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Figurative Language: Hyperbole and Idioms (Grade 6)

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Figurative Language: Hyperbole and Idioms

1. 
It is going to take a zillion years to get through medical school.

What literary device is this an example of?
  1. simile
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. metaphor
  4. hyperbole
2. 
Read the sentence. What is it an example of?

I had tried to open my locker a thousand times before someone came to help me.
  1. metaphor
  2. hyperbole
  3. personification
  4. simile
3. 
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The wind grabbed my arm.
  2. The water is shiny.
  3. I have a million things to do today.
  4. The vibrating washer caused the house to shake.
4. 
Identify the type of figurative language used in the following sentence:
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
  1. idiom
  2. analogy
  3. alliteration
  4. irony
  5. simile
5. 
Identify the type of figurative language used in the following sentence:
The test was a piece of cake.
  1. simile
  2. analogy
  3. idiom
  4. metaphor
  5. personification
6. 
This device is often used in tall tales for the purpose of humor:
  1. Overstatement
  2. Idiom
  3. Simile
  4. Hyperbole
7. 
I'm going to "hit the hay" early tonight is an example of which figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. hyperbole
  3. idiom
  4. alliteration
8. 
Hit the deck is an example of?
  1. alliteration
  2. hyperbole
  3. idiom
  4. personification
9. 
My grandfather is the funniest man in the whole world. He is so funny that when he tells jokes in public the whole town has to go to the hospital for side pains.

This is an example of:
  1. Hyperbole
  2. Simile
  3. Idiom
  4. Personification
10. 
"A penny saved is a penny earned" is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. oxymoron
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. hyperbole
  4. idiom
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