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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

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    "I have a million things to do!" is an example of an extreme exaggeration used to emphasize the speaker's overwhelming amount of tasks. This figure of speech is known as a hyperbole, which involves exaggerating for emphasis or dramatic effect. By stating that they have a million things to do, the speaker is not being literal but rather emphasizing the magnitude of their responsibilities.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Idiom
    Explanation
    The phrase "We don't want things to get out of hand" is an example of an idiom. Idioms are expressions that have a figurative meaning different from their literal meaning. In this case, the phrase is not meant to be taken literally, but rather it is used to convey the idea that someone does not want a situation to become uncontrollable or chaotic.

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  • 3. 

    Snap, crackle, pop is an example of:

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    D. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    Snap, crackle, pop is an example of onomatopoeia because it imitates the sounds that it is referring to. Onomatopoeia is the use of words that sound like the noise or action they describe, and in this case, the words "snap," "crackle," and "pop" mimic the sounds made by something like Rice Krispies cereal when milk is poured over it.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    D. Metaphor
    Explanation
    "My soul is an enchanted boat" is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things by stating that one thing is another. In this case, the speaker is comparing their soul to a boat, suggesting that their soul possesses similar qualities or characteristics as a boat, such as being mysterious, magical, or capable of embarking on a journey.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    "The stars were like diamonds" is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as". In this case, the stars are being compared to diamonds, emphasizing their beauty and brilliance. Similes are used to create vivid imagery and make a comparison between two different objects or ideas.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    A. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The sentence "The bomb went boom!" uses onomatopoeia, which is a figurative language device that imitates or suggests the sound that it describes. In this case, the word "boom" represents the sound of the explosion, creating a vivid and sensory image in the reader's mind.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Figurative language refers to the use of words or expressions that go beyond their literal meaning, adding depth and creativity to writing. It enhances the quality of writing by making it more engaging, lively, and interesting for the reader. By using figurative language, writers can create vivid imagery and evoke emotions, making the reading experience more enjoyable and captivating. Therefore, all of the given options accurately describe the characteristics and importance of figurative language.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Imagery
    Explanation
    Imagery is the correct answer because it refers to the technique used by authors to create vivid mental pictures or images in the reader's mind. By using descriptive words and appealing to the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), authors can paint a detailed and sensory-rich picture for the reader. This helps to engage the reader's imagination and make the writing more immersive and impactful.

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  • 9. 

    “The flowers danced in the breeze” is an example of:

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Oxymoron

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    "The flowers danced in the breeze" is an example of personification because it attributes human qualities (dancing) to non-human entities (flowers). Personification is a figure of speech that gives human characteristics to inanimate objects or animals, creating a more vivid and engaging description. In this sentence, the flowers are personified by being described as dancing, which helps to create a more lively and imaginative image in the reader's mind.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this case, the statement "My grandma is 900 years old!" is an exaggerated statement that is not meant to be taken literally. It is used to emphasize the idea that the speaker's grandma is very old. Therefore, the correct answer is Hyperbole.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Irony
    Explanation
    Irony is the correct answer because it refers to a situation where there is a contrast between what is expected or intended and what actually happens. It involves a discrepancy between appearance and reality, often resulting in a humorous or unexpected outcome. In this case, the question suggests that when expectations do not align with reality, it is considered irony.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Dramatic Irony
    Explanation
    The given scenario describes dramatic irony, where the audience possesses knowledge that the characters in the story do not have. This creates a sense of tension and anticipation as the audience watches the characters make decisions or take actions that will ultimately lead to their downfall. In this case, the audience knows that the Titanic is going to sink, but the characters are unaware of this impending disaster and board the ship anyway.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Situational Irony
    Explanation
    The given situation is an example of situational irony. Situational irony occurs when there is a contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens. In this case, it is ironic that there is a "No Smoking" sign in the break room of a cigarette factory, where one would expect smoking to be allowed or even encouraged. This creates a situation where the expected outcome is contradicted, resulting in situational irony.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The given statement does not exhibit any form of irony. It simply states a cause and effect relationship - the cat sat in the window because the sun was shining in at that place. Irony involves a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens, but there is no such contrast in this statement. Therefore, the correct answer is None of the above.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Verbal Irony
    Explanation
    The teacher's response is an example of verbal irony because they are saying the opposite of what they actually mean. They are implying that they have answered the question numerous times before and are being sarcastic in their response. This creates a contrast between their words and the intended meaning, which is characteristic of verbal irony.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Situational Irony
    Explanation
    The given scenario exhibits situational irony. Situational irony occurs when the outcome of a situation is the opposite of what is expected. In this case, it is ironic that the dog, who was trying to escape from the pound, ends up getting caught again by running into the dog catcher's truck and getting knocked unconscious. The unexpected and ironic outcome adds a twist to the story.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Verbal Irony
    Explanation
    The statement "Sure, I want to go hiking in the mountains...with a broken leg" is an example of verbal irony. Verbal irony occurs when someone says something that is the opposite of what they really mean. In this case, the speaker is expressing a desire to go hiking despite having a broken leg, which is clearly not a realistic or desirable situation. The statement is meant to be humorous or sarcastic, highlighting the irony of the situation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The given statement does not exhibit any form of irony. It simply states that the bus arrived late, resulting in the individuals missing the roll call. Irony typically involves a contrast between what is expected or intended and what actually happens, but in this case, there is no such contrast or unexpected outcome. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Dramatic Irony
    Explanation
    The given sentence suggests that Snow White ate the apple given to her by the old woman. This situation can be considered as an example of dramatic irony. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience or reader knows something that the character does not. In this case, the audience is aware that the old woman is actually the evil queen in disguise, but Snow White is unaware of this fact. This creates a sense of tension and suspense for the audience as they watch Snow White unknowingly consume the poisoned apple.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Situational Irony
    Explanation
    The given scenario presents a situation where the princess expects to become beautiful after being rescued by a handsome prince. However, instead of achieving her desired outcome, she transforms into an ogre. This unexpected and contrary outcome is an example of situational irony. Situational irony occurs when there is a contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens in a situation. In this case, the princess's transformation into an ogre is unexpected and ironic, as it goes against her initial expectations of becoming beautiful.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Situational Irony
    Explanation
    The given scenario describes a situation where an ambulance, which is supposed to save lives, is involved in a fatal accident, resulting in the death of everyone onboard. This is an example of situational irony because the outcome is the opposite of what is expected or intended. The irony lies in the fact that instead of being a means of saving lives, the ambulance becomes the cause of death.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Verbal Irony
    Explanation
    Verbal irony is the correct answer because the friend's statement, "Oh dear, this is wonderful!" is ironic because it contradicts his actual reaction of spitting out the food. Verbal irony occurs when someone says something that is the opposite of what they really mean. In this situation, the friend's statement is meant to be sarcastic or mocking, as it implies that the food is terrible despite the compliment.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Dramatic Irony
    Explanation
    The given scenario illustrates dramatic irony. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience or reader knows something that the characters in the story do not. In this case, the audience is aware that the mountain lion is waiting for the woman, but she is oblivious to the danger. This creates tension and suspense for the audience, as they anticipate the potential danger that the woman is unaware of.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Dramatic Irony
    Explanation
    Dramatic irony is employed when the audience of a story knows more than the characters involved. This means that the audience is aware of certain information or events that the characters are unaware of, creating a sense of tension and anticipation. This type of irony often leads to suspense and can be used to create dramatic or comedic effects in storytelling.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. A left handed person is called "Lefty."
    Explanation
    Verbal irony is when the intended meaning of a statement is different from the literal or surface meaning. In the given options, "A left handed person is called 'Lefty'" is not an example of verbal irony because it does not involve a contrast between the intended meaning and the literal meaning. It is simply a nickname or label based on a physical characteristic. The other options all involve a contradiction or unexpected outcome, which is characteristic of verbal irony.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony?

    • A.

      A mother expecting her children to do well in school, and they top in their classes

    • B.

      A man meets his long-lost son but doesn't know it, although the reader does.

    • C.

      A little girl can see the future.

    • D.

      A teacher tells her students they did well on a test, but actually they all failed.

    Correct Answer
    B. A man meets his long-lost son but doesn't know it, although the reader does.
    Explanation
    In this example, the situation is an example of dramatic irony because the reader knows something that the man in the story does not. The reader is aware that the man has met his long-lost son, but the man himself is unaware of this fact. The contrast between the reader's knowledge and the character's ignorance creates a sense of tension and dramatic irony.

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  • 27. 

    Sarcasm is a form of verbal irony. Which statement below demonstrates sarcasm?  

    • A.

      A basketball fan remarks, "Watching Michael Jordan play ball knocks my socks off!"  

    • B.

      A soccer fan remarks, "That goalie is in way over his head."  

    • C.

      A football fan remarks, "That receiver's face was as white as a ghost, as the ball whizzed past his hands."  

    • D.

      A baseball fan remarks, "I just love lots of homework on opening night of the World Series!"

    Correct Answer
    D. A baseball fan remarks, "I just love lots of homework on opening night of the World Series!"
    Explanation
    The statement "I just love lots of homework on opening night of the World Series!" demonstrates sarcasm because the fan is expressing the opposite of what they truly feel. Opening night of the World Series is typically an exciting and enjoyable event, so the fan's sarcastic remark about loving homework instead suggests that they actually dislike it.

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  • 28. 

    The son of the police chief is arrested for attempted burglary.  

    • A.

      Situational Irony

    • B.

      Verbal Irony

    • C.

      Dramatic Irony

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Situational Irony
    Explanation
    The situation described in the question is an example of situational irony. Situational irony occurs when there is a contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens. In this case, it is unexpected and ironic that the son of the police chief, who is expected to uphold the law, is arrested for attempting to commit a crime. This unexpected turn of events creates a sense of irony and surprise.

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  • 29. 

    "He waited his whole darn life to take that flight, and as the plane crashed down he said, "Now isn't this nice?" - from the song "Ironic" by Alannis Morisette  

    • A.

      Verbal irony

    • B.

      Verbal and situational irony

    • C.

      Verbal and dramatic irony

    • D.

      Situational and dramatic irony

    Correct Answer
    B. Verbal and situational irony
    Explanation
    The given answer, verbal and situational irony, is correct because the lyrics of the song express a situation where the person has been waiting their whole life for something, only for it to end in a tragic event. This creates a contrast between the expectation and the reality, which is an example of verbal irony. Additionally, the situation itself, where a long-awaited event ends in a crash, is also an example of situational irony. Therefore, both verbal and situational irony are present in the given lyrics.

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  • 30. 

    If you call someone who has failed a math test "Einstein" you are using a form of what type of irony?

    • A.

      Verbal irony

    • B.

      Verbal and situational irony

    • C.

      Verbal and dramatic irony

    • D.

      Situational and dramatic irony

    Correct Answer
    A. Verbal irony
    Explanation
    Verbal irony is the correct answer because calling someone who has failed a math test "Einstein" is a form of irony where the intended meaning is different from the actual words used. It is ironic because Einstein was a renowned physicist known for his intelligence and contributions to the field of mathematics, while the person being called "Einstein" has just failed a math test. The irony lies in the contrast between the person's actual performance in math and the sarcastic remark comparing them to a genius in the subject.

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  • 31. 

    In the children's story "Little Red Riding Hood" we know that the wolf has eaten the grandmother, but Little Red Riding Hood does not know that.

    • A.

      Situational Irony

    • B.

      Verbal Irony

    • C.

      Dramatic Irony

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Dramatic Irony
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the correct answer is dramatic irony. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience or reader knows something that the character does not. In "Little Red Riding Hood," the audience is aware that the wolf has eaten the grandmother, but Little Red Riding Hood is oblivious to this fact. This creates a sense of tension and suspense as the audience waits for the character to discover the truth.

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  • 32. 

    An old man won 100 million dollars in the lottery and then died the following day.

    • A.

      Situational Irony

    • B.

      Verbal Irony

    • C.

      Dramatic Irony

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Situational Irony
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Situational Irony. This is because the situation of the old man winning a large sum of money in the lottery and then dying the next day is unexpected and contrary to what one would typically expect. It is an ironic twist of fate that he finally achieves financial success only to have it taken away from him so quickly.

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  • 33. 

    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict. After breaking his mother's favorite vase, Casey struggles to decide whether he should tell his mother the truth or attempt to hide his mistake and blame the family dog.

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    D. Person Vs. Self
    Explanation
    The conflict in the given description is Person Vs. Self. This is because Casey is facing an internal struggle within himself on whether he should tell the truth about breaking his mother's favorite vase or try to hide the mistake and blame the family dog. The conflict is centered around Casey's own thoughts, emotions, and decision-making process.

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  • 34. 

    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict. It's the year 3030 and society is completely dependent on computers and robots. A young boy named Domino is flying his hovering board to school when all the machines start attacking people due to a powerful computer virus. What will Domino do now that the machines that are supposed to help him have turned against him?

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    E. Person Vs. Technology
    Explanation
    In this story, the conflict arises from the protagonist, Domino, facing a problem with the machines and technology that he relies on. The machines turning against him due to a computer virus creates a conflict between Domino and the technology that is supposed to assist him. Therefore, the correct answer is Person Vs. Technology.

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  • 35. 

    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict.   Brian has the best dog in the world. In fact, he has one of the only dogs in the world. That's because dogs are not allowed in Brian's world, where people believe that dogs spread diseases. Brian's dog will be executed if he is caught. Soon Brian learns of a mysterious underground dog owners club and joins the fight to legalize dogs. Can Brian and his new friends prove to the world that dogs are safe and friendly?

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    C. Person Vs. Society
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Person Vs. Society because the conflict in the story is between Brian and the society he lives in. The society has a belief that dogs spread diseases and dogs are not allowed. Brian, however, believes that dogs are safe and friendly and joins the underground dog owners club to fight against the society's belief and to prove that dogs should be legalized.

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  • 36. 

    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict.   Janie is on a whitewater-rafting trip along a choppy river when their guide suddenly has a heart attack. Now she and the other passengers must learn to work together to survive the treacherous rapids. As if things weren't bad enough, some of the passengers have spotted a bear following the confused rafters along the shore. Will Janie make it home safely?

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    A. Person Vs. Nature
    Explanation
    The conflict in the story is person vs. nature because Janie and the other passengers are facing the challenge of surviving the treacherous rapids and the bear that is following them. They have to navigate the choppy river and work together to overcome the dangers posed by the natural elements and wildlife in order to make it home safely.

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  • 37. 

    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict.   Kirstin was once teased for being heavy, but then she lost a lot of weight. Now Kirstin is very skinny, but there is just one problem: she still sees an overweight girl when she looks in the mirror. Her friends and family try to convince her of how beautiful she is, but she doesn't believe them. Worse still, she is continuing to diet. Will Kirstin be able to align her body image with reality or will she destroy herself?

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    D. Person Vs. Self
    Explanation
    The conflict in this story is Person Vs. Self. Kirstin is struggling with her own perception of herself and her body image. Despite losing weight and being told by others that she is beautiful, she still sees herself as overweight and continues to diet excessively. This internal struggle between her perception and reality creates the conflict within Kirstin.

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  • 38. 

    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict.   Greg is just a regular boy who tries his best in school and just so happens to have a magical unicorn. When he's not studying and playing baseball, Greg is riding his unicorn through the enchanted land of Harmonia. When Greg brings something to Harmonia that he shouldn't, a secret gate is unlocked and the muck-muck monsters are unleashed, causing terrible pollution in Harmonia. Can Greg and his unicorn stop the muck-muck monsters before they find a way to Greg's world?

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    F. Person Vs. Supernatural
    Explanation
    The given story involves a conflict between the protagonist, Greg, and the supernatural creatures known as the muck-muck monsters. Greg accidentally unlocks a secret gate in the enchanted land of Harmonia, which unleashes these monsters and causes pollution. The conflict arises as Greg and his unicorn must find a way to stop the muck-muck monsters from wreaking havoc in Harmonia and potentially entering Greg's world. This conflict fits the category of Person Vs. Supernatural, as Greg is pitted against these supernatural creatures and must overcome their threat.

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    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict.   Everything was going just fine for Mae until yesterday. That was when she found out that her eyes were turning green. In Mae's world people discriminate against those with green eyes. Green-eyed people cannot vote or hold public office and they are often forced to work the worst jobs for the least pay, if they can even find a job. Mae's parents want her to have surgery to change her eye color, but her grandma, who also has green eyes, encourages her to fight for her rights. With her grandma behind her, Mae joins a resistance movement and becomes the poster child for green-eyed rights, but how will all of this attention affect Mae's family, especially her parents who wanted her to hide who she was?

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    C. Person Vs. Society
    Explanation
    The type of story conflict in this scenario is person vs. society. Mae is facing discrimination and prejudice because of her green eyes, which is a societal issue. The conflict arises from the societal norms and expectations that discriminate against people with green eyes, leading to Mae's struggle to fight for her rights and challenge the established beliefs and practices of her society.

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  • 40. 

    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict.   Jack Juniper is the best fighter pilot in the Air Force. He can take down an enemy jet while doing a barrel roll. One day while Jack is escorting some friendly pilots to a military base, something that Jack has never seen before attacks the convoy... aliens! Can Jack outmaneuver the highly skilled alien pilots or is the mission doomed to failure?

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    F. Person Vs. Supernatural
    Explanation
    The given story conflict is Person Vs. Supernatural because the conflict is between Jack, the fighter pilot, and the aliens, who are supernatural beings. Jack is faced with the challenge of outmaneuvering highly skilled alien pilots, which suggests a supernatural element to the conflict.

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    Read the description below. Then identify the type of story conflict.   Ronny has won second place in the science fair for the last two years, and Newton Robinson has taken first. Ronny hated how Newton gloated and held those victories high over Ronny's head. This year, Ronny will stop at nothing to beat Newton. He has even enlisted the help of a Nobel Prize nominated scientist who was banished from the scientific community for his rouge experiments. Can Ronny and his mad scientist partner win against the undefeated Newton at this year's science fair?

    • A.

      Person Vs. Nature

    • B.

      Person Vs. Person

    • C.

      Person Vs. Society

    • D.

      Person Vs. Self

    • E.

      Person Vs. Technology

    • F.

      Person Vs. Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    B. Person Vs. Person
    Explanation
    The conflict in this story is Person Vs. Person because Ronny is determined to beat Newton, who has been consistently winning first place in the science fair. Ronny's motivation is driven by his dislike for Newton's gloating and the desire to prove himself as better than Newton. The conflict is centered around the rivalry and competition between Ronny and Newton.

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  • 42. 

    He clattered and clanged as he washed the dishes.

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is onomatopoeia because the sentence uses words that imitate the sounds they describe, such as "clattered" and "clanged." Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech that adds a vivid and sensory element to writing by using words that mimic sounds. In this case, the words "clattered" and "clanged" create a sense of noise and movement, enhancing the imagery and bringing the scene to life.

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  • 43. 

    My computer hates me.

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to non-human entities. In the given statement, the computer is being described as "hating" the person, which is a human emotion. This is an example of personification because it is giving the computer human-like characteristics.

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  • 44. 

    The small boat was a bouncy ball in the crashing ocean waves.

    • A.

      Irony

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    D. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the small boat to a bouncy ball in the crashing ocean waves. This comparison is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to create a vivid image in the reader's mind. Therefore, the correct answer is metaphor.

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