Determining the Meaning of Words: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.4 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

The word 'authenticity' is the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence. Why?

'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'

Question 2 2. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 3 3. What are overused phrases that portrays the writer as having no original thought?

Question 4 4. Why would it be better to say someone is 'slim' rather than 'scrawny' when paying them a compliment?

Question 5 5. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

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Question 6 6. In a book you are reading, a new character is introduced. On the day of her arrival, a bad storm threatens the town. Later in the story, this character causes a lot of trouble. What literary device is being used in this story?

Question 7 7. What offers an enormous selection of synonyms to help you improve your word choice selection?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an example of a cliche?

Question 9 9. What is the structure of a story?

Question 10 10. A word's connotation is _____.

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Question 11 11. Hyper is to energetic as organic is to _____.

Question 12 12. A story begins at a wedding with a bride (Marie) and groom (Tony) saying their vows. After they say, ''I do,'' the account flashes back to a boy named Tony meeting a girl named Marie on the first day of kindergarten. The narrative proceeds from there. What literary device is being used in this story?

Question 13 13.

Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?

'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'

Question 14 14.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

Question 15 15. Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?

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Question 16 16. What is CADD or Computer Aided Drafting and Design an example of?

Question 17 17. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 18 18.

'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?

'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'

Question 19 19. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 20 20. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

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Question 21 21.

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

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 23 23. Executive Director Tim enjoys sending out lengthy emails to his staff summarizing articles he reads on educational topics. Lately, he has been seeing software reviews that promise seamless integration with other software. His messages constantly reference how great it would be to purchase new software that offers seamless integration with current products. The use of seamless is an example of what type of communication mistake?

Question 24 24. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 25 25. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Determining the Meaning of Words: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.4 Chapter Exam Instructions

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