Ultimate Trivia Quiz About Facing IT Poem

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 626

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This is a 10 question quiz on Yusef Komunyakaa's "Facing It. "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the setting of the poem?
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      A house

    • C. 

      The Vietnam Veterans War Memorial

    • D. 

      The Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • 2. 
    Who is the speaker of the poem?
    • A. 

      A woman brushing a boy's hair

    • B. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • C. 

      A white vet

    • D. 

      An African-American vet

  • 3. 
    The phrase "I'm stone" in line 5 is an example of:
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Juxtaposition

    • C. 

      Synecdoche

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 4. 
    When the speaker remembers the Vietnam War, this is an example of:
    • A. 

      Consonance

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Flashback

    • D. 

      Metonymy

  • 5. 
    Why does the speaker expect to find his own name in the stone?
    • A. 

      He is dead.

    • B. 

      The wall is for war survivors.

    • C. 

      He is famous.

    • D. 

      He could have easily died in the war.

  • 6. 
    What happens to the names when the woman "walks away"?
    • A. 

      They stay on the wall.

    • B. 

      They fade away.

    • C. 

      They become transparent.

    • D. 

      They become easier to see.

  • 7. 
    The speaker compares himself to all of the following except:
    • A. 

      A window

    • B. 

      A soldier

    • C. 

      Stone

    • D. 

      Flesh

  • 8. 
    In lines 6-7, how does the speaker feel when he sees his reflection?
    • A. 

      Like a victim

    • B. 

      Like a bird of prey

    • C. 

      Like a cloud

    • D. 

      Like a warrior

  • 9. 
    "Letters like smoke" is an example of:
    • A. 

      Rhyme

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 10. 
    The wall reflects all of the following except:
    • A. 

      A woman's blouse

    • B. 

      The speaker's face

    • C. 

      A woman brushing a boy's hair

    • D. 

      A booby trap's flash

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