Quiz: Identifying Similes And Metaphors In English!

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Quiz: Identifying Similes And Metaphors In English!

Can you identify similies and metaphors in English? Similes and metaphors are figures of speech that are used to show extent or comparisons. These words can be used interchangeably and are used by writers to help the reader form a mental image of what is being said. How good are you at distinguishing the two? Take up the test below and get to find out for sure. All the best, and keep practicing!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the shelves.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 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

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 4. 
    The pillow was a cloud when I put my head on it after a long day.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 5. 
    I feel like a limp dishrag.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 6. 
    Those girls are like two peas in a pod.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 7. 
    The fluorescent light was the sun during the test.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 8. 
    No one invites Harold to parties because he is a wet blanket.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 9. 
    The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog's bath.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 10. 
    Ted was as nervous as a mouse in a room full of cats.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Neither