Mood And Tone Quiz: MCQ Trivia

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Mood And Tone Quiz: MCQ Trivia

Welcome to Mood and Tone Quiz! How authors choose to convey their messages elicits a certain feeling or mood from the reader. The mood can either be annoyed, calm, scary, or exciting, depending on the tone used. The passages in this quiz are designed in a way where you need to read the passages and identify what different authors have used mood or tone. Check it out and see if you get them right!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the following poem, "A Birthday" by Christina Rossetti, and answer the question below. My heart is like a singing bird      Whose nest is a weathered shoot; My heart is like an apple-tree      Whose boughs are bent  with thick-set fruit; My heart is like a rainbow shell      That paddles in a halcyon [peaceful] sea; My heart is gladder than all these      Because my love comes to me. QUESTION: What mood do the details of the poem convey? (Look specifically at the three things the speaker compares her heart to.)
    • A. 

      Sorrow

    • B. 

      Happiness

    • C. 

      Excitement

    • D. 

      Nervousness

  • 2. 
    Read the following lines from "The Garden of Proserpine" by Algernon Swinburne. Then answer the question below. There go the loves that wither [dry up],      The old loves with wearier wings; And all dead years draw thither [there]      And disastrous things; Dead dreams of days forsaken, Blind buds that snows have shaken, Wild leaves that winds have taken,     Red strays of ruined springs. ... And love, grown faint and fretful With lips but half regretful Sighs, and with eyes forgetful     Weeps that no loves endure [last]. QUESTION: In the first two lines, what images does the speaker use to describe love?
    • A. 

      Loves that go away and have exhausted wings

    • B. 

      Loves that grow both wobbly and worrisome

    • C. 

      Loves that die

    • D. 

      Loves whose is both young and old

  • 3. 
    Read the following lines from "The Garden of Proserpine" by Algernon Swinburne. Then answer the question below. There go the loves that wither [dry up],      The old loves with wearier wings; And all dead years draw thither [there]      And disastrous things; Dead dreams of days forsaken, Blind buds that snows have shaken, Wild leaves that winds have taken,     Red strays of ruined springs. ... And love, grown faint and fretful With lips but half regretful Sighs, and with eyes forgetful     Weeps that no loves endure [last]. QUESTION: What mood do the details in the poem convey?
    • A. 

      Wastefulness and excess

    • B. 

      Happiness

    • C. 

      Sadness and despair

    • D. 

      Mistrust

  • 4. 
    Which tone is represented in the following passage? Wow! With a top speed of one hundred fifty miles per hour, that car can almost fly!
    • A. 

      Calm

    • B. 

      Annoyed

    • C. 

      Scary

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 5. 
    Which tone is represented in the following passage? She delicately placed the cooing baby on a soft, freshly cleaned blanket.
    • A. 

      Calm

    • B. 

      Annoyed

    • C. 

      Scary

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 6. 
    Which tone is represented in the following passage? As that hurricane threatened, the wind's blast caused angry fifteen-foot waves to crash over the small houses near the shore.
    • A. 

      Calm

    • B. 

      Annoyed

    • C. 

      Scary

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 7. 
    Which tone is represented in the following passage? Ugh! Do I really have to sit through another boring lecture on data entry again?
    • A. 

      Calm

    • B. 

      Annoyed

    • C. 

      Scary

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 8. 
    What is the tone of the following passage? The alarm buzzed. Jordan smashed her fist down on it--hard. It flew off the nightstand and bounced off her cat, Armstrong. The cat yowled indignantly and rocketed out the room.
    • A. 

      Eerie

    • B. 

      Sarcastic

    • C. 

      Passionate

    • D. 

      Humorous