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Figurative Language (Grade 8)

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Figurative Language

1. 
"Cruel kindness" is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. oxymoron
  2. hyperbole
  3. idiom
  4. personification
2. 
"Absolutely unsure" is an example of which figurative language?
  1. idiom
  2. oxymoron
  3. hyperbole
  4. personification
3. 
"A fine mess" is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. oxymoron
  2. idiom
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
4. 
"Smart as a whip" is an example of what type of figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. metaphor
  4. hyperbole
5. 
Poetry is a type of writing that uses figurative language to
  1. create images and ideas.
  2. appeal to the five senses.
  3. appeal to emotions.
  4. all of the above
6. 
"Hiss" is an example of what type of figurative language?
  1. hyperbole
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. metaphor
  4. simile
7. 
"Smart as a whip" is an example of what type of figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. metaphor
  4. onomatopoeia
8. 
Which of the following sentences contains imagery?
  1. I told Charlie I had a lot of homework to do.
  2. "It was nice to see you again," Jacob said.
  3. I opened my eyes and looked around.
  4. I could hear the waves crashing against the rocks somewhere nearby.
9. 
Which of the following sentences does NOT contain an idiom?
  1. A dog ran after a rabbit.
  2. Those cards are a dime a dozen.
  3. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
  4. It's raining cats and dogs out there.
10. 
When two or more words have the same ending sound such as "flight" and "sight," what is it called?
  1. alliteration
  2. rhyme
  3. rhythm
  4. assonance
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