Share/Like This Page

Common Core Standard L.8.5a Questions

Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.

You can create printable tests and worksheets from these questions on Common Core standard L.8.5a! Select one or more questions using the checkboxes above each question. Then click the add selected questions to a test button before moving to another page.

Grade 8 English Language Arts CCSS: CCRA.R.7, CCRA.L.5, RL.8.7, L.8.5, L.8.5a
Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?
  1. A mother expects her children to do well in school and they make the honor roll.
  2. A man meets his long-lost son and the reader knows it, but he doesn't.
  3. A little girl can see the future and predicts a storm is going to come.
  4. A teacher tells her students they did well on a test, but actually they all failed.
Grade 8 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.8.5, L.8.5a
Which of the following is an example of verbal irony?
  1. A left handed person is called "Lefty"
  2. A tall person is called "Shorty"
  3. An arrogant criminal gets caught.
  4. A best selling writer's latest novel is a flop.
Grade 8 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.8.5, L.8.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a pun?
  1. If I had a nickel for every time I heard that.
  2. Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
  3. There was a sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center that said 'Keep off the Grass'.
  4. On a sign: "English is our language. No exceptions. Learn it."
Grade 8 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.8.5, L.8.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a pun?
  1. I was so tired when I ate breakfast this morning I fell asleep in my oatmeal.
  2. When William joined the army he disliked the phrase 'fire at will'.
  3. A long day gave way to an even longer night.
  4. Get to the point, I'm tired of your stalling.
Grade 8 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.8.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a pun?
  1. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
  2. Finally the followers found the camp.
  3. The branches clawed at his jacket.
  4. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

Become a Pro subscriber to access Common Core questions

Unlimited premium printables Unlimited online testing Unlimited custom tests

Learn More About Benefits and Options

You need to have at least 5 reputation to vote a question down. Learn How To Earn Badges.