Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context


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If you just found out that the Internet isn't working and you have to do research online for a project but you say, 'That's just great.' you're using...

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1. Why is it important to understand the context in which a pun is said?

2. A person accidentally blurts out a secret, and then says, 'Oops, I just spilled the beans!' This is an example of...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of interpreting figures of speech in context. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the different figures of speech.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Understand the context the different figures of speech
  • Identify examples of puns, idioms, hyperbole, and verbal irony

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about figures of speech
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as hyperbole and verbal irony.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding puns and idioms

Additional Learning

To learn more about figures of speech, review the accompanying lesson called Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define verbal irony and identify an example of verbal irony
  • Define pun and identify an example of a pun
  • Define idiom and identify an example of an idiom
  • Define hyperbole and identify an example of hyperbole