Year 11 Diagnostic - Unfamiliar Texts

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 433

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11th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz assesses Year 11 students' knowledge at the pre-teaching stage of reading unfamiliar texts. It illustrates how much students have been able to accurately recollect learning from prior years.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Alliteration is
    • A. 

      The use of several words together that contain the same vowel sound in the middle

    • B. 

      Giving human (person-like) qualities to a non-human thing

    • C. 

      The use of several words together which all begin with the same letter/sound

  • 2. 
    Assonance is
    • A. 

      Direct comparison of something to another that the reader will know. It says 'one thing is another'.

    • B. 

      The use of several words together that contain the same vowel sound in the middle

    • C. 

      The use of several words together which all begin with the same sound

  • 3. 
    Simile is
    • A. 

      The use of several words together which all begin with the same sound

    • B. 

      The use of the word "like" or "as" to increase the reader's understanding of something

    • C. 

      The number of stressed beats per line of poetry

  • 4. 
    Pun is
    • A. 

      Using the fact that some phrases/words can be interpreted in two ways for humorous or witty effect

    • B. 

      The number of stressed beats per line of poetry

    • C. 

      Repetition of final sounds in the final one or two syllables

  • 5. 
    Hyperbole is
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Giving human (person-like) qualities to a non-human thing

  • 6. 
    Theme is
    • A. 

      A basic idea within a text

    • B. 

      The number of stressed beats per line of poetry

    • C. 

      Descriptive use of language - adjectives, verbs, adverbs which create a picture in the mind

  • 7. 
    Language features are
    • A. 

      Literary techniques used by the writer to influence the reader

    • B. 

      The basic ideas within a text

    • C. 

      Giving human (person-like) qualities to a non-human thing

  • 8. 
    Imagery is
    • A. 

      The opposite of what you mean

    • B. 

      The use of several words together which all begin with the same letter/sound

    • C. 

      Descriptive use of language - adjectives, verbs, adverbs which create a picture in the mind

  • 9. 
    Irony is
    • A. 

      Descriptive use of language - adjectives, verbs, adverbs which create a picture in the mind

    • B. 

      The opposite of what you mean

    • C. 

      Literary techniques used by the writer to influence the reader

  • 10. 
    Metaphor is
    • A. 

      Direct comparison of something to another that the reader will know. It says 'one thing is another'.

    • B. 

      The use of the word "like" or "as" to increase the reader's understanding of something

    • C. 

      Exaggeration

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