Figurative Language Quiz

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Can you identify what type of figurative language is present in the given sentence? Take this figurative language quiz to test your knowledge of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, and irony. Figurative language refers to the words (or groups of words) to build imagery and provide more power to the words. You might have studied about these in your English textbooks. Do you still remember all figurative languages? Let's check it out with the help of the quiz given below.


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  • 1. 

    Scenario: After taking the test, you walk out of the room complaining about how badly you scored because you didn't feel like you studied hard enough. You blame both the test and the teacher because of you score. Your teacher looks at you and says, "Well, looks like you tried your best on that one." Which of the following does this scenario best represent?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    • E.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    E. Irony
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the teacher's statement of "Well, looks like you tried your best on that one" is ironic because it contradicts the student's complaint about not studying hard enough. The student is blaming themselves, the test, and the teacher for their low score, but the teacher's response suggests that the student actually tried their best despite feeling unprepared. This creates a contrast between the student's expectation of a poor performance and the teacher's acknowledgement of their effort, making it an example of irony.

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  • 2. 

    I feel like a beached whale after I eat at Cici's pizza! What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?

    • A.

      Irony

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The sentence "I feel like a beached whale after I eat at Cici's pizza!" uses a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using "like" or "as." In this case, the speaker is comparing their feeling after eating at Cici's pizza to the feeling of a beached whale.

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  • 3. 

    The wind is screaming in my ear today. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because the sentence attributes human characteristics (screaming) to the wind, which is not possible in reality. This personification helps create a vivid image and adds emphasis to the intensity of the wind.

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  • 4. 

    You, devil! I can't believe you stole my clicker when I wasn't looking! Mrs. Corlee will think you're flirting with me for sure. Which of the following does this best represent?

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    This sentence represents a metaphor because it compares the person being addressed to a devil, implying that they are mischievous or deceitful.

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  • 5. 

    The will slept in the innermost corner of his private safe. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    • E.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because the sentence gives human qualities to the will by saying that it "slept" in the innermost corner of the safe. Personification is a type of figurative language where non-human objects or animals are given human characteristics or behaviors.

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  • 6. 

    You are my sunshine, my only sunshine! You make me happy, when skies are gray. What type of figurative language is used here?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given phrase "You are my sunshine" is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things without using "like" or "as". In this case, the speaker is comparing the person they are addressing to sunshine, implying that they bring light, warmth, and happiness into their life, just like the sun does.

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  • 7. 

    Chocolate is dancing in my mind right now. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Irony

    • E.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification. Personification is a type of figurative language that gives human qualities or characteristics to non-human things. In the given sentence, the chocolate is being described as "dancing," which is a human action. This personification creates a vivid image in the reader's mind and adds depth to the description.

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  • 8. 

    I want chocolate as much as the grim reaper wants to take away your next birthday! What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Personification

    • E.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using the words "like" or "as." In this sentence, the comparison is made between the speaker's desire for chocolate and the grim reaper's desire to take away the listener's next birthday. The use of "as" indicates that it is a simile.

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  • 9. 

    Every day is a blank page for me. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The sentence "Every day is a blank page for me" uses metaphor. This is because it is comparing the concept of a day to a blank page, suggesting that each day is like a fresh start or an opportunity to create something new, just like a blank page in a book.

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  • 10. 

    What type of figurative language is used in this sentence? My mother was the sun and the moon to me.

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    D. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The sentence "My mother was the sun and the moon to me" is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two different things by saying that one thing is another thing, without using "like" or "as." In this sentence, the speaker is comparing their mother to the sun and the moon, suggesting that their mother is a source of light, guidance, and importance in their life.

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  • 11. 

    It's raining cats and dogs. What type of figurative language is used in the sentence?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hyperbole because the phrase "raining cats and dogs" is an exaggerated statement that is not meant to be taken literally. It is used to emphasize the intensity or heaviness of the rain, creating a vivid and dramatic image in the reader's mind.

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  • 12. 

    My legs are rubber after standing all day at school. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The sentence "My legs are rubber after standing all day at school" is an example of a metaphor. It compares the feeling of the speaker's legs to rubber, suggesting that they are weak or lacking strength. This comparison is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to convey the idea of exhaustion or fatigue.

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