Ancestors At Wonderwerk Poem: Quiz!

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Ancestors At Wonderwerk Poem: Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is the poet standing?
    • A. 

      He is standing on his front porch

    • B. 

      He is nodding in the sleeping porch

    • C. 

      He is standing in a cave.

    • D. 

      He is standing in an ancient cave at Wonderwerk.

  • 2. 
    Are the Bushmen actually, literally, walking on the poet's heart?
    • A. 

      Yes, they are walking on him. he is dead and they are walking over his grave.

    • B. 

      No, the poet means that he is feeling strong emotions.

    • C. 

      No, the poet means that he has heartburn.

  • 3. 
    Why is the poet talking about his heart? The poet is talking about the heart to show strong ____________ of _________and __________. The poet is explaining that he feels an _________, _________ _______________ with the people (his _________) who once used the same area.
  • 4. 
    Look at the first line of the sonnet. What do you notice about the last word on each line?
    • A. 

      The first and third lines end in the same sound (they rhyme).

    • B. 

      The second and fourth lines rhyme.

    • C. 

      Both a and b

  • 5. 
    In this sonnet the rhyme scheme is...
    • A. 

      Abab caca bebe bb

    • B. 

      Cdcd abab efef ee

    • C. 

      Ee abab cdcd efef

  • 6. 
    The poet has such a strict rhyme scheme in the sonnet because:
    • A. 

      He wants to show that the Bushmen who lived in the cave had a good marching rhythm and didn't get tired easily.

    • B. 

      He wants to show that the Bushmen played the drums for months in these trance dances.

    • C. 

      He wants to show that the rhythm is repeated and predictable, just like the lives of so many people who have come and gone in the cave over a long period of time.

  • 7. 
    Cope (poet) uses the following elements in his poem:
    • A. 

      Oxygen, water, earth and flame

    • B. 

      Blood, sweat, tears and saliva

    • C. 

      North, east, south and west

  • 8. 
    Quote four separate words from the sonnet that mean the same as the four elements mentioned in the previous question.
    • A. 

      Bones, feet, ribs, head

    • B. 

      Rain, sticks, pain,skins

    • C. 

      Cave, dust, ash, bones

    • D. 

      Air, rain, dust, fire

  • 9. 
    Identify the figure of speech in the following line: "They walk through my bones."
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 10. 
    Why do you think the Bushmen want to find the hearth?
    • A. 

      They are literally looking for the fireplace because they want to be warm.

    • B. 

      Because the hearth is traditionally the whole community gathers and feels unified.

    • C. 

      They are looking for a safe place.

    • D. 

      They are looking for a home where nothing has changed over the years.