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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 5 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5
Fill in the blank with the word that makes the sentence below an example of personification.

The sun                 down on the Earth.
  1. smiled
  2. showed
  3. shone
Grade 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, 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 5 Simile CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
"The stars were like diamonds," is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. metaphor
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Onomatopoeia CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5a
Onomatopoeia is the type of figurative language that imitates the sound it actually names.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence.

"For the first time in forever, there'll be music, there'll be light."
  1. alliteration
  2. hyperbole
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
Grade 5 Figurative Language
"She is an angel"


This is an example of                  .
  1. simile
  2. personification
  3. metaphor
  4. none of the above
Grade 5 Figurative Language
"The bright red, orange and yellow flames shone brightly as the piercing howls surrounded us. The only images we could see in the distance were set of glowing dots that continued to come closer to our camp." This is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. Idiom
  2. Metaphor
  3. Imagery
  4. Simile
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"The stars will cry the blackest tears tonight."
  1. alliteration
  2. hyperbole
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. personification
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"My heart's a stereo; it beats for you, so listen close."
  1. alliteration
  2. metaphor
  3. hyperbole
  4. onomatopoeia
Grade 5 Simile
"The moonless night was as dark as black velvet."
Is the above sentence an example of a simile?
  1. Yes
  2. No
Grade 5 Alliteration
Repeating the same initial consonant sound in neighboring words. EX. Silly Sally sells shells by the seashore.
  1. alliteration
  2. poetry
  3. idiom
  4. acrostic
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence.

"And I'm going to miss you like a child misses their blanket."
  1. simile
  2. personification
  3. hyperbole
  4. alliteration
Grade 5 Alliteration
Which genre below is most likely to use alliteration?
  1. Science fiction
  2. Historical fiction
  3. Poetry
  4. Social Studies textbook
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"Every morning she wakes up, knock, knock, knock on the door."
  1. onomatopoeia
  2. metaphor
  3. simile
  4. hyperbole
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"I jumped so high I touched the clouds."
  1. alliteration
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. simile
  4. hyperbole
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Read the sentence below.

Ray knew his dad was not likely to help Ray pay to get his car fixed, so he was not surprised when his dad said, "I'll help you when pigs fly."

What does the idiom WHEN PIGS FLY mean?
  1. soon
  2. never
  3. maybe
  4. always
Grade 5 Figurative Language
What does the idiom "you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" mean?
  1. Flies like vinegar more than honey.
  2. It is a waste of time to argue.
  3. People respond better to kindness.
  4. It's easier to catch someone who eats honey.
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Identify the type of figurative language.

"You've got a smile that could light up this whole town."
  1. hyperbole
  2. metaphor
  3. alliteration
  4. onomatopoeia
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5b
Read the sentence below.

When Joe stopped stealing from his mother and started stealing from stores, he jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

What does the idiom OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE mean?
  1. to get out of one bad place and into a worse one
  2. to find something that one enjoys doing daily
  3. to learn how to improve upon one's special skills
  4. to do something today instead of waiting around
Grade 5 Poetic Devices CCSS: RF.5.4, RF.5.4b
A group of consecutive lines in a poem that forms a single unit:
  1. sonnet
  2. couplet
  3. stanza
  4. narrative poem
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