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Third Grade (Grade 3) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 3 Simile
"You are as slow as molasses in January."

What does this phrase mean?
  1. You are moving very fast.
  2. You are moving quietly.
  3. You are making a lot of noise as you move about.
  4. You are moving around very slowly.
Grade 3 Metaphor CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.3.4
She is the apple of my eye. What type of figurative language is this an example of?
  1. Simile
  2. Metaphor
  3. Alliteration
  4. Assonance
Grade 3 Figurative Language
"Cat got your tongue" is an example of a(n)...
  1. metaphor
  2. idiom
  3. simile
  4. personification
Grade 3 Figurative Language
What kind of language is used in the sentence below?

He threw the football very far.
  1. literal
  2. figurative
Grade 3 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.3.4
A simile is an imaginative comparison between two different things using the words "like", or "as."
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.3.4
"The moonless night was as dark as black velvet."

Is the above sentence an example of a simile?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Grade 3 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
"We're going to have a test on Monday, so make sure you hit the books hard this weekend!" the teacher told the students.

HIT THE BOOKS is an example of                 language.
  1. literal
  2. nonliteral
Grade 3 Figurative Language
What kind of language is used in the sentence below?

I am hungry enough to eat a horse.
  1. literal
  2. figurative
Grade 3 Figurative Language
That test is a piece of cake!

"Piece of cake" is an example of                 language.
  1. literal
  2. figurative
Grade 3 Alliteration
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
  1. Pepperoni pizza is perfect.
  2. Pepperoni pizza is the best in the world!
  3. Pepperoni pizza is as gross as dog food.
  4. The pepperoni pizza was calling my name.
Grade 3 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
The homeowner asked the maid to draw the drapes and let the sunlight in.

DRAW THE DRAPES is used as a                 phrase.
  1. literal
  2. nonliteral
Grade 3 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
That button on your shirt is hanging by a thread.

HANGING BY A THREAD is an example of                 language.
  1. literal
  2. nonliteral
Grade 3 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
Don't rock the boat or it will tip.

ROCK THE BOAT is an example of                 language.
  1. literal
  2. nonliteral
Grade 3 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a
Great job! You're really on a roll with those free throws!

ON A ROLL is an example of                 language.
  1. literal
  2. nonliteral
Grade 3 Figurative Language
What kind of language is used in the sentence below?

I asked my dad for money.
  1. literal
  2. figurative
Grade 3 Hyperbole
Which of the following is a hyperbole?
  1. I could eat a lot of pizza.
  2. I could eat a mountain of pizzas.
  3. I could eat pepperoni pizza with mushrooms and onions.
  4. I ate 3 pieces of pizza yesterday!
Grade 3 Idiom
Mom told my brother to SHAKE A LEG so that we would not be late for school. What does the idiom SHAKE A LEG mean?
  1. hurry up
  2. slow down
  3. do a dance
  4. kick something
Grade 3 Alliteration CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.3.4
               Alliteration               is the repetition of initial consonant sounds.
Grade 3 Figurative Language
Great job! You're really on a roll with those free throws!

ON A ROLL is an example of                 language.
  1. literal
  2. figurative
Grade 3 Figurative Language
What type of language is used in the sentence below?

I ate a large lunch today.
  1. literal
  2. figurative
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