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Poetry Assessment

Quiz by Kristi Steen

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  • Q1
    Which of the following adjectives best describes the speaker in "The Rider"?
    lonely
    afraid
    tired
    carefree
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the theme of "The Rider"?
    Loneliness is a tough feeling that we all want to escape.
    Moving fast is good.
    Riding a bicycle helps me see nature.
    Rollerskating makes me lonely.
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the seal doing in "Seal"?
    diving for food
    escaping
    performing
    playing
    30s
  • Q4
    What words describe the seal in the poem "Seal"?
    too busy to realize he's in danger
    fast and graceful
    scary but harmless
    frightened and timid
    30s
  • Q5
    A concrete poem such as "Seal" is a poem that
    contains vivid musical words
    has a shape to suggest its meaning
    is a traditional form of Japanese poetry
    relies on images to communicate
    30s
  • Q6
    Which of the following types of figurative language does Carl Sandburg use in "Fog"?
    simile using as
    a city as a metaphor
    simile using like
    cat as a metaphor for fog
    30s
  • Q7
    Which sound device is most common in "Train Tune"?
    onomatopoeia
    repetition
    rhyme
    alliteration
    30s
  • Q8
    What is the best paraphrase for the following line from "Full Fathom Five"? Full fathom five my father lies;
    My father lives five fathoms under the sea
    My father is full of fathoms.
    My father is five fathoms long.
    My father lied about his height.
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the speaker in "Full Fathom Five" describing?
    the imaginary beings that live under the sea
    the father's funeral
    what has happened to the father
    undersea life
    30s
  • Q10
    Which of these lines from "Full Fathom Five" contains alliteration?
    Nothing of him that doth fade
    of his bones are coral made
    sea nymphs hourly ring his knell
    Full fathom five thy father lies
    30s
  • Q11
    Which line from "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" contains alliteration?
    candy the yams and spice the hams
    eggshells mixed with lemon custard
    prune pits, peach pits, orange peel
    and all the neighbors moved away
    30s
  • Q12
    What eventually happens to Sarah in the above poem?
    She loses all her friends because she smells.
    The reader never knows.
    She is buried up to her neck in garbage.
    Her dad says, "I'll take out the garbage for you, sweetheart."
    30s
  • Q13
    In "Onomatopoeia", what does the speaker mean to communicate with the following lines? splatters/scatters/spurts
    The water is running irregularly
    The water is running slowly.
    The water will not drain.
    The water is not running.
    30s
  • Q14
    How many stressed syllables are in this line from "Jim"? There never was a nicer boy.
    two
    three
    four
    eight
    30s
  • Q15
    In the poem "Jim", what is the main reason that the speaker believes that there "never was a nicer boy" than Jim?
    Jim skips baseball to take care of his mother.
    Jim tiptoes around when his mother is ill.
    Jim plays first base.
    Jim tidies the house.
    30s

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