5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Cause and effect
- Predicate Nominative
- Red Herring
- a AKA post hoc ergo propter hoc/ false cause. "Every time you turn on the game on television, the team loses. Therefore you're the cause of the losses." SUPERSTITIONS
- b noun or pronoun that uses a linking verb to unit, describe, or rename the noun. "The silly dwarf is a squirrel"
- c Failure of logical reasoning.
- d A verb that is used as an adjective and ends in -ing or -ed.
- e Argument that distracts the reader by raising irrelevant issues. Too many suspects in a murder mystery
5 Multiple choice questions
- Makes an independent clause into a dependent clause. (because, since, which, if, when, although)
- Using claims to or premises to make a conclusion. Includes accepting the implied premise.
- 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.
- One word is mistakenly substituted for another that sounds similar. "He is the very pineapple of politeness"
- similar to chiasmus. "common sense is not so common", "The demon descended in a crowd toward a village now afraid of the demon"
5 True/False questions
Etymology → Study of origin of words and historical uses
Connotation → Associations or moods with certain words that can either be negative, positive, or neutral. Deals with author's tone and intention to choose certain diction.
False analogy → 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."
Ellipsis → three dots indicating words have been left out. The engine revved...
Zeugma → Combination of two or more elements in a sentence by use of a verb or noun. "She dashed his hopes and out of his life when she walked through the door."