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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 10 Figurative Language
Grade 10 Hyperbole
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 which of the following examples does the author use an allusion?
  1. She felt the warm breeze caress her cheek.
  2. I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse.
  3. He was as fast as a cheetah.
  4. His bellowing voice shook the walls like the roar of Zeus.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
In which of the following examples does the author use an allusion?
  1. The moon smiled down on the sleepy town.
  2. Her smile was like the Mona Lisa's.
  3. Her smile lit up the whole room like rays of sunshine.
  4. The book babbled to the deer as they took a drink.
Grade 10 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5
Which of the following is an example of situational irony?
  1. A rich man squanders his money and must rely on charity.
  2. A father uses harsh words to ridicule his son.
  3. A little girl names her white cat "Midnight."
  4. A tired mother, expecting a mess, comes home to a disaster area.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
In which of the following examples does the author use an allusion?
  1. The aroma of grandma's chicken soup filled the room with warmth.
  2. The stars blinked at me from above.
  3. I'm as hungry as a horse.
  4. That girl is so strong, I think she might be from the planet Krypton.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Which of the following examples contains an allusion?
  1. He was a tragic hero, just like Odysseus.
  2. The aroma of freshly cut roses drifted across the room.
  3. I have run a million miles today.
  4. The morning is a blank canvas, waiting for me to paint a new day.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Grade 10 Poetic Devices
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. What does the treasure symbolize?
  1. the cost of hardback books
  2. the topic of the books
  3. the benefits that come from reading
  4. the joy of going on a treasure hunt
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Language which works to evoke images in your mind is:
  1. double entendre
  2. imagery
  3. prose
  4. pun
  5. couplet
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.
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