Poetry revision quiz

Sarah Holmes
Quiz by , created over 4 years ago

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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Sarah Holmes
Created by Sarah Holmes over 4 years ago
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Question 1

Question
Which of the following is an example of personification?
Answer
  • 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

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

Question 3

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What is the definition of a poem?
Answer
  • 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

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What do onomatopoeic words do?
Answer
  • 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

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What is end-rhyme?
Answer
  • 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

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For something to be a poem it must have a regular rhyme scheme
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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What is a semantic field?
Answer
  • 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

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There is only ever one correct way to interpret a poem
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 9

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What is metre?
Answer
  • 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

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Poems are always about serious things
Answer
  • True
  • False