My Parents By Stephen Spender Quiz Questions And Answers

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Get ready for these My parents by Stephen Spender quiz questions and answers. 'My Parents' is a poem by Stephen Spender. It is based on bullying and the wish to make friends. If you have read the poem and you consider yourself a good poem reader, then you must be able to answer these questions easily. Take this challenge and try to score at least seventy percent on this quiz. All you need to do is to read the questions carefully and then answer. We wish you very good luck. Let's go for it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. The poet/the boy in the poem came from the middle class. Choose the option which did not apply to this social class.
    • A. 

      The middle class did not do manual work.

    • B. 

      The middle class owned shops and little factories.

    • C. 

      The middle class sent their children to private schools and never to public schools.

    • D. 

      The middle class demanded that a person be well-dressed.

    • E. 

      The middle class were professional people like lawyers.

  • 2. 
    The "rough boys" in the poem...     (Choose the option which does not fit.)
    • A. 

      Were from the lower class. They were common.

    • B. 

      They were not refined or gentle. They had rough and bullying ways.

    • C. 

      They were poor and lived in slums.

    • D. 

      They wore torn clothing.

    • E. 

      Although their parents were poor, they did not neglect them.

  • 3. 
    The poet's parents warned him not to mix with these "rough boys," but he envied certain aspects of their lives, although he was also afraid of their rough, bullying ways.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Why did the "rough" boys hate Stephen?
    • A. 

      He was more privileged than them.

    • B. 

      He thought he was better than them.

    • C. 

      He envied them their freedom.

    • D. 

      He was smaller and weaker than them.

  • 5. 
    Line 6 "and their jerking hands..." The actions of the bullies were like those of a predator mauling its prey. Which of the following actions of a predator was not applied to Spender?
    • A. 

      Jerking its victim about

    • B. 

      Pinning it down

    • C. 

      Devouring it

    • D. 

      Tearing at it

  • 6. 
    Which quote from the poem proves that the mocking words of the bullies hurt the poet?
    • A. 

      "they threw mud."

    • B. 

      "knees tight on my arms."

    • C. 

      "who threw words like stones."

    • D. 

      "the salt coarse pointing of those boys."

  • 7. 
    The poet was also bullied when at school.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The theme of the poem is about social [Blank]_____ and social [Blank][Blank]_.
    • A. 

      Status, power

    • B. 

      Status, differences

    • C. 

      Differences, discrimination

    • D. 

      None of these

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