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Figurative Language

Quiz by Belinda Bradley

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16 questions
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  • Q1
    Repetitive consonant sounds at the beginning of several words in a single sentence
    hyperbole
    pun
    alliteration
    simile
    20s
  • Q2
    An exaggerated statement used to make a strong impression but not intended to be taken literally
    irony
    metaphor
    hyperbole
    alliteration
    20s
  • Q3
    An expression that cannot be understood from the literal meanings of the individual words
    metaphor
    pun
    idiom
    alliteration
    20s
  • Q4
    Something humorous based on contradiction
    hyperbole
    simile
    irony
    idiom
    20s
  • Q5
    A literal comparison of unlike things that uses "like" or "as"
    metaphor
    hyperbole
    oxymoron
    simile
    20s
  • Q6
    An implied comparison of unlike things that actually have something in common
    simile
    onomatopoeia
    metaphor
    pun
    20s
  • Q7
    Sound words, often written in all capital letters, bold type, and/or one-word sentences.
    metaphor
    hyperbole
    onomatopoeia
    personification
    20s
  • Q8
    Describing an inanimate object or animal as having human-like qualities
    alliteration
    onomatopoeia
    hyperbole
    personification
    20s
  • Q9
    A humorous use of words that involves a word or phrase that has more than one possible meaning
    pun
    irony
    hyperbole
    onomatopoeia
    20s
  • Q10
    "As straight as an arrow" is an example of what?
    hyperbole
    simile
    metaphor
    onomatopoeia
    20s
  • Q11
    "Lucky lady" is an example of what?
    alliteration
    metaphor
    oxymoron
    onomatopoeia
    20s
  • Q12
    "Boom" is an example of what?
    oxymoron
    onomatopoeia
    simile
    personification
    20s
  • Q13
    "The city was a jungle" is an example of what?
    personification
    simile
    metaphor
    hyperbole
    20s
  • Q14
    "It took a million years for Thomas to finish his homework," is an example of what?
    onomatopoeia
    hyperbole
    personification
    simile
    20s
  • Q15
    "Thundering silence" is an example of what?
    hyperbole
    oxymoron
    onomatopoeia
    personification
    20s

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