straw, reached it over my head, and released his finger.  I got a milk shower."--Crash

    • A.

      Tactile

    • B.

      Olfactory

    • C.

      Gustatory

    • D.

      Visual

    Correct Answer
    D. Visual
    Explanation
    The given passage describes a series of actions involving physical contact and movement, such as picking up a chunk of potato salad, flicking it in someone's face, dipping a straw into milk, capping the top of the straw with a finger, reaching the straw over someone's head, and releasing the finger. However, the key detail that indicates the type of imagery being used is the phrase "I got a milk shower." This phrase suggests that the action of getting a milk shower is being visually depicted, making the correct answer visual imagery.

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  • 3. 

    Type of imagery?"For the life of him, he couldn't figure out why these East Enders called themselves black.  He kept looking and looking, and the colors he found were gingersnap and light fudge and dark fudge and acorn and butter rum and cinnamon and burnt orange.  But never licorice, which, to him, was real black."--Maniac Magee

    • A.

      Tactile

    • B.

      Visual

    • C.

      Auditory

    • D.

      Olfactory

    Correct Answer
    B. Visual
    Explanation
    The correct answer is visual because the passage describes the colors that the narrator sees and associates with the term "black." The narrator visually observes various shades and hues, such as gingersnap, light fudge, dark fudge, acorn, butter rum, cinnamon, and burnt orange, but never sees the color licorice, which he considers to be "real black." This suggests that the imagery in the passage primarily relies on visual descriptions and the perception of colors.

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  • 4. 

    Type of imagery? "David went in.  A smell hit him--flowery, but old and sour."

    • A.

      Tactile

    • B.

      Gustatory

    • C.

      Olfactory

    • D.

      Auditory

    Correct Answer
    C. Olfactory
    Explanation
    The passage describes David experiencing a smell that hits him when he enters a place. This sensory experience is related to the sense of smell, which is known as olfactory imagery. Olfactory imagery is used to evoke emotions and create vivid descriptions by appealing to the reader's sense of smell.

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  • 5. 

    Type of imagery?"David let loose the scream of his life."--Eggs

    • A.

      Tactile

    • B.

      Olfactory

    • C.

      Auditory

    • D.

      Visual

    Correct Answer
    C. Auditory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is auditory because the sentence describes David letting out a scream. This suggests that the imagery being used is related to sound or hearing, making it an auditory type of imagery.

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  • 6. 

    Type of imagery?"I took a bite.  Big mistake."  Oatburgers!--Crash

    • A.

      Gustatory

    • B.

      Olfactory

    • C.

      Tactile

    • D.

      Visual

    Correct Answer
    A. Gustatory
    Explanation
    The given statement "I took a bite. Big mistake. Oatburgers!" implies that the person made a mistake after taking a bite of oatburgers. This suggests that the type of imagery being used here is gustatory, which refers to the sense of taste. The person is describing their experience with the taste of the oatburgers, indicating a focus on the sense of taste rather than any other sensory experience.

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  • 7. 

    Which type of imagery is there in these lines of Mary Oliver's poem Spring Azures? "Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy, and all the tricks my body knows- the opposable thumbs, the kneecaps, and the mind clicking and clicking- don't seem enough to carry me through this world."

    • A.

      Visual

    • B.

      Olfactory

    • C.

      Gustatory

    • D.

      Kinesthetic

    Correct Answer
    D. Kinesthetic
    Explanation
    The lines from Mary Oliver's poem describe a sense of heaviness and the need to be physically carried through the world. This suggests a physical and bodily experience, which aligns with the definition of kinesthetic imagery. The mention of opposable thumbs, kneecaps, and the mind clicking further emphasizes the physicality of the experience. Therefore, the correct answer is kinesthetic imagery.

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  • 8. 

    Here the characters are overwhelmed by everything in the Chocolate Room. What type of imagery is used here? "...above the noise of the waterfall, you could hear the suck-suck-sucking sound of the pipes as they did their work."

    • A.

      Visual

    • B.

      Auditory

    • C.

      Tactile

    • D.

      Gustatory

    Correct Answer
    B. Auditory
    Explanation
    The imagery used in the given passage is auditory. The phrase "above the noise of the waterfall, you could hear the suck-suck-sucking sound of the pipes" appeals to the sense of hearing, describing the sound of the pipes. This creates a vivid mental image of the characters being overwhelmed by the various sounds in the Chocolate Room.

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  • 9. 

    What of the following is not an imagery type?

    • A.

      Tactile Imagery

    • B.

      Visual Imagery

    • C.

      Extrasensory Imagery

    • D.

      Auditory Imagery

    Correct Answer
    C. Extrasensory Imagery
    Explanation
    Extrasensory Imagery is not an imagery type because it refers to the ability to perceive information without the use of the five senses. Imagery, on the other hand, involves creating mental pictures or sensory experiences based on the senses. Tactile Imagery involves the sense of touch, Visual Imagery involves the sense of sight, and Auditory Imagery involves the sense of hearing. Therefore, Extrasensory Imagery does not fit into the category of sensory-based imagery types.

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  • 10. 

    Where is imagery used?

    • A.

      In a novel

    • B.

      In a poem

    • C.

      In scientific notes

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. In a poem
    Explanation
    Imagery is a literary technique used to create vivid and sensory experiences in the reader's mind. It involves the use of descriptive language and sensory details to evoke mental images. While imagery can be used in various forms of literature, such as novels and scientific notes, it is most commonly associated with poetry. In poetry, imagery is used extensively to paint a picture, evoke emotions, and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the poem. Therefore, the correct answer is "In a poem."

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