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The Road Not Taken

Quiz by shelly Triffon

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  • Q1

    to tread is to...



    step on


  • Q2

    In the poem The Road Not Taken, what has not been  "trodden black"? 

    The road

    The leaves

    The way

    The wood

  • Q3

    "And be one traveler, long I stood" means ...

    he contemplated whether he should go back

    it took him a long time to decide 

    he is only one person and can't split

  • Q4

    " To where it bent in the undergrowth"  metaphorically relates to ...

    the other road he wanted to take.

    the outcome of his decision.

    not being able to see the road ahead.

  • Q5

    "Then, took the other, just as fair" refers to...

    the roads being different

    the first road

    the second road

  • Q6

    " And having perhaps the better claim"  means ...

    it's a better choice.

    he is sure that he is making the right choice.

    it makes no difference to him which road he chooses.

  • Q7

    "Because it was grassy and wanted wear" relates to ...

    the path he selected.

    the path he wanted to go back to.

    the path he didn't take.

  • Q8

    "And both that morning equally lay" relates to...

    the leaves.

    the grass.

    both paths. 

  • Q9

    "Yet knowing how way leads on to way" refers to ...

    how one choice we make leads to a set of other choices and events.

    how one choice can have two different outcomes.

    how different decisions can lead to different events.

  • Q10

    "I doubted if I should ever go back" means...

    he doubts that he will ever come back to this fork in the road.

    he is not sure if he wants to go back to the fork in the road.

    he knows there is a slight chance that he will go back.

  • Q11

    " I shall be telling this with a sigh" refers to...

    the road that he regrets not having been able to take.

    the path that he chose to take.

    the decision he is happy that he made.

  • Q12

    "I took the one less traveled by" means that his decision was..




  • Q13

    "And that has made all the difference"  means ...

    that the choice he made was the wrong one.

    the choice he had made is the reason why his life had turned the way it has.

    that the choice he made was the right one.

  • Q14

    In The Road Not Taken", the speaker's problem is that ...

    1. Answers 2 and 3 are both correct.

    3. he doesn't know which road to take.

    2. he regrets not being able to take both roads.

    4.  He wants to take both roads at the same time.

  • Q15

    In The Road Not Taken, the speaker's solution to his problem is...

    taking the road which "in leaves no step had trodden black".

    taking the road that was grassy and wanted wear.

    taking the road that no one has ever chosen before him.


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