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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.