8th Grade Reading Quiz Review for Semester Exam

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idiom

My father did not consider it so grim--but perhaps he did not want to dishearten the others or rub salt in their wounds.

simile

They went by, fallen, dragging their packs, dragging their lives, deserting their homes, the years of their childhood, cringing like beaten dogs.

allusion

It was like a page torn from some story book, from some historical novel about the captivity of Babylon or the Spanish Inquisition.

simile

It was like a page torn from some story book, from some historical novel about the captivity of Babylon or the Spanish Inquisition.

simile

Monday passed like a small summer cloud, like a dream in the first daylight hours.

metaphor

The stars were only sparks of the fire which devoured us. Should that fire die out one day, there would be nothing left in the sky but dead stars, dead eyes.

simile

Standing in the middle of the wagon, in the pale light from the windows, she looked like a withered tree in a cornfield.

foreshadowing

"Jews, listen to me! I can see a fire! There are huge flames! It is a furnace!"

metaphor

We were so many dried-up trees in the heart of a desert.

simile

He looked us over as if we were a pack of leprous dogs hanging onto our lives.

symbol

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simile

The head of our tent was a German. An assassin's face, fleshy lips, hands like a wolf's paws.

simile

The dentist, a Jew from Czechoslovakia, had a face like a death mask.

idiom

Bite your lip, little brother...Don't cry. Keep your anger and hatred for another day, for later on. The day will come, but not now...Wait. Grit your teeth and wait..."

flashback

Many years later, in Paris, I was reading my paper in the Metro. Facing me was a very beautiful woman with black hair and dreamy eyes. I had seen those eyes before somewhere. It was she.

simile

At first my father crouched under the blows, then he broke in two, like a dry tree struck by lightning, and collapsed.

simile

Within a few minutes, the camp looked like an abandoned ship.

simile

A man appeared, crawling like a worm in the direction of the cauldrons.

simile

Jealousy consumed us, burned us up like straw.

simile

A command cleft the air like a sword.

symbol

German soldiers--with their steel helmets, and their emblem, the death's head.

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