Quiz: Identifying Figures Of Speech

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Figure Of Speech Quizzes & Trivia

Writers throughout time to add color to what they are trying to communicate have used figures of speech. In grammar class, we got to identify the five figures of speech, their use and how to identify them. Do you believe you understood all that was covered? Test how correct your answer is by taking up the test below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

  • 3. 
    My mother is like a star in the sky.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 4. 
    The trees are dancing together with the wind.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

  • 5. 
    You are the sunshine of my life.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

  • 6. 
    Necessity is the mother of invention.
    • A. 

      Eponymy

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

  • 7. 
    The Titanic was said to be unsinkable but sunk on its very first voyage.
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Understatement

  • 8. 
    He said it was just a small scratch referring to a large dent.
    • A. 

      Understatement

    • B. 

      Synecdoche

    • C. 

      Irony