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Figurative Language and Sound Devices Practice

Quiz by Jennifer Putney

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  • Q1
    a comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as" is
    personification
    a metaphor
    hyperbole
    a simile
    30s
  • Q2
    a comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as" is
    personification
    hyperbole
    a simile
    a metaphor
    30s
  • Q3
    an extreme exaggeration for effect is
    personification
    a metaphor
    a simile
    hyperbole
    30s
  • Q4
    When a writer gives human qualities to non-human things, she is using
    a simile
    hyperbole
    personification
    a metaphor
    30s
  • Q5
    "Grandpa lounged on the raft in the middle of the pool like an old battleship" is an example of
    a simile
    hyperbole
    a metaphor
    personification
    30s
  • Q6
    "The car's sorry engine wheezed its death cough" is an example of
    a metaphor
    personification
    a simile
    hyperbole
    30s
  • Q7
    "The sorry engine wheezed its death cough." What does this personification reveal about the car?
    The car's engine is going to breakdown soon.
    The engine is an antique.
    The car has a nasty cold.
    The car will start its engine.
    30s
  • Q8
    "Old Mr. Johnson has been teaching here since the Stone Age" is an example of
    a simile
    a metaphor
    personification
    hyperbole
    30s
  • Q9
    "Old Mr. Johnson has been teaching here since the Stone Age" suggests that
    Mr. Johnson is very old.
    Mr. Johnson is a scientist.
    Mr. Johnsons loves rock-n-roll!
    Mr. Johnson studies rocks.
    30s
  • Q10
    "Kathy arrived at the grocery store with an army of children" is an example of
    a metaphor
    personification
    a simile
    30s
  • Q11
    "Kathy arrived at the grocery store with an army of children": What two unlike things are being compared?
    the grocery store to an army
    the grocery store to the children
    Kathy to the children
    the amount of children to an army
    30s
  • Q12
    "Kathy arrived at the grocery store with an army of children": This metaphor means that
    Kathy is in the Army
    there are a lot of children with Kathy
    The grocery store is in a war zone.
    The children love to shop.
    30s
  • Q13
    "The brown grass was begging for water" is an example of
    personification
    a simile
    a metaphor
    hyperbole
    30s
  • Q14
    "The brown grass was begging for water" is an example of personification because
    the grass needs water
    the grass is begging
    the grass is brown
    30s
  • Q15
    "The brown grass was begging for water": This suggests that the grass
    doesn't like the winter
    is growing too tall
    needs to be cut
    is too dry
    30s

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