Poetry Unit 7th Grade

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Poetry Unit 7th Grade

Poems can paint a picture in our minds or make us feel a certain way. It was initially recited, or spoken aloud to an audience. Poems are considered a wisdom language because they relate the experiences and observations of human life and the universe around us. Test your understanding of poems from your seventh grade English class by taking this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which type of poem tells a story?
    • A. 

      Haiku

    • B. 

      Lyric

    • C. 

      Narrative

    • D. 

      Concrete

  • 2. 
    Which type of poetry uses the letters and words to create a shape?
    • A. 

      Haiku

    • B. 

      Lyric

    • C. 

      Narrative

    • D. 

      Concrete

  • 3. 
    Which type of poetry expresses thought and feelings?
    • A. 

      Lyric

    • B. 

      Haiku

    • C. 

      Concrete

    • D. 

      Narrative

  • 4. 
    What is the syllable code for a haiku poem?
    • A. 

      7-5-7

    • B. 

      7-5-7-5-7

    • C. 

      5-7-7

    • D. 

      5-7-5

  • 5. 
    Haiku poetry...
    • A. 

      Is mostly about nature.

    • B. 

      Originated in Japan.

    • C. 

      Is short.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Match each phrase with the correct literary device label.1. She was as dirty as an old brown cow.2. Her eyes were bright summer stars.3. The clouds ran swiftly through the heavens.
    • A. 

      1. personification 2. metaphor 3. hyperbole

    • B. 

      1. simile 2. metaphor 3. personification

    • C. 

      1. simile 2. metaphor 3. hyperbole

    • D. 

      1. metaphor 2. simile 3. personification

  • 7. 
    "The guard was 12 feet high with muscles of steel." (*12 feet is around 2 meters)is an example of what?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 8. 
    Find the rhyme pattern for this part of a poem.Now Sam McGee was from Tennesseewhere the cotton blooms and blows.Why he left his home in the South to roam'round the Pole, God only knows.He was always cold, but the land of goldseemed to hold him like a spell;Though he'd often say in his homely waythat 'he'd sooner live in hell."
    • A. 

      A, B, A, B, A, B, A, B

    • B. 

      A, B, C, B, D, E, D, F

    • C. 

      A, B, A, C, D, E, F, E

    • D. 

      A, B, C, B, D, E, F, E

  • 9. 
    Why did the speaker keep his promise to cremate Sam McGee?
    • A. 

      He was tired of dragging his body around.

    • B. 

      He felt his promise was like a debt he owed.

    • C. 

      He wanted to warm up with a fire.

    • D. 

      He was extremely bored.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are NOT described in Washed in Silver?
    • A. 

      Hills

    • B. 

      Moon

    • C. 

      Trees

    • D. 

      Sea

  • 11. 
    Which is NOT getting ready for winter in the poem Winter?
    • A. 

      Frogs

    • B. 

      Mother

    • C. 

      Rabbits

    • D. 

      Bears

  • 12. 
    The latin root -radi- means...
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Radio

    • C. 

      Branch, spoke

    • D. 

      Sun

  • 13. 
    In a poem, what is the term for what the poet might call a 'paragraph?'
    • A. 

      Poem

    • B. 

      Group

    • C. 

      Line

    • D. 

      Stanza

  • 14. 
    You should not make a full stop when reading a poem unless there is punctuation. True or False?
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 15. 
    The poem Seal gives a feeling of...
    • A. 

      Irritation at nature

    • B. 

      Calmness

    • C. 

      Uncertainty

    • D. 

      Rejection

  • 16. 
    Who does the author invite to come along in the poem The Pasture?
    • A. 

      The reader

    • B. 

      A friend

    • C. 

      The farm hand

    • D. 

      No one

  • 17. 
    Matsuo Basho wrote 3 haiku on what season?
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Fall

    • C. 

      Winter

    • D. 

      Spring

  • 18. 
    A synonym (means the same) for swerve is...
    • A. 

      Turn

    • B. 

      Somersault

    • C. 

      Reversal

  • 19. 
    A synonym for utter is...
    • A. 

      Speak

    • B. 

      Shout

    • C. 

      Murmur

  • 20. 
    A pasture is a...
    • A. 

      Field

    • B. 

      Yard

    • C. 

      Lot

  • 21. 
    A synonym for totters is...
    • A. 

      Grows

    • B. 

      Falls

    • C. 

      Sways

  • 22. 
    Put the following in the correct order:1. repetition of sound in a poem2. pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem3. rhythmical pattern
    • A. 

      Meter rhyme rhythm

    • B. 

      Rhythm rhyme meter

    • C. 

      Meter rhythm rhyme

    • D. 

      Rhyme rhythm meter

  • 23. 
    How does Poe make the place/situation in Annabell Lee seem distant?
    • A. 

      The use of angels

    • B. 

      Phrases like many, many a year ago

    • C. 

      References to fairytales

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Which is true of Edgar Allen Poe?
    • A. 

      He married his 13 year old cousin.

    • B. 

      He died a rich man.

    • C. 

      The cause of his death is certain.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    The following line is marked correctly. True or False.He came/upon/an age/ Beset/by grief/by rage
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

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