> The Things You Can Read: Figurative Language Sample Questions

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Figurative Language Sample Questions

Directions: Select the correct text in the passage.
Which sentence from the passage contains imagery? 
Ghirardelli Chocolate
     The Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory is located in San Leandro, California. It is one of the only chocolate companies in the United States that controls all aspects of the chocolate-making process. Before moving to San Leandro, the factory was located in Ghirardelli Square in the city of San Francisco, California.
     Millions of tourists visit Ghirardelli Square each year and enjoy a treat at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop. The original chocolate making equipment is still used. The sweet scent of hot fudge and gooey chocolate brownies wafts through the air as customers wait in line to place their orders. If one sweet treat isn't enough, chocolates of all flavors, shapes, and sizes can be purchased at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop.

Directions: Select the correct text in the passage.
Which sentence from the passage contains a hyperbole?

     To say Peter was under the weather was putting it mildly. Peter had been sick for six days so far, and he didn't seem to be getting any better.
     "Mom!" Peter yelled. "I'm as thirsty as a camel! Can I get some water?"
     "Just a minute, Peter," his mom yelled up to him. Peter hated having to wait. Being sick always put him in a bad mood. He was a grumpy grizzly bear. After what seemed like years, Peter's mom came into his room with a glass of water.
     "Here you go, love," Peter's mom said. "Let's see if you still have a fever before you drink any, all right?"
     "Mom, I feel hotter than a desert during a heat wave," Peter moaned. "I don't need a thermometer to tell me I'm burning up."
     "Well, let's just see, shall we?" Peter's mom said. She placed the thermometer under Peter's tongue and pulled it out when it beeped.
     "Your fever has actually gone down," said Peter's mom with a smile. "You're more like a desert in winter, Peter."

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