Poetry Pre-test 6th Grade Poetry Terms And Application From Textbook Poems

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Poetry Pre-test 6th Grade Poetry Terms And Application From Textbook Poems - Quiz

See how much you know about POETRY before we begin the unit! You will need your TEXTBOOK ---turn to page 666-667…. Some of the questions will come directly from the 2 poems "Rain Sizes, and "Rain in Ohio" on these pages.
For the following statements, tell which poetic device is being used or if definition is given, tell which poetic device fits the definition:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The moon was smiling at the nighttime ice skaters.

    • A.

      Hypberbole

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    D. Personification
    Explanation
    This sentence is an example of personification because it gives human qualities to the moon by saying that it is "smiling." Since the moon is an inanimate object and cannot physically smile, it is being personified in this sentence. Personification is a literary device used to make non-human things or abstract ideas more relatable or vivid by attributing human characteristics to them.

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  • 2. 

    A comparison between two things that does not use 'like' or 'as'

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Metaphor
    Explanation
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things without using "like" or "as". It implies a similarity or resemblance between the two things being compared. In a metaphor, one thing is described in terms of another, suggesting that they share common characteristics or qualities. This makes metaphor the correct answer for a comparison between two things that does not use "like" or "as".

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  • 3. 

    A repetition of a consonant sound at the  beginning of two or more words 

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Consonants

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Repeating

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    Alliteration refers to the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words. It is a literary device commonly used in poetry and prose to create rhythm, emphasis, and musicality in the language. It helps to create a memorable and pleasing effect on the reader or listener.

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  • 4. 

    Vivid description of things seen, heard,  smelled, touched, or tasted   or in other words ----when a poet or author uses WORDS TO CREATE A PICTURE in the reader's mind:

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Imagery

    • C.

      Allusion

    • D.

      Senses

    Correct Answer
    B. Imagery
    Explanation
    Imagery refers to the use of vivid descriptions that appeal to the reader's senses. It involves creating mental images through words, allowing the reader to visualize and experience the scene or situation being described. By using descriptive language that appeals to sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste, the poet or author can paint a vivid picture in the reader's mind, making the writing more engaging and memorable.

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  • 5. 

    A word that sounds like what it means 

    • A.

      Rhyming

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Persion

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate or resemble the sounds associated with the objects or actions they describe. For example, words like "buzz," "hiss," or "boom" sound like the noises they represent. This concept adds a sensory element to language, making it more vivid and engaging. Therefore, onomatopoeia is the correct answer as it best fits the description of a word that sounds like what it means.

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  • 6. 

    This statement, “Warm winds whipped through the   willows"  is an example of:

    • A.

      Assonance

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Rhythm

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given statement, "Warm winds whipped through the willows," is an example of alliteration. Alliteration occurs when the initial sounds of words in a phrase or sentence are repeated. In this case, the "w" sound is repeated in "warm," "winds," and "whipped." This repetition of the "w" sound creates a musical and rhythmic effect, enhancing the overall flow and beauty of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    This statement, “Nature’s first green is gold,  Her hardest hue to hold.”   In this line of poetry ---the words 'gold' and 'hold'  together on the line is an example of:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    D. Rhyme
    Explanation
    The given statement, "Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold," contains the words 'gold' and 'hold' that have similar sounds at the end of each word. This similarity in sound creates a rhyme between the two words. Rhyme is a literary device where words have similar sounds, usually at the end of each word, and it is used to create rhythm and enhance the musicality of a poem or a song. In this case, the rhyme between 'gold' and 'hold' adds to the poetic quality of the line.

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  • 8. 

    “My mom will murder me if I use all of  her cell phone minutes again!” is an example of:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    The given statement, "My mom will murder me if I use all of her cell phone minutes again!" is an example of hyperbole. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this statement, the speaker is exaggerating the consequences of using all of their mom's cell phone minutes by saying that their mom will "murder" them. This is an extreme exaggeration to emphasize the seriousness of the situation.

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  • 9. 

    "Her book landed in the puddle with a  plop,”  is an example of....

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Onomatoepia

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatoepia
    Explanation
    The sentence "Her book landed in the puddle with a plop" is an example of onomatopoeia because the word "plop" imitates the sound of an object falling into water. Onomatopoeia is a literary device where words are used to imitate or represent sounds. In this case, the word "plop" is used to create a vivid auditory image of the book hitting the water with a distinct sound.

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  • 10. 

    "She ran like the wind," is an example of....

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The phrase "She ran like the wind" is an example of a simile because it compares the act of running to the speed and swiftness of the wind. Similes use the words "like" or "as" to make comparisons between two different things, highlighting a similarity between them. In this case, the comparison emphasizes the speed and agility of the person running.

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  • 11. 

    An object that represents something else....is....

    • A.

      Symbol

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Analogy

    • D.

      Paradox

    Correct Answer
    A. Symbol
    Explanation
    A symbol is an object that represents something else. It is a visual or tangible representation that stands for an idea, concept, or entity. Symbols are commonly used in various forms of communication, such as language, literature, art, and culture, to convey meaning and evoke emotions. They are often recognized and understood within a specific context or cultural background.

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  • 12. 

    How many lines make up a couplet?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    A couplet is a pair of lines in a poem that usually rhyme and have the same meter. This poetic structure consists of two lines that work together to convey a complete thought or idea. Therefore, the correct answer is 2, as a couplet is made up of two lines.

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  • 13. 

    Read the following poem, and answer the question below. (the next few questions will use this poem and it will be pasted on each!! The West WindIt’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries;I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes.For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills,And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils.It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine;Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine.There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest;And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest…WHAT IS THE RHYME SCHEME OF THE POEM?

    • A.

      Aabbaacc

    • B.

      Aabbccdd

    • C.

      Abcdefgh

    • D.

      Aabbabcd

    Correct Answer
    B. Aabbccdd
    Explanation
    The rhyme scheme of the poem is aabbccdd. This means that the first and second lines of each stanza rhyme with each other, as do the third and fourth lines, and so on. In the poem, this rhyme scheme is consistent throughout, with each stanza following the pattern of aabbccdd.

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  • 14. 

    The West Wind It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine. There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… In the first line, what is the literary device in the words “warm wind, the west wind”

    • A.

      Rhythm

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Assonance

    • D.

      Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The literary device used in the words "warm wind, the west wind" is alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of closely connected words. In this case, the repetition of the "w" sound in "warm wind, the west wind" creates a musical and rhythmic effect in the line.

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  • 15. 

    The West Wind   It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries; I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine.      (6) There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… Line 6 has a comparison _____________is being compared to _________________..

    • A.

      Song to a nest

    • B.

      Air to wine

    • C.

      Air to song

    • D.

      Blossoms to air

    Correct Answer
    B. Air to wine
    Explanation
    In line 6, the comparison being made is between the air in the west land and wine. The poet describes the air in the west land as being like wine, suggesting that it is invigorating and pleasurable. This comparison helps to create a positive and vibrant image of the west land, emphasizing its beauty and allure.

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  • 16. 

    The West Wind It’s a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries;I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes. For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills, And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils. It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine; Apple orchards blossom there, and the airs’ like wine. There is cool green grass there where men may lie at rest; And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from their nest… What type of comparison is being shown in line 6 of the poem?

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Analogy

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is simile. In line 6 of the poem, the west land is compared to hearts as tired as mine using the word "like". This comparison is a simile because it directly compares two things using the word "like" or "as".

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  • 17. 

    Poetry that has no form nor rhythm/rhyme is considered which type of poetry?

    • A.

      Haiku

    • B.

      Limerick

    • C.

      Free verse

    • D.

      Narrative poetry

    Correct Answer
    C. Free verse
    Explanation
    Free verse is a type of poetry that does not follow any specific form or structure, and it also does not adhere to any particular rhythm or rhyme scheme. This type of poetry allows the poet to have complete freedom in terms of expressing their thoughts and ideas without any constraints. Free verse often focuses on the natural rhythms of everyday speech and emphasizes the use of imagery and vivid language.

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  • 18. 

    _______________is a type of Japanese poetry that has 3 lines and is usually about nature.

    • A.

      Limerick

    • B.

      Free verse

    • C.

      Narrative

    • D.

      Haiku

    Correct Answer
    D. Haiku
    Explanation
    Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines and typically focuses on nature. It follows a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, with the first line having 5 syllables, the second line having 7 syllables, and the third line having 5 syllables. Haikus often capture a single moment or observation in a concise and vivid manner, using sensory language to evoke a sense of the natural world. The brevity and simplicity of haikus allow for a deep appreciation of nature and the beauty found in the present moment.

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  • 19. 

    A ________________ is a line (or lines) that is (are) repeated at the end of stanzas  in poetry and music.

    • A.

      Rhythm

    • B.

      Stanza

    • C.

      Refrain

    • D.

      Injection

    Correct Answer
    C. Refrain
    Explanation
    A refrain is a line or lines that are repeated at the end of stanzas in poetry and music. This repetition adds a sense of structure and rhythm to the piece, creating a memorable and cohesive effect. The refrain often serves as a chorus or a key phrase that reinforces the main theme or message of the poem or song.

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  • 20. 

    Which kind of poetry tells a story with a plot, character(s), and setting?

    • A.

      Limerick

    • B.

      Narrative

    • C.

      Concrete

    • D.

      Stanza

    Correct Answer
    B. Narrative
    Explanation
    Narrative poetry is a type of poetry that tells a story with a plot, characters, and a setting. It often follows a specific structure and uses descriptive language to convey the events and emotions of the story. Unlike other types of poetry such as limericks, concrete, or stanza, narrative poetry focuses on storytelling rather than wordplay or visual presentation.

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  • 21. 

    This kind of poetry forms the shape of its subject.....

    • A.

      Diamante

    • B.

      Concrete

    • C.

      Narrative

    • D.

      Limerick

    Correct Answer
    B. Concrete
    Explanation
    Concrete poetry is a form of poetry that visually represents the shape or subject of the poem. In concrete poetry, the arrangement of words, letters, and symbols on the page creates a visual image that adds meaning to the poem. This form of poetry often uses typography, spacing, and formatting techniques to enhance the visual representation of the subject. Therefore, the correct answer is concrete.

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  • 22. 

    _________________ are humorous poems of five lines. They have definite rhythm and a rhyme scheme of aabba.

    • A.

      Haiku

    • B.

      Concrete

    • C.

      Diamante

    • D.

      Limerick

    Correct Answer
    D. Limerick
    Explanation
    Limericks are humorous poems of five lines that have a definite rhythm and a rhyme scheme of aabba. They are known for their witty and often nonsensical content. The rhyme scheme helps to create a playful and catchy rhythm, making limericks enjoyable to read or recite.

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  • 23. 

    A group of lines in a poem similar to that of a paragraph; the way the poem is dividied

    • A.

      Refrain

    • B.

      Stanza

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Stanza
    Explanation
    A stanza is a group of lines in a poem that is similar to a paragraph. It is a way of dividing the poem into sections. Each stanza usually has a specific theme or idea and contributes to the overall structure and meaning of the poem.

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  • 24. 

    Metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, and personification are all examples of what?

    • A.

      Technology

    • B.

      Literary

    • C.

      Figurative language

    • D.

      Language that's confusing

    Correct Answer
    C. Figurative language
    Explanation
    Metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, and personification are all examples of figurative language. Figurative language refers to the use of words or phrases in a way that deviates from their literal meaning, often used to create vivid imagery or express abstract ideas. These literary devices enhance the reader's understanding and add depth to the text by making comparisons, creating sound effects, and attributing human characteristics to non-human things. Therefore, the correct answer is figurative language.

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  • 25. 

    The way a line in a poem has stressed and unstressed words

    • A.

      Repetition

    • B.

      Rhyme scheme

    • C.

      Rhythm

    • D.

      Rhyme

    Correct Answer
    C. Rhythm
    Explanation
    Rhythm refers to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. It creates a musical quality and flow to the poem. The way words are emphasized or de-emphasized through stress contributes to the overall rhythm of the poem. This rhythmic pattern helps to establish the pace and tone of the poem, enhancing its meaning and impact on the reader.

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  • 26. 

    Use "Rain Sizes" on page 666 to answer the next 5 questions: Which statement describes the pattern of rhyme in this poem?

    • A.

      The first and third and the second and fourth lines in each stanza rhyme.

    • B.

      The first and second lines in each stanza rhyme.

    • C.

      All four lines in each stanza have the same rhyme.

    • D.

      The first and second and the third and fourth lines in each stanza rhyme.

    Correct Answer
    A. The first and third and the second and fourth lines in each stanza rhyme.
    Explanation
    The pattern of rhyme in this poem is that the first and third lines in each stanza rhyme, as well as the second and fourth lines in each stanza.

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  • 27. 

    Page 666 "Rain Sizes"Which description of rain is a simile

    • A.

      Rain comes in various sizes. (line1)

    • B.

      Some rain is the size of a sprinkle (line 5)

    • C.

      And a rainbow comes out when it’s done. (line 8)

    • D.

      Some rain is as big as a nickle (line 9)

    Correct Answer
    D. Some rain is as big as a nickle (line 9)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Some rain is as big as a nickle (line 9)". This is a simile because it compares the size of rain to the size of a nickel using the word "as". Similes use "like" or "as" to compare two things that are not usually associated with each other in order to create a vivid image or description. In this case, it helps the reader visualize raindrops that are as big as a nickel.

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  • 28. 

    "Rain Sizes"  (page 666)In line 4, the speaker uses a simile to compare the misty rain to 

    • A.

      Someone's face

    • B.

      A kiss

    • C.

      A surprise

    • D.

      Rainbows

    Correct Answer
    B. A kiss
    Explanation
    In line 4, the speaker uses a simile to compare the misty rain to a kiss. This means that the speaker is describing the rain as gentle and delicate, just like a kiss. The simile helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind and enhances the overall description of the rain.

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  • 29. 

    Which phrase from the poem is an example of onomatopoeia? "Rain Sizes"  page 666 

    • A.

      Tickles your face (line 3)

    • B.

      Put out all the sun (line 6)

    • C.

      Run home before (line 15)

    • D.

      Rattles and roars

    Correct Answer
    D. Rattles and roars
    Explanation
    The phrase "Rattles and roars" is an example of onomatopoeia because it imitates the sound of something shaking and making a loud noise.

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  • 30. 

    You can infer that the speaker in “Rain Sizes"  (page 666)  

    • A.

      Does not notice the rain

    • B.

      Enjoys all types of rain

    • C.

      Stays in doors when it rains

    • D.

      Wishes the sun would come out

    Correct Answer
    B. Enjoys all types of rain
    Explanation
    The speaker in "Rain Sizes" enjoys all types of rain. This can be inferred from the given options as the other options do not indicate enjoyment of rain. The speaker does not mention not noticing the rain, staying indoors when it rains, or wishing for the sun to come out. Therefore, the correct answer is that the speaker enjoys all types of rain.

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  • 31. 

    Which image BEST appeals to a reader's sense of hearing to the point it could be considered IMAGERY?   ("Rain Sizes"  page 666) 

    • A.

      Some rain is as small as a mist

    • B.

      You can see the drops sparkle and twinkle

    • C.

      And comes with a crash and a hiss

    • D.

      It comes down too heavy to tickle

    Correct Answer
    C. And comes with a crash and a hiss
    Explanation
    The phrase "And comes with a crash and a hiss" appeals to the reader's sense of hearing by describing the sound of rain. The words "crash" and "hiss" create a vivid auditory image in the reader's mind, allowing them to imagine the sound of heavy rain falling. This use of onomatopoeia helps to create a sensory experience for the reader, making it a strong example of imagery.

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  • 32. 

    Use "Rain in Ohio" page 667 to answer the next 4 questions:In line 5, the speaker uses the metaphor "his long ladder of muscle" to emphasize the snake's 

    • A.

      Length and power

    • B.

      Speed and cunning

    • C.

      Anger and dangerousness

    • D.

      Scaly skin and strong back

    Correct Answer
    A. Length and power
    Explanation
    The speaker uses the metaphor "his long ladder of muscle" to emphasize the snake's length and power. The phrase "long ladder" suggests a tall and strong structure, which highlights the snake's impressive size and muscularity. This metaphor helps create a vivid image of the snake's physical attributes, emphasizing its length and power.

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  • 33. 

    "Rain in Ohio"  page 667 the lines 6-9 state:“while the thunderheads whirl up out of the white west, their dark hooves nicking the tall trees as they come.” To what are the thunderheads being compared?

    • A.

      Tumble weeds rolling

    • B.

      Wagons rumbling

    • C.

      Horses galloping

    • D.

      Trees swaying

    Correct Answer
    C. Horses galloping
    Explanation
    The thunderheads are being compared to horses galloping. This comparison suggests that the thunderheads are moving quickly and forcefully, just like the galloping of horses. The use of the word "hooves" further emphasizes this comparison, as it implies the thunderheads are causing a strong impact or disturbance, similar to the way horses' hooves would.

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  • 34. 

    From "Rain in Ohio"  page 667 lines 10-11You can infer that when the robin sings “Rain, rain, rain!” it is —  

    • A.

      Expressing joy

    • B.

      Sounding a warning

    • C.

      Signaling its location

    • D.

      Looking for a mate

    Correct Answer
    B. Sounding a warning
    Explanation
    In the given passage, it is mentioned that the robin sings "Rain, rain, rain!" This suggests that the robin is using its song to communicate the presence of rain. Therefore, it can be inferred that the robin is sounding a warning about the rain.

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  • 35. 

    From "Ohio in Rain"  page 667The metaphor in lines 13–15 compares the blacksnake’s movement to  

    • A.

      Flowing liquid

    • B.

      Distant thunder

    • C.

      Heavy rains

    • D.

      The still air

    Correct Answer
    A. Flowing liquid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "flowing liquid". In the given lines, the metaphor compares the movement of the blacksnake to flowing liquid. This means that the snake's movement is described as smooth, graceful, and fluid, just like the movement of liquid. The comparison helps to create a vivid image of the snake's movements in the reader's mind.

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  • 36. 

    What can you infer about how the birds and the snake feel about the approaching storm?   ("Rain in Ohio"  page 667)  

    • A.

      Curious and hopeful

    • B.

      Content and/or Happy

    • C.

      Confused or befuddled

    • D.

      Stressed or fearful

    Correct Answer
    D. Stressed or fearful
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, it can be inferred that the birds and the snake feel stressed or fearful about the approaching storm.

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