Grade 5 Language - Figurative Language
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Grade 5 Language - Figurative Language

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Similes and metaphors usually make a line of poetry or short story sound better. They also allow readers to be able to visualize the images in the story. There are other types of figurative language that are used in literature. These include personification and allusion. In this quiz, the students will select the definition of the simile or metaphor in the sentence.

1.
What does the capitalized simile mean in the sentence below?
After getting sick, my face was AS PALE AS A GHOST due to throwing up so much.
Angry
Dressed up as a ghost
Very scary
Very white
If someone is pale, they are very white
2.
What does the capitalized simile mean in the sentence below?
My mother got as MAD AS A HORNET when she saw that I didn't clean my room.
To flap your arms like a bug
Buzzed around
Extremely upset
To sting something
The mother was very upset since the room was not clean
3.
What does the capitalized simile mean in the sentence below?
Since the barbed wire was as SHARP AS A RAZOR, it cut my skin.
The wire has razors on its ends
Very pointy
Very smart
Has a handle on it
The wire was so pointy that it could cut skin
4.
What does the capitalized simile mean in the sentence below?
The high-powered flashlight's beam was as BRIGHT AS THE MOON so we could see everything.
Lots of light
Resembles a moon
Has craters on it
Causes dogs to howl at it
If something is bright, it would have a lot of light coming from it
5.
What does the capitalized simile mean in the sentence below?
After working for 15 hours straight, I SLEPT LIKE A LOG.
To nap very still
To use a log as a pillow
To nap soundly
To nap lightly
If you slept like a log, you would have no problem sleeping
6.
What does the capitalized metaphor mean in the sentence below?
The woman had a HEART OF GOLD for donating her money to the homeless shelter.
To have a heavy heart
To be very kind
To have heart replacement surgery
To wear a gold necklace over the heart
It is a compliment to say someone has a heart of gold
7.
What does the capitalized metaphor mean in the sentence below?
When it was my turn to give my speech, I had COLD FEET and decided not to get on stage.
Quickly doing something
Freezing toes
Freezing temperatures
Strong doubt to not do something
If you have cold feet, you would not do something
8.
What does the capitalized metaphor mean in the sentence below?
In every class, there are a FEW BAD APPLES that cause problems.
Helpful people
Troubling people
Young people
Loud people
People who are considered to be bad apples cause trouble
9.
What does the capitalized metaphor mean in the sentence below?
When I bit into the crumbly muffin, I had to force the DRY POWDER down my throat.
No moisture
Delicious
Hurtful
Happy
The muffins would be very dry and crumbly
10.
What does the capitalized metaphor mean in the sentence below?
After getting straight A's, Karen was the SHINING STAR in her class.
Principal
Teacher
Struggling student
Best student
A shining star would be the best person
Author:  Amy Flanders

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