Ultimate Poetry Quiz: Trivia!

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Ultimate Poetry Quiz: Trivia!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "the cold, crisp, crust of clean, clear ice." is an example of what poetic technique?
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Assonance

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Weather

  • 2. 
    If I saw the phrase "...we gorged on the banquet of beans on toast." in a sentence it would be an example of?
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 3. 
    A word that sounds like the noise it is describing: 'splash', 'bang', 'pop', 'hiss' is onomatopoeia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    There she weaves by night and dayA magic web with colours gay.She has heard a whisper say,A curse is on her if she stayTo look down to Camelot.She knows not what the curse may be,And so she weaveth steadily,And little other care hath she,The Lady of Shalott. The excerpt from the poem The Lady of Shallot contains which of the following:
    • A. 

      Rhyme and description

    • B. 

      Description and assonance

    • C. 

      Description and rhythm

    • D. 

      Personification and rhyme

  • 5. 
    The following are examples of which type of technique? 'he is as quick as an arrow in flight', 'as white as snow', 'like a burning star'.
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 6. 
    Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front of them               Volley’d and thunder’d…The above contains the following (select two)
    • A. 

      The idea of war

    • B. 

      A description of a storm

    • C. 

      Repetition

    • D. 

      Instructions and directions

  • 7. 
    O, Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?Is an example of personification?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    He was a stainless steel ruler, tall, straight and always measured in response.Is an example of___________________?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Argument

  • 9. 
    The poet uses rhyme, rhythm, and/or repetition to help the listener to hear the poem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The division in a poem named for the number of lines it contains.
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Lines

    • C. 

      Stanza

    • D. 

      Sound

  • 11. 
    Words and phrases that appeal to the five senses. → imagery
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
    • A. 

      My hair is a vast forest.

    • B. 

      I sat by the river. I lived by the sea. I died by the lake.

    • C. 

      Pants are like legs.

    • D. 

      Dogs dodge digging dandelions.

  • 13. 
    “The sun was like a large ball of butter” is an example of what literary technique? 
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Paradox

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 14. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of this excerpt from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost?Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveller, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;
    • A. 

      Abcda

    • B. 

      Abacb

    • C. 

      Abaab

    • D. 

      Baaba

  • 15. 
    I enjoy the sunset,Enjoy the fresh air,Need the freshness of clean, crisp water,Will travel to Cancun for my necessities,The people, the sunsets, like new fallen snow.The line from the above poem "The people, the sunsets, like new fallen snow" means  
    • A. 

      The speaker is angry

    • B. 

      The speaker is sad

    • C. 

      The speaker is joyful

    • D. 

      The speaker has had fresh experiences there

  • 16. 
    Attention all students! Attention all kids!Hold onto your horses! Hold onto your lids!We have just exactly the thing that you needwhenever you've way too much homework to read.The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machinewill always makes sure that your bedroom is clean.It loves to write book reports ten pages long,then put all your toys away where they belong.This wonderful gadget will do all your math,then mop up your messes and go take your bath.The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machineis truly like no other gizmo you've seen.It hangs up your clothes on their hangers and hooks,then reads all your boring geography books.It brings you a pillow to give you a rest,then brushes your teeth and prepares for your test.This thing is amazing. I'm sure you'll agree.It feeds you dessert while you're watching T.V.There's only one thing this device will not do.It won't eat your Brussels sprouts; they're, like, P.U.--Kenn NesbittIf reading this poem aloud, how would you read it?
    • A. 

      With a quiet voice

    • B. 

      Like a town crier type voice - "hear ye, hear ye"

    • C. 

      As though I was reading a story

    • D. 

      With a serious voice

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