Allusions
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Allusion is defined as______
    answer choices
    Two lines working as a unit
    A reference to a famous  person, place, or event
    A form of wordplay with similar sounding sounds
    Words that involve one of the five senses
  • Question 2
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    Q.

    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.

    answer choices

    generous

    kind

    stingy

    jealous

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    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.

    answer choices

    an equal amount

    a tiny bit

    an even split

    the largest portion

  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q.

    George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 focuses on a totalitarian society in which the citizens are frequently reminded that their leader, Big Brother, is always watching.

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

    The headline read: "Smart Phones Becoming Big Brother."

    answer choices

    a benevolent government that takes care of its people

    a democratic society with laws protecting privacy

    a ruler that allows freedom of speech

    a threatening power that monitors all aspects of people's lives

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    The comic book superhero Spider-Man possesses a spidey sense that warns him of impending trouble.

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

    Luther picked up his pace on the trail as his spidey sense began to tingle.

    answer choices

    sense of smell

    sense of danger

    sense of wonder

    sense of pride

  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q.

    What is this meme an allusion to?

    answer choices

    The 1950's

    Friday

    Felicia Day

    my cousin Felicia

  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which President was Martin Luther King Jr. alluding to in his speech, "I Have a Dream", with the following lines: "Five score years ago a great American in whose symb­olic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation."?

    answer choices

    George Bush

    Barack Obama

    Abraham Lincoln

    George Washington

  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q. What does the allusion of The Three Stooges mean?
    answer choices
    Three people can make better decisions than one
    you are acting silly or ridiculous
    you can't understand what others are saying
    All of the above
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is not an example of an allusion?
    answer choices
    She transformed her backyard to look like the Garden of Eden.
    His wife was his Achilles' heel.
    He lies so much, I'm surprised his nose doesn't grow like Pinnochio's.
    We'll miss him so much because he was the best dog ever.
  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q. Bruno Mars- That's what I Like
    "Everything 24 karats
    Take a look in that mirror
    Now tell me who's the fairest
    Is it you? (is it you?) Is it me? (is it me?)"
    what is the term for the phrase in red text?
    answer choices
    Allusion
    simile
    metaphor
    hyperbole
  • Question 11
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Kendrick Lamar- DNA

    "I just win again, then win again like Wimbledon, I serve

    Yeah, that's him again, the sound that engine in is like a bird"

    what is the term for the text in red-

    answer choices

    personification

    simile

    allusion

    hyperbole

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