Figurative Language 101

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Figurative Language 101 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    _________________________ is a name given to literary devices that are not meant to be interpreted literally; they are meant to be interpreted imaginatively.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Figurative Language

    • D.

      Text Structure

    • E.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Figurative Language
    Explanation
    Figurative language is a name given to literary devices that are not meant to be interpreted literally; they are meant to be interpreted imaginatively. This includes techniques such as metaphors and idioms, which use words or phrases in a non-literal way to create a deeper meaning or evoke certain emotions in the reader. Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate sounds, while text structure refers to the organization and arrangement of text. Therefore, the correct answer is figurative language.

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  • 2. 

    Her feet are as cold as ice!This is an example of which type of figurative language?

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Similie

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Personification

    • E.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    B. Similie
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the coldness of her feet to ice using the word "as," indicating a similarity between the two. This is a clear example of a simile, which is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as."

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  • 3. 

    Figurative language is used to create vivid pictures in the reader's mind in order to make reading more emotionally intense.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Figurative language, such as metaphors, similes, and personification, is indeed used to create vivid and imaginative images in the reader's mind. By using descriptive and imaginative language, writers aim to evoke emotions and make their writing more engaging and intense. Therefore, the statement that figurative language is used to create vivid pictures in the reader's mind in order to make reading more emotionally intense is true.

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  • 4. 

    A figure of speech that uses like or as to compare to dissimilar things is called

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Similie

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    • E.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    B. Similie
    Explanation
    A figure of speech that uses like or as to compare two dissimilar things is called a simile. In a simile, the comparison is made explicit by using the words "like" or "as." This helps to create a vivid image or description by comparing something unfamiliar or abstract to something more familiar or concrete. Unlike a metaphor, which directly states that one thing is another, a simile maintains the distinction between the two things being compared.

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  • 5. 

    Sally sells seashells by the seashore.This is an example of

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Similie

    • D.

      Alliteration

    • E.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    D. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given phrase "Sally sells seashells by the seashore" is an example of alliteration because it contains the repetition of the "s" sound at the beginning of multiple words. Alliteration is a literary device that is used to create rhythm, emphasize certain words, or make a phrase more memorable. In this case, the repetition of the "s" sound adds a musical quality to the phrase and makes it more catchy.

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  • 6. 

    My sister's room is a pig pen.This is an example of

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Alliteration

    • E.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The given statement "My sister's room is a pig pen" is comparing the messiness of the room to a pig pen using the word "is". This is an example of a simile because it uses the word "like" or "as" to make a comparison between two different things. In this case, the messiness of the room is being compared to the messiness of a pig pen.

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  • 7. 

    Sounds words such as BANG, BAM and BOING are examples of

    • A.

      Similie

    • B.

      Idiom

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Metaphor

    • E.

      Sounds

    Correct Answer
    C. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate or suggest the sound of the object or action they describe. Words like BANG, BAM, and BOING are examples of onomatopoeia because they sound like the noises they represent.

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  • 8. 

    When Spongebob talks, the writers are using a type of figurative language called

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Comedy

    • C.

      Similie

    • D.

      Personification

    • E.

      Text Structure

    Correct Answer
    D. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because personification is a type of figurative language where human qualities are given to non-human things. In this case, Spongebob is a non-human character, but he is given the ability to talk, which is a human quality. This personification adds humor and entertainment value to the show.

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  • 9. 

    A metaphor uses the words like or as to make a comparison of two different objects.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A metaphor does not use the words "like" or "as" to make a comparison of two different objects. Instead, it directly states that one thing is another thing. For example, saying "He is a shining star" is a metaphor because it is directly comparing a person to a star without using "like" or "as".

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  • 10. 

    The wind is blowing the leaves.This is an example of

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Similie

    • E.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    E. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The wind is blowing the leaves" is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are attributed to non-human entities. In this case, the wind is given the human quality of blowing the leaves.

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  • 11. 

    The type of figurative language that has a special meaning that is different from the actual meaning of the words is called

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Similie

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    • E.

      Expression

    Correct Answer
    A. Idiom
    Explanation
    An idiom is a type of figurative language that uses words or phrases with a meaning that is different from the literal or actual meaning. Idioms are expressions that have a cultural or contextual significance and are not meant to be taken literally. They often convey a deeper or hidden meaning and can be specific to a particular language or culture. Examples of idioms include "kick the bucket" meaning to die, "break a leg" meaning good luck, or "raining cats and dogs" meaning heavy rain.

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  • 12. 

    Figurative language is used to state ideas in new and unusual ways in order to satisfy the reader's imagination.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Figurative language is a literary device that uses words or expressions in a non-literal way to create a vivid and imaginative description. It includes techniques such as similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole. By using figurative language, writers can engage the reader's senses and emotions, making the text more interesting and memorable. Therefore, it is true that figurative language is used to state ideas in new and unusual ways to satisfy the reader's imagination.

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  • 13. 

    My refrigerator is running well since we had it fixed.This is an example of

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Similie

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Metaphor

    • E.

      Prank phone call

    Correct Answer
    C. Idiom
    Explanation
    This sentence is an example of an idiom because the phrase "running well" is not meant to be taken literally. It is a figurative expression that means the refrigerator is functioning properly or working efficiently. Idioms are commonly used in everyday language to convey a specific meaning that may not be clear based on the literal interpretation of the words used.

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  • 14. 

    When a figure of speech gives human qualities to a nonhuman subject ______________ is being used.

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Cartoonism

    • E.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    Personification is a figure of speech that attributes human characteristics or qualities to nonhuman objects or ideas. It is used to make the subject more relatable or to create a vivid image in the reader's mind. In this case, when a figure of speech gives human qualities to a nonhuman subject, personification is being used. Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, metaphor is a comparison between two unrelated things, cartoonism is not a recognized figure of speech, and onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate sounds.

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  • 15. 

    I love mashing melting marshmellows.This is an example of

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Similie

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    • E.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    E. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given statement "I love mashing melting marshmallows" is an example of alliteration because it repeats the same consonant sound at the beginning of multiple words (mashing, melting, marshmallows). Alliteration is a literary device used to create rhythm, emphasize certain words, or make a phrase more memorable.

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  • 16. 

    Mr. test maker man expects me to know the ins and outs of figurative language before I can go to 6th grade.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the test maker expects the individual to have a good understanding of figurative language in order to progress to 6th grade. Therefore, the correct answer is true, indicating that the individual needs to be knowledgeable about figurative language to move on to the next grade.

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  • 17. 

    Choose three of the six types of figurative language that we have learned and create an example for each. Do not use an example that is given on this test. If you choose to copy an example you will not be given credit.

    Correct Answer
    As long as three are given...
    Explanation
    The given answer does not provide an explanation, as it is a part of the question prompt. It states that in order to answer the question, three examples of figurative language need to be provided.

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