Pa 105 Figurative Language

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Figurative Language Quizzes & Trivia

Identify, interpret, and analyze the use of figurative language in a given passage. The choices are simile, metaphor, imagery, symbolism


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. “I am frozen to my seat” is an example of
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 2. 
    2. What message is the author trying to convey  “ I would like her to disappear. I know that on Monday my friends, and my enemies, in the barrio will have a lot of senile-grandmother jokes to tell in front of me. I am frozen to my seat.”
    • A. 

      She is too embarrassed to get up

    • B. 

      she’s stuck to her seat

    • C. 

      she’s so offended by abuela she won’t get up

    • D. 

      She’s disgusted by her grandmother she won’t get up

  • 3. 
    3. “But the next time I look up, I see a black coat dragging around and around the church, stopping here and there so a little gray head can peek out like a periscope on a submarine.” What is the simile trying to convey?
    • A. 

      The old lady is lost

    • B. 

      The old lady is dressed in an oversize coat and she is hopelessly lost

    • C. 

      The old lady has a long neck and keeps sticking it up like a periscope

  • 4. 
    4. "He looks around the park for Gretchen like a periscope in a submarine movie.” This is an example of
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 5. 
    5. “I am off and weightless again, flying past the other runners, my arms pumping up and down and the whole world is quiet except for the crunch as I zoom over the gravel in the track.” This is an example of
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 6. 
    6. The above passage is trying to convey...
    • A. 

      A feeling of what it is like to run

    • B. 

      A feeling of flying

    • C. 

      An exaggeration

  • 7. 
    7. “He lay face-up in the center of the trail, a slim, dead almost dainty young man. He had bony legs, a narrow waist, long shapely fingers.” This is an example of
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 8. 
    8. “The cat’s ears went up and his head shot forward. Next thing my dog was hauling me along at the end of his leash, barking himself into a frenzy. The cat parted the grass like wildfire.” This is an highlighted portion example of 
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 9. 
    9. What meaning does the above portion convey?
    • A. 

      The grass caught fire because the cat ran so fast

    • B. 

      The grass parted because the cat ran so fast

    • C. 

      The cat caused the grass to catch fire because he ran so fast

  • 10. 
    10. "A young ginger-colored cat slithered under a wooden fence and into the field" This is an example of
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Symbolism

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