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Common Core Standard L.11-12.5a Questions

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text.

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Grade 11 Hyperbole CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5a
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.
Grade 11 Hyperbole CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5a
What is the opposite of hyperbole?
  1. sentimental
  2. rhythm
  3. understatement
  4. reason
Grade 11 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a paradox?
  1. "He was in a room full of people, but he felt alone."
  2. "Her home was like her castle."
  3. "He played as if he were a professional on the field."
  4. "A live orchestra filled her ears as she listened to the radio."
Grade 11 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a paradox?
  1. "This rock? Heavy? Why it's as light as a feather."
  2. "The bear slept like a log."
  3. "It's incredibly warm inside the house."
  4. "She has the face of an angel."
Grade 11 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a paradox?
  1. "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse."
  2. "I'm busy every moment of the day."
  3. "The ice felt so cold it was hot to the touch."
  4. "The dog scratched until it could scratch no more."
Grade 11 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a paradox?
  1. "Her parents were so mad they breathed fire."
  2. "He ate two plates full of food, but still felt hungry."
  3. "Oh, it's nothing. Just forget about it."
  4. "Oh you know me. I'm always busy doing nothing."

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