How to Recognize and Use Oxymorons


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1. An oxymoron is a figure of speech where:

2. Which of the following is NOT an oxymoron?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of oxymorons and their use in writing. You will be quizzed on the definitions and examples of oxymorons, and the reason their use is important in writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • The definitions of figurative language and oxymoron
  • Examples of oxymorons
  • Three reasons oxymorons are important in writing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on oxymorons and their use in writing
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can define and identify examples of oxymorons
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding oxymorons
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of oxymorons in writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about oxymorons, review the corresponding lesson called How to Recognize and Use Oxymorons. This lesson will help you:

  • Recognize figurative language
  • Identify examples of oxymorons
  • Understand why oxymorons are important to use in writing
  • Know when to use oxymorons