Warning By Jenny Joseph

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Jenny Joseph Quizzes & Trivia

“Warning” is a poem by Jenny Joseph – an English poet who studied English literature at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford in 1950. This is her most famed piece, written in 1961 and still cited in many schools today.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does purple mean to you in this poem?
    • A. 

      It is a color

    • B. 

      It signifies craziness and freedom

    • C. 

      It signifies sadness

    • D. 

      Old age

  • 2. 
    What are some things the young woman is looking forward to doing when she is of age?
    • A. 

      She wants to go shopping

    • B. 

      She wants to travel

    • C. 

      She wants to learn to spit

    • D. 

      She wants to sleep alot

    • E. 

      She wants to go out in her slippers in the rain

  • 3. 
    What is the society that she briefly refers to called?
    • A. 

      The Women's Society

    • B. 

      The Red Hat Society

    • C. 

      Purple for Peace

    • D. 

      Women Who Wear Purple

  • 4. 
    Do you think the young woman is excited to grow older, or is she really afraid of aging? Explain why.
    • A. 

      She is excited to grow old

    • B. 

      She is afraid to grow old

  • 5. 
    Which adjective is used in this poem?
    • A. 

      Spectacular

    • B. 

      Terrible

    • C. 

      Ugly

    • D. 

      Fun

  • 6. 
    What is the definition of "sobriety" in this poem?
    • A. 

      Normality

    • B. 

      Craziness

    • C. 

      Originality

    • D. 

      Greed

  • 7. 
    Who do you think the young woman is talking to?
    • A. 

      Her dog

    • B. 

      Her boss

    • C. 

      Her friend

    • D. 

      Her little sister

  • 8. 
    What is the mood of the poem?
    • A. 

      Humorous

    • B. 

      Depressed

    • C. 

      Scared

    • D. 

      Angry

  • 9. 
    Is there a rhyme scheme?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    What do you think the place setting is?
    • A. 

      Winter, ice rink

    • B. 

      Fall, school

    • C. 

      Summer, park

    • D. 

      Spring, church