Figurative language Test

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Figurative language
Name_________________________
I. Directions:
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5)
Circle the correct answer for the following questions.
Which is an example of hyperbole?
a. The wind grabbed my arm.
b. The water is shiny.
c. I have a million things to do today.
d. The vibrating washer caused the house to shake.
Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?
a. The star I wished on winked at me.
b. The trout danced on the water's surface.
c. The angry mirror showed every wrinkle on his face.
d. The sun was warm on the child's face.
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
a. The scarlet coat was very warm.
b. As the wind whispered in the treetops, the leaves whirled to the ground.
c. Tariq is a very smart young man.
d. What is the name of the new band that Brianna and Yvanna joined?
Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?
a. He's as lazy as a dog.
b. My dad won't go hiking, he is a couch potato!
c. She was as cold as ice.
d. Her eyes shone like stars in the night.
“It took a million years for Thomas to finish his homework.” is an example of what?
a) understatement
b) onomatopoeia
c) hyperbole
d) personification
II. Directions:
Read the following figures of speech and fill in the blank with the appropriate figure of speech.
Name the figure of speech that you used.
Once upon a time there was a dog named Milo. Milo was as fast as __________________ and as strong as
__________________. One day Milo was so hungry he could eat a __________________, so he went to find himself
something to eat. Milo had an amazing sense of smell and could smell food from a __________________ away. As he
walked through the park, he caught the scent of a delicious bone somewhere near him. He searched for
__________________ but couldn’t find it. Suddenly a man as tall as __________________ walked passed him eating
a chicken leg. Milo drooled so much it was like a __________________ flowing from his mouth! The man laughed, pet
Milo on the head, and handed him the bone. Milo was so happy he could __________________!!!
III. Directions:
Circle the correct answer for the following questions.
1. What is the correct definition of a simile?
a. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
b. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
2. What is the correct definition of a metaphor?
a. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
b. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
3. What is the correct definition of personification?
a. Making reference to a character from another text in order to show a comparison.
b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
d. All of the above.
4. What is the correct definition of hyperbole?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
d. An extreme exaggeration.
5. What is the correct definition of onomatopoeia?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. None of the above.
6. What is the correct definition of an understatement?
a. An expression that means more than it is.
b. Less important or serious than it is in reality.
c. An extreme exaggeration
d. None of the above
7. What is the correct definition of alliteration?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. An extreme exaggeration.
c. The repetition of beginning sounds.
d. Giving human characteristics of inanimate objects.
IV. Directions: Match the figure of speech with the phrase it represents.
1. ____Onomatopoeia
a) She was fishing for compliments.
2. ____Simile
b) Can you keep the cat from clawing the couch? It's
creating chaos.
3. ____Hyperbole
c) There’s some water in the Atlantic Ocean.
4. ____Alliteration
d) His eyes were sad as fishes that swim up and stare
upon the land that is not theirs.
5. ____Metaphor
e) The waffle jumped up out of the toaster.
6. ____Personification
f) If I had the chance to hold her, I would never let
her go.
7. ____Understatement
g) The teacher heard the distinct crunch of ruffled
potato chips.
V. Directions: Define the figure of speech and explain the meaning.
1. My little brother ate the French fries very quickly and left no crumbs, nor a trace of salt. His mouth was a
2.
3.
4.
5.
vacuum cleaner.
___________________________________________________________________________________
It was a very sunny day at the coast. The sea glittered like diamonds under lights.
___________________________________________________________________________________
The bird flew proudly over the pond
___________________________________________________________________________________
The businessman was so busy that he was attending to a million calls simultaneously.
___________________________________________________________________________________
We roasted marshmallows over the crackling fire.
___________________________________________________________________________________
Figurative language
Name_________________________
I. Directions:
Circle the correct answer for the following questions.
“It took a million years for Thomas to finish his homework.” is an example of what?
a) understatement
b) onomatopoeia
c) hyperbole
d) personification
2) Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
a.
The scarlet coat was very warm.
b. As the wind whispered in the treetops, the leaves whirled to the ground.
c. Tariq is a very smart young man.
d. What is the name of the new band that Brianna and Yvanna joined?
3) Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?
a.
The star I wished on winked at me.
b. The trout danced on the water's surface.
c. The angry mirror showed every wrinkle on his face.
d. The sun was warm on the child's face.
4) Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?
e. He's as lazy as a dog.
f. My dad won't go hiking, he is a couch potato!
g. She was as cold as ice.
h. Her eyes shone like stars in the night.
5) Which is an example of hyperbole?
a.
The wind grabbed my arm.
b. The water is shiny.
c. I have a million things to do today.
d. The vibrating washer caused the house to shake.
II. Directions: Read the following figures of speech and fill in the blank with the appropriate figure of speech.
Name the figure of speech that you used.
1)
Once upon a time there was a dog named Milo. Milo was as fast as __________________ and as strong as
__________________. One day Milo was so hungry he could eat a __________________, so he went to find himself
something to eat. Milo had an amazing sense of smell and could smell food from a __________________ away. As he
walked through the park, he caught the scent of a delicious bone somewhere near him. He searched for
__________________ but couldn’t find it. Suddenly a man as tall as __________________ walked passed him eating
a chicken leg. Milo drooled so much it was like a __________________ flowing from his mouth! The man laughed, pet
Milo on the head, and handed him the bone. Milo was so happy he could __________________!!!
III. Directions:
Circle the correct answer for the following questions.
1. What is the correct definition of a metaphor?
a. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
b. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
2. What is the correct definition of a simile?
a. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
b. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
3. What is the correct definition of personification?
a. Making reference to a character from another text in order to show a comparison.
b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
d. All of the above.
4. What is the correct definition of an understatement?
a. An expression that means more than it is.
b. Less important or serious than it is in reality.
c. An extreme exaggeration
d. None of the above
5. What is the correct definition of onomatopoeia?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. None of the above.
6. What is the correct definition of alliteration?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. An extreme exaggeration.
c. The repetition of beginning sounds.
d. Giving human characteristics of inanimate objects.
7. What is the correct definition of hyperbole?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
d. An extreme exaggeration.
IV. Directions: Match the figure of speech with the phrase it represents.
1. ____Onomatopoeia
a) She was fishing for compliments.
2. ____Simile
b) If I had the chance to hold her, I would never let
her go.
3. ____Hyperbole
c) The teacher heard the distinct crunch of ruffled
potato chips.
4. ____Alliteration
d) His eyes were sad as fishes that swim up and stare
upon the land that is not theirs.
5. ____Metaphor
e) The waffle jumped up out of the toaster.
6. ____Personification
f) Can you keep the cat from clawing the couch? It's
creating chaos.
7. ____Understatement
g) There’s some water in the Atlantic Ocean.
V. Directions: Define the figure of speech and explain the meaning.
6. My little brother ate the French fries very quickly and left no crumbs, nor a trace of salt. His mouth was a
vacuum cleaner.
___________________________________________________________________________________
7. It was a very sunny day at the coast. The sea glittered like diamonds under lights.
___________________________________________________________________________________
8. The bird flew proudly over the pond
___________________________________________________________________________________
9. The businessman was so busy that he was attending to a million calls simultaneously.
___________________________________________________________________________________
10. We roasted marshmallows over the crackling fire.
___________________________________________________________________________________
ANSWERS
I. Directions:
1)
a)
b)
c)
d)
2)
3)
a)
b)
c)
d)
4)
a)
Circle the correct answer for the following questions.
Which is an example of hyperbole?
The wind grabbed my arm.
The water is shiny.
I have a million things to do today.
The vibrating washer caused the house to shake.
Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?
a) The star I wished on winked at me.
b) The trout danced on the water's surface.
c) The angry mirror showed every wrinkle on his face.
d) The sun was warm on the child's face.
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
The scarlet coat was very warm.
As the wind whispered in the treetops, the leaves whirled to the ground.
Tariq is a very smart young man.
What is the name of the new band that Brianna and Yvanna joined?
Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?
He's as lazy as a dog.
b) My dad won't go hiking, he is a couch potato!
c) She was as cold as ice.
d) Her eyes shone like stars in the night.
5) “It took a million years for Thomas to finish his homework.” is an example of what?
a) understatement
b) onomatopoeia
c) hyperbole
d) personification
II. Directions: Read the following figures of speech and fill in the blank with the appropriate figure of speech.
Name the figure of speech that you used.
Once upon a time there was a dog named Milo. Milo was as fast as __________________ and as strong as
__________________. One day Milo was so hungry he could eat a __________________, so he went to find himself
something to eat. Milo had an amazing sense of smell and could smell food from a __________________ away. As he
walked through the park, he caught the scent of a delicious bone somewhere near him. He searched for
__________________ but couldn’t find it. Suddenly a man as tall as __________________ walked passed him eating
a chicken leg. Milo drooled so much it was like a __________________ flowing from his mouth! The man laughed, pet
Milo on the head, and handed him the bone. Milo was so happy he could __________________!!!
III. Directions:
Circle the correct answer for the following questions.
8. What is the correct definition of a simile?
a. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
b. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
9. What is the correct definition of a metaphor?
a. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
b. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
10. What is the correct definition of personification?
a. Making reference to a character from another text in order to show a comparison.
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b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A phrase that contrasts two objects.
d. All of the above.
What is the correct definition of hyperbole?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A comparison NOT using the words “like” or “as”.
d. An extreme exaggeration.
What is the correct definition of onomatopoeia?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
c. A comparison using the words “like” or “as”.
d. None of the above.
What is the correct definition of an understatement?
a. An expression that means more than it is.
b. Less important or serious than it is in reality.
c. An extreme exaggeration
d. None of the above
What is the correct definition of alliteration?
a. A word that imitates a sound.
b. An extreme exaggeration.
c. The repetition of beginning sounds.
d. Giving human characteristics of inanimate objects.
IV. Directions: Match the figure of speech with the phrase it represents.
1.
g) Onomatopoeia
a) She was fishing for compliments.
2.
d) Simile
b) Can you keep the cat from clawing the couch?
It's creating chaos.
3.
f) Hyperbole
c) There’s some water in the Atlantic Ocean.
4.
b) Alliteration
d) His eyes were sad as fishes that swim up and
stare upon the land that is not theirs.
5. __a)__Metaphor
e) The waffle jumped up out of the toaster.
6.
e) Personification
f) If I had the chance to hold her, I would never
let her go.
7.
c) Understatement
g) The teacher heard the distinct crunch of ruffled
potato chips.
V. Directions: Define the figure of speech and explain the meaning.
11. My little brother ate the French fries very quickly and left no crumbs, nor a trace of salt. His mouth was a
12.
13.
14.
15.
vacuum cleaner.
___________________________________________________________________________________
It was a very sunny day at the coast. The sea glittered like diamonds under lights.
___________________________________________________________________________________
The bird flew proudly over the pond
___________________________________________________________________________________
The businessman was so busy that he was attending to a million calls simultaneously.
___________________________________________________________________________________
We roasted marshmallows over the crackling fire.
___________________________________________________________________________________
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