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Homophone: Quiz


Question 1: An example of this is seen in ________'s radio play Under Milk Wood: "The shops in mourning" where mourning can be heard as mourning or morning.
Dylan ThomasBob DylanCornwallSwansea

Question 2: This term was coined by Gyles Brandreth and first published in his book The Joy of Lex (1980), and it was used in the ________ programme Never Mind the Full Stops, which also featured Brandreth as a guest.
Raidió Teilifís ÉireannTG4Norwegian Broadcasting CorporationBBC

Question 3: ________, which often create a similar comic effect, are usually near-homophones.
A Midsummer Night's DreamWilliam ShakespeareMalapropismThe Simpsons

Question 4: In his Appalachian comedy routine, American comedian ________ frequently uses oronyms which play on exaggerated "country" accents.
Jimmy KimmelJeff FoxworthyJamie FoxxDennis Miller

Question 5: The last usage is common in poetry and creative ________.
SatireNovelLiteratureShort story

Question 6: Homophones that are spelled the same are also both homographs and ________.
Heteronym (linguistics)Heterography and homographyHomonymPolysemy

Question 7: Pseudo-homophones are non-words that are ________ identical to a word.
PhoneticsPhonologyMorphology (linguistics)Linguistics

Question 8: The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret, and ________, or to, two and too.

Question 9: Homophones are often used to create ________ and to deceive the reader (as in crossword puzzles) or to suggest multiple meanings.
Finnegans WakePunGerman languageAmbiguity

Question 10: Another vivid example is ________'s use of 'birth' & 'berth' and "told' & 'toll'd' (tolled) in his poem "Faithless Sally Brown":
Samuel Taylor ColeridgeThomas HoodJohn KeatsBryan Procter

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