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Denotation and Connotation

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  • Q1
    Which statement is a representation of connotation?
    Jonas and Lina packed to leave.
    Lina felt a piece of her heart break at having to leave her home.
    Jonas cried as Mother let the NKVD inside.
    Mother quickly urged us to start packing, but we were reluctant.
    60s
  • Q2
    "The NKVD officer slammed her in the shoulder with the butt of his rifle, throwing her face-first into the mirror" (p. 11). What is the denotation of NKVD in this sentence?
    the Soviet secret police
    villain
    cruel
    the Nazis
    60s
  • Q3
    "The NKVD officer slammed her in the shoulder with the butt of his rifle, throwing her face-first into the mirror" (p. 11). What is one possible connotation of NKVD in this sentence?
    cruel
    the Soviet secret police
    the Nazis
    just
    60s
  • Q4
    "'Bourgeois pigs, always wasting time. You won't need that hat,' he scoffed" (p. 11). What is one possible connotation of bourgeois pigs?
    worthless
    upper class
    middle class
    educated
    60s
  • Q5
    "'Davai!' commanded an officer. Hurry, always hurry" (p. 13). What is the denotation of davai?
    stop
    fear
    hurry
    anger
    45s
  • Q6
    Which statement is a representation of connotation?
    There were fifteen people on the list in our neighborhood.
    Lina did not understand exactly the point of this list.
    Those on the list were doomed.
    The list symbolized death for each one of us who was on it.
    60s
  • Q7
    “When I complained at the dinner table, Papa yelled at me and told me to never, ever say anything derogatory about the Soviets” (p. 7). The word derogatory has a positive or negative connotation?
    positive
    negative
    45s
  • Q8
    "'Saw him on his way to the grave then,' said the surly bald man" (p. 19). The word surly has a positive or negative connotation?
    negative
    positive
    45s
  • Q9
    Denotation is what?
    the emotional meaning of a word
    the implied meaning of a word
    the literal meaning or definition of a word
    the feelings we associate with a word
    30s
  • Q10
    Connotation is what?
    the literal meaning or definition of a word
    the primary definition of a word
    the implied feelings or ideas we associate with a word
    the dictionary definition of a word
    30s

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