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The Call Of The Wild- Figurative Language

21 Questions
The Call Of The Wild Quizzes & Trivia

A practice with similes, metaphors, onomatopoeias, personification, analogies, idioms, and hyperboles.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nig was a huge black dog, half-bloodhound and half-deerhound, with eyes that laughed and a boundless good nature.
  • 2. 
    The gold showed like yellow butter across the bottom of the washingpan.
  • 3. 
    Thornton's command cracked out like a pistol shot.
  • 4. 
    The load quivered, and from under the runners arose a crisp crackling.
  • 5. 
    The Eldorado emptied its occupants into the street to see the test.
  • 6. 
    She had the doctor trait which some dogs possess; and as a mother cat washes her kittens, so she washed and cleansed Buck's wounds.
  • 7. 
    Hal was hurled backward, as though struck by a falling tree.
  • 8. 
    Shrubs and vines were putting on fresh garbs of green.  Crickets sang in the nights, and in the days all manner of creeping, crawling things rustled forth into the sun.
  • 9. 
  • 10. 
    And in her zeal, when she had finished with her own, she attacked the belongings of her men and went through them like a tornado.
  • 11. 
    The sled held as though it were an anchor.
  • 12. 
    The whip was whistling savagely, when once more Mercedes interfered.
  • 13. 
    The mail was taking on Alpine proportions.
  • 14. 
    When they arrived in Skagway they wer apparently on their last legs.
  • 15. 
    The day was young and the dog-driver was able to push on.
  • 16. 
    Once more Francois called, and once more Buck laughed and kept away.
  • 17. 
    Time was flying, and they should have been on the trail an hour gone.
  • 18. 
    Every animal was motionless as though turned to stone.
  • 19. 
    The rabbit could not turn, and as the white teeth broke its back in midair it shrieked as loudly as a stricken man may shriek.
  • 20. 
    Twice his teeth clipped together, like the steel jaws of a trap.
  • 21. 
    Pike took heart at that open mutiny and sprang upon the overthrown leader.