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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 4 Figurative Language
"The lake glistened like a diamond" is an example of a
  1. personification
  2. metaphor
  3. hyperbole
  4. simile
Grade 4 Figurative Language
"The cake was a jaw-breaker" is an example of a                .
  1. simile
  2. hyperbole
  3. metaphor
  4. personification
Grade 4 Figurative Language
The beautiful sunflowers danced in the field.

"Sunflowers danced" is an example of:
  1. metaphor
  2. simile
  3. idiom
  4. personification
Grade 4 Figurative Language
I'm going to "hit the hay" early tonight is an example of which figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. hyperbole
  3. idiom
  4. alliteration
Grade 4 Hyperbole CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. Her mother told her a million times.
  2. She is one silly girl.
  3. I enjoy having you all in class.
  4. You're a very special person.
Grade 4 Onomatopoeia CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5
Which word is an example of onomatopoeia?
  1. run
  2. hit
  3. bang
  4. silly
Grade 4 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.4.4, L.4.5, L.4.5a
The young boy was a skyscraper next to his friend.

What does the sentence mean?
  1. He was a building.
  2. The young boy was shorter than his friend.
  3. The young boy was much taller than his friend.
  4. He had many stories.
Grade 4 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5a
A simile is an imaginative comparison between two different things using words such as "like" or "as."
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Figurative Language
Does the sentence contain a metaphor or a simile?

Cameron looked like a speeding bullet as he raced to the finish line.
  1. Metaphor
  2. Simile
Grade 4 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5c
"We don't want things to get out of hand", means that someone doesn't want a situation to get out of control. These words mean something different than what they are literally saying. This is an example of (a/an)                .
  1. Idiom
  2. Personification
  3. Simile
  4. Onomatopoeia
Grade 4 Figurative Language
Maggie's room is a junkyard.

Is this a metaphor or a simile?
  1. Metaphor
  2. Simile
Grade 4 Figurative Language
The book is a magic carpet, taking me away to a tropical island.

Is this a metaphor or a simile?
  1. Simile
  2. Metaphor
Grade 4 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5, L.4.5a
The boy across the street has a heart as big as all outdoors.

What does the simile in the sentence tell you?
  1. The boy has an enlarged heart.
  2. The boy is very giving and kind.
  3. The boy is very selfish and mean.
  4. The boy wears an oxygen mask.
Grade 4 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5a
If the author writes "the bird glides like a plane in the sky", the author is using which type of figurative language?
  1. metaphor
  2. simile
  3. personification
  4. rhyme
Grade 4 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5a
On the cold winter day, under the covers, I kept as snug as a bug in a rug.

"As snug as a bug in a rug" is an example of...
  1. simile
  2. personification
  3. metaphor
  4. idiom
Grade 4 Personification
The definition of personification is...
  1. giving human characteristics to non-human objects.
  2. using like or as when comparing two or more things.
  3. comparing two or more things without using like or as.
  4. when you talk bad about a person.
Grade 4 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.4.5, L.4.5b
"The grass is not always greener on the other side" means...
  1. Be happy with what you have; what may appear to be better, may not be.
  2. everyone should grow grass
  3. you are what you eat
  4. sometimes there is brown grass on the other side of the fence
Grade 4 Metaphor
Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?
  1. He's as lazy as a dog.
  2. My dad won't go hiking, he is a couch potato!
  3. She was as cold as ice.
  4. Her eyes shone like stars in the night.
Grade 4 Figurative Language
A ______________ is a comparison that uses the word like or as to describe how two seemingly different things are alike.
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
Grade 4 Figurative Language
Courtney was sad. She had lost her favorite bracelet. Her best friend was going away for the entire summer. She just found out she was going to summer school. As a result, Courtney felt down in the dumps.

"Down in the dumps" is an example of
  1. a metaphor.
  2. personification.
  3. a simile.
  4. an idiom.
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