Test Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Test


  1. Abraham his faith is tested when God demands the sacrifice of his son Isaac. [O.T.: Genesis 22:13]
  2. Arthur, King (c. 950–1000) becomes King of England by pulling sword from stone. [Arth. Legend: NCE, 159]
  3. Carmel, Mt. site of contest between Elijah and Baal priests. [O.T.: I Kings 18:19–40]
  4. Cuban missile crisis President Kennedy called Krushchev’s bluff, forcing dismantling of missile sites (1962). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 581–582]
  5. J.B. testing of contemporary Job. [Am. Lit.: J.B.]
  6. Job tormented to test devoutness. [O.T.: Job 1, 2]
  7. Judgment of God medieval trial by combat or ordeal. [Eur. Hist.: Leach, 561]
  8. K’ung Fu Confucian-based sect demands rigid tests for membership. [TV: Terrace, I, 448]
  9. ordeal by fire noble accused of crime holds red-hot iron or walks blindfolded and barefoot over red-hot plowshares to prove his innocence. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 779]
  10. Turandot solver of riddles wins Turandot; failure brings death. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Turandot, Westerman, 367–368]