Poem Quiz: Ancestors At Wonderwerk By Michael Cope

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Poem Quiz: Ancestors At Wonderwerk By Michael Cope

Are you looking for a poem quiz on Ancestors at Wonderwerk by Michael Cope? This is a great poem that gives us a clue about the life of the early man and those who read it get to see the poet’s vision. Are you among them? Well, take up this quiz and get to see just how much you understood and remember it. All the best!


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. 
    • 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. 
    Choose one option: 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. 
    • 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.