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Common Core Standard L.9-10.5a Questions

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text.

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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 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 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
A more polite way of saying something.
  1. connotation
  2. denotation
  3. euphemism
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
What is the meaning of the euphemism LOSE YOUR LUNCH?
  1. vomit
  2. can't find your food
  3. get lost on the way to the cafeteria
  4. act like a crazy person
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Which of the following phrases is a euphemism used to describe someone who is unemployed?
  1. fell off the back of a truck
  2. sanitation worker
  3. between jobs
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
They tried to give him an exact estimate for the damaged truck.
  1. oxymoron
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. hyperbole
  4. alliteration
Grade 10 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Euphemism:
  1. physical ailment
  2. humble servitude
  3. flowery expression

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