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Gr 5 Reading Brain

5th Grade Reading Brain Game Vocabulary Review

QuestionAnswer
What is the term used to describe the usage of a word or phrase that means the exact opposite of its normal meaning? Irony
What is a figure of speech that compares two different things without using a comparison word such as "like" or "as"? Metophor
What is a figure of speech in which an idea, object, or animal is given the quality of a person? Personification
What term identifies a word or phrase used in a way that gives it a funny twist? Pun
What term describes praise that actually means the opposite and is meant to put someone down? Sarcasm
What term identifies a figure of speech that makes a comparison using either "like" or "as"? Simile
Identify the figure of speech shown in this statement: The streetlight was my security guard. Metaphor
Identify the figure of speech shown in this statement: A gentle summer wind feels like a soft cotton sheet. Simile
What figure of speech is shown by this statement? The rock refused to move. Personification
Which part of a book tells the name of the book, the author, and the publisher? Title Page
Which part of a book lists the units or chapters and the selections? Table of Contents
Which part of a book is like a small dictionary? Glossary
Which part of a book is a listing of all the topics of the book arranged in alphabetical order? Index
What is the name of a resource book that contains facts about all kinds of topics and is published every year? Almanac
What is a book of maps? Atlas
What is a book that gives definitions, parts of speech, and word origins? Dictionary
"Newsweek" and "Time" are examples of what kind of resource? Magazines
What resource contains articles about important day-to-day events and may be printed daily? Newspaper
What resource is a list of information, usually on a single topic? Directory
What genre of literature is a play? Drama
What genre of literature is a made-up story set in the past? Historical Fiction
What genre of literature is a book a person writes about his or her own life? Autobiography
What genre of literature is a story using animals with human qualities to illustrate a lesson? Fable
What is the name for a book a person writes about someone else's life? Biography
What is a traditional story passed down from generation to generation orally? Folk Tale
What term identifies the lesson in a fable? Moral
What resource is a very short booklet that tells about only one topic? Brochure or Pamphlet
What is the first step to do when following directions, as in a recipe? Read all the way through the directions once before you begin
Where is a footnote located? At the bottom of the page
What is the effect in this sentence? He made an A on his test because he had studied. He made an A on his test
What is the term for a narrator who is a character in the story? First-person narrator
What is the term for a description or explanation of a picture? Caption
What is the term for the location and time of a story? Setting
What genre of literature has plots which are usually associated with theology or ritual? Myths
What genre of literature records deeds of past heroes and is presented as being true? Legend
What author's technique describes the interruption of story sequence to focus the reader's mind on an event from the past? Flashback
What genre of literature has plots with elements of suspense? Mystery
What is the term for an author's technique in which the reader is given hints or indications of what may occur in the future? Foreshadowing
What is the name given for hints in a passage to help with understanding the meaning of an unfamiliar word? Context Clues
What is the term for the reading strategy of glancing or studying a passage quickly to look for the general subject or main idea? Skimming
What is the term for the reading strategy of looking quickly at a passage to find key words, without actually reading the passage? Scanning
What term identifies talking or conversation between characters in a story? Dialogue
What is the term that identifies the action of the story? Plot
Would the author's purpose be to inform, persuade, or entertain in a biography? Inform
Identify the cause in this statement: He was proud of his accomplishments because he had worked very hard. he had worked very hard
Identify the term for the feeling, such as sad or peaceful, that a reader gets from a story. Mood
Identify the term for the author's feeling, such as serious or angry, about a piece of writing. Tone
Would the author's purpose be to inform, persuade or entertain in a humorous poem? Entertain
Which literature genre would describe "Paul Bunyan" and "John Henry"? Tall Tale
Would the author's purpose be to inform, persuade, or entertain in a newspaper editorial? Persuade
Identify the figure of speech used in this statement: Tara's feet began working like bicycle pedals. Simile
Identify the effect in this statement: The ice was left in the hot sun; consequently it melted. it (the ice) melted
Identify the effect in this statement: Cathy got a sunburn because she stayed at the beach too long. Cathy got a sunburn
Is this statement a fact or opinion? I believe sweet potatoes have an awful taste. Opinion
Is this statement a fact or opinion? I like water skiing better than snow skiing. Opinion
Is this statement a fact or opinion? Boats are a form of transportation. Fact
Is this statement a fact or opinion? Winter is a dreary time of year. Opinion
Is the appropriate title for this class or category of words "directions" or "timepieces"? Sundial, Clock, Watch, Stopwatch Timepieces
Which word does not fit in this class? Iron, Nickel, Ocean, Copper Ocean
Which word does not fit in this class? Lion, Tiger, Cheetah, River, Panther River
Which word does not fit into this class? Biography, Fiction, Music, Autobiography Music
Identify the poetry term that describes the repetition of beginning consonant sounds in words like awful, apple, alligator Alliteration
Which type of poetry tells a story in chronological order, usually with a fast plot and humor? Narrative
Identify the kind of poetry in which the verses have 5 lines, with the last line ending in a surprise twist. Limerick
Identify a Japanese poem with only 3 lines, usually written about a topic from nature. Haiku
Identify a kind of poetry with 5 lines that follows a particular syllable pattern such as 2-4-6-8-2. Cinquain
Identify the poetry term that describes identical or very similar final sounds in words, usually at the ends of lines. Rhyme
Identify the cause in this statement: He felt sick after he ate so many green apples. he ate so many green apples
Identify the genre of literature of a true story written about Michael Jordan's life. Biography
Would the author's purpose be to inform, persuade, or entertain in an encyclopedia article on engines? Inform
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