The Runaway Robert Frost

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The Runaway Robert Frost

This poem by Robert Frost describes the fear a young horse is experiencing during its first exposure to snowfall. It shows the trepidation young people feel during their first experiences with new and unfamiliar things. It leaves o doubt as to why he is a favorite author. Test your understanding of the poem by taking the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the literal, not symbolic, theme of "After Apple Picking"?
    • A. 

      Birth

    • B. 

      Sleep

    • C. 

      Work

    • D. 

      Death

  • 2. 
    How big are the blueberries in the aptly titled "Blueberries"? 
    • A. 

      As big as a quarter

    • B. 

      As big as your eyeballs

    • C. 

      As big as a strawberry

    • D. 

      As big as the end of your thumb

  • 3. 
    In "Mending Wall," when do the narrator and his neighbor find and repair the breaks in the fence?
    • A. 

      Autumn

    • B. 

      Spring

    • C. 

      Summer

    • D. 

      Winter

  • 4. 
    In "Home Burial," how many headstones in the family graveyard are visible from the window?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Three

  • 5. 
    In "Nothing Gold Can Stay," what is nature's early leaf?
    • A. 

      The dew

    • B. 

      The sun

    • C. 

      A butterfly

    • D. 

      A flower

  • 6. 
    Which Robert Frost poem is NOT a sonnet?
    • A. 

      Into My Own

    • B. 

      Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

    • C. 

      The Oven Bird

    • D. 

      The Silken Tent

  • 7. 
    In "The Runaway," what runaway does the narrator find? 
    • A. 

      A dog

    • B. 

      A little boy

    • C. 

      A little girl

    • D. 

      A colt

  • 8. 
    What is the last word of "Fire and Ice"?
    • A. 

      Ice

    • B. 

      Desire

    • C. 

      Fire

    • D. 

      Suffice

  • 9. 
    In "Out, Out--," what state is mentioned? 
    • A. 

      New Hampshire

    • B. 

      Vermont

    • C. 

      Connecticut

    • D. 

      Rhode Island

  • 10. 
    What type of wood does the narrator find neatly stacked in "The Wood-Pile"? 
    • A. 

      Oak

    • B. 

      Pine

    • C. 

      Cedar

    • D. 

      Maple

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