The Road Not Taken Quiz

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The Road Not Taken Quiz

Loved the poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost? Did you know that the poem was published in 1916 as the very first poem in the collection Mountain Interval? It is considered one of the greatest literary works in history, yet the most misread one. This quiz features up to twenty questions based on the various aspects of the poem. Read all the questions carefully, and answer correctly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The poet stood at the intersection of?
    • A. 

      Crossroads

    • B. 

      Two roads

    • C. 

      Three roads

  • 2. 
    The poet felt sorry because...
    • A. 

      He could not see the road well

    • B. 

      He could not travel on both the roads

    • C. 

      He did not know the direction

  • 3. 
    The poet took the road...
    • A. 

      To the right

    • B. 

      To the left

    • C. 

      The one less traveled on

  • 4. 
     The poet depicts...
    • A. 

      Conflicts in life

    • B. 

      Problems we face in life

    • C. 

      Choices we make in life

  • 5. 
    The entire poem is __________.
    • A. 

      A simile

    • B. 

      A metaphor

    • C. 

      A ballad

    • D. 

      A personification

  • 6. 
    This poem is written by...
    • A. 

      Thomas Cambell

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      Robert Frost

  • 7. 
    What does the author mean by "a wood?"
    • A. 

      A mini forest

    • B. 

      A cluster of trees growing wild

    • C. 

      A and B

  • 8. 
    What did the poet see in the Yellow Wood?
    • A. 

      Two paths diverging in different directions

    • B. 

      Trees in the forest

    • C. 

      Green grass

  • 9. 
    How was one path different from the other?
    • A. 

      One was greener

    • B. 

      One had more grass

    • C. 

      It seemed less used

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which path had been walked on that morning before the poet traveled on one?
    • A. 

      Both paths

    • B. 

      The one on the left

    • C. 

      None of them

  • 11. 
    When the poet chose one of the paths, what did he hope to do?
    • A. 

      Come back and try the other path

    • B. 

      Not go back

    • C. 

      Go home

  • 12. 
    In the line "Oh I kept the first for another day!", "the first" refers to_____.
    • A. 

      Narrators choice

    • B. 

      The road

    • C. 

      Fate

  • 13. 
    Frost uses the image of two diverging roads to symbolize...
    • A. 

      Sorrow and regret

    • B. 

      Life's choice

    • C. 

      The love of nature

    • D. 

      The spirit of independence

  • 14. 
    According to the poet, the second road has "the better claim" because it...
    • A. 

      Was a familiar path

    • B. 

      Has never been used

    • C. 

      Had been traveled on less.

  • 15. 
    This poem might have special relevance for you if you are...
    • A. 

      Planning a move to the country

    • B. 

      Deciding which college to attend

    • C. 

      Concerned about the environment

  • 16. 
    What does the narrator decide to do?
    • A. 

      Take the second road

    • B. 

      Take the well-traveled road

    • C. 

      Save the decision for later

  • 17. 
    Which of the following statements is the closest interpretation of the line "yet knowing how way leads on to way?"
    • A. 

      You can never go home alone

    • B. 

      It's easy to get lost in a path

    • C. 

      One path takes you to the next

  • 18. 
    According to the narrator, the two roads looked?
    • A. 

      About the same

    • B. 

      Very different

    • C. 

      Muddy and unpleasant

  • 19. 
    Looking back on his decision, the narrator feels...
    • A. 

      Relieved

    • B. 

      Regretful

    • C. 

      Meditative

    • D. 

      Embarrassed

  • 20. 
    The narrator envisions that in later years he will...
    • A. 

      Feel sad

    • B. 

      Tell his story

    • C. 

      See his error

    • D. 

      Write about his experience

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