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Common Core Standard CCRA.L.5 Questions

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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Grade 11 Hyperbole CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5a
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The wind grabbed my arm.
  2. The water is shiny.
  3. I have a million things to do today.
  4. The vibrating washer caused the house to shake.
Grade 8 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.8.5
Grade 4 Hyperbole CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. Her mother told her a million times.
  2. She is one silly girl.
  3. I enjoy having you all in class.
  4. Your a very special person.
Grade 3 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.3.4, L.3.5c
Lucy was furious about her spelling grade. She kicked her desk and ran out of the classroom.

Why does the author use the word furious instead of mad in the example above?
  1. Furious is a fancier word than mad.
  2. Lucy was really upset.
  3. Lucy wasn't that mad after all.
  4. Lucy was going home.
Grade 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The baby's skin was like a rose petal." What does this simile say to you?
  1. The baby's skin is very soft and delicate.
  2. The baby's skin is rough.
  3. The baby's skin is dry.
  4. The baby's skin is sticky.
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The shattered water made a misty din.
Great waves looked over others coming in."

The figurative language in line 2 of this poem                                   .
  1. compares the waves to one another.
  2. exaggerates the size of the waves.
  3. makes the waves seem human.
  4. makes the reader hear the waves.
Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
Which of the following is an example of personification?
  1. The cookies smelled like a delicious cake.
  2. The cookies smell delicious.
  3. The delicious smell of cookies walked me to the kitchen.
  4. The delicious cookies are a dream.
Grade 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
Which is an example of personification?
  1. The wind grabbed onto my arms.
  2. The wind is like a thundering sea.
  3. The wind is the sea.
  4. The wind winds wondrously without a witness
Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a
Giving human qualities to an animal, object, or idea is:
  1. tone
  2. simile
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. personification
Grade 6 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a
Which of the following sentences is an example of personification?
  1. The slimy eel slithered through the seaweed.
  2. The stand of trees was a festival of color that fall.
  3. The dandelions stood tall, proudly surveying the rest of the yard.
  4. The snails crept along the sidewalk, moving as slowly as a glacier.
Grade 7 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.9-10.5
Which of the following is not an example of an allusion?
  1. She transformed her backyard to look like the Garden of Eden.
  2. His wife was his Achilles' heel.
  3. He lies so much, I'm surprised his nose doesn't grow like Pinnochio's.
  4. We'll miss him so much because he was the best dog ever.
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a
What is personification?
  1. a comparison between two unlike things using like, as, than, or resembles
  2. a comparison of two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another
  3. giving inanimate objects human characteristics
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