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Common Core Standard L.7.5a Questions

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.

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Grade 7 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.7.5, L.7.5a, L.9-10.5
Which of the following is not an example of an allusion?
  1. She transformed her backyard to look like the Garden of Eden.
  2. His wife was his Achilles' heel.
  3. He lies so much, I'm surprised his nose doesn't grow like Pinnochio's.
  4. We'll miss him so much because he was the best dog ever.
Grade 7 The Outsiders CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.7.5a
An example of allusion in the story is when:
  1. one of the characters call the Socs "chicken"
  2. Pony and Johnny talk about "Gone With the Wind"
  3. there is a fire in the church
  4. Soda thinks about his future with Sandy
Grade 7 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.7.5, L.7.5a
Grade 7 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.7.5a
Allusion is defined as:
  1. two lines working as a unit
  2. a brief reference to a person, event or place.
  3. a form of word play between similar sounding words
  4. words that involve one of the five senses
Grade 8 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.8.4, L.7.5, L.7.5a

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Grade 7 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.7.4, L.7.5, L.7.5a
Which line is an example of an allusion?
  1. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for.
  2. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to.
  3. Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail.
  4. If we were not perfectly convinced that Hamlet's father died before the play began, there would be nothing more remarkable in his taking a stroll at night.

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