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Common Core Standard L.9-10.5 Questions

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

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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 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. "Water water everywhere nor any drop to drink"
  2. "All the world's a stage"
  3. "Great humility"
  4. "Dusk demands daylight"
Grade 9 English Language Arts CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
"Absolutely unsure" is an example of which figurative language?
  1. idiom
  2. oxymoron
  3. hyperbole
  4. personification
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. Big sip
  2. Biggest big
  3. Funny fun
  4. Sad song
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 9 Connotations and Denotations CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5b
Grade 10 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5
The idiom "you have a chip on your shoulder" means:
  1. you are holding a grudge
  2. you are a sloppy eater
  3. your shirt has a hole in the shoulder
  4. you are a mean person
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