Figurative Language
What's that word?
Parts of speech
Skills
Surprise
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Which line shows alliteration? a. The tree is as tall as a building b. When Tom runs he is a race car c. Three thieves think thoughtfully b. The cake was calling my name
C. Three thieves think thoughtfully. The repetition of the beginning "th" sound shows alliteration
100
The root sub means under or low. Which of these words means a boat that runs under the water? A. subway B. subdue C. submarine D. subtract
C. Submarine The word "marine" means of, found in, or produced by the sea.
100
Birds make cozy nests out of sticks and leaves. What part of speech is cozy in this sentence? a. noun b. verb c. adverb d. adjective
D. Adjective Cozy is a descriptive word, in this sentence it describes the noun "nests"
100
What is the best question to ask yourself when you are trying to find the main idea? A. Who is the main character? B. What is the main event? C. What point is the author trying to make? D. What is one important detail?
C. What point is the author trying to make?
100
After the snow storm we were able to build a snowman. Which is an antonym for build? A. create B. accept C. destroy D. fix
C. destroy
200
What line is an example of personification? a. The tree is as tall as a building b. The tree is a building c. The tree's leaves whispered in the wind d. The tree was larger than a building
c. The tree's leaves whispered in the wind Personification is giving a non-living thing or an inanimate object human like traits. To whisper is a human trait.
200
Complete the analogy. TV : Watch :: Radio _______ A. View B. Think C. Turn D. Listen
D. Listen You watch a TV and you listen to the radio
200
Some parts of caves are filled completely with underground lakes. What part of speech is completely? a. noun b. adverb c. adjective d. verb
B. Adverb Completely ends with an "ly" and adds to the verb.
200
Which is an example of a fact? A. That dog is very cute. B. Science is my favorite subject. C. School starts too early! D. The school day ends at 3:00
D. The school day ends at 3:00 The other examples are opinions
200
Blood is a miracle liquid. It flows to every part of the body. Some blood cells carry food and oxygen to body organs. Other blood cells kill germs and help stop cuts rom bleeding. People can die if they lose a lot of blood or if their blood cells get sick. Doctors sometimes give people fresh blood to save their lives. What is the main idea of the passage? A. how many blood cells are made by the body B. how important blood is C. why people can die from loss of blood D. why sick people are sometimes given blood
B. How important blood is.
300
Which one is an example of an idiom? a. The ocean was calling for us. b. The sand was like a soft blanket. c. Something fishy is going on here. d. The sun was hot.
C. Something fishy is going on here. "Something fishy is going on here" means something confusing is happening. Not literally that there are fish everywhere.
300
What can you _________ using the LEGOS in this box? A. argue B. construct C. passage D. repair E. effect
B. Construct Construct means to build or create.
300
What is a noun? a. A person, place, or thing b. It describes a person, place, or thing c. An action word d. sometimes ends in "ly" describes an action word
a. A person, place, or thing
300
Michael and Jorge were at the bus stop very early. After about an hour, the bus did not come. They wondered where all the other kids were that morning. Soon they decided to return home. What was the most likely cause that the bus never arrived? A. Michael and Jorge had the measles. B. All the other kids were sick. C. Michael and Jorge had forgotten that it was a holiday. D. The bus broke down.
C. Michael and Jorge had forgotten that it was a holiday.
300
Select the most likely CAUSE for the following EFFECT: Steven cut his finger. A. Outside Steven walked around. B. In the house Steven ate pizza. C. Yesterday Steven ran. D. Steven picked up broken glass.
D. Steven picked up broken glass
400
"John's French toast is the best invention since sliced bread!" What does this mean? A. John's French toast was invented after sliced bread B. John's French toast is better than sliced bread C. John's French toast is a new invention D. John's French toast tastes really good.
D. John's French toast tastes really good
400
Sydney was working hard on finishing her math test. Suddenly, a class of loud kindergarteners came down the hall. She had trouble thinking clearly with the noise. Which word below describes what the kindergarteners are to Sydney? A. destruction B. distraction C. capsule D. survive
B. Distraction The kindergarteners took Sydney's attention away from the test.
400
What word in this sentence is a pronoun? James and his Mom enjoy going to the Franklin Institute. a. James b. His c. Mom d. Franklin Institute
B. His His is a pronoun because it is taking the place of "James"
400
Once upon a time, dogs used to bury their bones to help keep them safe from other animals. Even though most dogs have plenty of food to eat today, their instincts still tell them to bury their bones and favorite toys. Based on the passage above, why do dogs today still hide their bones and toys? A. They think it is a fun game. B. They like to save a snack for later. C. They enjoy digging them up. D. They want to hide them from other dogs.
D. They want to hide them from other dogs.
400
Select best possible effect for this cause: Mark lost his key. A. He will be home late. B. He will not be able to unlock the door. C. He will buy a snack. D. He will get a haircut.
B. He will not be able to unlock the door
500
Kathy and Tina were trying to throw a baby shower for their sister. It was getting very complicated though. Friends, aunts and grandmothers all wanted to help. Everyone, though, had a different plan and now things were all messed up. How true- too many cooks spoil the broth! What does the author mean by "Too many cooks spoil the broth"? A. The broth tastes bad B. Too many people were trying to make broth C. The cooks ruined the broth D. If too many people are involved in a task, it will not be done well.
D. If too many people are involved in a task, it will not be done well.
500
Which sounds like something a MODEST person might say? A. "Thanks, but Angelo deserves all the credit." B. "Thanks. It's true that I worked very hard on the project." C. "Yes, we did a great job!" D. "Angelo helped a little, but I did most of the work."
A. "Thanks, but Angelo deserves all the credit." A modest person is someone who doesn't need to show off or brag about their accomplishments.
500
He rode his bike to school. What tense is the verb in? A.Past B.Present C.Future
A. Past Rode is the verb. Rode is the past tense for ride.
500
What is the correct use of their, there, or they're a. There going to a restaurant. b. My book is over their. c. Do you know where there going? d. They're going to the movies today
D. They're going to the movies today
500
These sentences from a story are in the wrong order. (1)Farmers grow them on their farms. (2)People eat the roots and leaves of the turnip plant. (3)People plant them in their home gardens. (4)The roots are white balls that grow under the ground. Which sentence needs to be first in the story? A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4
D. 4 Sentence 4 introduces the reader to what the rest of the passage is about.
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