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Common Core Standard RL.6.4 Questions

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone

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Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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A simile is a comparison that compares two things using "like" or "as".

How did the author use a simile in the opening of "A Christmas Carol"?
  1. Scrooge cried like an infant.
  2. Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change.
  3. Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
  4. Marley's name was on the door of the office.
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.R.4, RL.6.4
Read the sentence below.

The over-cooked hot dogs were sticks of coal.

The metaphor in this sentence means which of the following?
  1. The hot dogs were made of charcoal.
  2. The hot dogs were burnt.
  3. The pieces of charcoal were shaped like hot dogs.
  4. The sticks of coal were burning.
Grade 6 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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What does the word emaciated mean in paragraph 7?
  1. thin from not eating
  2. healthy and strong
  3. round and flat
  4. heavy with fatigue
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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Which line from the poem is an example of a metaphor?
  1. "Collecting dust and nagging me"
  2. "Like a child yearning for a playmate"
  3. "The right notes a treasure"
  4. "Time to blow off the dust"
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4
Symbols referring to death or endings might include:
  1. gravestones, skulls, and the grim reaper
  2. flowers, bees, and honey
  3. lemons, nuts, and spices
  4. birds, insects, and frogs
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4
The heart and cupid are considered symbols for:
  1. the color red
  2. children
  3. silliness
  4. love
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4
Which of these might be an example of symbolism in a story?
  1. a girl eating ice cream
  2. a tree representing new life
  3. a box being opened at Christmas
  4. trees whispering in the wind
Grade 6 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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A yelp is a short sharp cry.
Why is this an odd choice of words in the first line of the poem?
  1. Because cayotes don't yelp
  2. Because coyotes howl
  3. Because yelping isn't usually beautiful
  4. Because a yelp represents happy cries
Grade 6 Alliteration CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4
Grade 6 Synonyms CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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Grade 6 Synonyms CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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