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4th Grade Eog Prep Quiz- Poetry

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4th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

This is an EOG Prep Quiz, each question is based off of a North Carolina Standard Course of Study Objective that will be tested on the standardized End of Year Exam.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the following poem and answer the accompanying questions. The Distant Talking Drum by Isaac Olaleye From deep in the rain forest The sound of a distant talking drum I hear– Far away, far away. For me it calls. Clearly it calls For me to dance, For men to dance, For women to dance, For children to dance. And the sound of the distant drum Echoes through the rain forest. The distant talking drum Is calling across the mighty rain forest For me to come, For me to dance. Now the sound of sweet songs I hear. Beautifully they flow! And the distant talking drum Is still calling Far away, far away. Clearly it calls For me to come, For me to dance. So across the rain forest, The wide, wild, and wonderful rain forest, I go! Which feeling does “The Distant Talking Drum” create?
    • A. 

      Excitement

    • B. 

      Fear

    • C. 

      Surpise

    • D. 

      Sadness

  • 2. 
    How is the drum most like a person?
    • A. 

      It echoes through the forest.

    • B. 

      It makes the sound of sweet songs

    • C. 

      It communicates with people.

    • D. 

      It makes people dance.

  • 3. 
    Why is the drum most likely being beaten?
    • A. 

      To warn people that rain is coming

    • B. 

      To welcome people to a celebration

    • C. 

      To scare animals away from the people near the drum

    • D. 

      To help people find their way out of the forest

  • 4. 
    Who is the “I” in the poem?  
    • A. 

      A drum

    • B. 

      The Rain Forest

    • C. 

      The speaker

    • D. 

      A forest Animal

  • 5. 
    Based on information in the poem, what will most likely happen?  
    • A. 

      The rainforest will soon become quiet again

    • B. 

      The drums will no longer echo

    • C. 

      Animals will scatter and run away.

    • D. 

      Men, Women, and children will dance

  • 6. 
    How does the author demonstrate the echoes of the drum in this poem?  
    • A. 

      The location of the drum is clearly described

    • B. 

      Someone calls out just like the drum does

    • C. 

      The exact sound of the drum is explained

    • D. 

      Some words are repeated throughout the poem