Erjh Poetry Test

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Erjh Poetry Test

Please answer the mulitple choice questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following problems helped contribute to Poe failing out of school?
    • A. 

      Drinking

    • B. 

      Gambling

    • C. 

      Dating

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 2. 
    Which of these problems was not a part of Poe's life?
    • A. 

      He liked to gamble

    • B. 

      He was kicked out of many colleges

    • C. 

      He lost two women very close to him

    • D. 

      He drank too much

    • E. 

      He had trouble thinking of interesting topics

  • 3. 
    Poe is said to have invented which of the following?
    • A. 

      The detective story

    • B. 

      Scotch Tape

    • C. 

      Science Fiction

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 4. 
    In what city did Edgar Allan Poe die?
    • A. 

      Atlanta

    • B. 

      Boston

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      Virginia

    • E. 

      Baltimore

  • 5. 
    What is/are characteristics of Emily Dickinson's life?
    • A. 

      She home-schooled herself

    • B. 

      She was very poor

    • C. 

      She was from New England

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 6. 
    Not many Dickinson poems were published during her lifetime, why?
    • A. 

      She was from the South

    • B. 

      She wrote for herself and friends

    • C. 

      She was a woman

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

    • E. 

      None of these are correct

  • 7. 
    Many Dickinson poems have which figure of speech?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 8. 
    Robert Frost...
    • A. 

      Lived life to the fullest

    • B. 

      Had a knack for predicting the future

    • C. 

      Tried to relate everyday experiences to real life; life in rural America

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is true about Langston Hughes?
    • A. 

      He spoke for President Kennedy

    • B. 

      He drank too much

    • C. 

      He was very private

    • D. 

      He liked the farm

    • E. 

      He wrote short stories, poetry, plays, and screen plays

  • 10. 
    Where did Langston Hughes live most of his adult life?
    • A. 

      Atlanta

    • B. 

      Harlem

    • C. 

      Minneapolis

    • D. 

      Detroit

    • E. 

      London

  • 11. 
    Langston's poems gave him the name of what?
    • A. 

      American's favorite poet

    • B. 

      Grandma's boy

    • C. 

      People's Poet

    • D. 

      Playman

  • 12. 
    Which of the following styles best describes Langston Hughes?
    • A. 

      Confronted Racial stereotypes of African Americans

    • B. 

      Learn about life through everyday work

    • C. 

      Safety versus the unknown

    • D. 

      Image of rural America

  • 13. 
    Langston Hughes was a classmate of
    • A. 

      Michael Vick

    • B. 

      Nikki Giovanni

    • C. 

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • D. 

      Thurgood Marshall

    • E. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 14. 
    Which poet was extremely patriotic?
    • A. 

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • B. 

      Emily Dickinson

    • C. 

      Walt Whitman

    • D. 

      Langston Hughes

  • 15. 
    Who had gardens that were described as a "butterfly utopia"?
    • A. 

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • B. 

      Emily Dickinson

    • C. 

      Walt Whitman

    • D. 

      Langston Hughes

  • 16. 
    The following poet is buried under a floor medallion in the foyer leading to the auditorium named after him. 
    • A. 

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • B. 

      Emily Dickinson

    • C. 

      Langston Hughes

    • D. 

      Robert Frost

  • 17. 
    What is the number one place to be from if you are a writer?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      The South

    • C. 

      New England

    • D. 

      America

    • E. 

      Russia

  • 18. 
    What was "The Raven" about?
    • A. 

      A man longing for his lost love

    • B. 

      A person watching their life flash before their eyes

    • C. 

      A mother's letter to her son

    • D. 

      A longely woman who likes being lonely

    • E. 

      A man traveling through the woods

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      He liked birds

    • B. 

      He wanted to scare people

    • C. 

      He was practicing for Virginia's death

    • D. 

      The idea came to him in a dream

    • E. 

      Edgar Allan Poe did not write it

  • 20. 
    What was the meaning from the poem by Emily Dickinson, There is No Frigate Like a Book?
    • A. 

      Don't quit

    • B. 

      Communicating with others is very important

    • C. 

      Stop and smell the roses

    • D. 

      Books can take you anywhere

    • E. 

      Work is better if you do it with others

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Don't quit

    • B. 

      Communicating with others if very important

    • C. 

      Stop and smell the roses

    • D. 

      Books can take you anywhere

    • E. 

      Work is better if you do it with others

  • 22. 
    What was the lesson learned from reading the poem, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening  by Robert Frost?
    • A. 

      Don't quit

    • B. 

      Communicating with others is very important

    • C. 

      Stop and smell the roses

    • D. 

      Books can take you anywhere

    • E. 

      Work is better if you do it with others

  • 23. 
    The occurrence of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words is a
    • A. 

      Refrain

    • B. 

      Quatrain

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Meter

    • E. 

      Stanza

  • 24. 
    A line or group of lines that is repeated throughout a poem, usually after every stanza is a
    • A. 

      Refrain

    • B. 

      Quatrain

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Meter

    • E. 

      Stanza

  • 25. 
    Two or more lines of poetry that together form one of the divisions of a poem, also known as the paragraph of a poem, is a
    • A. 

      Refrain

    • B. 

      Quatrain

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Meter

    • E. 

      Stanza

  • 26. 
    A poem of four lines; one stanza is called
    • A. 

      Refrain

    • B. 

      Quatrain

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Meter

    • E. 

      Stanza

  • 27. 
    A beat of the poem is a
    • A. 

      Refrain

    • B. 

      Figurative Speech

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Meter

    • E. 

      Stanza

  • 28. 
    A mode of expression used in a poem is called a
    • A. 

      Refrain

    • B. 

      Figurative Speech

    • C. 

      Rhyme

    • D. 

      Meter

    • E. 

      Stanza

  • 29. 
    Giving a non-human subject is given human characteristics is known as
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 30. 
    Anything that represents something else is known as
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 31. 
    Stinks like rotten eggs is a
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Symbol

  • 32. 
    A formation of a word by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent is
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 33. 
    A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicityly mentioned; a hint
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 34. 
    The commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter is known as    a(n)
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 35. 
    An Extravagant statement not intended to be taken literally is a(n)
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia