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Common Core Standard L.6.5a Questions

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context.

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Grade 6 Figurative Language 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 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 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
Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.6.4, L.6.5, L.6.5a

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Which phrase from the passage is an example of personification?
  1. "Spring flirted with me today"
  2. "bitter cold drops still carrying fragments of ice"
  3. "green leaves and the gardens's brown soil"
  4. "a gift I tuck away in the drawer"
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a
A literary device that gives human attributes to non-human things:
  1. alliteration
  2. hyperbole
  3. personification
  4. metaphor
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a

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Which of these lines from the above poem is an example of personification?
  1. "no one can hear the sounds"
  2. "He sang to me of Georgia"
  3. "he walked the road in silence"
  4. "The moon sings to the clouds"
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a

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Which of these lines from the above poem is an example of personification?
  1. "Chuck stands two feet away from the wall"
  2. "Tonight, the spatula is not his bat"
  3. "red burgers, his fallen soldiers, fight the fire"
  4. "fifteen, and rescuing his high school team"
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?
  1. The star I wished on winked at me.
  2. The trout danced on the water's surface.
  3. The angry mirror showed every wrinkle on his face.
  4. The sun was warm on the child's face.
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a
Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.3, CCRA.L.5, RL.7.3, L.6.5, L.6.5a

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How does the author use personification in the poem?
  1. Referring to the statue as "her" and "she"
  2. Having the statute speak
  3. Saying her eyes command
  4. All of the above

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