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4.4 Explain How The Structural Elements Of Poetry Relate To Form

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 4
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 4
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

4.4: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Poetry

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  • Q1
    Which words rhyme in each stanza of the poem?
    The last words in the first and fourth lines
    The last words in the first and third lines
    The last words in the second and fourth lines
    The last words in every line
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  • Q2
    The words in parentheses in line 14 emphasize that the speaker is —
    annoyed by the way the nurse talks to her
    happy that the nurse is easy to understand
    disappointed that the nurse does not know how old she is
    relieved that the nurse is trying to make her feel comfortable
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  • Q3
    The doctor’s waiting room is decorated with animals most likely to —
    help children imagine what going to the zoo is like
    convince children that animals are interesting
    create a pleasing environment for children
    allow children to study animals during their visit
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  • Q4
    Read lines 17 and 18. The dialogue used in these lines shows that —
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    the nurse thinks that the speaker is nervous about seeing the doctor
    the nurse thinks that the speaker is acting childish
    the speaker is not entertained by the music in the waiting room
    the speaker is not distracted by the appearance of the waiting room
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  • Q5
    What identifies this poem as an example of free verse?
    It does not follow a rhyming pattern.
    It uses figurative language to create imagery.
    It presents a lesson that can be learned.
    Its lines are not similar in length.
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  • Q6
    Which line from the poem shows that the speaker is not worried about Manga’s behavior upsetting her mother and sister?
    My mother screamed.
    I wish that could be your life.
    Please forgive me.
    That was an amazing day.
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  • Q7
    What is the speaker’s main purpose in the poem?
    To explain to readers the benefits of having a pet hamster
    To share her feelings with Manga
    To teach readers to seek forgiveness for their mistakes
    To persuade her mother to let her keep Manga
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  • Q8
    The poet uses lines 1 through 3 mainly to —
    explain how the speaker got Manga
    introduce the conflict
    give human characteristics to Manga
    compare two related events
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  • Q9
    What is emphasized by the repetition of the words “I wish” in the poem?
    The reason the speaker wants her mother to like Manga
    The speaker’s desire for Manga to have the best life possible
    The length of time it takes the speaker to find Manga when he escapes
    The speaker’s reason for keeping Manga as a pet
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  • Q10
    Lines 1 through 4 are important to the poem because they —
    introduce the speaker’s problem
    describe the setting
    identify the speaker’s friend
    ask the reader important questions
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  • Q11
    Read lines 15 and 16 from the poem. These lines emphasize that the speaker most likely feels —
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    confused about what will happen to the sandcastle
    surprised by the height of the sandcastle
    pleased to have spent the day working on a sandcastle
    worried that the sandcastle is not finished
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  • Q12
    In stanza 3, the reader can conclude that the speaker —
    is not yet satisfied with the sandcastle
    has more important tasks than finishing the sandcastle
    is unsure of how the completed sandcastle should look
    would rather build the sandcastle alone
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  • Q13
    What can the reader conclude from the action in the third stanza?
    Father makes flying look easy to the young bird.
    Father wants to prove that he is better at flying than the young bird.
    Father catches dinner for the young bird, even though he said he wouldn’t.
    Father thinks that the young bird isn’t ready to fly.
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  • Q14
    The fourth stanza contains only two lines because the poet wants to show that —
    the setting has changed
    this is an event that happened in the past
    this is an important moment
    the poem contains dialogue
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  • Q15
    In line 28, why is the word “soaring” written the way it is?
    To make the ending of the poem surprising
    To show that the young bird caught its dinner
    To show that the young bird is flying
    To make the poem more fun to read
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  • Q16
    The structure of the poem helps the reader know that it is —
    lyrical
    lyrical
    rhyming
    free verse
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  • Q17
    Read line 8 from the poem. The lack of spaces between the words creates a sense of —
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    feeling surprised
    feeling rushed
    mystery
    happiness
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  • Q18
    Read line 12 from the poem. Which of these does the poet use in line 12 to help the reader understand that time seems to pass slowly?
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    Repetition
    A line break
    Rhyme
    Meter
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  • Q19
    The first stanza is important to the poem because it —
    reveals the speaker’s feelings
    describes an experience the speaker enjoys
    introduces the subject of the poem
    identifies the setting of the poem
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