"the Raven" And "incident In A Rose Garden" Quiz

40 Questions  I  By Ac_mahone on April 6, 2012
This is Mrs. Mahone's quiz for her 9th grade Honors English class. It covers and formatively evaluates students' application of skills and concepts learned through reading two narrative poems: "The Raven" and "Incident in a Rose Garden". *Some questions borrowed from McDougal Littell as well as other internet resourses

  

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1.  The setting of "The Raven" is the man's
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2.  "The Raven" takes place in the month of
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4.  At what time does this story begin?
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5.  At the opening of the poem, the speaker is
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6.  When he opens the door, after first hearing the tapping, he
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7.  The speaker first believes the Raven is there to
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8.  At first, the speaker thinks the raven is
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9.  "Tell this soul with sorrow laden, if within the distant Aidenn, it shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore..." (93-94). In this line, the speaker is asking--
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10.  How does the speaker's state of mind change as "The Raven" progresses?
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11.  Of the following choices, which does the raven come to represent for the speaker?
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12.  Which line basically means the fire flickered making shadows?
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13.  Ravens were traditionally considered
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14.  "Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!" This means --
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15.  "I betook myself to linking/Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore... meant in craoking 'Nevermore'..." (69-72) This means --
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16.  "...what it utters is its only stock and store/Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster/Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore..." (62-64). These lines mean --
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17.  "...tell me truly, I implore -- / Is there -- is there balm in Gilead? -- tell me -- tell me, I implore!" (88-89). The narrator is asking
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18.  By the end of the poem, where does the speaker assume that the raven has come from?
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19.  "And the lamp-light o'er himstreaming throws his shadow on the floor;/And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor/Shall be lifted -- nevermore!" (106-107). Which statement is most true: The speaker...
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20.  In the poem, the bust of Pallas is most probably intended to represent
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21.  Match the word to its definition for the following:
A. beguiling
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22.  Match the word to its correct definition for the following:
A. decorum
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23.  Match the word to its correct definition for the following:
A. countenance
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24.  Alliteration is the repetition of initial vowel sounds.
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25.  Repetition is a technique in which a sound, word, phrase, or line is repeated for emphasis.
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26.  Rhyme is the occurrence of similar or identical sounds at the end of two words. Different types of rhyme include internal rhyme and end rhyme.
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28.  "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary..."(1). This line contains which of the following literary sound devices?
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29.  "Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my door..." (16). This line contains an example of
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30.  "Sir," I said , "or Madame, truly your forgiveness I implore... And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door..." (20, 22) *These two lines show an example of
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31.  The rhyme scheme throughout "The Raven" is
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32.  Plutonian Night, Palla, Gilead, are all examples of
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33.  A brief summary for "Incident in a Rose Garden" is
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34.  The conflict in "Incident in a Rose Garden" is
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35.  Which literary device is being used in the following lines: "Thin as a scythe he stood there..." (6).
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36.  Which literary device is being used in the following lines: "Sir, I encountered Death just now among the roses..." (4-5)
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37.  "He had his black coat on/Black gloves, a broad black hat..." (8-9). These lines contain examples of which two literary sound devices?
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38.  At the end of the poem, Death's hand being referred to as "a cage of bone" suggests that
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39.  "... and his eyes lit up/With the pale glow of those lanterns..." (35-36). This comparison is a
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40.  "And there stood Death in the garden,/Dressed like a Spanish waiter..." This simile is comparing
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