Mrs. Boyd/boyces' Figurative Language Quiz

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Figurative Language Quizzes & Trivia

This is a figurative language the topics we will be covering in class. You will be asked to identify as well as interpret similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Good Luck, we know you'll do well.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Create 1 simile, 1 metaphor, and 1 personification for a total of 3 sentences. Be sure to title each.
  • 2. 
    A type of figurative language that compares one thing to another thing using the words "like" or "as" is called a ______________________________.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Metaphor

    • E. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 3. 
    A type of figurative language that compares one thing to another thing by stating that something "is" another thing.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a simile?
    • A. 

      He has the eyes of a hawk.

    • B. 

      She sings like an angel.

    • C. 

      The walls in the apartment house were paper thin.

    • D. 

      The man is a rock.

  • 5. 
    A type of figurative language that gives human traits or characteristics to nonliving objects is called ______________________________.
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Metaphor

  • 6. 
    A type of figurative language that uses the beginning sound in words repeatedly in a phrase or sentence is called ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Simile

  • 7. 
    This type of figurative language is used when words immitate the actual sound(s) made by the action or event.  Examples include "clang" and "whoosh."
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Alliteration

  • 8. 
    Figurative language is used in writing to make the writing more interesting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    "The cat's as fast as a jet on a runway" is an example of a metaphor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The ball hit the player's bat with a crack is an example of onomatopoeia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    "The dog is a rocket, shooting off the porch to chase the mailman," is an example of a metaphor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The plates danced on the shelves during the earthquake is an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Metaphor

    • E. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 13. 
    The show Spongebob is uses example of:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Personification