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Figurative Language Questions - All Grades

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Grade 2 Alliteration CCSS: RL.2.4
Which is the BEST example of alliteration?
  1. The slimy snake slithered slowly sideways
  2. The snake was very slow and fat
  3. The frog jumped forward and landed upside-down
  4. The big bear had soft fur that was long and shaggy
Grade 11 Hyperbole CCSS: L.11-12.5a
Which of the following is an example of a hyperbole?
  1. The wind grabbed my arm.
  2. The water is shiny.
  3. I have a million things to do today.
  4. The vibrating washer caused the house to shake.
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: 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 6 Figurative Language CCSS: L.6.5, L.6.5a
Which of the following is an example of personification?
  1. The cookies smelled like a delicious cake.
  2. The cookies smell delicious.
  3. The delicious smell of cookies walked me to the kitchen.
  4. The delicious cookies are a dream.
Grade 5 Figurative Language CCSS: 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 Simile CCSS: L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The stars were like diamonds," is an example of which figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. metaphor
  4. none of the abobe
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: L.6.5, L.6.5a
Which is an example of personification?
  1. The wind grabbed onto my arms.
  2. The wind is like a thundering sea.
  3. The wind is the sea.
  4. The wind winds wondrously without a witness
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: L.6.5a
Giving human qualities to an animal, object, or idea is:
  1. tone
  2. simile
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. personification
Grade 11 Hyperbole CCSS: L.11-12.5a
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: L.6.5a
What is personification?
  1. a comparison between two unlike things using like, as, than, or resembles
  2. a comparison of two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another
  3. giving inanimate objects human characteristics
Grade 2 Figurative Language CCSS: RL.2.4
"Peter Piper picked a pack of pickled peppers" is an example of...
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. rhyme
  4. alliteration
Grade 7 Figurative Language
Words like, "buzz, squeak, sneeze, drip, and ring," are examples of:
  1. simile
  2. personification
  3. alliteration
  4. onomatopoeia
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