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English grade 9-12

Quiz by Sarah Moore

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  • Q1
    Which of these are not a literary device?
    sketches
    allusion
    simile
    metaphor
    30s
  • Q2
    What is an oxymoron?
    the emotional response the author is targeting
    the literary technique of using a sequence of words that begin with the same letter or sound for a poetic or whimsical effect
    comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by 'like' or 'as'
    a concept that is made up of contradictory elements
    30s
  • Q3
    Which of these statements is an example of colloquialism?
    Suzy sold seashells by the sea.
    He is a hog.
    I think the pick me girl is trying to make a move on me.
    The door shut behind me with a loud 'BANG'.
    30s
  • Q4
    What is this statement: "This dime is as shiny as the sun."
    simile
    allusion
    hyperbole
    metaphor
    30s
  • Q5
    All of these statements are alliterations except-
    The beautiful black bunny ate beans.
    That's one way to win.
    Stop starring and start stirring.
    The barn was very large and very old.
    30s
  • Q6
    How many sentences should be in a paragraph?
    1-2
    Until I think I have enough sentences in the paragraph
    2-3
    4-5
    30s
  • Q7
    Which one of these onomatopoeias would you use if you are writing about someone drinking a glass of water?
    BANG
    Thud
    CRASH
    Gulp
    30s

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