Trivia Quiz On Poetry, Short Story And Old Story Time!

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One way in which we get to improve our language skills is through the reading of poetry, short stories, and some old stories. How big are you on reading stories? Have you read some of the common ones? Why don’t you take up the quiz below and let us see if you do qualify to be in the biggest book club of all time?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Gabriel Okara

    • B. 

      Gerald Hopkins

    • C. 

      James Berry

    • D. 

      Trevor Rhone

  • 2. 
    Which poet wrote "A Contemplation Upon Flowers"?
    • A. 

      Henry King

    • B. 

      James Berry

    • C. 

      Langston Hughes

    • D. 

      Gerald Hopkins

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Racial Intolerance

    • B. 

      A woman's challenges

    • C. 

      Social-class Prejudice

    • D. 

      Nostalgia

  • 4. 
    This story traces  an encounter between a black West Indian man and white American woman. Through the woman's reaction to the black simple request for a light his cigarette, deep-seated racism is revealed. And when he stoops to pick up the cigarette she has thrown away, reveals his fierce pride in conflict with his poverty.
    • A. 

      "Shabine"

    • B. 

      Mom Luby and the Social Worker"

    • C. 

      "Blackout"

    • D. 

      "Berry"

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      "Berry"

    • B. 

      "Shabine"

    • C. 

      "Mom Luby and the Social Worker"

    • D. 

      "Blackout"

  • 6. 
    Which story does the following information describe? On his annual visits to his grandmother's home, the protagonist becomes fascinated with a girl in a neighbouring yard. As the 'outside child' of a high-coloured man by his black maid, the girl was rejected by her father, and turned to prostitution. She is excluded by society so the grandmother puts an end to his childish overtures of friendship with the girl.
    • A. 

      "Blackout"

    • B. 

      "Shabine"

    • C. 

      "Mom Luby and the Social Worker"

    • D. 

      "Berry"

  • 7. 
    This poem is about a black boy who wishes that he could have regular things in life. Things such as a congratulatory hug, to be educated to the highest level and to travel without harassment. The persona yearns to stop fighting for the basic right to be successful and to rise above societal expectations.
    • A. 

      God's Grandeur

    • B. 

      Dreaming Black Boy

    • C. 

      Berry

    • D. 

      A Contemplation Upon Flowers

  • 8. 
    In this poem, the persona wishes that he could be as brave as the flowers, who are aware of their allegiance to the earth. They know their place and obey the order, or cycle, of life and death. The persona wishes that he could be this way because he is the opposite, he wants to live forever. The persona wants the flowers to teach him NOT to fear death, but to accept it.
    • A. 

      God's Grandeur

    • B. 

      Epitaph

    • C. 

      Dreaming Black Boy

    • D. 

      A Contemplation Upon Flowers

  • 9. 
    This poem celebrates a slave that was hung in the past. The first stanza explains that the nameless slave was hung in the morning, and while some respect was paid to his memory, in the form of the children's actions, life essentially went on. In stanza two, the persona makes it clear that this slave's death has little relevance in the present, except as a passing memory when islanders think about what has influenced their lives up to the present.                                                
    • A. 

      Epitaph

    • B. 

      Dreaming Black Boy

    • C. 

      God's Grandeur

    • D. 

      Epic

  • 10. 
      The poet expresses that the world is full of God's glory and greatness. This greatness, however, will burn out in a dramatic manner  because of man who smears, smudges and pollutes everything without consciousness. Nature is resilient, however, and will persevere from deep in the earth and burst forth, counteracting all of man's ill.
    • A. 

      A Contemplation Upon Flowers

    • B. 

      Once Upon A Time

    • C. 

      God's Grandeur

    • D. 

      The Wonders of God

  • 11. 
    This short story is about an elderly woman who fosters two small children. The story opens with her visit to the Social Welfare office, in order to obtain monetary assistance in taking care of the children. She then returns home to find people waiting to enter the speakeasy that she runs in her back room.
    • A. 

      Shabine

    • B. 

      Mom Luby and the Social Worker

    • C. 

      Septimus

    • D. 

      Blackout

  • 12. 
    This type of character is developing and learning in the course of the story
    • A. 

      Round

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Static

  • 13. 
    This character is characterized by one or two traits
    • A. 

      Round

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Static

  • 14. 
    This character is unchanged from the story’s beginning to end.
    • A. 

      Round

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Static

  • 15. 
    This character is complex or presented in detail. 
    • A. 

      Round

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Static

  • 16. 
    A major theme in  the poem "A Contemplation Upon Flowers" is
    • A. 

      Abuse of nature

    • B. 

      Racial Intolerance

    • C. 

      Nature

    • D. 

      Loneliness

  • 17. 
    This is NOT a major theme in  the poem "Dreaming black Boy" 
    • A. 

      Racism

    • B. 

      Oppression

    • C. 

      Desires

    • D. 

      Beauty of Nature

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Sad

    • B. 

      Reflective

    • C. 

      Happy

    • D. 

      Dreary

  • 19. 
    Which character is being described below:
    • She fosters two young children.
    • She is a midwife, herb doctor and ordained minister of the Gospel.
    • A. 

      Justine

    • B. 

      Ms Osborn

    • C. 

      Mom Luby

    • D. 

      Ms Renfield