Figurative Language
Vocab/Context Clues
Reading Skills
Characters
Social Studies
100

"I'm just like my country, I'm young, scrappy and hungry" 

This is an example of what kind of figurative language? 

Simile 

100

What is a consumer?

An organism that gets energy from consuming another organism.

100

What is the definition of main idea?

What a story is mostly about.

100

What POV is this sentence: I went to the park with my friend, and we bought pizza.

1st person POV.

100

What major country did America ally with for the Revolution? 

France

200

Mia might misread this magazine. 

This is an example of what kind of figurative language?

Alliteration

200

What does defend mean?

To protect

200

What is an inference?

When you "read between the lines" and learn something that is not stated explicitly in the text.

200

What POV is this sentence: We went to the store to buy ingredients for dinner. 

1st Person POV
200

What river did George Washington cross during the Revolution (hint: the battle was called Crossing the _______ and is also the name of a state)

Delaware

300

The plates all tumbled to the floor with a resounding CRASH. 

This is an example of what kind of figurative language?

Onomatopoeia 

300

I was mistaken when I thought my brother ate my last piece of cake, but it was actually his. What does mistaken mean?

To be incorrect

300

A story about a boy who tries many ways to solve a problem, and finally succeeds in the end after almost giving up. 

What is a possible theme of the story?

(Ms. Hornak will determine if the answer earns points)

300

What is a 3rd person perspective?

The narrator is an observer, not a character in the story.

300
Who realized that North and South America were new land (hint: these continents are named after him)?

Amerigo Vespucci

400

I told my mom I was feeling under the weather, but she sent me to school anyways. 

This is an example of what kind of figurative laguage?

Idiom

400
Use the word confine in a sentence that tells us what it means. 

(Ms. Hornak will determine if the sentence earns points or not)

400

"Ms. Hornak walked into the classroom without her coffee cup, and sat in her chair. She rubbed her eyes and laid her head down on the desk."

What can you infer from this passage? 

(Ms. Hornak will determine if the answer earns points)

400

"I went to the pizza store to buy pizza but they had NO MORE PIZZA. HOW do you run out of pizza at a PIZZA STORE? Explain that to me." 

Based on this passage, what character trait could you give this character?

(Ms. Hornak will determine if the answer earns a point. Some examples may be: sarcastic, funny, irritable)

400

What was the Columbian Exchange?

An era of mass international trade, when crops, people and diseases were brought from continent to continent.

500

The ruby red of the dress reminded me of Dorothy's slippers. 

This is an example of what kind of figurative language?

Allusion

500
Use the word nonchalant in a sentence that shows what it means. 

(Ms. Hornak will determine if the sentence earns a point or not)

500

"Walruses are interesting creatures. Did you know that the largest walrus ever was over 3,000 pounds? That's almost as much as a small car!"

What is the main idea of this passage?

(Ms. Hornak will determine if the answer earns points)

500

"I looked at the mountain defiantly, preparing myself for the steep climb. I knew that this time I would succeed, no matter what." 

What character trait could you give this character, based on the passage?

(Ms. Hornak will determine if the answer earns points. Some examples may be: proud, determined, persistent)

500

What was the main cause of the American Revolution?

Taxation without representation
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