4th Grade EOG Prep Quiz- Poetry

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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.


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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Excitement
    Explanation
    The poem "The Distant Talking Drum" by Isaac Olaleye creates a feeling of excitement. The repetition of phrases like "For me to dance" and "Clearly it calls" conveys a sense of anticipation and energy. The mention of different groups of people, such as men, women, and children, being called to dance further adds to the excitement. The use of exclamation marks and the description of the rain forest as "wide, wild, and wonderful" also contribute to the overall feeling of excitement in the poem.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. It communicates with people.
    Explanation
    The drum is most like a person because it communicates with people. Just like how people use language to convey messages and ideas, the drum uses its sound to communicate with others. It can create different rhythms and beats to express emotions, convey information, or even tell stories. Through its sound, the drum is able to connect with people and engage them in a form of communication, making it similar to how humans interact and communicate with each other.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. To welcome people to a celebration
    Explanation
    The drum is most likely being beaten to welcome people to a celebration. This is because beating a drum is a common way to announce the start of an event or to signal the arrival of important guests. It is a traditional practice in many cultures to use drums for celebratory purposes, as the sound can be heard from a distance and attract attention. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the drum is being used in this context to greet and invite people to join in the festivities.

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  • 4. 

    Who is the “I” in the poem?  

    • A.

      A drum

    • B.

      The Rain Forest

    • C.

      The speaker

    • D.

      A forest Animal

    Correct Answer
    C. The speaker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the speaker. In poetry, the "I" refers to the persona or the voice of the poem, who is often the speaker. The speaker is the one expressing their thoughts, emotions, or experiences in the poem. In this case, the "I" is the one who is narrating or speaking in the poem.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Men, Women, and children will dance
    Explanation
    Based on the information in the poem, it can be inferred that after the rainforest becomes quiet again and the drums no longer echo, the animals will scatter and run away. This suggests that the human activity, represented by the men, women, and children dancing, will disrupt the natural environment and cause the animals to flee.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Some words are repeated throughout the poem
    Explanation
    The author demonstrates the echoes of the drum in this poem by repeating some words throughout the poem. This repetition creates a rhythmic effect, similar to the sound of a drum. By using this technique, the author is able to evoke the sound and presence of the drum, emphasizing its importance in the poem.

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