Pa 105 Figurative Language

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Jeannemgray
J
Jeannemgray
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 209
Questions: 10 | Attempts: 212

SettingsSettingsSettings
Figurative Language Quizzes & Trivia

Identify, interpret, and analyze the use of figurativelanguage 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    The phrase "I am frozen to my seat" is an example of hyperbole because it exaggerates the speaker's feeling of being stuck or unable to move by comparing it to being frozen. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that uses extreme exaggeration to make a point or create emphasis.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. She is too embarrassed to get up
    Explanation
    The author is conveying that the reason why she won't get up is because she is too embarrassed. This is evident from the statement "I am frozen to my seat." The author is feeling ashamed or humiliated by her grandmother's behavior, which is why she is unable to move from her seat.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The old lady is dressed in an oversize coat and she is hopelessly lost
    Explanation
    The simile is trying to convey that the old lady is dressed in an oversize coat and she is hopelessly lost. The comparison between the black coat dragging around and around the church and a periscope on a submarine suggests that the old lady is wandering aimlessly and struggling to find her way. The image of the little gray head peeking out like a periscope emphasizes her confusion and disorientation.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the action of "looking around the park for Gretchen" to "a periscope in a submarine movie." This is a simile because it uses the word "like" to make the comparison explicit. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as." In this case, the comparison emphasizes the speaker's intense and thorough search for Gretchen, highlighting the visual imagery of a periscope moving and scanning its surroundings.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Imagery
    Explanation
    The passage describes the sensation of the speaker running and feeling weightless, with their arms pumping and the sound of their feet on the gravel track. This vivid description appeals to the reader's senses and creates a mental image of the scene, making it an example of imagery.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A feeling of what it is like to run
    Explanation
    The passage is likely trying to convey a feeling of what it is like to run. This can be inferred from the context and the language used in the passage, which may describe the physical sensations, emotions, or experiences associated with running. The passage may provide details or imagery that allow the reader to imagine or understand the feeling of running.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Imagery
    Explanation
    The passage describes the physical appearance of the young man in vivid detail, using descriptive language to create a mental image for the reader. This use of descriptive language appeals to the reader's senses and helps to create a visual image of the scene, making it an example of imagery.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The highlighted portion is an example of a simile because it compares the action of the cat to the spreading of wildfire, using the word "like" to make the comparison.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The grass parted because the cat ran so fast
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that the meaning conveyed by the above portion is that the grass parted because the cat ran so fast.

    Rate this question:

  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Imagery
    Explanation
    The sentence describes a young ginger-colored cat slithering under a wooden fence and into a field. This imagery creates a vivid mental picture in the reader's mind, allowing them to visualize the cat's actions and surroundings. It appeals to the reader's senses and helps to create a more immersive reading experience.

    Rate this question:

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.