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Paradox and Oxymoron (Grade 9)

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Paradox and Oxymoron

1. 
Which of the following is an example of a paradox?
  1. The Sun Also Rises
  2. Noisy silence
  3. To be or not to be
  4. You must be cruel to be kind
2. 
Which of the following is the best example of a paradox?
  1. "Moses supposes his toeses are roses."
  2. "I'll be short."
  3. "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end."
  4. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
3. 
A paradox is a:
  1. rage, fury, anger
  2. body (natural or artificial) which revolves around a larger body; generally a planet
  3. tenet seemingly contradictory or false, but actually true
  4. disgrace; humiliation; dishonor
4. 
In "Sonnet on Love XIII," the statement of Archimedes "Give me a place to stand and I can move the world" exemplifies which of the following?
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. personification
  4. paradox
5. 
                is a two-or three-word phrase that contains opposite words or ideas.
  1. Paradox
  2. Quotation
  3. Oxymoron
  4. Idiom
6. 
"Fair is foul, and foul is fair" is an example of a
  1. paradox.
  2. analogy.
  3. metaphor.
  4. simile.
7. 
A cold fire is an oxymoron.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. Big sip
  2. Biggest big
  3. Funny fun
  4. Sad song
9. 
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. "Water water everywhere nor any drop to drink"
  2. "All the world's a stage"
  3. "Great humility"
  4. "Dusk demands daylight"
10. 
Read the following lines from Romeo and Juliet and choose the answer that BEST indicates the prevalent poetic device:

Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O anything of nothing first create!
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
  1. personification
  2. oxymoron
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
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