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Common Core Standard L.5.5a Questions

Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

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Grade 5 Figurative Language 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 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The stars were like diamonds," is an example of which figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. metaphor
  4. none of the abobe
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
'Once by the Pacific' by Robert Frost

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 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
The sun is my best friend always at my side.
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. personification
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a
What does this metaphor mean to you? "My sister has a heart of stone."
  1. My sister is really strong.
  2. My sister is really brave.
  3. My sister is really uncaring.
  4. My sister is actually a statue.
Grade 5 Alliteration CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5a, L.5.5b
What does the idiom the sky is the limit mean?
  1. Everyone has some limitations.
  2. The possibilities are endless.
  3. It will be a difficult journey.
  4. Not everything comes easily.
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
What is the correct way to write the idiom that means "a mild punishment"?
  1. slap at the wrist
  2. slap off the wrist
  3. slap to the wrist
  4. slap on the wrist
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b
"That was a piece of cake," is an example of:
  1. idiom
  2. simile
  3. personification
  4. onomatopoeia
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a

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From the context of the sentence it appears in, what is most likely meant by the idiom "like nobody's business?"
  1. "Like the bandleader himself."
  2. "Like the owner of a trumpet business."
  3. "Like no one else could"
  4. "Like a live trumpet."

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