Lit Blitz, Week 4, Day 2

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Lit Blitz, Week 4, Day 2 - Quiz


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  • 1. 

     As Malachi walked home from school, the wind gripped him in its frigid fingertips.   Which word is personified in this sentence (AKA: Which word is given human qualities)?

    • A.

      Malachi

    • B.

      Home

    • C.

      School

    • D.

      Wind

    Correct Answer
    D. Wind
    Explanation
    The word "wind" is personified in this sentence. Personification is a literary device that gives human qualities or characteristics to non-human entities. In this sentence, the wind is described as gripping Malachi, which is a human action.

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  • 2. 

     As Malachi walked home from school, the wind gripped him in its frigid fingertips.   What human qualities is given to your answer in #1?

    • A.

      Walked

    • B.

      Gripped

    • C.

      Frigid

    • D.

      Fingertips

    Correct Answer
    B. Gripped
    Explanation
    The human quality given to the answer "gripped" is the ability to physically hold or grasp something. In this context, it suggests that the wind had a strong and forceful hold on Malachi, as if it were a human hand gripping him tightly. This personification of the wind adds a sense of intensity and discomfort to the description of the weather.

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  • 3. 

    Though Dante tried to not to break the rules of his diet, the donut shop called to him at night. Which word is given human qualities in the example above?

    • A.

      Dante

    • B.

      Diet

    • C.

      Donut Shop

    • D.

      Nighttime

    Correct Answer
    C. Donut Shop
    Explanation
    In the example above, the word "Donut Shop" is given human qualities. The sentence implies that the donut shop has the ability to call or tempt Dante, which suggests that it possesses human-like qualities of persuasion or attraction.

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  • 4. 

    Though Dante tried to not to break the rules of his diet, the donut shop called to him at night. What human quality was given to your answer in #3?

    • A.

      Called

    • B.

      Tried not to break the rules

    • C.

      Eating donuts

    • D.

      Dietting

    Correct Answer
    A. Called
    Explanation
    The human quality given to the answer "called" in #3 is temptation. The phrase "the donut shop called to him at night" suggests that the donut shop was tempting Dante despite his efforts to stick to his diet.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

    • A.

      The night was calm and still as crickets chirped and owls hooted under the light of the moon.

    • B.

      Little Vito was attempting to sneak out of his parent’s house to cause trouble late at night. He was tiptoeing across the kitchen floor toward the backdoor the creaky floor boards and his squeaky shoes told his parents he was leaving. Big Vito was none too pleased with little Vito.

    • C.

      Gina was the most beautiful girl in the whole town. Her eyes were a blanket of stars. Her teeth shined like fresh porcelain tiles.

    • D.

      Ms. Wilder is as tall as a giraffe.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ms. Wilder is as tall as a giraffe.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ms. Wilder is as tall as a giraffe." This is not an example of personification because it is a simile, comparing Ms. Wilder's height to that of a giraffe. Personification is the attribution of human characteristics to non-human objects or animals, which is not present in this answer choice.

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