Ohio Assessments ELA: Figures of Speech Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 2 2. A person accidentally blurts out a secret, and then says, 'Oops, I just spilled the beans!' This is an example of...

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT an oxymoron?

Question 4 4. How do allusions differ from a direct reference to something?

Question 5 5. You knew too true no blood bleeds blue employs which literary device?

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Question 6 6. 'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every other day: to-day isn't any other day, you know.' This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 7 7. How do we distinguish consonance from assonance?

Question 8 8. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an example of a simile?

Use this material to answer question #10

Given Agassi's position and world-class quickness, Federer had to send that ball down a two-inch pipe of space in order to pass him, which he did, moving backwards, with no setup time and none of his weight behind the shot. It was impossible. It was like something out of The Matrix. I don't know what-all sounds were involved, but my spouse says she hurried in and there was popcorn all over the couch and I was down on one knee and my eyeballs looked like novelty-shop eyeballs.

Question 10 10. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Federer as Religious Experience by David Foster Wallace.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of the literary device called apostrophe?

Question 12 12. An expression in which words are not used in their literal sense is:

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Which of the following is an example of an oxymoron?

Question 15 15. 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...

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

Question 19 19. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

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Question 21 21. 'Words and language that is different than their literal interpretation' is...?

Question 22 22. What type of sounds are used to illustrate alliteration?

Question 23 23. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 24 24. Your friend is really eager for lunch and says, 'I'm so hungry I could eat an elephant.' This is an example of...

Question 25 25. 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 _____.

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Question 26 26.

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

Torpedo : Explosion : : Drinking : Intoxication

Question 27 27.

Indicate the metaphor in the following passage:

I realized it was Creole who held them all back … Up there, keeping the beat with his whole body, wailing on the fiddle, with his eyes half closed, he was listening to everything, but he was listening to Sonny. He was having a dialogue with Sonny. He wanted Sonny to leave the shoreline and strike out for deep water. - excerpt from 'Sonny's Blues' by James Baldwin

Question 28 28. Identify the example of metonymy in this sentence: While not essential to finding a great job, learning a different tongue can make you a much more attractive hire.

Question 29 29. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 30 30. An oxymoron is a figure of speech where:

Ohio Assessments ELA: Figures of Speech Chapter Exam Instructions

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