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Pistol Arts Quiz

A short quiz pertaining to arts and literature and its related aspects. 10 Questions.

 
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1

What "figure of" speech involves a comparison between two unlike entities that is explicitly indicated by the word like or as?

  • Euphemism
  • Metaphor
  • Simile

2

What figure of speech, common in love poetry, is an intentional exaggeration for emphasis or comic effect?

  • Hyperbole
  • Spondee
  • Cadence

3

What term refers to specialized types of language cultivated and maintained by certain professions?

  • Cant
  • Metonymy
  • Jargon

4

Which of the following terms refers to the language device, in spoken or written form, in which the real meaning is concealed or contradicted by the literal meaning of the words?

  • Paradox
  • Malapropism
  • Irony

5

What modernist wrote Lunar Baedeker?

  • Gertrude Stein
  • Mina Loy
  • Djuna Barnes

6

What term refers to the passage in a drama in which a character expresses his thoughts or feelings aloud while alone upon the stage or with the other actors keeping silent?

  • Soliloquy
  • Stream of consciousness
  • Oration

7

What term refers to the figure of speech in which human characteristics are attributed to an abstract quality, animal, or inanimate object?

  • Abstraction
  • Metonymy
  • Personification

8

What term is used for a word that has been taken into a language from another language?

  • Neologism
  • Loanword
  • Pidgin

9

What term refers to an auxiliary or compromise language used between groups having no other language in common?

  • Lingua franca
  • Sign language
  • Demotic

10

Who is considered the first great poet of modern Bengali literature?

  • Isvar Chandra Vidyasagar
  • Michael Madhusudan Datta
  • Rabindranath Tagore

 

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