Figurative Language
Syllables
Vocabulary
Strategies
Mystery
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Which sentence includes a simile? A. "When I walked outside, I was as cold as an ice cube." B. "The entire dance class was standing in a line on top of our boxes." C. "Oh my, I missed my partner's box altogether and slipped!" D. "What an experience!"
What is A. "When I walked outside, I was as cold as an ice cube."
100

Which word is a two syllable word?

threat     /    create    /     stepped

create

100
"Winds may be hazardous. Remain indoors." What does the word "hazardous" mean? A. fast B. cold C. unsafe D. steady
What is C. unsafe.
100
Knowing the prefix "re" helpd the reader know that "reappear" means A. appear again B. not appear C. appear out of thin air D. appear loudly
What is A. appear again.
100
"I lay there, motionless, for about an hour." What does "motionless" mean in this sentence? A. with motion B. moving slowly C. moving backwards D. without motion
What is D. without motion.
200
Which of these lines from a poem includes examples of alliteration? A. They were as different as night and day. B. Too Tall Sally and So Short Tom C. She got what she needed and nothing more. D. Why two such folks would choose to wed
What is B. Too Tall Sally and So Short Tom
200

Which word is two syllables?

smelled   /   hopped   /   shredded

shredded

200
"It's not something you do actively: it's involuntary." What does the word "involuntary" mean? A. not visible B. not done under your control C. not done in a healthy way D. not happy
What is B. not done under your control.
200
"Such trips were often hard, though." Which meaning of the word "hard" is used in this sentence? A. firm B. stern C. solid D. difficult
What is D. difficult.
200
Which phrase shows an example of a simile? A. "The ground was still white with a blanket of snow." B. "Peanut disappeared from his yard two days ago." C. "He could see tracks made by tiny bird feet and by large deer hooves." D. "He was like a good luck charm."
What is D. "He was like a good luck charm."
300
Which line from the passage contains an example of personification? A. "On weekdays, there is only enough time for cereal and maybe some toast." B. "We stared at the biscuits. They stared back, daring us to eat them." C. "You can imagine how happy we were to have Dad home." D. "Even fried bread is probably better than left over spaghetti."
What is B. "We stared at the biscuits. They stared back, daring us to eat them."
300

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"Louisa pushed it open and entered the garden." Which word is the opposite of the word "entered?" A. crashed B. ran C. arrived D. left
What is D. left.
300
Knowing the prefix "dis-" helps the reader understand that "disadvantages" means A. the opposite of advantages B. big advantages C. having advantages D. full of advantages
What is A. the opposite of advantages.
300
What determines setting in a story other than place? A. characters B. plot C. time D. conflict
What is C. time.
400
Read these lines from the poem: "With So Short Tom it was much more chancy/ He'd pick up whatever struck his fancy." What does "whatever struck his fancy" mean? A. whatever physically hit him B. whatever he was interested in C. whatever he needed D. whatever someone gave him
What is B. whatever he was interested in
400

Which word has the most syllables?

sprouts  /  rhythm  /  planned

rhythm

400
"In some cases bifocals or trifocals are necessary to correct the vision of a patient." In this sentence, the word correct means A. fix B. right C. change D. judge
What is A. fix.
400
"Grandma Bea learned this recipe from her mother, and she has passed it on to each of her children." What does this sentence suggest about Bea's French toast? A. It is easy to make. B. Anybody could make this kind of French toast. C. This recipe for French toast has special meaning. D. This French toast tastes terrible.
What is C. This recipe for French toast has special meaning.
400
"Jack now had a successful song." Knowing the suffix "-ful" helps the reader understand that "successful" means A. failing B. having success C. able to have success D. someone who has success
What is B. having success.
500
"Bea's French toast is the best invention since sliced bread!" What does this mean? A. Bea's French toast was invented after sliced bread B. Bea's French toast is better than sliced bread C. Bea's French toast is a new invention D. Bea's French toast tastes really good.
What is D. Bea's French toast tastes really good
500

Which syllabication is correct supercalifragilistic?

A.)  su-per-cal-i-frag-il-is-tic

B.)  sup-er-ca-lif-a-gil-i-stic

C.)  su-per-cal-i-fra-gil-is-tic

A

500

The alluring aroma of the cookies drew Sandy toward the kitchen for a taste.  A.)  unpleasant  B.) unappetizing  C.) desirable  D.)  obnoxious

desirable

500
"Did Peanut come through the gate? No, that was impossible." What does the word "impossible" mean? A. very possible B. not possible C. full of possibility D. state of possibility
What is B. not possible.
500
"Get up on stage and shine like a star!" This contains an example of A. simile B. metaphor C. personification D. alliteration
What is A. simile.
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