English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Alliteration (Questions)

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Alliteration is when two or more words start with the same letter or sound. An example would be 'crawling caterpillars'. Tongue twisters are often good examples of this way of writing - try saying 'Fred's friends fried Fritos for Friday's food'! The technique can be used in writing and speech to interest your audience, or to bring some humor to your sentences.

See if you can find the alliteration in the following examples.

1. The ....... ....... are in the middle aisle next to the vegetables.
[ ] boxed fish
[ ] frozen fish
[ ] large fish
[ ] pre-cooked fish
2. Are you hungry? Let's find a café for ....... ....... and .......
[ ] cakes, coffee, cola
[ ] cakes, coffee, tea
[ ] egg, chips, cola
[ ] fish, chips, coffee
3. The art gallery displayed hundreds of ....... ....... and .......
[ ] books pots pans
[ ] pots pans cups
[ ] precious pictures paintings
[ ] prints cups pans
4. The sound of ....... ....... created a quiet, calm atmosphere.
[ ] intermittent shrieks
[ ] loud shouts
[ ] murmuring music
[ ] soft whispers
5. Many ....... and ....... ....... on the river.
[ ] boats, barges, bobbed
[ ] boats, barges, sailed
[ ] boats, ducks, floated
[ ] ducks, barges, floated
6. A ....... ....... ....... took the friends to the party.
[ ] broken, down, truck
[ ] lovely, long, limousine
[ ] really, old, car
[ ] red, old, car
7. Mrs. Purple drove a ....... ....... .......
[ ] red, Mercedes, quickly
[ ] violet, van, violently
[ ] white, bus, slowly
[ ] yellow, truck, recklessly
8. Peter piper picked a peck of ....... .......
[ ] new, potatoes
[ ] pickled, herring
[ ] pickled, pepper
[ ] rosy, apples
9. 'What a ....... ....... ' is a famous song.
[ ] Wonderful Day
[ ] Wonderful Thing
[ ] Wonderful Time
[ ] Wonderful World
10. He folded the invitations and put each one in an ....... .......
[ ] brown, envelope
[ ] empty, envelope
[ ] long, envelope
[ ] white, envelope
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Alliteration (Answers)
1. The ....... ....... are in the middle aisle next to the vegetables.
[ ] boxed fish
[x] frozen fish
[ ] large fish
[ ] pre-cooked fish
Two 'f' sounds form the alliteration here: 'frozen fish'
2. Are you hungry? Let's find a café for ....... ....... and .......
[x] cakes, coffee, cola
[ ] cakes, coffee, tea
[ ] egg, chips, cola
[ ] fish, chips, coffee
Three 'c' sounds: 'cakes/coffee/cola' = alliteration
3. The art gallery displayed hundreds of ....... ....... and .......
[ ] books pots pans
[ ] pots pans cups
[x] precious pictures paintings
[ ] prints cups pans
Three 'p' sounds form the alliteration here
4. The sound of ....... ....... created a quiet, calm atmosphere.
[ ] intermittent shrieks
[ ] loud shouts
[x] murmuring music
[ ] soft whispers
But 'soft whispers' has 's' in the words: assonance
5. Many ....... and ....... ....... on the river.
[x] boats, barges, bobbed
[ ] boats, barges, sailed
[ ] boats, ducks, floated
[ ] ducks, barges, floated
Use alliteration in writing to make phrases memorable
6. A ....... ....... ....... took the friends to the party.
[ ] broken, down, truck
[x] lovely, long, limousine
[ ] really, old, car
[ ] red, old, car
But 'really old' has 'l' in the words: assonance
7. Mrs. Purple drove a ....... ....... .......
[ ] red, Mercedes, quickly
[x] violet, van, violently
[ ] white, bus, slowly
[ ] yellow, truck, recklessly
The last option has 'l' sounds in the words again
8. Peter piper picked a peck of ....... .......
[ ] new, potatoes
[ ] pickled, herring
[x] pickled, pepper
[ ] rosy, apples
Alliteration makes words easy to remember!
9. 'What a ....... ....... ' is a famous song.
[ ] Wonderful Day
[ ] Wonderful Thing
[ ] Wonderful Time
[x] Wonderful World
'Wonderful world' both begin with 'w' = alliteration
10. He folded the invitations and put each one in an ....... .......
[ ] brown, envelope
[x] empty, envelope
[ ] long, envelope
[ ] white, envelope
'E' sounds begin words and make the alliteration here