Simile Or Metaphor: Can You Identify? Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the shelves.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    This statement is an example of a simile because it uses the word "like" to compare the baby to an octopus. Similes are figures of speech that compare two unlike things using "like" or "as". In this case, the baby's behavior of grabbing at all the cans on the shelves is being compared to the actions of an octopus.

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  • 2. 

    As the teacher entered the room, she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus."

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given statement, "This class is like a three-ring circus," is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the teacher is comparing the class to a three-ring circus, implying that the class is chaotic and disorderly, similar to the chaos of a circus.

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  • 3. 

    The giant's steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the giant's steps to thunder, suggesting that the sound of his steps was loud and powerful. This comparison creates a vivid image in the reader's mind and enhances the description of the giant's movement. Therefore, the correct answer is metaphor, as it uses figurative language to make a comparison without using "like" or "as".

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  • 4. 

    The pillow was a cloud when I put my head on it after a long day.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "The pillow was a cloud when I put my head on it after a long day" is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as." In this case, the pillow is being compared to a cloud, suggesting that it was soft, fluffy, and comforting.

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  • 5. 

    I feel like a limp dishrag.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The phrase "I feel like a limp dishrag" is comparing the feeling to a limp dishrag, indicating that the person feels weak, exhausted, and lacking energy. This comparison uses the word "like," which is a characteristic of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using "like" or "as." Therefore, the correct answer is simile.

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  • 6. 

    Those girls are like two peas in a pod.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The statement "Those girls are like two peas in a pod" is a simile because it uses the word "like" to compare the girls to two peas in a pod. Similes compare two things that are not alike in order to create a vivid image or description. In this case, it suggests that the girls are very similar or closely connected, just like two peas in a pod are identical.

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  • 7. 

    The fluorescent light was the sun during the test.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given statement "The fluorescent light was the sun during the test" is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two different things by stating that one thing is another. In this case, the fluorescent light is being compared to the sun, suggesting that the light was as bright and powerful as the sun during the test.

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  • 8. 

    No one invites Harold to parties because he is a wet blanket.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "No one invites Harold to parties because he is a wet blanket" is a metaphor. It is comparing Harold to a wet blanket, implying that he is a person who dampens the mood or excitement of a party, just like a wet blanket would dampen the warmth and comfort of a bed. This metaphor suggests that Harold is not fun or enjoyable to be around at social gatherings.

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  • 9. 

    The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog's bath.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The sentence compares the bar of soap to a slippery eel during the dog's bath. This comparison is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to create a vivid image in the reader's mind. Therefore, it is a metaphor, as it directly states that the bar of soap is like a slippery eel.

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  • 10. 

    Ted was as nervous as a mouse in a room full of cats.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Ted was as nervous as a mouse in a room full of cats" uses the word "as" to compare Ted's nervousness to a mouse in a room full of cats. This comparison indicates that the sentence is using a simile, which is a figure of speech that directly compares two things using "like" or "as". Therefore, the correct answer is simile.

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