Figurative Language Test-1
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by Tiffany Miles
| 20 Questions
1
1 pt
Which of the following is an example of personification?
A The cookies smelled like a delicious cake.
B The cookies smell delicious.
C The delicious smell of cookies walked me to the kitchen.
D The delicious cookies are a dream
2
1 pt
"That apple is as red as a rose" is an example of a...
A hyperbole
B metaphor
C personification
D simile
3
1 pt
"The moonbeams showered me with love" is an example of .
A metaphor
B hyperbole
C simile
D personification
4
1 pt
What does your grandmother mean when she says the ground is like a rock
A The ground is mushy.
B The ground is dusty.
C The ground is very hard.
D The ground is wet.
5
1 pt
"Whenever the trees are crying aloud" is an example of:
A Personification
B Alliteration
C Metaphor
D Simile
6
1 pt
"The sheets hanging on the clothesline danced in the wind."
This is an example of personification.
A True
B False


7
1 pt
"The moonless night was as dark as black velvet."
The above sentence is an example of a...
A hyperbole
B simile
C personification
D metaphor
8
1 pt
"The baby's skin was like a rose petal."
What does the simile in the above sentence say to you?
A The baby's skin is very soft and delicate.
B The baby's skin is rough.
C The baby's skin is dry.
D The baby's skin is sticky
9
1 pt
"You are as slow as molasses in January."
What does this phrase mean?
A You are moving very fast.
B You are moving quietly.
C You are making a lot of noise as you move about.
D You are moving around very slowly.
10
1 pt
Choose the words that make this statement true. The words must be chosen that show the correct order they should appear in the sentence.
Idioms only make sense if someone takes them not.
A literally, factually
B seriously, surprisingly
C figuratively, literally
D home, to grandmas
11
1 pt
I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
In the poem, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" the line "dancing in the breeze" is an example of...
A personification
B alliteration
C simile
D metaphor
12
1 pt
The following are examples of what type of figurative language?
- let the cat out of the bag - play it by ear - money talks - cat got your tongue
A metaphor
B idiom
C personification
D rhyme
13
1 pt
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
14
1 pt
Which is the definition of an idiom?
A phrases that people use in everyday language that do not make sense literally but we understand what they mean.
B comparing two things without using "like" or "as".
C using "like" or "as" to compare two things.
D giving human characteristices to non-living things.
15
1 pt
"Chip on your shoulder" is an example of which type of figurative language?
A idiom
B personification
C alliteration
D hyperbole
16
1 pt
"I have a million things to do!" is an example of an extreme exaggeration used to make a point. The term used to describe this is called a
A simile
B metaphor
C hyperbole
D idiom
17
1 pt
Which type of figurative language compares two objects using "like" or "as"?
A personification
B simile
C hyperbole
D metaphor
18
1 pt
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence below. Snow had wrapped a white blanket over the city.
A Alliteration
B Simile
C Personification
D Metaphor
19
1 pt
Olivia was practicing her flute. She kept checking the time. She constantly stared at her neighbors playing baseball. You can guess that Olivia ___.
A thinks time is flying
B would rather be outside
C is performing for an audience
D is trying to learn how to tell time
20
1 pt
The family dog hid behind the sofa as a storm roared outside. There was lightning and thunder. The dog whimpered each time it heard the thunder. Dad tried to coax the dog out, but it wasn't going anywhere. You can guess that ___.
A Dad was afraid of storms
B storms made the dog afraid
C the dog was playing hide and seek
D the family is hiding because they are afraid
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