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Quiz On Edgar Allan Poe's 'the Bells'

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This is a quiz for Secondary 1E students on 'The Bells'. Have fun!

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  • 1. 
    The theme of the poem is _________________.
    • A. 

      Happiness

    • B. 

      The noises that bells make

    • C. 

      The joyful sound of the bells

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 2. 
    I _______________ (enjoy/did not enjoy) the theme of the poem.
  • 3. 
    The theme evokes feelings of _________________.
    • A. 

      Festivity and happiness

    • B. 

      Strangeness and fear

    • C. 

      Love and warmth

    • D. 

      Coldness and anxiety

  • 4. 
    The poet uses _________________ to bring out how the bells are ringing nonstop.
    • A. 

      Metaphors

    • B. 

      Similes

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Repetition

  • 5. 
    He shows that the bells are ringing continuously through the repetition of the word "__________".
    • A. 

      Bells

    • B. 

      Tintinnabulation

    • C. 

      Crystalline

    • D. 

      Twinkle

  • 6. 
    The poet makes the sound of the bells sound joyful through the use of the word "_________________".
    • A. 

      Runic

    • B. 

      Merriment

    • C. 

      Melody

    • D. 

      Tintinnabulation

  • 7. 
    Another word which makes the sound of the bells seem light and joyful is "___________".
    • A. 

      Time

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Tintinnabulation

    • D. 

      Tinkling

  • 8. 
    By using words that sound like the noises that the bells make, the poet is using _______________.
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Similes

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 9. 
    The use of onomatopoeia makes the sound of the bells seem _____________________.
    • A. 

      Noisy and dramatic

    • B. 

      Loud and irritating

    • C. 

      Realistic and vivid

    • D. 

      Strange and scary

  • 10. 
    Some onomatopoeia that Edgar Allan Poe uses are "________", "__________" and "_________".
    • A. 

      Sledges, bells, melody

    • B. 

      Tinkle, jingling, tintinnabulation

    • C. 

      Wells, bells, tintinnabulation

    • D. 

      Runic, oversprinkle, crystalline

  • 11. 
    These onomatopoeia all give the poem a ______________ feeling.
    • A. 

      Noisy, exaggerated

    • B. 

      Festive, joyful

    • C. 

      Boring, repetitive

    • D. 

      Silent, noiseless

  • 12. 
    The poet develops the festive mood through the setting of _________________.
    • A. 

      Chinese New Year

    • B. 

      Christmas

    • C. 

      Hari Raya

    • D. 

      Deepavali

  • 13. 
    By using onomatopoeia in the festive setting, the words sound like a certain kind of music, _________________.
    • A. 

      Christmas carols

    • B. 

      Pop songs

    • C. 

      Rock music

    • D. 

      Hip hop

  • 14. 
    The rhyme scheme of the poem is ____________.
    • A. 

      Regular

    • B. 

      Irregular

  • 15. 
    The rhyme scheme makes the poem seem more _________________.
    • A. 

      Noisy

    • B. 

      Slow

    • C. 

      Melodious

    • D. 

      Conflicting

  • 16. 
    Read this funny poem which you will be doing next week. Is the rhyme scheme regular or irregular? The Sloth by Theodore Roethke In moving-slow he has no Peer. You ask him something in his Ear, He thinks about it for a Year; And, then, before he says a Word There, upside down (unlike a Bird), He will assume that you have Heard-- A most Ex-as-per-at-ing Lug. But should you call his manner Smug, He'll sigh and give his Branch a Hug; Then off again to Sleep he goes, Still swaying gently by his Toes, And you just know he knows he knows.
    • A. 

      Regular

    • B. 

      Irregular

  • 17. 
    "You ask him something in his Ear, He thinks about it for a Year." This quote shows you that the sloth is very ______________.
    • A. 

      Indecisive

    • B. 

      Angry

    • C. 

      Depressed

    • D. 

      Deaf

  • 18. 
    "And, then, before he says a Word There, upside down (unlike a Bird), He will assume that you have Heard--" The sloth is too ___________ to speak the words out loud, so he just "assume(s)".
    • A. 

      Clever

    • B. 

      Stupid

    • C. 

      Lazy

    • D. 

      Forgetful

  • 19. 
    "But should you call his manner Smug, He'll sigh and give his Branch a Hug;" This attitude shows that the sloth cannot be _______________ about insults because he would rather sleep on his branch.
    • A. 

      Bothered

    • B. 

      Lazy

    • C. 

      Hardworking

    • D. 

      Sensitive

  • 20. 
    "Then off again to Sleep he goes, Still swaying gently by his Toes, And you just know he knows he knows" Even though the sloth is lazy, the poet is saying that the sloth "knows he knows". The sloth knows that he knows a lot of things. Therefore, the sloth thinks that he is very ________________.
    • A. 

      Forgetful

    • B. 

      Loving

    • C. 

      Wise

    • D. 

      Hungry