Various Types Of Figurative Language Quiz

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Figurative Language Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers the various types of figurative language we have covered in class. You will be asked to identify as well as interpret similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A type of figurative language that compares one thing to another thing by stating that something "is" another thing.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 2. 
    A type of figurative language that gives human traits or characteristics to nonliving objects is called ______________________________.
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Metaphor

  • 3. 
    A type of figurative language that uses the beginning sound in words repeatedly in a phrase or sentence is called ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Simile

  • 4. 
    This type of figurative language is used when words immitate the actual sound(s) made by the action or event.  Examples include "clang" and "whoosh."
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 5. 
    Figurative language is used in writing to make the writing more interesting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The ball hit the player's bat with a crack is an example of onomatopoeia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    "The dog is a rocket, shooting off the porch to chase the mailman" is an example of a metaphor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The plates danced on the shelves during the earthquake is an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration

    • E. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 9. 
    The students sat sipping sodas silently at the show is an example of:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration

    • E. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 10. 
    Explain the meaning of the simile, "That car is as full as a soda that hasn't been opened."
  • 11. 
    Explain the meaning of the simile, "The road is like a snake."
  • 12. 
    Explain the meaning of the metaphor, "My brother is a garbage disposal."
  • 13. 
    Explain what makes this an example of personification: "The flower waved at the joggers as they passed by the lake."
  • 14. 
    Complete the following simile: "The roller coaster is like a _________________________."
  • 15. 
  • 16. 
    Complete the following personification: "The banana ___________________ as the man began to peel away the outside."
  • 17. 
    Complete the following sentence of alliteration: "The fat frog felt _____________________________________________________________."
  • 18. 
    Complete the following sentence adding an onomatopoeia to it: "As my brother picked up his plate to take it to the sink, he dropped it and it hit the floor with a ______________________"
  • 19. 
    Write 2 similes, 2 metaphors, 2 sentences containing personification, 2 sentences containing alliteration, and 2 sentences containing onomatopoeia.  There should be a total of 10 sentences when you are finished with this section.  Make sure to label each one with what type of figurative language it is.