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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Cause and effect
  2. Predicate Nominative
  3. Participle
  4. Fallacy
  5. Red Herring
  1. 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
  2. b noun or pronoun that uses a linking verb to unit, describe, or rename the noun. "The silly dwarf is a squirrel"
  3. c Failure of logical reasoning.
  4. d A verb that is used as an adjective and ends in -ing or -ed.
  5. e Argument that distracts the reader by raising irrelevant issues. Too many suspects in a murder mystery

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Makes an independent clause into a dependent clause. (because, since, which, if, when, although)
  2. Using claims to or premises to make a conclusion. Includes accepting the implied premise.
  3. 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.
  4. One word is mistakenly substituted for another that sounds similar. "He is the very pineapple of politeness"
  5. 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

  1. EtymologyStudy of origin of words and historical uses


  2. ConnotationAssociations or moods with certain words that can either be negative, positive, or neutral. Deals with author's tone and intention to choose certain diction.


  3. False analogyEither/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."


  4. Ellipsisthree dots indicating words have been left out. The engine revved...


  5. ZeugmaCombination 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."