The Nostalgic Pen Literature Test - (15 Mins)

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The Nostalgic Pen Literature Test - (15 Mins)

Literature-in-English First Test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     "Peter's pretty partner paid the bills" is an example of
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Satire

    • D. 

      Digression

  • 2. 
    The lawyer addressed the bench" illustrates
    • A. 

      Metonymy

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 3. 
    "O happy torment" is an example
    • A. 

      Oxymoron

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Innuendo

    • D. 

      Synecdoche

  • 4. 
     A deliberate use of exaggeration for the purpose of humour and emphasis is
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 5. 
    A dead metaphor is one that is
    • A. 

      Overused and ineffective

    • B. 

      Extended in meaning

    • C. 

      Implied

    • D. 

      Mixed

  • 6. 
    A mountain of fufu was placed before the hungry visitors. The device used above is
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 7. 
    (Use this extract to answer the following question) Here lies our sovereign Lord the King Whose word no man relies on Who never said a foolish thing And never did a wise one   The extract is an example of a/an
    • A. 

      DirgeĀ 

    • B. 

      Epigram

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Parody

  • 8. 
    (Use this extract to answer the following question) Here lies our sovereign Lord the King Whose word no man relies on Who never said a foolish thing And never did a wise one The tone of the extract above is one of
    • A. 

      Anger

    • B. 

      Pity

    • C. 

      Sarcasm

    • D. 

      Indifference

  • 9. 
    "Pregnant cloud" is an example of
    • A. 

      Cliche

    • B. 

      Litotes

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Synecdoche

  • 10. 
    A writer's choice of words is
    • A. 

      Diction

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Settings

    • D. 

      Mood

  • 11. 
    As chapter is to prose _____ is to poetry.
    • A. 

      Couplet

    • B. 

      Stanza

    • C. 

      Lines

    • D. 

      Chorus

  • 12. 
    Smoky chimneys of New York coughed Looking down in bended towers And vomited sad tears of dark smoke. (Extract from "New York Skyscraper") By John Mbiti The dominant device that runs through the extract above is
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Antithesis

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 13. 
    Smoky chimneys of New York coughed Looking down in bended towers And vomited sad tears of dark smoke. (Extract from "New York Skyscraper") By John Mbiti The phrase "vomited sad tears," from the extract above,is what literary device?
    • A. 

      Antithesis

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Synaesthesia

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 14. 
    Smoky chimneys of New York coughed Looking down in bended towers And vomited sad tears of dark smoke. (Extract from "New York Skyscraper") By John Mbiti What imagery is dominant in line one from the above extract?
    • A. 

      Sense of sight (Visual)

    • B. 

      Sense of hearing (Auditory)

    • C. 

      Sense of smell (Olfactory)

    • D. 

      Sense of touch (Tactile)

  • 15. 
    At eve the beetle boometh Athwart the thicket lone: At noon the wild bee hummeth About the moss'd headstone: (Extract from Claribel) By Alfred Tennyson   The dominant image in line and one line three  is
    • A. 

      Sense of smell (OlfactOlfactory)

    • B. 

      Sense of taste (Gustatory)

    • C. 

      Sense of hearing (Auditory)

    • D. 

      Sense of sight (Visual)

  • 16. 
    At eve the beetle boometh Athwart the thicket lone: At noon the wild bee hummeth About the moss'd headstone: (Extract from Claribel) By Alfred Tennyson The dominant device in line 2 and 4 is
    • A. 

      Sense of sight  (Visual)

    • B. 

      Sense of taste (Gustatory)

    • C. 

      Sense of hearing (Auditory)

    • D. 

      Sense of touch (Tactile)

  • 17. 
    A literary work in which the characters are animals is a
    • A. 

      Farce

    • B. 

      Fable

    • C. 

      Mime

    • D. 

      Pantomime

  • 18. 
    . "Death be not proud, for there will come a time you will die too" is an example of
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Apostrophe

  • 19. 
    The livid waters roared and snarled and flapped At the poor battered and weeping yacht. The dominant literary device used in the lines is 
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 20. 
    The livid waters roared and snarled and flapped At the poor battered and weeping yacht. The picture depicts is that of 
    • A. 

      A quiet sea

    • B. 

      Dark sky

    • C. 

      Stormy weather

    • D. 

      Calm season

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