Between Two Furious Oceans

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Between Two Furious Oceans - Quiz

ELA 30 A quiz on Vast and Varied poem, Between Two Furious Oceans.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The poet describes Canada in an orderly fashion. Select the correct progression from the choices below:

    • A.

      BC, Alberta, Prairies, Quebec, Ontario Maritimes

    • B.

      BC, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, maritimes

    • C.

      BC, Alberta, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes

    • D.

      BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes

    Correct Answer
    C. BC, Alberta, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes
    Explanation
    The correct progression is BC, Alberta, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, Maritimes. This progression follows a logical geographical order from west to east, starting with British Columbia (BC) and Alberta, then moving on to the Prairies, which includes Saskatchewan and Manitoba. After that, the progression continues with Ontario, Quebec, and finally the Maritimes, which includes provinces such as New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

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  • 2. 

    "...the lonely shadow of the firs" is the best example of:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The phrase "the lonely shadow of the firs" is personification because it gives human qualities to the shadow. Shadows cannot be lonely, so this description is giving the shadow a human emotion. This personification helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind and adds depth to the description of the firs.

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  • 3. 

    In stanza three the poet, Diespecker writes "...and the still, imperious lakes." Define the word imperious. Based on the definition, the line is an example of:

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    A. Personification
    Explanation
    The word "imperious" means to have a commanding or dominant nature. In this context, the poet is attributing this characteristic to the lakes, giving them human-like qualities. This is an example of personification, as the poet is giving human attributes to something non-human.

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  • 4. 

    "...and the swift / Cold current of the Ottawa" is the best example of:

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Symbol

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The phrase "swift / Cold current" in the given sentence is an example of alliteration because it repeats the sound of the letter "c" in consecutive words. Alliteration is a literary device that adds emphasis and musicality to a sentence by repeating the initial sound of words. In this case, the repetition of the "c" sound in "swift" and "cold" creates a rhythmic and memorable effect, making it a clear example of alliteration.

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  • 5. 

    In the last stanza the poet writes: "Blazing with consuming crismon golden lights like beacon flames... What 2 poetic devices are evident?

    • A.

      Metaphor and simile

    • B.

      Metaphor and alliteration

    • C.

      Alliteration and simile

    • D.

      Alliteration and personification

    • E.

      Imagery and simile

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration and simile
    Explanation
    In the last stanza of the poem, the poet uses the phrase "Blazing with consuming crimson golden lights like beacon flames." This is an example of a simile because it compares the lights to beacon flames using the word "like." Additionally, the phrase "Blazing with consuming crimson golden lights" demonstrates alliteration, as the words "blazing," "consuming," and "crimson" all start with the same consonant sound, creating a musical effect. Therefore, the correct answer is alliteration and simile.

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  • 6. 

    In a recent paragraph assignment you explained what Canada means to you. Refer directly to this poem, Between Two Furious Oceans, and agree that this poem in some ways represents what Canada means to you or diagree that this poem reveals what Canada means to you.Answer in complete sentences. Worth 5 marks.

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