Can You Identify The Metaphor And Simile?

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Can You Identify The Metaphor And Simile?

A metaphor is an implied simile. It says that the two things are one and the same. A simile, on the other hand, says that one thing is like another. This quiz has been developed to identify the correct metaphor and simile. There is a list of 10 questions. It will be a little bit hard. Take your time. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many stanzas does the poem Metaphor have?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 2. 
    What is a example of a simile?
    • A. 

      The duck swam to the lake.

    • B. 

      Money is green.

    • C. 

      Soda is good for you.

    • D. 

      The elephant is big as a blue whale on land.

  • 3. 
    Who wrote this poem?
    • A. 

      Derrick Perry

    • B. 

      Mrs. Bargaineer

    • C. 

      Eve Merriam

    • D. 

      Maya Angelo

  • 4. 
    *Bonus Question* When was Eve Mariam Born?
    • A. 

      July 4, 1921

    • B. 

      April 12, 1992

    • C. 

      June 8,1912

    • D. 

      July 19, 1916

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a mixed metaphor?
    • A. 

      John smelled a rat and had to nip it in the bud

    • B. 

      Veterinary medicine is my bread and butter

    • C. 

      His inflamed temper was just the tip of the iceberg

    • D. 

      His inflamed temper was just the tip of the iceberg!

  • 6. 
    Why should you avoid using metaphor in formal essays?
    • A. 

      Metaphors are technically untrue statements

    • B. 

      Metaphors are often vague

    • C. 

      Metaphors can sound overly colloquial

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Although metaphor is more suitable for creative writing, there is a very similar technique that can be used effectively in formal essays. What is it?
    • A. 

      Simile/Analogy

    • B. 

      Metonym

    • C. 

      Extended metaphor

    • D. 

      Mixed metaphor

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of metaphor?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metonym

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      These are all types of metaphor

  • 9. 
    An uphill struggle - is associated with which of the four options?
    • A. 

      Difficulty in making ends meet.

    • B. 

      The hill was very steep

    • C. 

      It is hard to climb a hill.

    • D. 

      It is a struggle to stay on the hill

  • 10. 
    Boiling mad - is associated with which of the four options?
    • A. 

      To become mad.

    • B. 

      Boiling water was poured at a mad person.

    • C. 

      To be very, very angry.

    • D. 

      Boiling something makes one mad.