Simile And Metaphor Quiz

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Simile And Metaphor Quiz

Read the statement and identify whether it is an example of a simile, metaphor or personification.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jenny cooked the candy too long.  When she took it out of the oven it was hard as a rock.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 2. 
    Iva worked hard on her report. After presenting it to the class, she felt as light as a feather.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 3. 
    The old car woke reluctantly from its overnight sleep.  Coughing and sputtering, it finally broke into a loud roar.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 4. 
    The trees of the forest watched sympathetically over the lost child.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 5. 
    After Marshall climbed three flights of stairs, he had to sit down.  He was a puffing steam engine.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 6. 
    Kyle's father was as stern as a judge when he came home after curfew.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 7. 
    The storm was a savage beast. 
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 8. 
    The storm took the house in its teeth and shook it.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 9. 
    Wiley was very good at chess.  "You have to watch him," said his father.  "He's a real fox."
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 10. 
    Shay ran in a relay race on Saturday.  When it was over, her legs felt like lead.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 11. 
    The day after the rain, the air was clean and fresh.  A soft breeze carried the scent of lilacs.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 12. 
    The boy's room was an amusement arcade.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 13. 
    Louis is as strong and as tall as a redwood tree.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 14. 
    Computers talk to one another.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 15. 
    The train whistle screamed as the train flew through the tunnel.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 16. 
    The kitchen is the heart of my mother's home.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 17. 
    The idea was a fire in my head.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 18. 
    The waxed floor was as slippery as an ice rink.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 19. 
    Grandmother's dresser smelled like a rose garden.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 20. 
    The truck groaned under the weight of its load.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 21. 
    The rain was a curtain of water.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 22. 
    The rained puddled at the door and washed anyone who entered with its splatter.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 23. 
    All the world's a stage.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 24. 
    Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 25. 
    After a week without rain, the flowers begged to be watered.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 26. 
    The ball was thrown like a bullet.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 27. 
    She is peaches and cream.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 28. 
    The moon peeked out from behind the clouds.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 29. 
    The wide rock ledge was a safe harbor for the weary mountain climbers.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 30. 
    Fall leaves were scattered like confetti.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 31. 
    The green vines wound their green arms around the rusty gate.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

  • 32. 
    John's new car was a lemon.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification