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Practice - Writing - 04

Hello young wordsmiths! Put your thinking cap on and get ready to test your skills on writing descriptions. This quiz will assess your understanding and ability to give life to your sentences by using descriptive words. Let's see if you can choose the right words to make your sentences more vivid and engaging. Good luck!
1.
What does 'lazy' imply in the phrase 'the lazy sun'?
The sun is asleep
The sun is rising or setting slowly
The sun is very active
The sun is not shining brightly
'Lazy' implies that something is slow or leisurely. So, 'the lazy sun' likely refers to a slow sunrise or sunset.
2.
Which sentence most effectively uses personification?
The chair is in the corner.
The stars winked in the night sky.
The book was on the table.
I ate a sandwich for lunch.
Personification means giving non-living things human characteristics. 'Stars winking' is an example of personification.
3.
Which is a more descriptive synonym for the word 'eat'?
Have
Feast
Take
Sleep
'Feast' is more descriptive and suggests that someone is eating a lot or really enjoying their food.
4.
Which option provides the most descriptive image?
I saw a cat.
I saw a small cat.
I saw a small, black cat.
I saw a small, black cat with glowing green eyes slinking through the alley.
The last option provides the most detailed image, with size, colour, action, and location all included.
5.
Which is a sensory detail that could improve a description of a forest?
It's a forest
I like forests
The forest is pretty
The smell of moist earth in the forest
'The smell of moist earth in the forest' gives the reader a sensory detail to imagine the scene.
6.
Which phrase is more descriptive for a character who is very tall?
As tall as a giraffe
Really, really, really tall
Just tall
Not short
'As tall as a giraffe' uses comparison to give a clear image of the character’s height.
7.
Select the adjective or adjectives in the sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.'
quick
brown
quick and brown
quick, brown and lazy
An adjective describes or modifies a noun. In this case, 'quick' and 'brown' describe the fox and 'lazy' describes the dog.
8.
Which descriptive phrase tells how something feels?
Loud as a lion's roar
Soft as a pillow
Bright as a bonfire
High as a kite
'Soft as a pillow' provides a tactile sense or feeling to the description.
9.
What does the word 'vivid' mean in relation to descriptive writing?
Bright
Dull
Making less clear
Delivering a clear image
Vivid descriptions are ones that provide a clear, detailed image to the reader.
10.
Which word can make the word 'walk' more descriptive?
Sprint
Blue
Quickly
Sad
'Quickly' adds more information about how the action (walk) is being performed.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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