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

    Correct Answer
    C. Tough guys
    Explanation
    The speaker in "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" makes away with tough guys.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Continue trying to scare the speaker
    Explanation
    In the poem "Life doesn't frighten Me," the speaker states that scary things continue to try to scare them. This can be inferred from the line "Shadows on the wall/ Noises down the hall/ Life doesn't frighten me at all." The use of the word "continue" implies that the scary things persist in their attempts to scare the speaker, suggesting that the speaker is not easily frightened or intimidated by them.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Changes schools once a year
    Explanation
    The correct answer is changes schools once a year. This can be inferred from the lines 28-32 of the poem "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" where the speaker mentions "Every time I go to school, I have to change my name" which implies that the speaker changes schools frequently.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Someone finds frogs
    Explanation
    In lines 33-36 of the poem "Life doesn't Frighten Me," the speaker talks about being afraid only when someone finds frogs. This supports the poem's meaning because it shows that the speaker is not easily scared by typical fears or threats. Instead, their fear is triggered by something unexpected or unusual, like finding frogs. This emphasizes the speaker's bravery and resilience, as they are able to face and overcome common fears but still have a vulnerability to certain situations.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Uses difficult words such as the word psyche
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "uses difficult words such as the word psyche." This is because the use of complex and difficult words like "psyche" suggests a more mature and developed vocabulary, which is less likely to be used by a young child. The use of such words indicates that the speaker is older and more knowledgeable, thus implying that the speaker is a child.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Hope
    Explanation
    The sight of the bicycle leaning against the garage in "On Turning Ten" gives the speaker a feeling of hope because it symbolizes a sense of freedom and independence. The bicycle represents a means of exploration and adventure, and at the age of ten, the speaker is on the cusp of entering a new stage in life. The sight of the bicycle sparks a sense of optimism and anticipation for the future, as the speaker looks forward to the possibilities and experiences that lie ahead.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The way that illness make him feel
    Explanation
    The speaker in "On Turning Ten" remembers the way that illness made him feel while lying in bed in lines 1-16.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Frequent
    Explanation
    The placement of the words "time to turn the first big number" alone on line 27 suggests that this event of turning the first big number is something that happens frequently or regularly. It implies that the speaker has experienced this before and it is not a unique or extraordinary occurrence.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. His classmates think he is childish.
    Explanation
    The speaker in "On Turning Ten" must say goodbye to imaginary friends because his classmates think he is childish. This implies that the speaker is reaching an age where having imaginary friends is seen as immature or not socially acceptable. Saying goodbye to imaginary friends is a way for the speaker to conform to societal expectations and show that he is growing up.

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  • 13. 

    The speakers in both poems focus on the importance of childhood

    • A.

      Imaginations

    • B.

      Sickness

    • C.

      Friends

    • D.

      Pets

    Correct Answer
    A. Imaginations
    Explanation
    Both poems emphasize the significance of childhood imaginations. This suggests that the speakers believe in the power of imagination and its role in shaping a child's development. It implies that imagination allows children to explore their creativity, think outside the box, and develop their own unique perspectives on the world. The focus on imaginations in both poems highlights the belief that fostering and nurturing a child's imagination is crucial for their growth and development.

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