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Poetry Test

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Poetry Test

This is poetry test. It is suitable for students in middle schools. It includes questions about limericks, haikus, rhyme, quatrains and more.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What have we been studying in class the past few weeks?
    • A. 

      Short stories

    • B. 

      Historical fiction

    • C. 

      Poetry

    • D. 

      Science fiction

  • 2. 
    Who reads poetry?
    • A. 

      Teachers

    • B. 

      Students

    • C. 

      Parents

    • D. 

      Everyone

  • 3. 
    How many lines does a quatrain have?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      10

  • 4. 
    True or False. A haikue is a long, serious poem.
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 5. 
    What is a cinquain?
    • A. 

      A rhyming poem about love

    • B. 

      A poem written in Spanish

    • C. 

      A poem with 5 lines about one subject

    • D. 

      A poem that has a specific rhyme scheme

  • 6. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of the following lines?A cat ate my mouseAnd disappeared in my houseI found the cat in my blouseBut the mouse was gone!
    • A. 

      A, A, B, B

    • B. 

      A, A, A, B

    • C. 

      A, B, C, D

    • D. 

      A, B, A, B

  • 7. 
    True or False. Poetry is always serious.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Where can you find poetry in this school?
    • A. 

      In the computer lab

    • B. 

      In the classroom

    • C. 

      In the library

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    An acrostic poem does what?
    • A. 

      Tells a story.

    • B. 

      Makes an inference.

    • C. 

      Spells out a word.

    • D. 

      Gives the rhythm to a song.

  • 10. 
    What is the shape of a diamante poem?
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Diamond

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Circle

  • 11. 
    What words rhyme?
    • A. 

      Jump, Bump, Lump

    • B. 

      Jump, Joke, Joy

    • C. 

      Jump, Jumper, Jumping

    • D. 

      Jump, Kick, Scream

  • 12. 
    What is a poet laurete?
    • A. 

      A poet who is also a lawyer.

    • B. 

      A poet that writes for the government.

    • C. 

      A poet that does not get paid.

    • D. 

      A poet that writes in another language.

  • 13. 
    Poetry is important to which of the following areas?
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Technology

    • D. 

      Math

  • 14. 
    What is a poetry slam?
    • A. 

      Where people complain about poetry.

    • B. 

      Where people watch movies about poetry.

    • C. 

      Where poets complain about people.

    • D. 

      Where poets recite their work.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following poems needs to have rhyme?
    • A. 

      Haiku

    • B. 

      Diamante

    • C. 

      Limerick

    • D. 

      Acrostic

  • 16. 
    Which of the following poems is often found around St. Patrick's Day?
    • A. 

      Haikus

    • B. 

      Acrostic

    • C. 

      Quatrains

    • D. 

      Limericks

  • 17. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of the following lines?My father went to workHe got a big checkThen he took me to the mallWhere I bought it all!
    • A. 

      A, B, C, C

    • B. 

      A, B, C, D

    • C. 

      A, A, B, B

    • D. 

      A, B, A, B

  • 18. 
    Which of the following poems typically are about nature?
    • A. 

      Acrostic

    • B. 

      Diamante

    • C. 

      Quatrains

    • D. 

      Haiku

  • 19. 
    Which of the following literary elements are most important to poetry?
    • A. 

      Setting & Characters

    • B. 

      Tone & Mood

    • C. 

      Plot & Theme

    • D. 

      Sequence & Order

  • 20. 
    Does poetry have to rhyme?
    • A. 

      Yes, always

    • B. 

      No, never

    • C. 

      Sometimes