Idioms
Sarcasm
Indirect Requests
Similes & Metaphors
Make an Inference
100

"This is a piece of cake" means:

A) It was easy

B) It was sweet

C) It was difficult 

A) It was easy

100

You get to school and the teachers tell you the water is not working. You tell them, "Well, this will be fun!"

What do you mean?

A) This stinks

B) This is great

C) This is a surprise 

A) This stinks

100

Janet had a cold. She blew her nose every 2 minutes. Bobby asked the class, "Is there an elephant in here?" 

What does Bobby mean?

A) Please stop blowing your nose

B) Curious about the elephant 

C) Curious if Janet has a cold

A) Please stop blowing your nose

100

What does: "As easy as ABC means"?

A) Difficult

B) Easy

C) Something you do in school

B) Easy

100

You came back from vacation and tell your friends all the cool things you did. Based on your friends’ body language/facial expressions, what do you think they are feeling?  


A) They are bored and not interested

B) They are excited

C) They are worried about your trip

A) They are bored and not interested

200

Kelly was excited for her trip to the amusement park. She woke up early to get ready and woke up her family. Her parent said "hold your horses Kelly". What does this mean?

A) Let's go

B) Wait a moment/slow down

C) Grab the horse


B) Wait a moment/slow down

200

You just got the brand new air force 1s with customized colors. When you walk into class everyone looks at you and starts “oohing” and “awing”. When you sit down next to your friend Miles, he smiles and tells you: “Those are awesome shoes!”

What does Miles mean?

A) He does not like your shoes

B) He has those shoes too

C) He likes your shoes

C) He likes your shoes

200

Ethan sat at the counter making chocolate milk. Jeffery came up and said, "Mmm, that sure looks good".

What does Jeffery mean?

A) That looks good

B) That does not look good

C) Can I have some?

C) Can I have some?

200

What does: "Her hair was like silk' mean?

A) Her hair is soft

B) Her hair is tangled and knotted

C) Her hair is short

A) Her hair is soft

200

Your class is working quietly and no one is talking. You yell out to ask Hannah if she likes pizza.

Based on the classroom and the students’ facial expressions, what are they feeling?

  1. Annoyed

  2. Surprised

  3. Confused 

Annoyed

300

The actor on stage "poured his heart out" during the scene. What does this mean?

A) He put a lot of emotion into the scene

B) He put little emotion into the scene

C) He spilled his water

A) He put a lot of emotion into the scene

300

Collin went to Colorado for a ski trip in December. When he stepped out of the airport, it was hot and warm. Collin said “Glad I brought my winter coat and snow pants!”

What does Collin mean?

A) He is disappointed the weather is not what he expected

B) He is excited it is sunny and warm

C) He forgot his snow pants


A) He is disappointed the weather is not what he expected

300

Katie was talking with her boyfriend on the phone and they were obviously fighting about something. Bobby asked Katie, "Could you be any louder!?"

What does Bobby mean?

A) Curious if Katie could talk louder so he could hear

B) Wants Katie to be less loud

C) Curious why they are fighting  

B) Wants Katie to be less loud

300

What does: "Light as a feather" mean?

A) Heavy

B) Light in color

C) Light in weight

C) Light in weight

300

Susan and Peter are watching a movie tonight. Who do you think picked the movie?

A) Peter

B) Susan

C) Both of them

A) Peter

400

The actor said he has "butterflies in his stomach" before his performance in front of a large crowd. What does this mean?

A) He was excited

B) There were bugs on the stage

C) He was nervous

C) He was nervous

400

It was time for Daisy to turn in her final project. When she opened up the document to turn it in, an error message flashed onto the screen. She signed and in a low voice said: “Oh great, this is just perfect. I’m definitely going to get that A now.”

What does Daisy mean?

A) She is going to get an A

B) She is not going to get a good grade

C) This is just what she wanted

B) She is not going to get a good grade

400

Mom carried the groceries in from the car while Anna played basketball. "Boy these bags are heavy!" she said. 

What does Anna's mom mean?

A) These bags are heavy

B) I hate grocery shopping

C) Please help me with these heavy bags

C) Please help me with these heavy bags

400

Some people described their pets as "the sun in my sky." What does this mean?

A) They are hot and bright

B) They love being outside

C) They are their everything

C) They are their everything

400

Gabby likes a boy at school and wants to tell him he she likes his shirt. What’s going on?


  1. Gabby is being mean and sarcastic.

  2. Gabby is standing too close.

  3. Gabby gave him a weird compliment. 

Gabby is standing too close.

500

Winning the lottery happens "once in a blue moon". What does this mean?

A) Happens rarely, not often

B) Happens frequently, often

C) Happens when the moon is out 

A) Happens rarely, not often

500

Penny had been out of school for a whole week. She has been sick with the stomach flu. When she got back, you ask her how she is feeling. Penny’s hair was all messed up and she was wearing sweatpants (which she would never wear to school). She replied “Oh I feel like a million bucks!”

What does Penny mean?

A) she feels great

B) she feels horrible

C) she won a million dollars

B) she feels horrible

500

Joe told his friends Jenny, Annie, and Marc that he could bring one friend to the amusement park next week. Marc said, "I don't have any plans next week and I love rollercoasters!" 

What does Marc mean?

A) Invite me

B) Don't invite me

C) I am going there too

A) Invite me

500

The player was described as "A wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net". What does this mean?

A) The player wouldn't let anything past him

B) The player was letting all of the balls past him

C) The player loved tennis


A) The player wouldn't let anything past him

500

Daisy is telling her friends about her birthday party. Based on her friends’ facial expressions, how do they feel?


A) Interested

B) Angry

C) Annoyed/bored

C) Annoyed/bored

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