Allusion or Illusion?

J. Cheney

An "allusion" is an indirect reference to something. An "illusion" is a fantasy that may be confused with reality. This quiz is no longer functioning. Please use it for reference purposes only.

  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.
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  3. Chris made a thoughtless (allusion, illusion) to the dustiness of their house, and Kay's feelings were hurt.
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  5. Mark tried to make his point by (alluding, illuding) to an empty nest to communicate his wish to leave the relationship.
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  7. The (allusion, illusion) that he would survive alone and without his wife of twenty-five years gave her a few chuckles of relief.
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