5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Non Sequitur
- False dilemma
- a Words used to express something other than and often the opposite of the literal meaning. Verbal-contrast between what is said and what is meant. Situational-contrast between what happens and what was expected. Dramatic-contrast between what the character thinks and what the reader knows.
- b "it does not follow" Argument by misdirection and is logically irrelevant
- c 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."
- d Failure of logical reasoning.
- e 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 Multiple Choice Questions
- Omission 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."
- A verb ending in -ing that serves as a noun
- Two words that create a sense of opposition. "bubbly heaviness"
- Speaker 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?!
- Argument that distracts the reader by raising irrelevant issues. Too many suspects in a murder mystery
5 True/False Questions
Apostrophe → Ending of a series of lines, phrases, etc with the same word or words. "This government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth."
Rhetorical shift → Author alters diction, syntax, or both.
Loose sentence → 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."
anadiplosis → the last word of the clause begins the next clause. Ex "The Furies pursued the men. The men.."
Subordinate Conjunction → noun or pronoun that uses a linking verb to unit, describe, or rename the noun. "The silly dwarf is a squirrel"