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  • 1. Multiple Choice
    20 seconds
    1 pt

    In Greek mythology, King Midas is granted his wish that everything he touches turn to gold.

    What is the meaning of the allusion in the sentence below?

    When it comes to starting new businesses, Elon Musk seems to have a Midas touch.

    fortunate

    unusual

    unfortunate

    usual

  • 2. Multiple Choice
    45 seconds
    1 pt

    In the story A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, a penny-pinching and bitter Ebenezer Scrooge values money more than people.

    What is the meaning of the allusion in the sentence below?

    Our neighbor has a reputation for being a Scrooge, so we don't even stop at his door any more when we're fundraising.

    generous

    kind

    stingy

    jealous

  • 3. Multiple Choice
    30 seconds
    3 pts

    In one of Aesop's fables, four animals go hunting under the assumption that they will split their prize equally, but the lion, the most powerful animal, takes more than the other members of the group.

    What is the meaning of the allusion in the sentence below?

    My older brother takes the lion's share of the space in our bedroom.

    an equal amount

    a tiny bit

    an even split

    the largest portion

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