Halloween Figurative Language
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    Jason was a hungry goblin wolfing down a handful of miniature candy bars.


    The figure of speech in this sentence is...

    answer choices

    a simile

    a metaphor

    a hyperbole

    an idiom

  • Question 2
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    Q.

    Tattered curtains hanging in the windows waved to groups of trick-or-treaters who scurried by.


    What figure of speech is present in this sentence?

    answer choices

    a simile

    a metaphor

    personification

    a hyperbole

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    Shadows from the tree's limbs reached out like an octopus and grabbed at the sidewalk.


    The simile in this sentence compares

    answer choices

    shadows to octopus arms

    a tree to a shadow

    a tree to an octopus

    an octopus to a sidewalk

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    The sudden chill in the air took my breath away.


    The idiom in this sentence is

    answer choices

    sudden chill

    in the air

    the air took

    took my breath away

  • Question 5
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    Q.

    One corner of our back yard is buried under a million leaves that have blown into a drift against the fence.


    This sentence illustrates the use of

    answer choices

    a simile

    a metaphor

    an idiom

    a hyperbole

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Dad is a library of information about all the natural phenomena behind seasonal changes.


    The metaphor in the above sentence indicates that Dad

    answer choices

    Talks about the weather a lot

    knows a lot about the weather

    has a job that involves the weather

    is a teacher

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    Lonnie howled like a coyote when her brother scored the winning touchdown.


    What two things are compared in this sentence’s simile?

    answer choices

    the touchdown and Lonnie’s brother

    a score and a coyote

    the sound that Lonnie made to a coyote’s howl

    Lonnie’s excitement to winning.

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    “October’s poplars (trees) are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.” Nova Bair, American poet and musician


    What is the figure of speech in this sentence?

    answer choices

    a simile

    a metaphor

    personification

    a hyperbole

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    A row of flickering jack-o-lanterns grinned at us menacingly as we made our way to the front door.


    The personification in this sentence gives a human characteristic to

    answer choices

    a door

    trick-or-treaters

    jack-o-lanterns

    a candle

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Oh, so carefully I carried my mile-high ice-cream cone across the freshly raked yard and climbed the ladder to my tree house.


    The hyperbole in the above sentence is

    answer choices

    the freshly raked yard,

    mile-high ice-cream cone,

    climbed the ladder,

    Oh, so carefully.

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The moon was a huge, orange eye looking down from

    the night sky.


    Which of the following changes the metaphor in this sentence to a simile?

    answer choices

    The moon was like a huge orange eye looking down from the night sky.

    The moon was a huge orange eye in the night sky.

    The moon looked down from the night sky.

    The moon was huge and orange.

  • Question 12
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    Q.

    His steely stare was as cold as an Arctic wind.


    The simile in this sentence compares

    answer choices

    steely to a stare,

    a stare to an Arctic wind,

    cold to the Arctic,

    cold to a wind.

  • Question 13
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    A twig snapped underfoot, and I jumped like a jack-in-the-box.


    The above simile suggests that the person jumped

    answer choices

    straight up

    forward

    backwards

    to one side

  • Question 14
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    Q.

    The October wind howled like a wolf on the prowl.


    Which of the following changes this sentence’s simile to a metaphor?

    answer choices

    The October wind gave a wolf’s howl.

    The October wind prowled like a howling wolf.

    The October wind was a howling wolf on the prowl.

    The wind is like a howling wolf in October.

  • Question 15
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    Q.

    A billion or so spiders are hiding in the webs they have constructed in the attic.


    This sentence contains an example of

    answer choices

    a simile

    a hyperbole

    personification

    an idiom

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