Allusion or Delusion or Illusion?

P. J. King

Read the statements below and write in the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Allusion is a noun that means a casual or subtle reference.

Delusion is a noun that means a mistaken conviction about reality that has resulted from impaired or misleading judgment.

Illusion is a noun that means fanciful or unreal occurrence.

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  1. The man's psychosis has caused him to experience many (allusions, delusions, illusions).
  2. Your answer:


  3. His comment about the cross he has to bear was an obvious (allusion, delusion, illusion) to something in the Bible.
  4. Your answer:


  5. The painting is, of course, two dimensional but presents the (allusion, delusion, illusion) of being three dimensional.
  6. Your answer:


  7. An optical (allusion, delusion, illusion) occurs whenever a six-foot person appears to be as tall as a forty-foot tree in the distance.
  8. Your answer:


  9. Julia suffers from the (allusion, delusion, illusion) that she is Queen Elizabeth I.
  10. Your answer:



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