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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Idiom Questions

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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 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5a, L.5.5b
What does the idiom the sky is the limit mean?
  1. Everyone has some limitations.
  2. The possibilities are endless.
  3. It will be a difficult journey.
  4. Not everything comes easily.
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5b
What does the idiom cross your fingers mean?
  1. needing to be in one order
  2. to be in an extreme rush
  3. having to make a new plan
  4. hoping something goes one way
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During a class discussion, Jason added fuel to the fire by suggesting that the trip was pointless.
What is the meaning of the idiom added fuel to the fire?
  1. gave someone good luck
  2. saw the positive in everything
  3. made a bad situation worse
  4. tried to do something again
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5a
What is the correct way to write the idiom that means "a mild punishment"?
  1. slap at the wrist
  2. slap off the wrist
  3. slap to the wrist
  4. slap on the wrist
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This TV show is boring. Watching this show is like
  1. fighting a crocodile.
  2. reading an exciting book.
  3. watching paint dry.
  4. driving a racing car.
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a

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From the context of the sentence it appears in, what is most likely meant by the idiom "like nobody's business?"
  1. "Like the bandleader himself."
  2. "Like the owner of a trumpet business."
  3. "Like no one else could"
  4. "Like a live trumpet."
Grade 5 Idiom
What does "walking on eggs" mean?
  1. Trying to be quiet
  2. Walking on eggs and trying not to break the shells
  3. Cooking breakfast
  4. Very close to getting into serious trouble
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Even though Vinny was a great soccer player, he had never run a race in his life. So he was floored when Coach Briggs asked Vinny if he had ever thought about running track. "Me? But I don't run races, sir. I just place soccer. I would be in over my head running track!" Vinny said.

"You race against other players in soccer, don't you? So running is a piece of cake," Coach Briggs said. "This is just a little faster, and you don't have to kick a ball at the same time. With my help, the sky is the limit! It might even make you a better soccer player."

After thinking it over, Vinny agreed to come out to the next track practice. The first day, Vinny realized track wasn't as easy as it sounds. Because Coach Briggs thought him to be a natural runner, he threw Vinny out of the frying pan and into the fire. Vinny had to run against the school track star, Jose. Jose easily beat Vinny, and Vinny was embarrassed to face the team the rest of the practice.

After practice, Vinny approached Coach Briggs. "Look, I appreciate the chance, but track is just not for me. Soccer is easy and fun; track is hard, and I am just no good at it. I think I should just stick to soccer."

"Vinny," Coach Briggs said. "I never said track would be easy, but it has only been one day. Whenever you try something new, you have to go for broke. It won't always be easy, but I believe you will be a great runner one day. Maybe you will even be a star."

What is the meaning of the idiom "piece of cake"?
  1. unusual
  2. exciting
  3. dangerous
  4. easy
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4

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In paragraph 6, the phrase "fish out of water" indicates that Mario:
  1. did not fit in.
  2. was thirsty.
  3. did not hear well.
  4. was hungry.
Grade 5 Idiom
Peter is very thin. Peter is as skinny as
  1. a bean pole
  2. an ancient oak tree
  3. a sleeping bulldog
  4. a tall sailboat
Grade 5 Idiom
The wood was easy to cut. Mary's saw cut through the book like
  1. rain pounding on a tin roof
  2. a sharp scissors cutting a tin can
  3. diamonds on a necklace
  4. a hot knife through butter
Grade 5 Idiom CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.5.5, L.5.5b
Which phrase is NOT an example of an idiom?
  1. feeling under the weather
  2. kill two birds with one stone
  3. see eye to eye
  4. best teacher in the whole world
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