Poetry Exam

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Poetry Exam

This Exam will test your basic knowledge of poetry concepts.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the feeling that a poem creates for the reader? It can be positive or negative.
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Imagery

  • 2. 
    What describes something as larger or wildly different than it actually is?
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Imagery

  • 3. 
    What is a group of lines called in poetry that give poems structure?
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Stanza

  • 4. 
    What are two lines of poetry called?
    • A. 

      Octet

    • B. 

      Turcet

    • C. 

      Couplet

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Idiom

  • 6. 
    What are words that sound like the noises that they make? (e.g., BANG!)
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 7. 
    What type of speech gives human qualities to animals, objects and ideas? (e.g., the spider smiled)
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Free verse

  • 8. 
    What is the "attitude" a writer takes toward the subject or audience of a poem?
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Scheme

  • 9. 
    What is poetry written without any rhyme, rhythm or form? It sounds natural like everyday conversation
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Free-verse

    • C. 

      Imagery

  • 10. 
    What is something that stands for something more than just itself? (e.g., the American Bald Eagle)
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Symbol

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    An idiom is a saying that doesn't mean what the words say.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Mood is the repetition of consonant sounds in poetry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A simile is a comparison that uses the word "between" to compare.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    A simile is a comparison that uses the words "like" or "as" to compare.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Rhyme and onomatopoeia means that you have the same sounds at the end of poetry lines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Rhyme and scheme means that you have the same sounds at the end of poetry lines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The American Eagle is a "symbol" of our freedom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Rhythm is a beat pattern in poetry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Mood is the "attitude" a writer takes toward the subject or audience of a poem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False