Literary Devices Assessment

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Literary Devices Assessment

TLI Multiple Choice


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?
    • A. 

      I saw the dappled sunlight through the leaves.

    • B. 

      I enjoyed the sweet, sun ripened fruit.

    • C. 

      I felt such excitement as the wind whooshed past my ear.

    • D. 

      The fog was a heavy, wet blanket smothering the city.

  • 2. 
    On the Fourth of July, the air is filled with bangs and booms of fireworks. The sentence above contains an example of
    • A. 

      Metaphor.

    • B. 

      Rhyme.

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia.

    • D. 

      Simile.

  • 3. 
    "My dog ate my homework," I said to my teacher. "Your dog ate your homework?" she asked with a smile. I struggled to hold on to my backpack as we talked. Suddenly, I lost my grip and the backpack tumbled to the ground sending torn pieces of paper, pencils, and pens flying! A cute little Scottish Terrier scampered out of the backpack and across the classroom floor! "I see," said my teacher with a surprised look. "Your dog ate your homework!" In the sentence, the author uses
    • A. 

      A simile.

    • B. 

      Character description.

    • C. 

      A metaphor.

    • D. 

      Sentence repetition.

  • 4. 
    Which sentence below contains a metaphor?
    • A. 

      The airport is a congested beehive.

    • B. 

      Life is like a race.

    • C. 

      Hitch your wagon to a star.

    • D. 

      Step on the gas pedal!

  • 5. 
    Leslie heard a thump as the chair fell against the wall. Which type of figurative language is thump?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Idiom

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 6. 
    1When Lucy watered the flowers, she noticed tiny holes in some of the leaves. 2Looking closer, she saw caterpillars as thin as a human hair. 3Even though they were small, they must have been hungry. 4Right before her eyes, they munched the leaves and flower petals. 5Her flowers were lunch for a whole army of tiny creatures. Which type of figurative language appears in sentence 2?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Idiom

  • 7. 
    Which sentence uses onomatopoeia? .
    • A. 

      The sunlight was too bright for my eyes.

    • B. 

      The painting's colors blended together beautifully.

    • C. 

      The steak sizzled on the grill.

    • D. 

      The rabbit's soft fur was warm to the touch.

  • 8. 
    Mom always worried about money. She worried about money for rent, money for food, and money for clothes. Thoughts about money worried her night and day. The passage uses .
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia.

    • B. 

      Simile.

    • C. 

      Metaphor.

    • D. 

      Repitition.

  • 9. 
    Which sentence below contains a metaphor?
    • A. 

      The clouds were cotton in the blue sky.

    • B. 

      Although she was tiny, Mariah ran like the wind.

    • C. 

      The wagon was filled with bright orange pumpkins.

    • D. 

      The hoops were covered with multicolored ribbon.

  • 10. 
    Laughter was always heard in my grandfather’s house. The house was full of big belly laughs, polite chuckles, heavy laughs, light laughs, laughs that went on for minutes at a time, and short bursts of laughter that came and were gone in a second. What I remember most about visiting my grandfather’s house was the laughter. The most likely reason the writer of this passage repeats “laugh” and “laughter” is to
    • A. 

      Remind the reader how to spell the words.

    • B. 

      Use fewer different words.

    • C. 

      Create the effect of being surrounded by the sound.

    • D. 

      Make the passage easier to read for beginners.

  • 11. 
    Which sentence below contains a simile?
    • A. 

      The snow was like a blanket of cotton covering the ground.

    • B. 

      The trees glistened in the moonlight.

    • C. 

      Icicles clung desperately to rooftops.

    • D. 

      The ground was covered with frosting.

  • 12. 
    The whirring of the helicopter blades signaled the beginning of the flight. The sentence above contains an example of
    • A. 

      Simile.

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia.

    • C. 

      Metaphor.

    • D. 

      Idiom.

  • 13. 
    The lake was a plate of diamonds sparkling in the sun. The sentence above contains
    • A. 

      A simile.

    • B. 

      Repetition.

    • C. 

      A metaphor.

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia.

  • 14. 
    1The girls were surprised when they met the new member of their class. 2Two of them had older sisters. 3Her clothes were torn and her hair was disheveled. 4When she spoke, her voice was as soft as rain. Which type of figurative language appears in sentence 4?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 15. 
    1Gordon swung his legs over the side of the bed. 2He carefully stepped onto the bare wood floor. 3Even though he was careful where he put his feet, the loose board squeaked loudly the moment he put his weight on it. 4At once, the hall light came on, and his mom's voice called, "Gordon, what are you doing up at this hour of the night?" Sentence 3 contains an example of .
    • A. 

      Simile.

    • B. 

      Metaphor.

    • C. 

      Repetition.

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia.