Words, Phrases & Language Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following terms refers to the attitude of a speaker?

Question 2 2. What does ''liberty'' mean?

Question 3 3. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a syntactical consideration?

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Question 6 6. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

Question 7 7. The sentence, 'In the shadows creep scary ghosts,' is an example of what kind of inverted word order situation?

Question 8 8. Which of the following gives animals or inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics?

Question 9 9.

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 10 10. The root that means govern is _____.

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Question 11 11. 'The two teams faced off. One team had gone undefeated for three seasons. The other, a young team, was playing their first game. This competition was a David and Goliath match-up.' This passage is an example of which literary term?

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

Question 13 13. Which is not an example of inverted word order?

Question 14 14. The topic of your essay is somewhat controversial, but you want readers who disagree with your opinion to continue reading. Which of the following sentences would most likely encourage their continued attention?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an overstatement or exaggeration?

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Question 16 16. You're reading a book, and you come across a passage where a lot of words begin with the same consonant. What kind of figurative language did you just see?

Question 17 17. Which punctuation mark would tell the actor to use a brief pause, as if a new idea had just entered his character's thoughts?

Question 18 18. Which of the following BEST describes syntax?

Question 19 19. What caution should you take when using figurative language?

Question 20 20. The statement 'kayaks crave crazy conditions' uses which of the following devices?

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Question 21 21. Place these punctuation marks in order, from shortest pause to longest: comma, dash, period, ellipsis

Question 22 22. The root that means heat is _____.

Question 23 23. 'I was so excited I could feel my feet lifting off of the ground' is an example of which of the following?

Question 24 24. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 25 25. Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

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Question 26 26. In dramatic dialogue, what does the ellipsis indicate?

Question 27 27. What are three types of end punctuation that playwrights can use, even if they make sentences into fragments?

Question 28 28. Which of these terms refers to the actual definition of a word?

Question 29 29. The suffix that means more is _____.

Question 30 30. If you are writing a poem, your syntax can be:

Words, Phrases & Language Chapter Exam Instructions

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