Life Doesn't Frighten Me/ On Turning Ten

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  • 1. 
    In "Life Doesn't Frighten Me," the speaker mentions both real and imaginary fears.  Give two examples f each kind of fear.
  • 2. 
    How does the speaker in "On Turning Ten" feel about early ages that are mentioned in the poem? Support your response with two details from the poem. 
  • 3. 
    (At Least 5 sentences) Choose one poem and explain how the speaker's imagination both help and hurts the speaker doling with he problems of childhood.  Include at east two details from he poem to support you answer.
  • 4. 
    What des he speaker in "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" make o away?
    • A. 

      Dragons

    • B. 

      Snakes

    • C. 

      Tough guys

    • D. 

      Little girls

  • 5. 
    Reread lines 178 of "Life doesn't frighten Me."  You know that the speaker wins against scary things because the things
    • A. 

      Wait for the speaker to fall asleep at night

    • B. 

      Know that the speaker is brave and leave

    • C. 

      Fail to get close enough to the speaker

    • D. 

      Continue trying to scare the speaker

  • 6. 
    Lines 28-32 from "Life Doesn't Frighten Me"  tell you that the speaker
    • A. 

      Likes to play with boys and girls at school

    • B. 

      Works as a teacher with boys and girls

    • C. 

      Attends a schools with boys and girls

    • D. 

      Changes schools once a year

  • 7. 
    Reread lines 33-36 of "Life doesn't Frighten Me."  These line support the poem's meaning when the speaker claims to be afraid only when
    • A. 

      Someone finds frogs

    • B. 

      He or she is dreaming

    • C. 

      Someone starts screaming

    • D. 

      He or she sees a large snake

  • 8. 
    When you read line 5-7 in "On Turning Ten,"  you can guess that the speaker is a child because he
    • A. 

      Uses difficult words such as the word psyche

    • B. 

      Makes the lines one long complex sentence

    • C. 

      Describes the effects of childhood illnesses

    • D. 

      Compares his feelings to childhood illnesses

  • 9. 
    The sight of the bicycle learning against the garage in "On Turning Ten" gives the speaker a feeling of
    • A. 

      Pride

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Loss

    • D. 

      Hope

  • 10. 
    What does the speaker in "On Turning Ten" remember wile lying in bed in lines 1-16? "
    • A. 

      How he felt when he was younger

    • B. 

      The way that illness make him feel

    • C. 

      The times when he was sick as a child

    • D. 

      What other people have told him to feel

  • 11. 
    The words "time to turn the first big number" are alone on line 27 in "On Turning Ten."  This placement shows that the day is
    • A. 

      Ordinary

    • B. 

      Frequent

    • C. 

      Confusing

    • D. 

      Important

  • 12. 
    Why must the speaker in "On Turning Ten" say goodbye to imaginary friends?
    • A. 

      His classmates think he is childish.

    • B. 

      Imaginary friends refuse to play with him

    • C. 

      His parents have told him to grow up.

    • D. 

      Imaginary friends are a part of childhood.

  • 13. 
    The speakers in both poems focus on the importance of childhood
    • A. 

      Imaginations

    • B. 

      Sickness

    • C. 

      Friends

    • D. 

      Pets

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