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Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 9
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)


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  • Q1
    Stanzas 2 through 7 of the poem begin in the middle of a sentence. How does this structure relate to the content of the poem?
    It emphasizes the idea that no task is ever complete.
    It shows that the speaker's world is disorderly and unpredictable.
    It suggests that the speaker is frequently interrupted.
    It highlights the continuous nature of the action taking place.
  • Q2
    In the poem, the words "It was an ordinary morning" function as a way of -
    contrasting something unexpected that happens in the poem
    suggesting that the speaker leads an uneventful life
    indicating that the poem is about everyday events
    introducing the various routines that occur on normal days
  • Q3
    Which of these lines contains poetic language that conveys a sense of gentleness?
    At home once more, They begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
    We step over the barbed wire into the pasture Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
    And the eyes of those two Indian ponies Darken with kindness.
    She is black and white, Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
  • Q4
    Which of these best describes the structure of the poem?
    Unrhymed lines all in the same meter
    Triplets of three successive rhyming lines
    Free verse with no rhyme or meter
    A regular pattern of rhyming couplets
  • Q5
    Read line 12 from the poem. What tones are conveyed by this line?
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    Mournful and intimate
    Resigned and baffled
    Scornful and cynical
    Bitter and disgusted
  • Q6
    Lines 13 and 14 suggest that the ponies -
    have traveled far
    have not had a chance to eat for a while
    are excited to see their visitors
    are in a comfortable and familiar place
  • Q7
    Which quotation can best be described as conveying the idea of freedom?
    elephant herds live/long elephant lives.
    thirty thousand sword-/fish will never near a ship,
    Through vast canyons, horses run
    the few birds at my feeder watch the window
  • Q8
    Read this sentence from lines 7 through 9. The reader can conclude that the speaker is —
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    intimidated by nature
    awestruck by nature
    confused by nature
    fearful of nature
  • Q9
    In the last three lines, the tone of the poem shifts from —
    hopeful to apprehensive
    hopeful to apprehensive
    bleak to playful
    strident to optimistic

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