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Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 14

Poetry Comprehension Practice Test 14


Directions (Q. 1-6): Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow by selecting the most appropriate option.

Sprinkle, squish between my toes,
The smell of ocean to my nose.
I can feel each grain of sand,
It falls from air into my hand.
The shells I find along the shore,
Picked up by birds that fly and soar.
They sparkle like the ocean’s waves,
And carry sand from all the lakes.
I walk
That’s where my feet leave prints to be.
I walk all the way to the end of the land,
The land that holds this beautiful sand.

Morgan Swain

1. The poem’s central theme is
(1) a factual description of nature
(2) sharing experiences with nature
(3) a recollection of a visit 1991
(4) an introspection by the writer

Ans. 2

2. Here, “to the end of the land” refers to the
(1) sealine
(2) land
(3) sky
(4) horizon

Ans. 1
3. Here, “That’s where my feet leave prints to be” means that the writer
(1) knows that everything is temporary
(2) relives past visits
(3) expects to forget the experience
(4) hopes to remember his visit

Ans. 4

4. The phrase in the poem that conveys the same meaning as “along the tip of the sea” is

(1) “each grain of sand”
(2) “air into my hand”
(3) “end of the land”
(4) “like the ocean’s waves”

Ans. 3

5. The poetic device used in the line “They sparkle like the ocean’s waves”
is a/an
(1) hyperbole
(2) simile
(3) exaggeration
(4) allegory

Ans. 2

6. A word that can replace ‘squish’ is
(1) crush
(2) scrunch
(3) hold
(4) trample

Ans. 1

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