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Figurative Language Unit Test
SECTION 1 DIRECTIONS: Circle the correct definition.
1. Personification: a. An extreme exaggeration. b. Makes a comparison without using like or as. c. Language that gives inanimate or lifeless things human qualities. d. Makes a comparison using like or as. 2. Simile: a. An extreme exaggeration. b. Makes a comparison without using like or as. c. Language that gives inanimate or lifeless things human qualities. d. Makes a comparison using like or as.

3. Literal Language: a. Does not mean exactly what it says. b. Means exactly what is says.

4. Metaphor: a. An extreme exaggeration. b. Makes a comparison without using like or as. c. Language that gives inanimate or lifeless things human qualities. d. Makes a comparison using like or as.

5. Hyperbole: a. An extreme exaggeration. b. Make a comparison without using like or as. c. Language that gives inanimate or lifeless things human qualities. d. Make a comparison using like or as.

6. Figurative Language: a. Does not mean exactly what it says. b. Means exactly what is says.

SECTION 2 DIRECTIONS: Read each sentence and determine what kind of figurative language is being used.
7. Shake it like a Polaroid picture! a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Hyperbole 9. Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net. a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Hyperbole 8. The wind is carrying away the words people are saying to each other. a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Hyperbole 10. I tried to tell you one thousand times that I don t like tomatoes! a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Hyperbole

a. b. c. The rock smiled as people sat and read near it. My older brother is like a backseat driver. Simile b. I looked down to see a butterfly happily playing hopscotch on my hand. always telling me how to improve my curveball even though I don't want his advice. Lashanda was a speed-demon. Simile b. Hyperbole 14. He roamed the room like a lion searching for his next kill. 18. I was wondering why on Earth he would like airplane food. d. Metaphor c. Sam was a detective searching for his lost school book. d. c. Hyperbole SECTION 3 DIRECTIONS: Circle the letter that BEST answers the question. Metaphor c. 15. The squirrel collected enough nuts to last for the winter. Personification d. Personification d. a. The fragrance of her perfume crept its way up the stairs. a. c. Personification d. I wouldn t go with you in a billion years! b. 17. The schoolroom lights were the sun during our test. I like the way her hair shapes her face. Those girls are like two peas in a pod. racing her car down the street. Which sentence contains an example of personification? a. c. Hyperbole 12. Michael is a fish in water when he dives into the pool. The flower had red and orange petals. d. Metaphor c. 16. . Metaphor c. b. Deja had eyes like a hawk when she spotted the ruby. He was so fast that his shoes were on fire. b. Which sentence contains an example of hyperbole? a. Personification d. Hyperbole 13. The man is an island. Which sentence contains an example of a metaphor? a. The geese flew towards Florida like a squadron of fighter jets. Which sentence contains an example of a simile? a. Simile b.11. d. That is the funniest joke in the entire world! a. Simile b.

It scares you. 21. b. Hyperbole: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ . Keep all examples school appropriate. b. A Book A book is like a television Inside your head. A book is like a television Inside your headAnd no one ever tells you To turn it off. c. Simile Metaphor Personification Hyperbole 19. Simile Metaphor Personification Hyperbole 20. ButYou draw the pictures. d. You write the songs. The underlined sentences are examples of: a. Personification: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 24. Simile: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 22. d. The circled sentences are examples of: SECTION 5 DIRECTIONS: Write one complete sentence that contains the figurative language asked for in each number. It tells you stories. You pick the colors. a. Metaphor: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 23. A Book . c. You choose the programs. It makes you laugh. It takes you places. DO NOT use examples from this test.SECTION 4 DIRECTIONS: Answer the questions about the following poem.

theme. author s purpose. learning is a carnival full of fascinating rides where every day is a new adventure! This year. homework! You're giving me fits. Homework! I hate you! You stink! I wish I could wash you away in the sink. pet ten porcupines. And they both took root in the carpet Where the topaz tortoises run. Suspiciously within the trees. Chilling me and my thoughts. a dark background. Hiding the creatures that lurk. Its petals red as bloodSmeared across each vein. Still breathes. metaphor.SECTION 6 DIRECTIONS: Read the poems and article below. The Flower The flower crawls up from the cold ground. the Jefferson band performed in a fabulous Christmas concert. or wrestle a lion alone in the dark. The night sky. tears were flowing like rivers from the eyes of parents and teachers alike. and figurative language in English class! Their brains are like high-speed computers! Recently. students have already learned about tone. Complete the chart on the following page by finding an example of a simile. Homework Homework! Oh. Two Sunflowers Two sunflowers move in the yellow room. personification and hyperbole. if only a bomb would explode you to bits. inference. my teacher assigns. eat spinach and liver. mood. Its image: Scratched. as if human kind had tried to erase it from memory. plot analysis. Still thrives. As you can see. I'd rather take baths with a man-eating shark. Anonymous Excerpt At Jefferson. BCRs. During the show. Something once beautiful: Disguised by the unmerciful forces of nature. But the image still lives. . They arranged themselves at the window And counted the steps of the sun. characterization. Its leaves are frail and dying. Jefferson students are shining stars for education. Homework! Oh. than tackle the homework.

Hyperbole . Personification 34.Type of figurative language Line from the text (write it out) 25. 35. 29. 27. 36. Metaphor 31. 32. 30. Explain why it is that type of Literal Explanation figurative language using words from the definition 26. 33. Simile 28.

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