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AP Language Molush Vocab Terms Midterm Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Parallelism
  2. Predicate
  3. anadiplosis
  4. Understatement
  5. False dilemma
  1. a formal term of verb that conveys meaning or carries action "the fair maiden AWAKENED"
  2. b Rhythm of repetition that includes parallel sets of sentences or parallel clauses. "We will fight them in the forests, and fight them in the hills, and in the villages of the dell."
  3. c Creates an exaggeration by showing restraint. The opposite of a hyperbole
  4. d Either/or fallacy aka the fallacy of the excluded middle. "There are only two options in gun control: when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."
  5. e the last word of the clause begins the next clause. Ex "The Furies pursued the men. The men.."

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. An independent clause followed by all sorts of debris. "She wore yellow ribbon that matched the shingles of the house, which were painted last year, just before he left for the war."
  2. Argument using an inappropriate metaphor. To help understand one thing in an argument we compare it to something else that is not at all relevant.
  3. Study of origin of words and historical uses
  4. A verb ending in -ing that serves as a noun
  5. consecutive coordinating conjunctions when they are not needed, "He was overwhelmed, as if by a tsunami, and by the fishes, and by the seaweed, and by the salt spray from the heavens."

5 True/False Questions

  1. Slippery Slope (domino Theory)noun or pronoun that uses a linking verb to unit, describe, or rename the noun. "The silly dwarf is a squirrel"


  2. AsyndetonOmission of conjunctions from a series of related clauses. "All the orcs ate food, broke the dishes, trashed the hall, beat the dogs to the shower."


  3. Predicate adjectiveAdjective that follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the sentence "the gigantic whirlpool was INKY black"


  4. Begging the questionSpeaker states a claim that includes a word or phrase that needs better definition. "Because of these extreme conditions, I need..." WHAT MAKES THE CONDITIONS EXTREME?!


  5. Straw ManOwn vocabulary or pattern of speech for a particular group


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