Mid-term Break

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the poet who wrote "Mid-Term Break"?
    • A. 

      Seamus Haney

    • B. 

      Simon Heeny

    • C. 

      Seamus Heaney

    • D. 

      Seamus Heeny

  • 2. 
    What alliterative sound does the poet use in the first stanza to make the reader imagine a ringing sound?
    • A. 

      An alliterative 'c' sound

    • B. 

      An alliterative 'l' sound

    • C. 

      An alliterative 'k' sound

    • D. 

      An alliterative 'p' sound

  • 3. 
    What age was the young boy's brother when he died?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 4. 
    Why does the baby provide a stark contrast to the grief depicted in the poem?
    • A. 

      The baby is laughing

    • B. 

      The baby is crying

    • C. 

      The baby is kicking

    • D. 

      The baby is sleeping

  • 5. 
    Is there a sense of community in the poem?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    How do the people in the community support the family?
    • A. 

      They help with making food

    • B. 

      They give the boy a lift home

    • C. 

      They send a card

    • D. 

      They help mind the baby

  • 7. 
    What type of flowers are by the bedside?
    • A. 

      Lilies

    • B. 

      Roses

    • C. 

      Daffodils

    • D. 

      Snow-drops

  • 8. 
    What do these flowers represent?
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Innocence

    • C. 

      Happiness

    • D. 

      Sadness

  • 9. 
    How did the little boy die?
    • A. 

      He was killed in a car crash

    • B. 

      He fell from a great height

    • C. 

      He was ill with an incurable disease

    • D. 

      He was hit by a car

  • 10. 
    Is the poem overly-sentimental?
    • A. 

      No, because it tells the story in a simple but effective way.

    • B. 

      Yes, because it is told in an overly descriptive way.