What Is The Kenning Describing?

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  • 1. 

    Tree climbingNut crackerFood hiderBin raider

    • A.

      Hamster

    • B.

      Monkey

    • C.

      Squirrel

    Correct Answer
    C. Squirrel
    Explanation
    The given options - tree climbing, nut cracker, food hider, and bin raider - all describe behaviors that are commonly associated with squirrels. Squirrels are known for their ability to climb trees, crack nuts, hide food for later, and raid bins in search of food. Hamsters and monkeys may also exhibit some of these behaviors, but squirrels are particularly known for them. Therefore, the correct answer is squirrel.

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  • 2. 

    Mug holderlesson plannerbook LOVERcopy runnerpaper graderhall watcherparent callerwork assignersummer enjoyer!

    • A.

      Librarian

    • B.

      Teacher

    • C.

      Policeman

    Correct Answer
    B. Teacher
    Explanation
    The given list of words describes various roles and activities related to education, such as lesson planning, grading papers, assigning work, and calling parents. The term "teacher" fits perfectly within this context as it encompasses all of these responsibilities. A librarian may be involved in organizing books but does not necessarily have the same level of involvement in teaching and education. Similarly, a policeman does not align with the educational context described.

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  • 3. 

    A kenning is a riddling reference to one item or concept which does not name it directly, but rather suggests it in a round-about way in which the subject is spoken of, which causes the listener or reader to visualize the intended concept.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A kenning is a form of figurative language that uses indirect and descriptive language to refer to a specific item or concept. Instead of directly naming the subject, a kenning uses metaphors or other wordplay to suggest it. This technique engages the listener or reader and encourages them to imagine or visualize the intended concept. Therefore, the statement that a kenning is a riddling reference that suggests the subject indirectly is true.

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  • 4. 

    The whale-roadquiet and angryisland-encircler

    • A.

      The sea

    • B.

      People

    • C.

      Thirsty

    Correct Answer
    A. The sea
    Explanation
    The given answer "the sea" is the correct explanation for the given clues "the whale-road, quiet and angry, island-encircler". The term "whale-road" is a metaphorical term used to describe the sea, emphasizing its vastness and connection to marine life like whales. The sea can be both calm and tranquil (quiet) or fierce and turbulent (angry). It also surrounds islands, hence being an "island-encircler". Overall, the sea fits all the given descriptions, making it the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Peace-weaverpillow-goddessjewelery-tree

    • A.

      Flag

    • B.

      Author

    • C.

      Woman

    Correct Answer
    C. Woman
    Explanation
    The given words "peace-weaver," "pillow," "goddess," and "jewelry" are all associated with the concept of femininity. Additionally, the word "tree" could be interpreted as a symbol of fertility, which is often associated with women. On the other hand, the word "flag" is not inherently linked to femininity. Therefore, the most fitting word to complete the group would be "woman."

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