Figurative Language & Expressions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Choose the sentence that uses ''effect'' or ''affect'' correctly.

Question 2 2. Select the sentence that uses ''proceeded'' correctly.

Question 3 3. What word is commonly misused in the phrase ''wreak havoc''?

Question 4 4. Colloquialism is derived from the Latin colloquium, meaning what?

Question 5 5. In which of these scenarios would it most likely be appropriate to engage in colloquialism?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following examples of colloquialism is most likely a contraction?

Question 7 7. Why is it important to learn about synonyms and antonyms?

Question 8 8. Which is an antonym for fire?

Question 9 9. Which word does not fit in with these synonyms?

Question 10 10. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 12 12. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 13 13. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 14 14. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 15 15. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 16 16. The statement 'kayaks crave crazy conditions' uses which of the following devices?

Question 17 17. If I describe my old dishwasher as refusing to clean my dishes, I'm using which of the following?

Question 18 18. 'He's as gentle as a lamb' can most precisely be described as which type of figure of speech:

Question 19 19. How do allusions differ from other references?

Question 20 20. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

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Use this material to answer question #21

Raise up thy thoughts above the sky/That dunghill mists away may fly./Thou hast a house on high erect/Fram'd by that mighty Architect,/With glory richly furnished/Stands permanent, though this be fled.

Question 21 21. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Verses upon the burning of our House by Anne Bradstreet.

Question 22 22.

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 23 23.

'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 24 24.

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 25 25. How does symbolism make writing stronger?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 27 27. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 28 28. Saying the opposite of what you mean, sometimes for humorous effect, is an example of _____.

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

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