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Rhetorical Device Quizzes & Trivia

Alliteration, allegory, absurdity, and assonance; anaphora, epiphora, and hypophora; parallelism, pathos, and parody. Rhetorical devices are the tools of every writer and speaker to enliven tired prose and change the mind of even the hardest-hearted (or headed) opponent.

Whether appealing to an audience’s logic and reason, tugging on their heartstrings, or asking them to act in good character, rhetorical devices are used to convey powerful meaning and evoke emotional responses in order to carry debates and win argument through the use of incongruity, metaphor, or even simply beautiful sounding or beautifully meaningful words.

Do you have resources like rhetorical devices at your fingertips? Or do you wish you could write or speak that way? Take our quizzes and show how much you know.
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This quiz will test your knowledge of application of these terms

Questions: 16  |  Attempts: 10762   |  Last updated: Nov 28, 2017
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    She likes to eat chocolate eclairs, take moonlit walks, and sing classical jazz.

This is a multiple choice quiz on rhetorical devices, it is simply asking you to choose the correct word for the correct definition.

Questions: 23  |  Attempts: 6402   |  Last updated: May 12, 2017
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    The technique or skill of persuading through your choice of words is which of the following rhetorical devices?

This is a quiz using the rhetorical devices. The object is to show that one has mastered basic mastery of the rhetoric devices.

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 8159   |  Last updated: May 12, 2017
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    Which of the options below has the following definiton: giving an unliving or unhumane thing human characteristics.

This trivia quiz is made up of questions on hyperbole and understatement! These two words represent different things while one over exaggerates the state of something, the other diminishes it to a great extent. Take up this quiz...

Questions: 6  |  Attempts: 1498   |  Last updated: Dec 18, 2019
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    Which of the following are examples of hyperboles? I. He's 500 years old. II. I told him a million times not to do that. III. I waited in line for centuries. IV. He is as big as a cow.

There are four categories of rhetorical devices used to persuade you to accept someone's point of view or help change your mind. Do you know what they are, and do you think you can pass this quiz? Perhaps it will benefit...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 260   |  Last updated: Sep 23, 2020
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    When I am the nominee, I will offer a clear choice. John McCain won't be able to say that I ever supported this war in Iraq because I opposed it from the beginning. Senator McCain said the other day that we might be mired for a hundred years in Iraq, which is reason enough to not give him four years in the White House. If we had chosen a different path, the right path, we could have finished the job in Afghanistan, and put more resources into the fight against bin Laden; and instead of spending hundreds of billions of dollars in Baghdad, we could have put that money into our schools and hospitals, our road and bridges – and that's what the American people need us to do right now. 
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