What Have You Learned about Onomatopoeia? Quiz Statistics and Answer Key

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Onomatopoeia is a term that refers to:
The correct answer is "Words that sound like what they stand for"

One of these groups of words uses onomatopoeia. Which one?
The correct answer is "Crash bang wallop"

Where might you find onomatopoeia?
The correct answer is "All of the above"

The word "onomatopoeia" comes from Latin & Greek. What does it really mean?
The correct answer is "Making or creating names for sounds"

When was onomatopoeia first thought to be used?
The correct answer is "In the 16th century"

Which of these phrases uses onomatopoeia to represent a knock at the door?
The correct answer is "Rat-a-tat-tat"

Onomatopoeia is:
The correct answer is "A literary device"

You read "Digging" by Seamus Heaney above. Which of these words from the poem uses onomatopoeia?
The correct answer is "Squelch and slap of soggy peat"