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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 10 Figurative Language
A dove flies across the sky while two men are fighting. This likely symbolizes:
  1. the peace that will eventually come.
  2. the happiness of a wedding day.
  3. the graveness of the fight.
  4. the heart of one of the men.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
A boy who does not like to read is sent on the search for a treasure. The treasure is pile of books. The treasure most likely symbolizes:
  1. the cost of hardback books
  2. the topic of the books
  3. the wealth of benefits that come from reading
  4. the joy of going on a treasure hunt
Grade 10 Figurative Language
A story about a recent college graduate starts by describing the sunrise on the morning after graduation. This likely symbolizes:
  1. how early the graduate had to wake up
  2. the new beginning the graduate faces
  3. the brightness of the sunshine
  4. the realities of the real world
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Which is NOT an example of hyperbole?
  1. My grandpa is older than dirt.
  2. If I don't get a new iPhone, I'll die!
  3. She's been my best friend forever.
  4. You were as brave as a lion.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
In a story about a young couple, the author has them drive past a barren field. This likely symbolizes:
  1. the love they have for one another
  2. the distance from their families
  3. the fact that the wife cannot have children
  4. the affair the husband is having
Grade 10 Figurative Language
A large spider web appears as characters try to solve a mystery. The web likely symbolizes:
  1. the complexity of the mystery
  2. the role of spiders in the crime
  3. the fear the characters have
  4. the doom the characters face
Grade 10 Figurative Language
When a mother gets into a fight with her son, a thunderstorm begins. This likely symbolizes:
  1. the intensity of emotion
  2. the joy in their hearts
  3. the distraction of the noise
  4. the impending power outage
Grade 10 Figurative Language
As a horseback rider heads out, he notices the sky has a red glow to it. This likely symbolizes:
  1. impending danger or sadness
  2. the rays from the sun
  3. loving feelings from his wife
  4. the fire in the distance
Grade 10 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.9-10.4
A simile is a comparison that uses like or as. The author of this passage uses a simile to:
  1. explain the difference between endocytosis and exocytosis
  2. compare the process of diffusion to a household product
  3. describe the energy molecules need to move up concentration gradients
  4. help the reader connect with the main idea of the passage
Grade 10 Idiom
Which is an example of an idiom?
  1. Her eyes were smiling at me.
  2. The bride almost got cold feet on her wedding day.
  3. That candy is calling my name!
  4. It feels like the sun is melting me like a candle.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Which of the following is an example of assonance?
  1. The man ate countless candy bars at the carnival.
  2. I like Ike.
  3. The fighter was a tiger, ready to pounce on his prey.
  4. The moon beamed.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
In a story about a man climbing the business ladder, the number one regularly appears. This likely symbolizes:
  1. the man's achievements
  2. the one goal that the man has
  3. the man's loneliness
  4. the number of millions the man is worth
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Grade 10 Poetic Devices
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