Making A Fist

6 Questions | Total Attempts: 85

Making Inference Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz over the poem Making A Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or False? Making a fist represents the anger that the narrator feels towards their mother
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 2. 
    Analysing: which of these is a correct comparison of the mood in the three stanzas?
    • A. 

      The first stanza is calm and the second and third get gradually more anxious.

    • B. 

      The first stanza is scared and then the second and third gradually get calmer.

    • C. 

      The poem is angry throughout.

  • 3. 
    Evaluating: What do you think is going through the mother's head during this car ride? Explain your answer.
  • 4. 
    Creating: Draw your own interpretation of this scene.
  • 5. 
    Applying: Which of these answers best summarizes the theme of the poem?
    • A. 

      Overcoming struggles is hard and should be avoided

    • B. 

      Anger is the fuel behind most decisions

    • C. 

      You can survive anything if you persevere

    • D. 

      Riding in a car during a hurricane is probably a bad idea