Vocabulary Exercises


A simile is a phrase in which two different things are compared using the word  "like" or  "as" 

Examples :    as cunning as a fox, as fierce as a lion, as innocent as a lamb, as wise as an owl , as timid as a mouse, as fast as a hare

Below are some sentences that make use of similes. For each questions below, choose the best answer from the four options given.

1. James disliked the taste of the medicine as it was as _________ as a gall.

  • sour
  • cool
  • cold
  • bitter

2. That naughty boy who was as __________ as a monkey loved climbing trees.

  • agile
  • playful
  • clumsy
  • weak

3. The mutton prepared by Lily was as _________ as leather.

  • tasty
  • tough
  • hard
  • soft

4. Learning to bake a cake is as ________ as ABC.

  • difficult
  • free
  • easy
  • tiring

5. The street leading to the bus terminal was as __________ as the grave.

  • bright
  • silent
  • long
  • scary

6. The little girl danced as _________ as a swan.

  • agile
  • generous
  • graceful
  • happy

7. After breaking her mother’s favourite vase, Lavin was as quiet as a _________.

  • mouse
  • dove
  • owl
  • lamb

8. When the teacher was angry his voice was as _________ as the thunder.

  • loud
  • scary
  • fierce
  • quick

9. My sister is as _______ as a fiddle because she walks 10 kilometers daily.

  • tough
  • fit
  • healthy
  • strong

10. My father is as fierce as a _________ when he is angry.

  • fox
  • wolf
  • bat
  • lion

Correct Answers

  1. 1. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: bitter (Option 4)
  2. 2. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: playful (Option 2)
  3. 3. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: tough (Option 2)
  4. 4. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: easy (Option 3)
  5. 5. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: silent (Option 2)
  6. 6. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: graceful (Option 3)
  7. 7. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: mouse (Option 1)
  8. 8. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: loud (Option 1)
  9. 9. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: fit (Option 2)
  10. 10. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: lion (Option 4)

Posted By: Noble Augustine Category: Vocabulary

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About Noble Augustine

 An English teacher in Canada Mr. Noble Augustine is currently working with  Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. He started his career as a teacher in English in 2001 after completing his M A in English from St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry .He secured the first rank for M Phil from School of Letters,  Mahathma Gandhi University in 2003. His subjects of interest are Theory and Practice of Translation, Modern and Postmodern poetry, Postcolonial Writing, Literary theory, and Communicative English. He has presnted many academic papers in various national and international seminars. Gothic Romance: Emile Bronte's Wuthering HeightsMoby Dick: A study in Megalomania, The Comic Paradise: A Rereading of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest, Politics and Geography in the Poetry of Kamala Das, The politics of Deconstruction, Rasa and Dhwani: the Essence of Eastern Aesthetics, The Trend of Multi-generic Parody in Malayalam Fiction:A Reading of Contemporary Short Stories in Malayalam. Facilitation Techniques for Adult Language Teaching etc, to name a few.  He has translated into English Aalakampadi (The Escort) a novel by B Murali, a well-known writer in Kerala, India . He worked as lecturer in English in two Libyan Universities: Omar al Mokhtar University,  and  University of Bengazi , where he also chaired the committee of  Quality Assurance, Assessment and Accreditation.  He guided and supervised the dissertation of Undergraduate Students and chaired the Viva Voce Examination. . He has also trained, supervised  and assessed teacher education students in their practical teaching. In 2011 he obtained his certificate as a Teacher of English as a Second Langauge  from Oxford Seminars.  He spends his free time in volunteering  as the Financial Secretary of  Knights of Columbus and as the  president of St.Mary's Family Unit in the parish of Mother Teresa Syro Malabar Church, Calgary, Alberta.   

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