Poetry revision quiz

Question 1 of 10

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Which of the following is an example of personification?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The earth roared in anger

  • He was as strong as the broad oak in the yard

  • Day was all but done

  • The wild and windy moors

Question 2 of 10

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A simile will compare one thing to something else using either 'as' or 'like' to indicate the comparison.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 10

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What is the definition of a poem?

Select one or more of the following:

  • A piece of writing that rhymes

  • A piece of writing with a strong rhythm

  • A piece of writing arranged into lines of verse

  • A piece of writing divided up into verses (stanzas)

  • A piece of writing containing metaphors and similes

Question 4 of 10

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What do onomatopoeic words do?

Select one of the following:

  • They compare one thing directly to another

  • They make inanimate things seem alive

  • They sound like the thing they represent

  • They make a pleasant sound

  • They provide rhyme in a poem

Question 5 of 10

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What is end-rhyme?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Where words within a single line of poetry rhyme

  • Where the words at the ends of lines of poetry rhyme

  • Where every last word of every line rhymes

  • Where the last words of the last two lines in a poem rhyme

  • Where the sounds that rhyme are exactly the same

Question 6 of 10

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For something to be a poem it must have a regular rhyme scheme

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 10

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What is a semantic field?

Select one or more of the following:

  • A group of words all related to a specifc theme or idea

  • A group of words that all perform the same function

  • The name of all the words that rhyme in a poem

  • A group of similar images in a poem

  • A group of words that all sound the same

Question 8 of 10

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There is only ever one correct way to interpret a poem

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 10

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What is metre?

Select one of the following:

  • The length of the poem

  • The number of verses in the poem

  • The rhythm of the poemcreated by patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables in the lines.

  • The patternf rhyming words at the ends of lines of poetry

  • The rhythm of the poem created by rhyming words

Question 10 of 10

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Poems are always about serious things

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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Poetry revision quiz

Sarah Holmes
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10 questions of various types testing understanding of poetic techniques, how to interpret poems and definitions of key terms related to the stufy of poetry

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