AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Figures of Speech Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Using double negatives in a sentence such as It's not unlikely that I will have chocolate for lunch is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal is an example of which literary device?

Question 3 3. What is the purpose of using alliteration in writing?

Question 4 4. Your friend is really eager for lunch and says, 'I'm so hungry I could eat an elephant.' This is an example of...

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of an euphemism?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 8 8. Why do people use euphemisms?

Question 9 9. Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?

Question 10 10. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 11 11. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 12 12. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 13 13.

Identify the type of analogy being used here by recognizing the relationship between the two pairs of words.

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

Question 14 14. In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien explains that soldiers use euphemisms like greased, offed, and lit up as a way to talk about _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT an example of a simile?

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Question 16 16. Having difficulty getting a job because you don't have work experience, but not being able to get work experience without a previous job is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following best presents alliteration?

Question 18 18. If you just found out that the Internet isn't working and you have to do research online for a project but you say, 'That's just great.' you're using...

Question 19 19. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

Question 20 20. How do allusions differ from a direct reference to something?

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Question 21 21. A person accidentally blurts out a secret, and then says, 'Oops, I just spilled the beans!' This is an example of...

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 23 23. Why is the context so important in understanding an example of an idiom, hyperbole, verbal irony, or a pun?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a euphemism for a bathroom?

Question 25 25.

Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door--

Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;--

This is an example of which literary device?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an instance of synecdoche?

Question 27 27. Which consonant sound is an example of alliteration in the sentence, 'Wendy went to Walmart to win a new washing machine'?

Question 28 28. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 29 29. In The Great Gatsby, when Nick Carraway says, 'I lived at West Egg, the - well, the least fashionable of the two,' Nick is using a euphemism instead of talking directly about _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an oxymoron?

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Figures of Speech Chapter Exam Instructions

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