Figurative Language Quiz Exam!

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Figurative Language Quiz Exam!

How well versed are you with figurative language? When you are writing, figurative language connects with your readers and entertains them through your writing with a more creative tone. For example, in this quiz, one of the questions refers to someone with a peaches and cream complexion, meaning that they are beautiful, fair, and smooth. This quiz will give you examples of figurative language. You must pick the answer that fits. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "I have a million things to do!" is an example of an extreme exaggeration used to make a point. The term used to describe this is called a                .
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Idiom

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 2. 
    "We don't want things to get out of hand", means that someone doesn't want a situation to get out of control. These words mean something different than what they are literally saying. This is an example of (a/an) 
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 3. 
    Snap, crackle, pop is an example of:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 4. 
    "My soul is an enchanted boat," is an example of which figurative language device? simile
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 5. 
    "The stars were like diamonds," is an example of which figurative language device? foreshadowing
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Idiom

  • 6. 
    The bomb went boom! What type of figurative language device is used in this sentence?
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Idiom

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 7. 
    Figurative language is language that:
    • A. 

      Uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal meaning

    • B. 

      Enhances writing by making it more lively and interesting

    • C. 

      Makes reading more interesting

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    It is called ______________ when an author sets mental pictures or images in the reader’s head using words that appeal to the five sense.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 9. 
    “The flowers danced in the breeze” is an example of:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 10. 
    An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect, such as “My grandma is 900 years old!” is called:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 11. 
    When what is expected does not match up with reality, (either verbally, dramatically, or situationally) this is called:
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 12. 
    The audience knows the Titanic is going to sink but the characters/actors get on the ship anyway.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    There is a "No Smoking" sign in the break room for the employees at the cigarette factory.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The cat sat in the window because the sun was shining in at that place.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    When asked a question, for the seventh time, the teacher said, "Sure, I don't think I've answered that one enough times yet".
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    A dog escaped from the pound and while running away was caught again because he got knocked unconscious by running into the dog catcher's truck.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    "Sure, I want to go hiking in the mountains...with a broken leg"
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    The bus arrived late so they missed the roll call.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Snow White ate the apple the old woman gave her.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The princess in Shrek is waiting to be rescued by a handsome prince so she can become beautiful, but, instead of becoming permanently beautiful, she becomes an ogre.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    In real life, an ambulance comes to a woman's house to take her to the hospital, hopefully, to save her life. On the way to the hospital, the ambulance is hit by a semi-truck, and everyone onboard the ambulance is killed.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    You work all afternoon cooking a fancy dinner for your friend. When he takes his first bite, he spits it out into his napkin without you seeing and says to you, "Oh dear, this is wonderful!"
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    A movie you are watching shows a woman jogging in the woods. The next scene shows a mountain lion lying in wait down the path where the woman is jogging.
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    When the audience of a story knows more than the characters involved, what type of irony is employed?
    • A. 

      Situational Irony

    • B. 

      Verbal Irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of verbal irony?
    • A. 

      A left handed person is called "Lefty."

    • B. 

      A tall person is called "Shorty."

    • C. 

      An arrogant criminal gets caught.

    • D. 

      A best selling writer's latest novel is a flop.