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Common Core Standard RL.5.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

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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 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Which is NOT a type of context clue an author uses?
  1. definition
  2. comparison
  3. picture
  4. antonym
Grade 5 Vocabulary CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4

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After reading this passage, you can infer that a blessing is...
  1. An old poem
  2. An ominous saying
  3. A positive prayer
  4. A supportive person
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 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
"Don't open up that can of worms" means...
  1. Being careful what you buy when buying canned foods
  2. Leave that subject alone
  3. The type of bait to buy when going fishing
  4. Describing something literally
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Read these lines from the poem:

The engine was an old lion / roaring but weak in the core.

What does this metaphor mean?
  1. The engine was probably dying, but it still made noise.
  2. The engine was probably missing important parts.
  3. The engine was making strange, animal-like sounds.
  4. The engine of the vehicle was shaped like an old lion.
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
In the story, what is an overseer?
  1. A fellow slave
  2. A person watching the slaves
  3. God
  4. Someone who helps slaves
Grade 5 Bud, Not Buddy CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
What is a Hooverville?
  1. A type of jazz club
  2. A place where homeless people stay
  3. A town named for President Herbert Hoover
  4. A store selling Hoover vacuum cleaners
Grade 5 Reading Strategies CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Even though Vinny was a great soccer player, he had never run a race in his life. So he was floored when Coach Briggs asked Vinny if he had ever thought about running track. "Me? But I don't run races, sir. I just place soccer. I would be in over my head running track!" Vinny said.
"You race against other players in soccer, don't you? So running is a piece of cake," Coach Briggs said. "This is just a little faster, and you don't have to kick a ball at the same time. With my help, the sky is the limit! It might even make you a better soccer player."
After thinking it over, Vinny agreed to come out to the next track practice. The first day, Vinny realized track wasn't as easy as it sounds. Because Coach Briggs thought him to be a natural runner, he threw Vinny out of the frying pan and into the fire. Vinny had to run against the school track star, Jose. Jose easily beat Vinny, and Vinny was embarrassed to face the team the rest of the practice.
After practice, Vinny approached Coach Briggs. "Look, I appreciate the chance, but track is just not for me. Soccer is easy and fun; track is hard, and I am just no good at it. I think I should just stick to soccer."
"Vinny," Coach Briggs said. "I never said track would be easy, but it has only been one day. Whenever you try something new, you have to go for broke. It won't always be easy, but I believe you will be a great runner one day. Maybe you will even be a star."

What is the meaning of a piece of cake?
  1. unusual
  2. exciting
  3. dangerous
  4. easy
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