Poetry Unit Quiz

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Poetry Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test students' knowledge about literary devices as well as the different types of poetry.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A poem that has no rhyme or regular meter is considered
    • A. 

      A ballad

    • B. 

      A limerick

    • C. 

      A song

    • D. 

      Free verse

  • 2. 
    The repetition of vowel sounds (mad hatter) is a(n) example of
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 3. 
    "My skin is like a canvas tent," is a(n) example of
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 4. 
    "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers," is a(n) example of
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 5. 
    A group of lines that form a division of a poem is a(n)
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Stanza

    • C. 

      Couplet

    • D. 

      Ballad

  • 6. 
    Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect and emphasis is
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Rhythm

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 7. 
    The haiku is originally from
    • A. 

      Ireland

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      America

  • 8. 
    A limerick is made up of _________ lines
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Seven

    • D. 

      Eight

  • 9. 
    The recurring pattern of strong and weak syllabic stresses is called
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Meter

    • D. 

      Scheme

  • 10. 
    A comparison that uses "like" or "as" is a(n)
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 11. 
    A comparison that does not use "like" or "as" is a(n)
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Analogy

    • D. 

      Idiom

  • 12. 
    "He was as fast as winter break," is an example of a(n)
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Idiom

    • D. 

      Analogy

  • 13. 
    "The bathroom sink drip-drips, drip-drips," is a(n) example of
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Idiom

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 14. 
    A haiku has _________ lines.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 15. 
    A cinquain is made up of _________ lines.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 16. 
    "The baby was a spider as he crawled around the room," is an example of a(n)
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 17. 
    The pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is an example of which rhythm?
    • A. 

      Trochee

    • B. 

      Anapest

    • C. 

      Dactyl

    • D. 

      Iamb

  • 18. 
    The pattern of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable is an example of which rhythm?
    • A. 

      Trochee

    • B. 

      Anapest

    • C. 

      Dactyl

    • D. 

      Iamb

  • 19. 
    The pattern of two unstressed syllables follwed by a stressed syllable is an example of which rhythm?
    • A. 

      Trochee

    • B. 

      Anapest

    • C. 

      Dactyl

    • D. 

      Iamb

  • 20. 
    The pattern of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables is an example of which rhythm?
    • A. 

      Trochee

    • B. 

      Anapest

    • C. 

      Dactyl

    • D. 

      Iamb

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