Simile And Metaphor Quiz : Trivia Test

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  • 1. 

    Jenny cooked them candy for too long.  When she took it out of the oven it was hard as a rock.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given statement "hard as a rock" is a comparison between the candy and a rock, using the word "as" to establish the similarity. This is an example of a simile, which is a figure of speech that compares two things using "like" or "as". It helps the reader understand the hardness of the candy by comparing it to something well-known and easily understood.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is simile because the sentence is comparing Iva's feeling to the weightlessness of a feather using the word "as." This comparison helps to convey the idea that Iva felt very light and relieved after presenting her report.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because it gives human-like qualities to the car by saying that it "woke reluctantly" and "coughed and sputtered." This attribution of human actions and emotions to a non-human object is a form of personification.

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  • 4. 

    The trees of the forest watched sympathetically over the lost child.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because the sentence attributes human-like qualities to the trees by stating that they "watched sympathetically" over the lost child. Personification is a figure of speech in which non-human objects or animals are given human characteristics or qualities. In this case, the trees are personified as they are described as having the ability to watch and feel sympathy.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given answer is metaphor because it compares Marshall to a puffing steam engine, suggesting that he was breathing heavily and exhausted from climbing the stairs. This comparison helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind and emphasizes the intensity of Marshall's physical exertion.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The sentence compares Kyle's father's sternness to that of a judge using the word "as." This indicates that it is a simile, which is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as." In this case, it is comparing the sternness of Kyle's father to the sternness of a judge.

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  • 7. 

    The storm was a savage beast. 

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "The storm was a savage beast" is a metaphor because it is comparing the storm to a savage beast without using the words "like" or "as". This figure of speech helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind, emphasizing the intensity and ferocity of the storm.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence personifies the storm by giving it the ability to take the house in its teeth and shake it. Personification is a figure of speech in which human characteristics are attributed to non-human things. In this case, the storm is described as if it has human-like qualities, such as teeth and the ability to shake objects.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given statement "He's a real fox" is an example of a metaphor. It is comparing Wiley to a fox, implying that he is clever and cunning like a fox. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things without using "like" or "as." In this case, the comparison is made between Wiley and a fox to convey his skill in playing chess.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is simile because the sentence is comparing Shay's legs to lead using the word "like". This comparison helps to convey the heaviness and fatigue that Shay felt after running in the relay race.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The answer is personification because it attributes human qualities to the soft breeze by saying that it "carried" the scent of lilacs. This personification gives the breeze the ability to carry and transport the scent, which is a human action.

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  • 12. 

    The boy's room was an amusement arcade.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "The boy's room was an amusement arcade" is a metaphor because it is comparing the boy's room to an amusement arcade. It suggests that the room is filled with excitement, fun, and entertainment, just like an amusement arcade. This comparison helps create a vivid image in the reader's mind and adds depth to the description of the boy's room.

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  • 13. 

    Louis is as strong and as tall as a redwood tree.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares Louis's strength and height to that of a redwood tree using the words "as...as," indicating a comparison. This is a characteristic of a simile, which is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things using "like" or "as." Therefore, the correct answer is simile.

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  • 14. 

    Computers talk to one another.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because personification is the literary device used to give human qualities or characteristics to non-human objects or animals. In this context, saying "computers talk to one another" is giving human-like qualities of communication to the computers, which is an example of personification.

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  • 15. 

    The train whistle screamed as the train flew through the tunnel.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence personifies the train whistle by stating that it "screamed" as the train flew through the tunnel. Personification is a figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to non-human entities. In this case, the train whistle is given the human quality of being able to scream, which is not possible in reality. Therefore, the correct answer is personification.

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  • 16. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    This sentence is an example of a metaphor because it is comparing the kitchen to the heart of a home. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to convey the idea that the kitchen is a central and essential part of the home, just like the heart is central and essential to the body.

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  • 17. 

    The idea was a fire in my head.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "a fire in my head" is comparing the idea to a fire, suggesting that it is intense, consuming, and potentially overwhelming. This comparison creates a vivid image in the reader's mind and helps to convey the intensity and passion of the idea. Therefore, it is an example of a metaphor, as it is directly comparing two unrelated things without using "like" or "as".

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  • 18. 

    The waxed floor was as slippery as an ice rink.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the slipperiness of the waxed floor to that of an ice rink using the word "as," indicating a comparison between two unlike things. This is characteristic of a simile, which is a figure of speech that directly compares two things using "like" or "as." In this case, the simile helps to convey the idea that the waxed floor is extremely slippery, emphasizing the extent of its slipperiness by comparing it to the slipperiness of an ice rink.

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  • 19. 

    Grandmother's dresser smelled like a rose garden.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is simile because a simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as." In this sentence, the smell of the grandmother's dresser is being compared to the scent of a rose garden, indicating that the dresser smelled very pleasant and fragrant.

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  • 20. 

    The truck groaned under the weight of its load.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because it attributes human characteristics to the truck by saying that it "groaned" under the weight of its load. This gives the truck human-like qualities and emotions, which is a characteristic of personification.

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  • 21. 

    The rain was a curtain of water.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "The rain was a curtain of water" is a metaphor because it is comparing the rain to a curtain, suggesting that the rain is similar to a curtain in some way. This comparison is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to create a vivid image in the reader's mind.

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  • 22. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence personifies the rain puddle by stating that it "washed anyone who entered with its splatter." Personification is a figure of speech in which human qualities or actions are attributed to non-human entities. In this case, the rain puddle is given the human action of washing, which is not something a puddle can actually do. Therefore, the correct answer is personification.

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  • 23. 

    All the world's a stage.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "All the world's a stage" is a metaphor because it is comparing the world to a stage. It suggests that life is like a play, where everyone has a role to play and we are all actors performing on this stage called the world. The metaphor helps to convey the idea that life is theatrical and that we all have a part to play in it.

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  • 24. 

    Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given statement "Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life" is comparing big sisters to crabgrass in order to convey a certain meaning. This comparison implies that big sisters are unwanted or annoying, just like crabgrass is seen as a nuisance in a lawn. Therefore, this statement uses a metaphor to create a vivid and impactful comparison between big sisters and crabgrass.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because the sentence gives human qualities to the flowers by saying that they "begged to be watered." This personification adds depth and emotion to the description of the flowers, as if they are alive and expressing their need for water.

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  • 26. 

    The ball was thrown like a bullet.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The statement "The ball was thrown like a bullet" is an example of a simile because it uses the word "like" to compare the action of throwing the ball to the speed and force of a bullet. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using "like" or "as". In this case, it emphasizes the speed and power with which the ball was thrown.

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  • 27. 

    She is peaches and cream.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "She is peaches and cream" is a metaphor because it is comparing the person being described to the qualities of peaches and cream. This is not a literal statement, but rather a figurative way of expressing that the person has a smooth and flawless complexion, similar to the texture and appearance of peaches and cream.

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  • 28. 

    The moon peeked out from behind the clouds.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The moon peeked out from behind the clouds" is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to non-human things. In this case, the moon is given the human quality of "peeking out," which is something that humans do.

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  • 29. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is metaphor because the sentence is comparing the wide rock ledge to a safe harbor for weary mountain climbers. It is not stating that the rock ledge is actually a safe harbor, but rather using the comparison to convey the idea that the ledge provides safety and comfort to the climbers, just like a harbor would for ships.

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  • 30. 

    Fall leaves were scattered like confetti.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares fall leaves to confetti by using the word "like," which indicates a comparison. This figure of speech is known as a simile. A simile is a literary device that compares two different things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the writer is describing how the fall leaves are scattered in a similar way to how confetti is scattered.

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  • 31. 

    The green vines wound their green arms around the rusty gate.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence personifies the green vines by attributing human-like qualities to them. By describing the vines as having "green arms" and "winding" around the rusty gate, the author is giving the vines the ability to act like a human, which is an example of personification.

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  • 32. 

    John's new car was a lemon.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "John's new car was a lemon" is a metaphor because it is comparing John's new car to a lemon, suggesting that the car is of poor quality or defective, just like a lemon fruit. Metaphors are figures of speech that make comparisons between two unrelated things to create a vivid image or convey a deeper meaning. In this case, the metaphor emphasizes the negative qualities of John's car.

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