Give By Simon Armitage Poetry Trivia Questions Quiz

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Give By Simon Armitage Poetry Trivia Questions Quiz

This is a special Trivia questions quiz Give by Simon Armitage poetry. It is designed for students that have listened to the reading of "Give" then listened to the analysis track. It will test what they remember from the poem and if they understood it completely. Give it a try and see if you should listen to it one more time.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Listen to the reading of "Give". The track starts with sound effects. What is the purpose of these sound effects?
    • A. 

      To add interest

    • B. 

      To suggest the setting of the poem

    • C. 

      To make as feel sorry for the persona

  • 2. 
    Which words best describe the tone of voice of the reader?
    • A. 

      Sad and angry

    • B. 

      Frustrated but happy

    • C. 

      Sarcastic and frustrated

  • 3. 
    How is tone communicated by the reader?
    • A. 

      Pauses and emphasis

    • B. 

      Pauses and stuttering

    • C. 

      Pauses and shouting

  • 4. 
    Now focus on the analysis track. The poet, Simon Armitage is from
  • 5. 
    What does Armitage write about?
    • A. 

      His experiences and things that have a great impact on him

    • B. 

      Everyday life

    • C. 

      Yorkshire

  • 6. 
    What does the "silent listener" represent?
    • A. 

      The Poet

    • B. 

      The Reader

    • C. 

      The Persona

  • 7. 
    The speaker describes the tone of the persona as PROVOCATIVE. Which of the words could be a synonym for PROVOCATIVE?
    • A. 

      Controversial

    • B. 

      Outrageous

    • C. 

      Angry

  • 8. 
    What is the effect of the comma after the word "dear"?
    • A. 

      Indicates that the woman the persona is talking to is not listening.

    • B. 

      Shows that the persona is sarcastic.

    • C. 

      Emphasises the pause, making the word sound sarcastic.

  • 9. 
    What is the "scene"?
    • A. 

      The persona asking for money from an embarrassed member of the public.

    • B. 

      The persona asking for money in a rude and confronting way.

    • C. 

      The member of the public speaking in a rude fashion to the persona

  • 10. 
    Short stanzas create a
  • 11. 
    The type of language used in this poem could best be described as
    • A. 

      Conversational but difficult

    • B. 

      Basic and colloquial

    • C. 

      Simple and literal

  • 12. 
    What are the possible literal and figurative meanings of the word "change"? You will need to check two boxes.
    • A. 

      Figurative = Change of clothes

    • B. 

      Literal = Change as in coins/cash

    • C. 

      Figurative = Social change

    • D. 

      Literal = Social change

    • E. 

      Figurative = Change as in coins/cash