Warning By Jenny Joseph

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Warning By Jenny Joseph - Quiz

“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.


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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. It signifies craziness and freedom
    D. Old age
    Explanation
    The poem associates the color purple with both craziness and freedom, as well as old age. This suggests that purple represents a sense of liberation and unconventionality, as well as the wisdom and experience that come with age. The color may symbolize a rebellious spirit and the ability to break free from societal norms, while also acknowledging the passage of time and the wisdom that comes with it.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. She wants to learn to spit
    E. She wants to go out in her slippers in the rain
    Explanation
    The young woman is looking forward to doing activities that are considered unconventional or not typically associated with being of age. Learning to spit and going out in her slippers in the rain suggest a desire for freedom and breaking societal norms. These activities symbolize her independence and a willingness to do things her own way.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The Red Hat Society
    Explanation
    The society that she briefly refers to is called the Red Hat Society.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. She is excited to grow old.
    Explanation
    The young woman in the poem seems eager to embrace the unconventional behaviors associated with old age, suggesting a positive and adventurous outlook on the aging process.

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  • 5. 

    Which adjective is used in this poem?

    • A.

      Spectacular

    • B.

      Terrible

    • C.

      Ugly

    • D.

      Fun

    Correct Answer
    B. Terrible
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "terrible" because it is an adjective used to describe something in a negative way. In the context of a poem, the word "terrible" could be used to evoke strong emotions or create a vivid image.

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  • 6. 

    What is the definition of "sobriety" in this poem?

    • A.

      Normality

    • B.

      Craziness

    • C.

      Originality

    • D.

      Greed

    Correct Answer
    A. Normality
    Explanation
    In this poem, "sobriety" refers to the state of being normal or free from any extremes or excesses. It implies a sense of balance, moderation, and rationality. The contrast with "craziness" and "originality" suggests that the poem is exploring the idea of finding stability and conformity instead of embracing chaos or uniqueness. "Greed" does not align with the concept of sobriety and is unrelated to the poem's theme.

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  • 7. 

    Who do you think the young woman is talking to?

    • A.

      Her dog

    • B.

      Her boss

    • C.

      Her friend

    • D.

      Her little sister

    Correct Answer
    C. Her friend
    Explanation
    The young woman is likely talking to her friend because friends often engage in conversations with each other.

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  • 8. 

    What is the mood of the poem?

    • A.

      Humorous

    • B.

      Depressed

    • C.

      Scared

    • D.

      Angry

    Correct Answer
    A. Humorous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is humorous because the poem is likely to have a light-hearted and funny tone. The use of humor in the poem can be seen through the use of witty wordplay, clever metaphors, or comical situations. This creates a cheerful and amusing atmosphere, making the poem enjoyable and entertaining to read.

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  • 9. 

    Is there a rhyme scheme?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The question asks whether there is a rhyme scheme. The answer is "no" because the given information does not provide any indication or description of a rhyme scheme. Without any further details or examples, it cannot be determined if there is a rhyme scheme or not.

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  • 10. 

    What do you think the place setting is?

    • A.

      Winter, ice rink

    • B.

      Fall, school

    • C.

      Summer, park

    • D.

      Spring, church

    Correct Answer
    C. Summer, park
    Explanation
    The correct answer is summer, park because during the summer season, people often gather in parks to enjoy the warm weather and participate in outdoor activities. Parks are commonly associated with summer due to the availability of greenery, sunshine, and recreational facilities. Ice rinks are typically associated with winter, schools are commonly associated with fall due to the start of the academic year, and churches are often associated with spring due to religious holidays like Easter.

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