Level One Ncea Language Features

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Level One Ncea Language Features

Learn the most commonly used verbal features then test your knowledge


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a metaphor?
    • A. 

      Provides factual evidence to support your argument

    • B. 

      A parallel situation that helps people understand an idea

    • C. 

      A comparison of two different things

    • D. 

      Using two colours to catch attention

  • 2. 
    What is an extended metaphor?
    • A. 

      Repeating the consonant anywhere in a number of words

    • B. 

      Dramatic exaggeration

    • C. 

      Saying one thing but meaning another

    • D. 

      A comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem

  • 3. 
    What is a simple sentence?
    • A. 

      It contains a subject and a verb, and it expresses a complete thought

    • B. 

      An independent clause joined by one or more dependent clauses.

    • C. 

      It contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction

    • D. 

      It is a command

  • 4. 
    A metaphor is a visual technique
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is personification?
    • A. 

      A comparison between two objects using “like” or “as”

    • B. 

      Repeating key words.

    • C. 

      Dramatic exaggeration

    • D. 

      When a composer transforms a non human object into a human by giving the object human qualities

  • 6. 
    What is onomatopoeia?
    • A. 

      When a composer transforms a non human object into a human by giving the object human qualities

    • B. 

      Words which sound like their meanings.

    • C. 

      Repeating key words.

    • D. 

      A "play on words"

  • 7. 
    What is emotive language or vocabulary?
    • A. 

      Words used deliberately to create an emotional impact or response

    • B. 

      A stream of words, separated by commas

    • C. 

      A figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of idea is used in place of another to suggest a similarity.

    • D. 

      Sets the tone for the reader's expectations and determines whether a work will be happy or sad.

  • 8. 
    The rude shop assistant refused to answer any of my questions. What function does the word shop perform in this sentence
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Pronoun

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 9. 
    What is an adjective?
    • A. 

      A word that stands in place of a noun

    • B. 

      A word that describes a noun

    • C. 

      A word that describes a pronoun

    • D. 

      An action

  • 10. 
    What does connotation mean?
    • A. 

      The association or set of associations that a word usually brings to mind

    • B. 

      A words explicit definition as listed in a dictionary

    • C. 

      A figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of idea is used in place of another to suggest a similarity.

    • D. 

      Words which sound like their meanings.

  • 11. 
    When a comparison uses the word 'like' or 'as' it is a....?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 12. 
    I am running on empty. In this sentence what function does the word 'running' perform?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 13. 
    What is a verb?
    • A. 

      An action or state of being

    • B. 

      A name for something

    • C. 

      A subject

    • D. 

      An object

  • 14. 
    Using the same consonant letter at the beginning of a number of words placed close together is called what?
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Anecdote

  • 15. 
    Repeating the same vowel sound in a number of words placed closely together is called what?
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Anecdote

  • 16. 
    What does the term parallel structures or construction refer to?
    • A. 

      Start and finish in a similar structure

    • B. 

      A word or group of words is repeated throughout the writing to create impact.

    • C. 

      Particular words that are used and understood only by people who are experts or specifically involved in different groups.

    • D. 

      A recognisable word, phrase or a concept that has been used so often that it has lost its impact.

  • 17. 
    What is the term given to a word that stands in place of a name?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Pronoun

  • 18. 
    What is listing?
    • A. 

      A word or group of words is repeated throughout the writing to create impact.

    • B. 

      A stream of words, separated by commas. It is used to enhance the message and provide impact.

    • C. 

      A recognisable word, phrase or a concept that has been used so often that it has lost its impact.

    • D. 

      Particular words that are used and understood only by people who are experts or specifically involved in different groups.

  • 19. 
    What type of sentence contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses?
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex-compound

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 20. 
    Which word from the list below is not a subordinating conjunction?
    • A. 

      Because

    • B. 

      Nor

    • C. 

      While

    • D. 

      Once

    • E. 

      Before

  • 21. 
    Which word from the list below is not a subordinating conjunction?
    • A. 

      Until

    • B. 

      Although

    • C. 

      When

    • D. 

      Unless

    • E. 

      But

  • 22. 
    In a complex sentence, what sort of conjunction is used to join the dependent clause to the independent clause?
    • A. 

      Co-ordinating conjunction

    • B. 

      Subordinating conjunction

  • 23. 
    What kind of sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a co-ordinating conjunction?
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex-compound

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is not a co-ordinating conjunction?
    • A. 

      And

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      If

    • D. 

      So

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not a co-ordinating conjunction?
    • A. 

      As

    • B. 

      Yet

    • C. 

      Or

    • D. 

      Nor

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