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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Reading Strategies Questions

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Grade 9 Point of View
If the narrator of a story is not in the story, the story is most likely written using:
  1. first person point of view
  2. second person point of view
  3. third person point of view
Grade 9 Hyperbole
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The young girl shivered with fright.
  2. The young girl grew as tall as a house.
  3. The young girl played with her puppy.
  4. The young girl smiled broadly.
Grade 9 Story Elements
What is a deeper meaning or insight in a literary work?
  1. theme
  2. oral tradition
  3. cultural context
  4. point of view
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Grade 9 Idiom
A shoulder to cry on is someone who                           
  1. listens to your problems.
  2. shares their food with you.
  3. has a bath every week.
Grade 9 Alliteration
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
  1. "silence was unbroken"
  2. "all my soul within me burning"
  3. "no living human being"
  4. "nodded, nearly napping"
Grade 9 Identifying Genre
The definition of Satire is a literary device that
  1. uses irony or wit in a humorous way
  2. conveys something different from its literal meaning
  3. compares two unlike things
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. "Water water everywhere nor any drop to drink"
  2. "All the world's a stage"
  3. "Great humility"
  4. "Dusk demands daylight"
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. bright night
  2. quiet morning
  3. open door
  4. closed window
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. I need a cold ice cream cone.
  2. Let's go get a quick lunch.
  3. How could you increase the problem?
  4. That's a fine mess you've gotten yourself into.
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. He slowly made haste.
  2. He drove up the hill.
  3. He played the fiddle.
  4. He quickly ran away.
Grade 9 Rhetoric and Propaganda
Rhetoric refers to:
  1. A question you do not expect an answer to
  2. Something that repeats over and over
  3. The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
  4. The part of your paper that explains your point of view
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