Allusion or Illusion?

J. Cheney

An "allusion" is an indirect reference to something. An "illusion" is a fantasy that may be confused with reality. Answer the questions below and then click "submit" to send your answers.

  1. By the end of the long race, we were deceived by an (allusion, illusion) that there was a cooler of water beside two comfortable-looking beach chairs.
  2. Links to reference material:
    Would you like to learn more about these words?

    Your answer:
    illusion
    allusion


  3. Chris made a thoughtless (allusion, illusion) to the dustiness of their house, and Kay's feelings were hurt.
  4. Your answer:
    illusion
    allusion


  5. Mark tried to make his point by (alluding, illuding) to an empty nest to communicate his wish to leave the relationship.
  6. Your answer:
    alluding
    illuding


  7. The (allusion, illusion) that he would survive alone and without his wife of twenty-five years gave her a few chuckles of relief.
  8. Your answer:
    allusion
    illusion



Generated by QuizMaker 2.0.

QuizMaker 2.0 for QuizServer © 1998 University of Hawaii. Developed for the University of Hawaii Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development in cooperation with Maui Community College. All rights reserved. Any copying, distribution, or preparation of derivative works is strictly prohibited.