Poetry Pre-test 6th Grade Textbook Poetry ~ Application Of Terms

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Poetry Pre-test 6th Grade Textbook Poetry ~  Application Of Terms - Quiz

See how much you know about POETRY before we begin the unit! You will need your TEXTBOOK ---turn to page 666-667…. S questions will come directly from the 2 poems "Rain Sizes, and "Rain in Ohio" on these pages.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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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  • 2. 

    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 nickel" because it uses the words "as big as" to compare the size of rain to the size of a nickel, which is a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the rain is being compared to the size of a nickel to emphasize its larger size.

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  • 3. 

    "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 comparison suggests that the rain is not heavy or intense, but rather soft and light, similar to the feeling of a kiss.

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  • 4. 

    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 uses words that imitate the sound they describe. The words "rattles" and "roars" create a vivid auditory image in the reader's mind, mimicking the sounds of something shaking or making a loud noise. This use of onomatopoeia adds to the sensory experience of the poem and helps to create a more immersive and engaging reading experience.

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  • 5. 

    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
    Based on the information provided, it can be inferred that the speaker in "Rain Sizes" enjoys all types of rain. This can be inferred because there is no mention of the speaker not noticing the rain, staying indoors when it rains, or wishing for the sun to come out. Therefore, the speaker's enjoyment of all types of rain is the most logical inference based on the given information.

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  • 6. 

    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 line "And comes with a crash and a hiss" appeals to the reader's sense of hearing by using onomatopoeia to describe the sound of the rain. The words "crash" and "hiss" create a vivid auditory image in the reader's mind, allowing them to imagine the sound of the rain falling. This use of imagery enhances the reader's sensory experience and helps to create a more vivid and engaging poem.

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  • 7. 

    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. This metaphor compares the snake's body to a ladder made of muscles, suggesting that the snake is long and strong. It highlights the physical attributes of the snake, emphasizing its size and strength.

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  • 8. 

    "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. The phrase "their dark hooves nicking the tall trees as they come" suggests that the thunderheads are moving quickly and forcefully, similar to the way horses gallop. This comparison helps to create a vivid image of the storm approaching.

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  • 9. 

    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
    Based on the given information, the robin sings "Rain, rain, rain!" which suggests that it is indicating the presence of rain. This can be interpreted as a warning, as the robin is alerting others to the impending rain.

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  • 10. 

    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 author uses a metaphor to describe the movement of the blacksnake. By comparing it to "flowing liquid," the author suggests that the snake's movement is smooth, graceful, and fluid-like. This metaphor helps create a vivid image in the reader's mind and enhances the description of the snake's motion.

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  • 11. 

    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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