Figurative & Technical Language: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 4 4. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

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

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Question 6 6. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 7 7. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 8 8. While reviewing Tasha's document, Sarah found it difficult to understand all the data and to prioritize which items were most important. What advice should Sarah give to Tasha?

Question 9 9. What is the purpose of technical communication?

Question 10 10. Why are oxymorons important in writing?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of auditory imagery from the poem Metaphors by Sylvia Plath?

Question 12 12. What is the subject of technical communications?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. An oxymoron is a figure of speech where:

Question 15 15. 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) _____.

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Question 16 16. Approximately how much of an employee's workday is spent writing on average?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 18 18. How are fables and parables similar?

Question 19 19. Kara's supervisor has asked her to write a technical document about the city's water shortage, to be included with residents' water bills. Which of the following titles is best for Kara's document?

Question 20 20. Gwen is a technical writer for a company. Analyze the items listed below and indicate which action Gwen would least likely be expected to do at work.

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Question 21 21. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 22 22. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. What does the imagery in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes symbolize?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a symbol commonly used to represent the United States?

Question 25 25. Your friend is really eager for lunch and says, 'I'm so hungry I could eat an elephant.' This is an example of...

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Question 26 26. How do allusions differ from other references?

Question 27 27. How do synecdoche and metonymy differ?

Question 28 28. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements about allegories is FALSE?

Figurative & Technical Language: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4 Chapter Exam Instructions

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