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1. Define the style of the following words: maiden, infant, parent

a) formal style

b) neutral style

c) informal style

d) bookish style

e) slang

 

2. Define the style of the following words: kid, girlie, to have a snack

a) nformal

b) formal

c) neutral

d) bookish

e) slang

 

3. Define the style of the following words: man, woman, child

a) a repetition

b) parallel constructions

c) gradation

d) inversion

e) oxymoron

 

4. Define the style of the following words in My Lords!; Mr. Chairman!; Honourable Members

a) formal

b) informal

c) neutral

d) bookish

e) slang

 

5. Choose the correct answer. The peculiar use of negative constructions in litotes

a) implies deliberate understatement

b) results in a stronger negative meaning

c) is similar to a straightforward positive statement

d) is grammatically incorrect

e) is lexically incorrect

 

6. Choose the correct answer. The sentence What have I done to deserve this treatment? contains

a) a rhetorical question

b) a suppositional question

c) an allusion

d) a disjunctive question

e) a special question

 

7. Choose the correct answer. The following extract US senators unanimously agreed to allow into the chamber guide dogs or other assistance needed by staff members to alleviate an embarrassing situation Monday. The temporary rule was passed following an incident when Moira Shea a congressional fellow for Sen Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was not permitted to the floor because of an objection to her bringing her dog Beau, a yellow Labrador retriever belongs to

a) the style of the mass media

b) the colloquial style

c) the scientific style

d) the belles-lettres style

e) officialese

 



8. Choose the correct answer. The extract from a lawyers speech in court There is one way in which all men are created equal- there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president belongs to

a) the oratorical style

b) the familiar colloquial style

c) the literary colloquial style

d) low colloquial English

e) special colloquial style

 

9. Choose the correct answer. The following extract It was a lovely place, really a tasteful and colourful thing, and suggestive of a genuine love of beauty in her... She was gracious, tactful, artful, not unlike her old self, yet more interesting because more experiencedcontains

a) a description

b) represented speech

c) a meditation

d) a direct speech

e) introduction

 

10. How many functional styles are in the English literary language?

a) five

b) four

c) six

d) three

e) two

 

11. The word stock of the English vocabulary is divided into:

a) two main classes

b) four main classes

c) three main classes

d) six main classes

e) five main classes

 

12. The words house, bread, summer, winter, mother, child belong to:

a) basic vocabulary

b) informal style

c) formal style

d) literary words

e) high elevated style

 

13. What determines the choice of stylistically marked words in each particular case?

a) communication

b) production of new words

c) production of new meanings

d) books and magazines

e) specific conditions of communication

 

14. Find the right definition for the term allusion:

a) a reference to an idea, place or person or text

b) allegory

c) a contrast in meaning

d) the associated meaning of a word

e) a literary work which has a happy ending

 

15. Find the right definition for the term ambiguity:

...

a) a word or expression which has more than one meaning

b) a contrast or polarity in the meaning of the word or expression

c) the actual meaning of the word or expression

d) an overstatement or exaggeration

e) allegory

 

16. Find the right definition for the term pun:

a) words having the same sound but different meanings

b) figure of a speech,based on contrast between words

c) an overstatement or exaggeration

d) contrast in meaning

e) the identity of sounds

 

17. What is genre?

a) a literary form

b) language form

c) figure of speech

d) imagery

e) figurative language

 

18. Find the right definition for the term connotation:

a) figurative meaning of a word or expression

b) contrast in meaning

c) the associated meanings of a word or expression

d) direct meaning of a word or expression

e) opposite meaning of a word or expression

 

19. Find the right definition for the term denotation:

a) the actual meaning of a word or expression

b) figurative meaning of a word or expression

c) selected meaning of a word or expression

d) evaluative meaning of a word or expression

e) opposite meaning of a word or expression

 

20. Which term stands for the following definition partial or whole conformation of the phonetic, graphical and morphological standards of the receiving language and its syntactic system?

a) assimilation

b) denotation

c) connotation

d) barbarism

e) borrowing

 

21. Which term stands for the words of official bureaucratic language?

a) officialese

b) refined words

c) modes of poetic diction

d) barbarisms

e) loan words

 

22. Which term stands for words belonging to special scientific, professional or trade system not understood by people outside the particular specialty?

a) terminology

b) refined words

c) learned words

d) metaphors

e) officialese

 

23. What is ballad?

a) a song which tells a story

b) a verse

c) epic

d) a poem

e) poetic diction

 

24. Which term stands for the following definition: the use of a more palatable word or phrase in place of a more direct or crude one?

a) euphemism

b) metonymy

c) metaphor

d) pun

e) hyperbole

 

25. Define the type of the following words: stoppeth, quoth, thee and thy

a) archaisms

b) metaphors

c) obsolete words

d) poetic diction

e) refined words

 

26. What is the main principle manifested in tropes?

a) analogy

b) illusion

c) contrast

d) incomplete representation

e) recurrence

 

27. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence:My impatience has shown its heels to my politeness

a) personification

b) metonymy

c) simile

d) epithet

e) metaphor

 

28. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Ive been reading Shakespeare

a) metonymy

b) epithet

c) metaphor

d) simile

e) personification

 

29. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears

a) metonymy

b) personification

c) epithet

d) simile

e) metaphor

 

30. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Director Rippleton had also married money

a) metonymy

b) epithet

c) simile

d) metaphor

e) personification

 

31. What term stands for the following definition: a unit of poetic speech which both names and describes

a) periphrasis

b) metaphor

c) metonymy

d) simile

e) epithet

 

32. What stylistic device is demonstrated in phrases: better sex, man in the street:

a) periphrasis

b) metaphor

c) metonymy

d) simile

e) epithet

 

33. Fill in the appropriate possessive pronoun in I found my car at the curb; window was broken

a) her

b) his

c) our

d) their

e) its

 

34. Fill in the appropriate personal pronoun in The new ice-breaker has started on her maiden voyage. is equipped with up-to-date machinery

a) she

b) he

c) it

d) they

e) we

 

35. What term stands for the following definition: repetition of the first word or word - group in several successive sentences, clauses or phrases?

a) anaphora

b) epiphora

c) anadiplosis

d) framing

e) repetition

 

36. What term stands for the following definition: repetition of the final word or word - group?

a) epiphora

b) anaphora

c) anadiplosis

d) framing

e) repetition

 

37. What term stands for catch repetition

a) anadiplosis

b) epiphora

c) anaphora

d) ring repetition

e) framing

 

38. What term stands for the following definition: repetition of the same unit at the beginning and at the end of the same sentence, stanza, or paragraph?

a) ring repetition

b) anaphora

c) epiphora

d) parallelism

e) polysyndeton

 

39. What term stands for the following definition: an insistent repetition of a connective between words, phrases or clauses in an utterance?

a) polysyndeton

b) asyndeton

c) zeugma

d) repetition

c) parallelism

 

40. What term stands for the following definition: a deliberate avoidance of connectives in a sentence?

a) asyndeton

b) polysyndeton

c) zeugma

d) repetition

e) paradox

 

41. What term stands for the following definition: a figure of speech which consists of one main element and a number of adjuncts which represent semantically different word classes differing in the type and degree of cohesion with the main element ?

a) zeugma

b) polysyndeton

c) asyndeton

d) repetition

e) paradox

 

42. What term stands for the following definition: a phrase, a sentence or a group of such in what a thing (or a concept) is measured against, or contrasted to its opposite?

a) antithesis

b) oxymoron

c) hyperbole

d) pun

e) paradox

 

43. What term stands for the following definition: a statement based on contrast, contradictory to what is accepted as a self evident or proverbial truth?

a) paradox

b) pun

c) oxymoron

d) zeugma

e) litotes

 

44. What term stands for the following definition: a specific form of understatement which consists in the use of negative for the contrary?

a) litotes

b) hyperbole

c) understatement

d) aposiopesis

e) ellipses

 

45. What term stands for the following definition: a sudden intentional break in the narration, dialogue or speech?

a) aposiopesis

b) pun

c) zeugma

d) litotes

e) oxymoron

 

46. What term stands for the following definition: an intentional omission from the utterance of one or more words?

a) ellipses

b) pun

c) litotes

d) aposiopesis

e) oxymoron

 

47. What term stands for the following definition: a kind of antithesis which is based upon a contrast between two words?

a) oxymoron

b) hyperbole

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

48. How do we call the persons in a work of fiction or drama?

a) characters

b) heroes

c) personalities

d) persons

e) images

 

49. Translate the allegory in the proverb Every cloud has a silver lining

a) / қ қ

b) / ә ұң өң ү

c) / қ

d) - / ұң ә

e) / ұ ү

 

50. Translate the allegory in the proverb Make the hay while the sun shines

a) / қғ қ

b) , / ү

c) / қғ қ

d) , / қ ғ қ

e) / ғ қ

 

51. What term stands for the following definition: a word or expression which resembles the sound which it represents

a) onomatopoeia

b) stress

c) sound form

d) sound motif

e) diction

 

52. The words like the meow of a cat or the quack of a duck are the examples of:

a) onomatopoeia

b) stress

c) diction

d) sound motif

e) sound form

 

53. What term stands for the following definition: a poem written for a specific occasion (e.g. a birthday, a wedding, etc.):

a) rhyme

b) occasional poem

c) free verse

d) lyric

e) poem

 

54. Define the type of the following words: curriculum vitae, tete-a-tete, macho

a) barbarisms

b) vulgarisms

c) slang

d) dialect words

e) officialese

 

55. Point out stylistic differences within the groups of synonyms: child kid infant offspring

a) neutral- colloquial - bookish bookish

b) bookish colloquial neutral -slang

c) slang colloquial archaism- bookish

d) bookish archaism slang - poetic

e) neutral slang colloquial -bookish

 

56. Point out stylistic differences within the groups of synonyms: face visage mug deadpan

a) neutral bookish slang -bookish

b) bookish colloquial neutral -slang

c) bookish archaism slang - poetic

d) neutral slang colloquial -bookish

e) slang colloquial archaism- bookish

 

57. Translate the allegory in the proverb All is not gold that glitters

a) / ғң ә

b) / ә ү

c) / ң ә

d) / қ

e) / ғ

 

58. What term stands for the following definition: any work of literature which has an unhappy ending for the main character:

a) tragedy

b) comedy

c) satire

d) pastoral

e) novel

 

59. What term stands for the following definition: a long work of prose, fiction

a) novel

b) comedy

c) tragedy

d) narration

e) satire

 

60. What term stands for the following definition: the arrangement of actions in a particular (usually narrative) work of literature:

a) narration

b) plot

c) novel

d) drama

e) plan

 

61. What term stands for the following definition: a word or expression which signifies something other than the physical object to which it directly refers:

a) connotation

b) denotation

c) tone

d) symbol

e) referent

 

62. Find the right translation in sound and fury

a) / қ ғ

b) / қ ә қ

c) / ә қ

d) / ғ

e) no answer / no answer

 

63. What term stands for the following definition: a literary work which describes the ideal state or way of life:

a) utopia

b) plot

c) pathos

d) satire

e) symbol

 

64. What term stands for the following definition: a literary work which combines elements of both tragedy and comedy:

a) tragicomedy

b) novel

c) symbol

d) narration

e) description

 

65. What term stands for the following definition: literary works which were mainly written between 1798 and 1932.Among the characteristics of these literary works are an emphasis on the individual and on the expression of personal emotions, a tendency to explore new literary forms, new means of expression and a highlightning of nature or the natural landscape:

a) Romantic Age

b) Elizabethian era

c) Jacobean era

d) Victorian era

e) realism

 

66. What term stands for the following definition: British literary works which were written or which resemble those written during (or shortly before or after) the era between 1837 -1901. The term also describes the code of morality which was believed to be predominant:

a) Victorian era

b) Elizabethian era

c) Romantic Age

d) Jacobean era

e) realism

 

67. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She seemed to be making very lame excuses, and James didnt look at her

a) epithet

b) metonymy

c) metaphor

d) personification

e) allusion

 

68. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: And first, in the security bred of many harmless marriages, it has been forgotten that Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night

a) personification

b) sustained metaphor

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

69. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: He managed the lotteries, conducted the auctions, collected money for prizes at the sports, organized the concert and arranged the fancy-dress ball

a) parallelism

b) anaphora

c) zeugma

d) repetition

e) oxymoron

 

70. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: My, my, my, she squealed and her voice sounded like the whistle used to wake soldiers at dawn, look whos here.

a) simile

b) metaphor

c) epithet

d) allusion

e) metonymy

 

71. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Could a man own anything prettier than this dining table with its deep tints, the starry, soft-petalled roses, the ruby-coloured glass, the quaint silver furnishing; could a man own anything prettier than the woman who sat at it?

a) belles-lettres style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) scientific style

e) publicist style

 

72. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Learning a second language is a long and complex undertaking. Your whole person is affected as you struggle to reach beyond the confines of your first language and into a new language, a new culture, a new way of thinking, feeling, and acting

a) scientific style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

73. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Out of his other property, out of all the things he had collected, his silver, his pictures, his houses, his investments, he got a secret and intimate feeling; out of her he got none

a) belles-lettres style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d scientific style

e) publicist style

 

74. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Gratitude was no virtue among Forsytes, who, competitive, and full of common-sense, had no occasion for it; and Soames only experienced a sense of exasperating amounting to pain, that he didnt own her as it was his right to own her, that he could not, as by stretching out his hand to that rose, pluck her and sniff the very secrets of her heart

a) belles-lettres style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) scientific style

e) publicist style

 

75. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Total commitment, total involvement, a total physical, intellectual, and emotional response are necessary to successfully send and receive messages in a second language. Many variables are involved in the acquisition process. Language learning is not a set of easy steps that can be programmed in a quick do-it-yourself kit

a) scientific style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

76. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Of course its entirely arguable whether one generation has it rougher than another. Illicit drugs, AIDS, gun violence and the breakup of the nuclear family certainly pose greater threats to kids today than they did to earlier generations

a) publicist style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) scientific style

 

77. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Its tough being a kid in the 1990s, according to recent surveys suggesting that children today face much different and perhaps even greater challenges today than their parents did when they were growing up

a) publicist style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) scientific style

 

78. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: I do hope you enjoy the quarterly newsletter as well as any other information you will receive from us throughout the year. I wish you a year of success and that you plant the seeds for a better future, you will see the fruits of your labour at the end of this school year Sincerely yours,Maria Sierra Executive secretary

a) style of official documents

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

79. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Dear FFLA member: On behalf of the 1997-1998 Florida Foreign Language Association, Inc. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our new year of exciting and promising ideas. I thank you for renewing you membership with us, and look forward to meeting you at this years conference

a) style of official documents

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

80. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: So much is at stake that courses in foreign languages are often inadequate training grounds, in and of themselves, for the successful learning of a second language. Few if any people achieve fluency in a foreign language solely within the confines of the classroom.

a) scientific style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

81. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: In the further days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms The first is freedom of speech and expression everywhere in the world

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way everywhere in the world

a) publicist style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) scientific style

 

82. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Linguistic historiography is a discipline that has come into its own during the past several decades. It is now possible to site a large body of literature devoted to linguistic historiography and to identify an international community of scholars dedicated to historiographic research

a) scientific style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

83. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: Although historiography is not yet a standardized part f the linguistic student training in the United States, historiographic perspectives are appearing more and more in the work of American linguists. The increasing appearance of these perspectives suggests that American linguists perceive an increasing need for the theoretical depth and dimension that historiography provides

a) scientific style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

84. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: However when it comes to historiographic perspectives on linguistics in the United States, few exist, and almost none at all for the period before the twentieth century

a) scientific style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

85. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: In fact, up to now, the tradition of American linguistics announced in my title has been assumed not to exist. This book challenges that negative assumption by providing a history of American linguistics from the founding of the American Philosophical Society in 1769 to the founding of the Linguistic Society of America in 1924

a) scientific style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

86. Choose the correct answer. The following extract: By its very nature, foreign language teaching is predicated on the conviction that because we are all humans, we can easily understand each other provided we share the same code; all we have to do is learn that code and use it accurately and appropriately. This view of language teaching values consensus and negotiated understanding

a) scientific style

b) colloquial style

c) style of the mass media

d) belles-lettres style

e) publicist style

 

87. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: After many minutes the peacocks sunglasses remained like ice-cubes

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

88. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: His chains jangled so loudly, his colours clashed so vividly, that an entire entourage appeared to have collapsed into his person like a kaleidoscope

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

89. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: They opened the next door and the music pounced on them like a black cat that had been coiled to leap

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

90. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: A roar from the crowd, like a pride of lions spotting the arrival of its lunch, announced the team and Gopal settled into his bench

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

91. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: They began to unsteadily lurch their way out, helped by various waiters, as though they were batons being passed from hand to hand

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

92. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: The car, in which they moved seemed a little world itself

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

93. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: My love is like red, red rose

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

94. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: The question whether or not he was really married to Jennie remained an open one

a) metaphor

b) simile

c) personification

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

95. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: It was a shame that her life was passed under such a troubled star

a) prolonged metaphor

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

96. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: The nuclear war inside his head had subsided, but an active insurgency still seemed under way, characterized by a nearly continuous burst of machine-gun fire across the centre of his head

a) personification

b) sustained metaphor

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

97. Find the right translation for to defend the colours of the University

a) / қғ

b) / қ

c) / ү қғ

d) /

e) no answer / no answer

 

98. What stands for crown

a) /

b) / қ

c) / ә

d) / қ ә

e) /

 

99. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: You know I have your real interests at heart

a) metonymy

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

100. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Gopal sought to interpret this and deduced correctly that the green referred to dollars

a) metonymy

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

101. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She is an ideal mother. She is the most affectionate creature under the sun

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

102. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She hasnt any of the graces of the smart society woman

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

103. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She cant join in any rapid - fire conversation

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

104. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She was beautiful, magnetic, immensely worth while

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

105. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She saw him now in this true perspective, a hard-working, honest, sincere old German, who had done his best to raise a troublesome family and lead an honest life

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

106. Define the phonetic stylistic device in the following sentence: They laugh and then I hear them mumbling behind me, heads close together

a) onomatopoeia

b) alliteration

c) assonance

d) euphony

e) rhyme

 

107. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Delia said she must give music lessons to keep the chafing dish bubbling

a) onomatopoeia

b) alliteration

c) assonance

d) euphony

e) rhyme

 

108. Define the figure of speech in the following sentence: Joe was to become capable very soon of turning out pictures that old gentlemen with thin side-whiskers and thick pocketbooks would sandbag one another in his studio for the privilege of buying

a) zeugma

b) repetition

c) parallel construction

d) paradox

e) aposiopesis

 

109. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: when she saw the orchestra seats and boxes unsold she could have sore throat and lobster in a private dining room and refuse to go to the stage

a) zeugma

b) repetition

c) parallel construction

d) paradox

e) aposiopesis

 

110. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Delia was to become familiar and then contemptuous with Music

a) personification

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

111. Define the figure of speech in the following sentence: But the best, in my opinion, was the home life in the little flat the ardent,voluble chats after the days study; the cozy dinners and fresh, light breakfasts; the interchange of ambitions ambitions interwoven each with the others or else inconsiderable the mutual help and inspiration

a) anadiplosis

b) paradox

c) parallel construction

d) litotes

e) zeugma

 

112. Define the figure of speech in the following sentence: At the end of the week Delia, sweetly proud but languid, triumphantly tossed three five-dollar bills on the 8×10 (inches) centre table of the 8×10 (feet) flat parlour

a) antithesis

b) repetition

c) zeugma

d) oxymoron

e) pun

 

113. Define the figure of speech in the following sentence: I wish you could see him, Dele, fat man with a woolen muffler and a quill toothpick

a) zeugma

b) repetition

c) parallel construction

d) paradox

e) aposiopesis

 

114. Define the figure of speech in the following sentence: The iron I mean the rabbit came off the fire about that time. You ought to have seen Gem. Pickney, Joe, when -. Sit down here a moment, Dele, said Joe

a) aposiopesis

b) zeugma

c) repetition

d) parallel construction

e) paradox

 

115. Define the figure of speech in the following sentence: Francis Morton was still asleep, and Peter lay down again with his eyes on his brother. It amused him to imagine that it was himself whom he watched, the same hair, the same eyes, the same lips and line of cheek

a) parallelism

b) repetition

c) zeugma

d) oxymoron

e) pun

 

116. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: News of his ordeal had obviously traveled fast and wherever he turned he encountered smiles

a) personification

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) metaphoric epithet

 

117. Define the figure of speech in the following sentence: His intelligence is of high order, his integrity above all suspicion and his sense of right and propriety correct and even refined

a) parallelism

b) repetition

c) zeugma

d) oxymoron

e) pun

 

118. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: There was the old house now, large and silent without Gerhardt

a) personification

b) simile

c) sustained metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

119. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: It was one of a thousand (stories) such as the city yawns at every day the shop girls story of insufficient wages, further reduced by fines that go to swell the stores profits; of time lost through illness; and then of lost positions, lost hope

a) parallelism

b) repetition

c) zeugma

d) oxymoron

e) pun

 

120. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: The house groaned in the night

a) personification

b) simile

c) prolonged metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

121. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women black or white

a) parallelism

b) repetition

c) zeugma

d) oxymoron

e) pun

 

122. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: There is not a person in this court room who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire

a) parallelism

b) antithesis

c) zeugma

d) oxymoron

e) pun

 

123. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Open up, shouted a familiar, cheerful voice outside. This is the FBI. Surrender or die

a) allusion

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) personification

e) epithet

 

124. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: You certainly have tied yourself up in a knot. But its Gordian knot, my dear, and it will have to be cut

a) allusion

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) personification

e) epithet

 

125. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: again and again he had found himself the dupe of ingenious and mercenary tricksters

a) repetition

b) antithesis

c) zeugma

d) oxymoron

e) pun

 

126. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Why? Why?- demanded Randy who had been admiring himself in the mirror. Tell all to Uncle Randy, greeter of innocents, protector of the poor

a) periphrasis

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

127. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: If it didnt go it was a hoodoo a black shadow and he wanted no more to do with it

a) periphrasis

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

128. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: And they were happy; for they had their Art, and they had each other

a) repetition

b) antithesis

c) zeugma

d) oxymoron

e) pun

 

129. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Money was now his light, his medium for seeing, that without which he was really unable to see

a) metaphor and periphrasis

b) simile and metaphor

c) metaphor and allusion

d) allusion and epithet

e) epithet and personification

 

130. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: I had seen Mr.Kelada vehement and voluble before, but never so voluble and vehement as now

a) epiphora

b) anaphora

c) anadiplosis

d) framing

e) pun

 

131. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: The thoughts, like some stealing perfume, carried him back to those wonderful nights at Richmond

a) simile

b) periphrasis

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

132. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: The smile had died off her lips

a) metaphor

b) simile

c) periphrasis

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

133. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: About the house of Forsyte and Treffry in the city had clung an air of enterprise and mystery, of special dealings in special ships, at special ports, with special Orientals

a) parallelism

b) oxymoron

c) repetition

d) zeugma

e) antithesis

 

134. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Year after year, week after week, he went to Timothys, and long white whiskers framing his clean-shaven mouth would sit watching the family pot simmer, the cream rising to the top

a) parallelism and metaphor

b) oxymoron and metaphor

c) repetition and metaphor

d) zeugma and repetition

e) antithesis and oxymoron

 

135. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Gopal felt as though the city had known he was coming and was playing a little game of hide and seek with him

a) personification

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) metaphoric epithet

 

136. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: He had unpacked his toilet things, and I observed that he was a patron of the excellent Monsieur Coty; for I saw on the washing stand his scent, his hair-brush and his brilliantine

a) allusion

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) personification

e) epithet

 

137. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: I called for a pack of cards and began to play patience

a) pun

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

138. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Mr. Kelada was chatty. He talked of New York and of San Francisco

a) allusion

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) personification

e) epithet

 

139. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: He discussed plays, pictures and politics

a) zeugma

b) oxymoron

c) parallel construction

d) repetition

e) antithesis

 

140. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: The Union Jack is an impressive peace of drapery, but when it is flourished by a gentleman from Alexandria or Beirut, I cannot but feel that it loses somewhat in dignity

a) allusion

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) personification

e) epithet

 

141. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: He managed the lotteries, conducted the auctions, collected money for prizes at the sports, organized the concert and arranged the fancy-dress ball

a) parallelism

b) oxymoron

c) zeugma

d) repetition

e) antithesis

 

142. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: You could not look at her without being struck by her modesty. Modesty shone in her like a flower on a coat

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

143. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Be still, sad heart! And cease repining; behind the clouds is the sun still shining;

a) personification

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) metaphoric epithet

 

144. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: On the free benches people sat huddled together like dark grapes clustered on a stalk

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

145. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: But the closer they came the less it hid, until finally they joined the cars which seemed fused together like a long sheet of metal, curving and swerving as one

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

146. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: But the viva is Judgement day

a) allusion

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) personification

e) epithet

 

147. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: examinations touch off his fighting spirit

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

148. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: We attended all his ward rounds, standing at the front and gazing at him like impressionable music enthusiasts at the solo violinist

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

149. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: confusion breeds confusion

a) personification

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) metaphoric epithet

 

150. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: he will come to the end of his interrogation struggling like a cow in a bog

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

151. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Madam Shalon, at forty, fitted no category of murderers; she was neither Cleopatranor bedlame

a) allusion

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) metaphoric epithet

e) epithet

 

152. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Ive come to ask permission to disinter the body of Mr. Charles Wesser, deceased January 1939 for official analysis of certain organs

a) euphemism

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

153. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She was very much woman, provocative woman, and her tone, just short of caressing, warned Miron to keep a grip on himself

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

154. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: a silence like a ticking of a far-off clock

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

155. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: He made a desperate but only partially successful effort to turn the talk on to a less ghastly topic

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

156. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Anyway, I want a cat, she said, I want a cat. I want a cat now. If I cant have a long hair or any fun, I can have a cat.

a) anaphora

b) anadiplosis

c) framing

d) pun

e) epiphora

 

157. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: while you are choosing between a diverting tragedy and something serious in the way of vaudeville

a) oxymoron

b) zeugma

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

158. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: R.Steiner was a true adventurer

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

159. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Again and again he found himself the dupe of tricksters

a) repetition

b) zeugma

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

160. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Up two flights of the carpeted stairway he continued

a) inversion

b) zeugma

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

161. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Above this a polyglot babel of signs struggled to indicate the abodes of palmists, dressmakers, musicians and doctors

a) metaphoric epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) metaphoric epithet

 

161. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: On the table he laid them bread and butter, cold meat, cakes, pies, pickles, oysters, a roasted chicken, a bottle of milk and one of red hot tea

a) inversion

b) zeugma

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

162. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Above this a polyglot babel of signs struggled to indicate the abodes of palmists, dressmakers, musicians and doctors

a) personification

b) simile

c) prolonged metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

163. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Moments like those that passed before his knock was answered, measure the quick breath of true adventure

a) personification

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) metaphoric epithet

 

164. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: His clothes were poor, but he looked clean and had very good manners

a) polysyndeton

b) asyndeton

c) repetition

d) zeugma

e) oxymoron

 

165. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: He discussed plays, pictures, and politics

a) zeugma

b) inversion

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

166. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She began to eat with a sort of dainty ferocity like some starved wild animal

a) simile

b) personification

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

167. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: To Rudolf this story sounded as big as the Iliad

a) simile and allusion

b) simile and epithet

c) metaphor and perphrasis

d) periphrasis and metonymy

e) epithet and personification

 

168. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Digamma Pi was a lively boarding house with a billiard table and low prices

a) zeugma

b) inversion

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

169. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: I believe it was the hand of Fate that doped out the way for me to find her

a) personification

b) simile

c) prolonged metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

170. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: The University hired hundreds of young Doctors of Philosophy to give rapid instruction in Sanskrit, navigation, accountancy, spectacle-fitting, sanitary engineering, Provençal poetry, tariff schedules, rutabaga growing, motor car designing, the history of Voronezh, the style of Matthew Arnold

a) zeugma

b) inversion

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

171. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: After many minutes the peacocks sunglasses remained like ice-cubes

a) metaphoric epithet and simile

b) simile and personification

c) metaphor and metonymy

d) allusion and epithet

e) epithet and simile

 

172. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Miss Martha was forty, she had two thousand dollars in a bank, two false teeth and a kind heart

a) zeugma

b) inversion

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

173. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: How good would it be for art if genius was helped by two thousand dollars in the bank, a bakery, and a kind heart too but these were only dreams, miss Martha

a) zeugma

b) inversion

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

174. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence:Year after year, week after week, he went to Timothys, and long white whiskers framing his clean-shaven mouth would sit watching the family pot simmer, the cream rising to the top

a) parallelim and sustained metaphor

b) simile and repetition

c) metaphoric epithet and parallelism

d) allusion and repetition

e) epithet and antithesis

 

175. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She was very much woman, provocative woman,and her tone, just short of caressing, warned Miron to keep a grip on himself

a) repetition

b) parallel construction

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) epithet

 

176. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: She began to eat with a sort of dainty ferocity like some starved wild animal

a) simile

b) epithet

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) metaphoric epithet

 

177. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Martin found himself shaking hands with a cranky-eyed, bald-headed man

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

178. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: My glad rags in themselves are eloquent advertisement of my need

a) irony

b) pun

c) antithesis

d) litotes

e) hyperbole

 

179. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: They sang his praises, told him what they had thought of his story at first sight, what they subsequently thought, what their wives and families thought

a) parallelism

b) oxymoron

c) pun

d) paradox

e) antithesis

 

180. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: My glad rags in themselves are eloquent advertisement of my need

a) epithet

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) personification

 

181. Define the stylistic device in the following sentence: Poverty was driving them

a) personification

b) simile

c) metaphor

d) allusion

e) trite epithet

 

182. Define the type of formal word: To this caravanserai came the best of the political and social patronage of the State

a) barbarism

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) literary word

e) archaism

 

183. Define the type of formal word: Ursula watched her with fascination

a) refined word

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) barbarism

e) archaism

 

184. Define the type of formal word: So, she was invulnerable

a) bookish

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) barbarism

e) archaism

 

185. Define the type of formal word: and she wanted someone to close this deficiency, to close it forever

a) bookish

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) borrowing

e) archaism

 

186. Define the type of formal word: Yet she could never stop up the terrible gap of insufficiency

a) bookish

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) borrowing

e) archaism

 

187. Define the type of formal word: She shuddered with nervous apprehension and desire as she went through the church-door

a) bookish

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) borrowing

e) archaism

 

188. Define the type of formal word: There was a growing consternation outside

a) bookish

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) borrowing

e) archaism

 

189. Define the type of formal word: there was the brides carriage, adorned with ribbons and cockades

a) archaism

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) bookish

e) barbarism

 

190. Define the type of formal word: maiden

a) poetic diction

b) term

c) barbarism

d) literary word

e) archaism

 

191. Define the type of formal word: refreshment

a) bookish

b) term

c) poetic diction

d) literary word

e) archaism

 

192. Define the type of formal word: infant

a) poetic diction

b) term

c) borrowing

d) learned

e) archaism

 

193. Define the type of informal word: kid

a) common colloquial

b) slang

c) jargon

d) vulgarism

e) dialect word

 

194. Define the type of informal word: to have a snack

a) colloquial

b) slang

c) jargon

d) vulgarism

e) dialect word

 

195. Define the type of informal word: to have a bite

a) colloquial

b) slang

c) jargon

d) vulgarism

e) dialect word

 

196. Define the type of informal word: lass

a) dialect word

b) slang

c) jargon

d) vulgarism

e) colloquial

 

197. Define the type of informal word: skirt

a) slang

b) colloquial

c) jargon

d) vulgarism

e) dialect word

 

198. Define the type of informal word: birdie

a) slang

b) colloquial

c) jargon

d) vulgarism

e) dialect word

 

199. Define the type of informal word: to start

a) colloquial

b) slang

c) jargon

d) vulgarism

e) dialect word

 

200. Define the type of informal word: to get on

a) colloquial

b) slang

c) jargon

d) vulgarism

e) dialect word

 

 

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