Figurative Language Quiz: Trivia Exam!

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Figurative Language Quizzes & Trivia

Figurative language quiz: trivia exam! In the English language figurative language is a form of language where a writer or speaker chooses to use a word in a way that gives it a deeper meaning or makes it colorful to the reader. There are different techniques used to achieve this and the quiz will give you a chance to test out how well you understand them. Do check it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jason is as strong and tall as a redwood.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

  • 2. 
    The waxed floor was as slippery as an ice rink.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
    • A. 

      Splendid Sarah saw special shells

    • B. 

      Lucy jumps at least a hundred feet in the air

    • C. 

      The sky is blue and so are you

  • 4. 
    What is the definition of an alliteration?
    • A. 

      Has rhyming words at the end

    • B. 

      Giving an animal human-like qualities

    • C. 

      The repetition of similar sounds at the beginning of words

    • D. 

      A comparison using like or as

  • 5. 
    Is the statement "She sang like a bird", an alliteration?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Which of the following phrases is an alliteration?
    • A. 

      She is a pig.

    • B. 

      He was as tall as a skyscraper.

    • C. 

      Charlie cheats with cheat-sheets.

    • D. 

      I told you a million times.

  • 7. 
    Is this statement "Mommy made me mash my meat", an alliteration?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Identify if the statement is a simile, alliteration, or personification.   Rabbits Running Over Red Roses
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Alliteration

  • 9. 
    The repetition of the first sound in words is:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 10. 
    Comparing two different things using the words like or as:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 11. 
    Giving human traits to non-living things:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 12. 
    Bumbling Bob blew a chance at batting baseballs with Braves' players.
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Stanzas

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 13. 
    The baby's skin is as smooth as silk.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 14. 
    Which one is an example of a simile?
    • A. 

      My beautiful bubbles burst.

    • B. 

      My dog is as smelly as dirty socks.

    • C. 

      My dog likes dirty socks.

    • D. 

      My dog enjoys eating dirty socks.

  • 15. 
    Choose which one is an example of personification. (Personification is when human qualities are given to non-human objects)
    • A. 

      A. The wind whispered a lullaby to me as I fell asleep.

    • B. 

      B. The wind blew as I fell asleep.

    • C. 

      The wind whistled while I worked.

  • 16. 
    Choose which one is an example of personification.
    • A. 

      My cheeks got wet as the rain fell.

    • B. 

      The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell from the sky.

    • C. 

      The rain is like a beating drum as it falls.

  • 17. 
    A comparison of different things or ideas using the words like or as.  Example: Busy as a bee. 
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 18. 
    Johan is ____________. He is the tallest boy in class.
    • A. 

      A) as tall as a giraffe

    • B. 

      B) as strong as an ox

    • C. 

      C) as proud as a peacocok

  • 19. 
    The fruit is so sweet.  It is _________________ .
    • A. 

      A) as sweet as honey

    • B. 

      B) as cool as cucumber

    • C. 

      C) as flat as a pancake

    • D. 

      As yummy as a hot dog

  • 20. 
    The book title Watch William Walk is an example of:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 21. 
    Which of the following lines contains a simile? 
    • A. 

      Or crust and sugar over--

    • B. 

      Maybe it just sags

    • C. 

      It just exploded

    • D. 

      Does it stink like rotten meat?

  • 22. 
    "Over the cobbles the cow clattered and clashed in the cold courtyard."   This is an example of----
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 23. 
    Alliteration is also sometimes called--
    • A. 

      A comparison

    • B. 

      Tongue twister

    • C. 

      A riddle

    • D. 

      A joke

  • 24. 
    Which word best completes this simile? The lights on the tree looked like a million ______________________.
    • A. 

      Bugs

    • B. 

      Fireflies

    • C. 

      Buttons

    • D. 

      Cheetahs

  • 25. 
    The old car awoke reluctantly from its night's sleep. Coughing and sputtering, it finally broke into a loud roar.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Alliteration