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AP English Vocabulary Test

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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. climax
  2. Anthimeria
  3. ambiguity
  4. Rhetoric
  5. onomatopoeia
  1. a arranging in increasing importance
  2. b the art of writing effectively, eloquently, and persuasively
  3. c doubtfulness about the meaning of a word
  4. d using a noun as a verb
    ex: Facebooking
  5. e words describing a sound

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. using a word incorrectly for humor
    ex: a fire distinguish-er
  2. author's word choice
  3. the final opposition to an assertion ex:some people might argue, however..
  4. the opinion of the writer and the stance he or she takes
  5. omission of conjunctions between words

5 True/False Questions

  1. alliterationrep. of sound in neighboring words
    ex: she sell sea shells


  2. rhetorical questionan unanswered question because the answer is obvious


  3. proseplay on words


  4. allegorycomparison of two ideas in order to explain a difficult idea
    ex: i washed my car and it is as shiny as colton's cheek


  5. oxymorona paradox expressed in two words


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