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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Reading Strategies Questions

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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
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
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 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 Poetic Devices
Which represents a normal speech pattern in writing?
  1. double entendre
  2. imagery
  3. prose
  4. pun
  5. couplet
Grade 10 Identifying Genre
Grade 10 Figurative Language
A story about a recent college graduate starts by describing the sunrise on the morning after graduation. What does this symbolize?
  1. how early the graduate had to wake up
  2. the new beginning the graduate faces
  3. the brightness of the sunshine
  4. the realities of the real world
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.
Grade 10 Figurative Language
Grade 10 Figurative Language
A dove flies across the sky while two men are fighting. This likely symbolizes:
  1. the peace that will eventually come.
  2. the happiness of a wedding day.
  3. the graveness of the fight.
  4. the heart of one of the men.
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