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False Alarm! Poem

Quiz by Heather Davis

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6 questions
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  • Q1
    In the first stanza, the poet uses a simile to show that-
    autumn is a dangerous time
    the woods are green and leafy
    the woods are burning up
    the colors of autumn are intense
  • Q2
    The poet uses the word licks in line 5 to help the reader imagine-
    the smell of burning leaves
    a tongue of flames
    the sound of leaves crackling underfoot
    a cat lapping up milk
  • Q3
    Which of these best describes how line 6 contributes to the imagery of the poem?
    It paints a picture of how quickly the changes occur in autumn leaves
    It lets the reader know how quickly the ranger must respond to the fire.
    It shows how the bright colors make the viewer want to move in happy excitement.
    It describes how the frenzied squirrels move.
  • Q4
    In lines 15 and 16, the poet uses the words frenzy and scurry to create a mood of-
  • Q5
    The poet uses a simile in lines 18-19 to bring to mind-
    the roughness of the squirrel's tail
    the shape of the squirrel's tail
    the heat from the squirrels burnt tail
    the soft-gray color of the squirrels tail
  • Q6
    In the last stanza, the author includes the words "wise to Autumn's ways" to show that-
    autumn usually arrives late
    there is no emergency
    the leaves have fallen
    the ranger is too cautious

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