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

    Correct Answer
    C. Seamus Heaney
    Explanation
    Seamus Heaney is the correct answer because he is the poet who wrote "Mid-Term Break."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. An alliterative 'l' sound
    Explanation
    The correct answer is an alliterative 'l' sound. In the first stanza, the poet uses words like "lovely," "lonely," and "leaves" that all start with the 'l' sound. This repetition of the 'l' sound creates a soft and gentle sound, making the reader imagine a ringing sound in their mind.

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  • 3. 

    What age was the young boy's brother when he died?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4 because it is the only option that matches the question, which asks for the age of the young boy's brother when he died.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The baby is laughing
    Explanation
    The baby provides a stark contrast to the grief depicted in the poem because while the poem portrays sadness and sorrow, the baby's laughter represents joy and happiness. The contrast between the baby's laughter and the grief in the poem emphasizes the stark difference in emotions and highlights the innocence and purity of the baby's happiness in contrast to the sorrowful atmosphere in the poem.

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  • 5. 

    Is there a sense of community in the poem?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The poem does convey a sense of community. This can be seen through the use of inclusive language, such as "we" and "us," which suggests a collective identity. Additionally, the poem may depict shared experiences or values that unite the individuals within the community. This sense of community can also be inferred through the poem's themes or messages, which may emphasize the importance of unity, cooperation, or support among its members. Overall, the poem creates a feeling of togetherness and belonging, indicating the presence of a sense of community.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. They give the boy a lift home
    Explanation
    The people in the community support the family by giving the boy a lift home. This suggests that the community members are willing to provide transportation assistance to the family, ensuring that the boy safely reaches his destination. This act of support demonstrates the community's willingness to help and shows their concern for the family's well-being.

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  • 7. 

    What type of flowers are by the bedside?

    • A.

      Lilies

    • B.

      Roses

    • C.

      Daffodils

    • D.

      Snow-drops

    Correct Answer
    D. Snow-drops
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Snow-drops. Snow-drops are a type of flower that is commonly found by the bedside. They are small, white flowers that bloom in late winter or early spring. Snow-drops are often associated with purity and hope, and they are a popular choice for bedside flowers because of their delicate beauty and pleasant fragrance.

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  • 8. 

    What do these flowers represent?

    • A.

      Death

    • B.

      Innocence

    • C.

      Happiness

    • D.

      Sadness

    Correct Answer
    B. Innocence
    Explanation
    Flowers are often used to symbolize various emotions and concepts. In this case, the correct answer is "Innocence." Flowers, especially white ones, are commonly associated with purity and innocence. They are often used in ceremonies and events that celebrate new beginnings or the innocence of a person or situation. The other options, such as death, happiness, and sadness, do not align with the symbolic meaning typically associated with flowers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. He was hit by a car
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He was hit by a car." This suggests that the little boy died as a result of being struck by a car.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. No, because it tells the story in a simple but effective way.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is No because it tells the story in a simple but effective way. This means that the poem does not rely on excessive sentimentality to convey its message. Instead, it uses a straightforward and impactful approach, which suggests that the poem is not overly-sentimental.

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