It's More Than Just Rain Or Snow

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Rain Quizzes & Trivia

Quick quiz on Chapter 10 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Plot device

    • B. 

      Atmospherics

    • C. 

      Symbolic cleansing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What does fog most commonly signify?
  • 3. 
    In the ending line of James Joyce's "The Dead" snow falls "upon all the living and the dead." This line employs snow as what?   
    • A. 

      The great unifier

    • B. 

      A biblical illusion

    • C. 

      A plot device

    • D. 

      To convey a sense of confusion

  • 4. 
    Which element do authors commonly use ironically?
    • A. 

      Snow

    • B. 

      Rain

    • C. 

      Sleet

    • D. 

      Fog

  • 5. 
    Elizabeth Bishop's poem "The Fish" endsI stared and staredand victory filled upthe little rented boat from the pool of bilgewhere oil had spread a rainbowaround the rusted engineto the bailer rusted orange,the sun-cracked thwarts,the oarlocks on their strings,the gunnels--until everythingwas rainbow, rainbow, rainbow!And I let the fish go. What does the end of Bishop's poem signify? 
    • A. 

      The unifying effect of weather

    • B. 

      The pact between human, nature, and God.

    • C. 

      Rain will soon fall

    • D. 

      A change in atmospherics

  • 6. 
    In what way is identifying weather most helpful to a reader?
    • A. 

      Determine the mood of a story

    • B. 

      Describe setting

    • C. 

      Connections to other stories

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      Both B and A

  • 7. 
    A character who walks through a rainstorm and reaches his destination changed has been what?
  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Rain

    • B. 

      Sleet

    • C. 

      Snow

    • D. 

      Fog

  • 9. 
    One must have a mind of To regard the frost and the boughsOf the pine-trees crusted with snow;And have been cold a long timeTo behold the junipers shagged with ice,The spruces rough in the distant glitterOf the January sun; and not to thinkOf any misery in the sound of the wind,In the sound of a few leaves,Which is the sound of the landFull of the same windThat is blowing in the same bare placeFor the listener, who listens in the snow,And, nothing himself, beholdsNothing that is not there and the nothing that is.In his poem "The Snowman", Wallace Stevens uses snow to indicate what?
    • A. 

      A pact between humans and nature

    • B. 

      A calm mood

    • C. 

      Abstract thoughts concerned with nothingness

    • D. 

      A biblical connection

  • 10. 
    "Spring drew on, she was in fact already come; the frosts of winter ceased; its snows were melted, its cutting winds ameliorated." This line from Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre demonstrates what?
    • A. 

      A biblical allusion.

    • B. 

      The symbolism of snow.

    • C. 

      Symbolic cleansing

    • D. 

      A change in mood.