Talking In Their Sleep - Poem

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Talking In Their Sleep - Poem

If you are an English student out there in the world, this quiz is for you especially dealing with the poem Talking in Their Sleep. It is specifically designed to help you find out how much knowledge you have on the poem.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Flowers grow from small, feather-like seeds when winter snows are over.

    • B. 

      The grass feels sorry for the trees and flowers.

    • C. 

      Plants may look dead in the winter, but they'll be back in the spring.

    • D. 

      Apple trees sleep throughout the winter.

  • 2. 
    Read this line from the poem.       But I'm still alive in trunk and shoot In which sentence does the word shoot have the same meaning as it does in the poem? 
    • A. 

      Papi is going to shoot my piano recital with his video camera.

    • B. 

      Toby plans to shoot baskets with his friend Tom after school.

    • C. 

      Look at the small shoot of asparagus coming out of the ground.

    • D. 

      Emma is going to shoot her bow and arrow at the archery meet.

  • 3. 
    How are the tree, the grass, and the flower alike? 
    • A. 

      They hide in a seed the wind has sown.

    • B. 

      They are covered with gray moss.

    • C. 

      Their branches droop.

    • D. 

      They appear dead but they're alive.

  • 4. 
    The author has chosen to tell this poem from the point of view of
    • A. 

      The apple tree.

    • B. 

      The apple tree, the grass, and the flower.

    • C. 

      The winter's blanket of snow.

    • D. 

      A tree leaf, a blade of grass, and a flower's eye.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      To explain that trees, grass, and flowers can talk

    • B. 

      To prove that all plants die when cold weather comes

    • C. 

      To convince readers that gray moss grows on trees

    • D. 

      To entertain readers with a poem about sleeping plants

  • 6. 
    Why does the tree pity the grass? 
    • A. 

      Because the tree is so much taller than the grass

    • B. 

      Because the grass is covered over with snow

    • C. 

      Because it can't see the blades of grass

    • D. 

      Because the tree thinks the blades of grass have died

  • 7. 
    What do the speakers in this poem have in common?  How are they different?  USE DETAILS FROM THE POEM TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER.