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Poetry and Theme: Practice 2

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  • Q1
    Read the text. Teasia walked slowly around the store, pausing to look at the glass figures on the table. She was admiring a small bird, when she noticed the Do Not Touch sign. The shelves above her had several pottery bowls of all different sizes and colors. But next to the bowls was a Keep Hands Off sign. Based on the text, which sentence is more likely to be true?
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    Teasia's cat is at a musuem.
    Teasia is clumsy.
    Teasia is shopping for a gift.
    Everything in the store is delicate.
    300s
  • Q2
    Read the text. Sidney stroked the chestnut horse's dark mane and gently led the horse out of the stall. Then he skillfully cleaned each hoof and buckled all of the straps on the saddle. Sidney held onto the reins loosely as he mounted the horse. Sitting tall and centered, Sidney was ready to ride. Based on the text, which sentence is more likely to be true?
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    Sidney is exhausted and ready to end the session and return home.
    Sidney is taking his first riding lesson.
    Sidney is comfortable around horses.
    Sidney has never been introduced to a horse before.
    300s
  • Q3
    Read the text. Nadiya looked at the huge house on the hill and wondered who might live there. It could be a mad scientist building a time machine, thought Nadiya. Or maybe a wizard, busy with dragons and magic. Based on the text, which sentence is most likely to be true?
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    Nadiya has a good imagination.
    Nadiya enjoys meeting new neighbors.
    A scientist lives in the house.
    A big family lives in the house.
    300s
  • Q4
    Read the poem. Then, review line 4 in the first stanza. Diamond Necklace In the market's parking lot Something shines right by my spot: I spy a diamond on a chain. I fly off with it like a jet plane. I explain to the store clerk, who gives a grin. "The diamond's owner just came back in! She left it here, and I know that she Will thank you for your honesty." She gushes to me just what it meant— "The necklace was a dear present." She presses something in my hand A bill stares at me, crisp and grand! In line 4, what type of figurative language is used?
    personification
    onomatopoeia
    metaphor
    simile
    300s
  • Q5
    Read the poem. Then, review line 4 in the first stanza. Diamond Necklace In the market's parking lot Something shines right by my spot: I spy a diamond on a chain. I fly off with it like a jet plane. I explain to the store clerk, who gives a grin. "The diamond's owner just came back in! She left it here, and I know that she Will thank you for your honesty." She gushes to me just what it meant— "The necklace was a dear present." She presses something in my hand A bill stares at me, crisp and grand! Line 4 shows a simile, which compares two things using like or as. What is the purpose of this?
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    It suggests that the necklace is almost as expensive as a jet plane.
    It suggests that the speaker hurries quickly back to the market with the necklace.
    It reveals that the speaker quickly takes the necklace for herself.
    It shows that the speaker decides to take the necklace on a plane.
    300s
  • Q6
    Read the poem. Then, review lines 11 and 12 in the final stanza. Diamond Necklace In the market's parking lot Something shines right by my spot: I spy a diamond on a chain. I fly off with it like a jet plane. I explain to the store clerk, who gives a grin. "The diamond's owner just came back in! She left it here, and I know that she Will thank you for your honesty." She gushes to me just what it meant— "The necklace was a dear present." She presses something in my hand A bill stares at me, crisp and grand! What type of figurative language is this?
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    Onomatopoeia
    Metaphor
    Personification
    Simile
    300s
  • Q7
    Read the poem. Then, review line 4 in the first stanza. Diamond Necklace In the market's parking lot Something shines right by my spot: I spy a diamond on a chain. I fly off with it like a jet plane. I explain to the store clerk, who gives a grin. "The diamond's owner just came back in! She left it here, and I know that she Will thank you for your honesty." She gushes to me just what it meant— "The necklace was a dear present." She presses something in my hand A bill stares at me, crisp and grand! Lines 11 and 12 show personification, which is when something nonhuman is described as if it were a person. What is the purpose of this?
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    It informs the reader on how new technology is being developed to allow money to look and talk back to us.
    It tells the reader that there is something humorous about the bill.
    It helps the reader understand the speaker is surprised by the money.
    It reminds the reader of how bills have faces printed on them.
    300s
  • Q8
    Read the poem. Diamond Necklace In the market's parking lot Something shines right by my spot: I spy a diamond on a chain. I fly off with it like a jet plane. I explain to the store clerk, who gives a grin. "The diamond's owner just came back in! She left it here, and I know that she Will thank you for your honesty." She gushes to me just what it meant— "The necklace was a dear present." She presses something in my hand A bill stares at me, crisp and grand! What is the main theme of the poem?
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    Be true to yourself.
    Sometimes youth will use violence to try and prove themselves.
    Doing the right thing can be rewarding.
    Be careful with valuable items.
    300s
  • Q9
    Read the poem. Then, review lines 1 and 2 in the first stanza. Looking Up Ever feel a wee bit crazed, Like a mouse caught in a maze? Videos to watch and games to play Keep you at your screen all day. Stop for a moment and look around. You'll be amazed at what you've found. Put down your screen and you will see All that the world contains, for free! Take a peek at the bright blue sky. Trace the cloud that's gliding by. Listen to the chirping bird— Its song just waiting to be heard. Everything you thought you knew Might astonish when seen anew. What type of figurative language is this?
    onomatopoeia
    simile
    personification
    metaphor
    300s
  • Q10
    Read the poem. Then, review lines 1 and 2 in the first stanza. Looking Up Ever feel a wee bit crazed, Like a mouse caught in a maze? Videos to watch and games to play Keep you at your screen all day. Stop for a moment and look around. You'll be amazed at what you've found. Put down your screen and you will see All that the world contains, for free! Take a peek at the bright blue sky. Trace the cloud that's gliding by. Listen to the chirping bird— Its song just waiting to be heard. Everything you thought you knew Might astonish when seen anew. These lines show a simile, which compares two things using like or as. What is the purpose of this text?
    It conveys that people are too afraid or ashamed to ask for help, which is silly because help is obviously good.
    It suggests that people sometimes feel trapped in their own little worlds.
    It shows how easy it is to get lost when you don't have a smartphone.
    It suggests how small people look to others.
    300s
  • Q11
    Read the poem. Then, review the last two lines in the second stanza. Looking Up Ever feel a wee bit crazed, Like a mouse caught in a maze? Videos to watch and games to play Keep you at your screen all day. Stop for a moment and look around. You'll be amazed at what you've found. Put down your screen and you will see All that the world contains, for free! Take a peek at the bright blue sky. Trace the cloud that's gliding by. Listen to the chirping bird— Its song just waiting to be heard. Everything you thought you knew Might astonish when seen anew. What type of figurative language is this an example of?
    metaphor
    onomatopoeia
    personification
    simile
    300s
  • Q12
    Read the poem. Then, review lines 11 and 12. Looking Up Ever feel a wee bit crazed, Like a mouse caught in a maze? Videos to watch and games to play Keep you at your screen all day. Stop for a moment and look around. You'll be amazed at what you've found. Put down your screen and you will see All that the world contains, for free! Take a peek at the bright blue sky. Trace the cloud that's gliding by. Listen to the chirping bird— Its song just waiting to be heard. Everything you thought you knew Might astonish when seen anew. This shows a personification, which is when something nonhuman is described as if it were a person. What is the purpose of this text?
    It shows that the bird is waiting for you to put down your screen before it will start singing.
    It emphasizes that you can hear the bird's song whenever you take the time to listen for it.
    It suggests that the bird is impatient to fly somewhere new.
    It demonstrates that some birds hold a special ability to write music for humans.
    300s
  • Q13
    Read the poem. Looking Up Ever feel a wee bit crazed, Like a mouse caught in a maze? Videos to watch and games to play Keep you at your screen all day. Stop for a moment and look around. You'll be amazed at what you've found. Put down your screen and you will see All that the world contains, for free! Take a peek at the bright blue sky. Trace the cloud that's gliding by. Listen to the chirping bird— Its song just waiting to be heard. Everything you thought you knew Might astonish when seen anew. What is the theme of the poem?
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    When you travel to new places, you will see sights unlike anything you've ever seen before.
    It's important to take a break from technology and notice other things in the world around you.
    Some novels take place in interesting settings and the descriptive language used by writers can make readers feel as though readers are in another time or place as they read.
    You'll learn more by reading books than by playing games on a device.
    300s
  • Q14
    Read the poem. Looking Up Ever feel a wee bit crazed, Like a mouse caught in a maze? Videos to watch and games to play Keep you at your screen all day. Stop for a moment and look around. You'll be amazed at what you've found. Put down your screen and you will see All that the world contains, for free! Take a peek at the bright blue sky. Trace the cloud that's gliding by. Listen to the chirping bird— Its song just waiting to be heard. Everything you thought you knew Might astonish when seen anew. What is the theme of the poem?
    Sometimes you can fix a mistake by starting over.
    Some mistakes led to financial success.
    Sometimes you can make the best of your mistakes.
    Some mistakes can never be corrected.
    300s
  • Q15
    Barren: empty; unable to grow Read the poem. Dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow What is the poet comparing to a bird that cannot fly?
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    dreams that are unrealistic to have
    a life where dreams do not come true
    a life where dreams don't exist
    dreams that are difficult to reach
    300s

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