A Simple Mood And Tone Quiz!

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What do you understand by tone and mood? Can you differentiate between mood and tone? Think you can pass a quiz? Let's check. This is a multiple-choice quiz over mood and tone. There are short reading passages and then multiple-choice questions over various skills, but mainly focused on mood and tone. Do share the quiz with friends and see who knows more.


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  • 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 has come 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Happiness
    Explanation
    The details in the poem, comparing the speaker's heart to a singing bird, an apple-tree with abundant fruit, and a rainbow shell in a peaceful sea, convey a mood of happiness. These comparisons evoke images of beauty, abundance, and joy, suggesting that the speaker's heart is filled with happiness because her love has come to her.

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  • 2. 

    What is the mood in the following passage? " “Wretch,” I cried, “thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee, Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!” Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

    • A.

      Happy

    • B.

      Frustrated

    • C.

      Excitement

    • D.

      Nostalgic

    Correct Answer
    B. Frustrated
    Explanation
    The passage portrays a feeling of frustration. The speaker is addressing someone as a "wretch" and is desperately seeking relief from their memories of Lenore. The repetition of the word "respite" and the plea to "quaff this kind nepenthe" suggests a strong desire to forget and escape the pain associated with the lost Lenore. The response of the Raven with the word "Nevermore" further emphasizes the frustration and despair of the speaker.

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  • 3. 

    What is the mood in the following lines? "I shall be telling this with a sigh, Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

    • A.

      Joyous

    • B.

      Melancholy

    • C.

      Yearning

    • D.

      Calm

    Correct Answer
    B. Melancholy
    Explanation
    The mood in these lines from Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" can be described as reflective and contemplative, with a touch of melancholy. The speaker looks back on a decision made at a fork in the road, contemplating the impact of choosing the less traveled path. The mention of telling this "with a sigh" suggests a sense of nostalgia or wistfulness, which aligns more with a melancholy mood than with joy, yearning, or calm. This choice has had a significant impact on the speaker's life, leading to reflection on what that choice has meant.

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  • 4. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Loves that go away and have exhausted wings
    Explanation
    The speaker uses the images of loves that go away and loves with wearier wings to describe love. This suggests that love fades and loses its strength over time, becoming weaker and less vibrant. The use of the word "wither" implies a gradual decline and drying up of love, while "wearier wings" suggests fatigue and exhaustion. Overall, the imagery conveys a sense of love's transience and eventual demise.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Sadness and despair
    Explanation
    The details in the poem, such as the withered loves, dead years, and ruined springs, evoke a sense of sadness and despair. The imagery of forsaken dreams, shaken buds, and taken leaves further emphasize a feeling of loss and hopelessness. The mention of love grown faint and regretful, weeping for loves that do not endure, adds to the overall mood of sadness and despair conveyed in the poem.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Excited
    Explanation
    The passage uses exclamation marks and enthusiastic language like "Wow!" and "almost fly!" to convey a sense of excitement. This suggests that the tone represented in the passage is excited.

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  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Calm
    Explanation
    The tone represented in the passage is calm. This is evident from the use of words such as "delicately," "soft," and "cleaned." These words create a peaceful and soothing atmosphere, suggesting a sense of tranquility and relaxation. Additionally, the mention of a cooing baby further emphasizes the calmness and serenity in the scene.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Scary
    Explanation
    The passage describes a hurricane threatening and causing angry fifteen-foot waves to crash over small houses near the shore. This suggests a tone of fear or unease, as the situation is dangerous and potentially destructive.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      Calm

    • B.

      Annoyed

    • C.

      Scary

    • D.

      Excited

    Correct Answer
    B. Annoyed
    Explanation
    The tone represented in the passage is "annoyed" because the speaker expresses frustration and dissatisfaction with having to attend another lecture on data entry. The use of the exclamation "Ugh!" and the negative tone conveyed by the word "boring" indicate the speaker's annoyance.

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Humorous
    Explanation
    The passage describes a comical situation where Jordan's alarm goes off and she accidentally hits her cat with it. The use of words like "smashed" and "rocketed" adds a playful tone to the passage, indicating that it is meant to be humorous.

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