5 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- insincere or overly sentimental quality of a person's writing/speech intended to evoke pity
- he mistaken substitution of one word for another word that sounds similar ("The doctor wrote a subscription").
- having the primary purpose of teaching or instructing
- a concise statement, often offering advice; an adage
- reasoning in which a conclusion is reached by stating a general principle and then applying that principle to a specific case (The sun rises every morning; therefore, the sun will rise on Tuesday morning.)
4 True/False Questions
hubris → excessive pride or arrogance that results in the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy
solecism → a construction in which one word is used in two different senses ("After he threw the ball, he threw a fit.")
epithet → a term used to point out a characteristic of a person. Homeric ____ are often compound adjectives ("swift-footed Achilles") that become an almost formulaic part of a name. ____ can be abusive or offensive but are not so by definition. For example, athletes may be proud of their given ____ ("The Rocket").
syllepsis → nonstandard grammatical usage; a violation of grammatical rules