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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the Introduction by Naomi Shihab Nye, the author writes, "Losing makes us miserable, startles us awake. It's also" what?
(a) A chance to learn.
(b) Part of the game.
(c) Inevitable.
(d) Sometimes fatal.

2. "Child Proof" is by what author?
(a) Emma Mellon.
(b) James Baker Hall.
(c) Lisa Brandenburg.
(d) Bill Meissner.

3. Who is the author of "The Family Car"?
(a) Kimberly J. Brown.
(b) Tom Absher.
(c) Teresa Palomo Acosta.
(d) Jenny Browne.

4. What gets lost in the dark in "Dedication"?
(a) Shoes.
(b) Poems.
(c) A child.
(d) A dog.

5. Who is the author of "Years of Solitude"?
(a) Dionisio D. Martinez.
(b) Sandra Gail Teichmann.
(c) Jim Natal.
(d) David Hassler.

6. Who is the author of "Drifter, Owl, Mouse"?
(a) Ken Fontenot.
(b) Anzar Hitoshi.
(c) Harriet Jacobs.
(d) Harryette Mullen.

7. Who wrote "Naming"?
(a) James Baker Hall.
(b) Nancy Mairs.
(c) Lucille Clifton.
(d) Roger Jones.

8. Donna Leed's untitled poem talks of how she never saw the road between her house and her grandmother's house why?
(a) It was snow covered.
(b) It was flooded.
(c) She always fell asleep in the car.
(d) The headlights went dim.

9. What can the author remember clearly of the children of his first grade class in "First Grade"?
(a) Their handwriting.
(b) Their names.
(c) Their stories.
(d) Their faces.

10. In the Introduction by Naomi Shihab Nye, the author leaves what behind on an airplane?
(a) Her neck pillow.
(b) Her watch.
(c) Her purse.
(d) Her jacket.

11. What does the author find when he flees, trying to stay alone in "Simple Song of Being Oneself"?
(a) Truth and danger.
(b) Fortune and kindness.
(c) Death and fear.
(d) Lies and pain.

12. In "Sudden," the newspaper might have used the word "massive" if it had been a heart attack, but it used what instead?
(a) "Fatal."
(b) "Debilitating."
(c) "Suddenly."
(d) "Enormous."

13. In "What We Want," the author writes, "we all want to be lost, and looked for, and found again and welcomed home in the smoky darkness on any" what?
(a) "Autumn morning."
(b) "Spring morning."
(c) "Winter night."
(d) "Summer night."

14. Who is the author of "Waking Instructions"?
(a) David Hassler.
(b) Emma Mellon.
(c) Bill Meissner.
(d) Harryette Mullen.

15. Who wrote the poem titled "Stranded"?
(a) Craig Czury.
(b) Jenny Browne.
(c) Jack Ridl.
(d) Naomi Shihab Nye.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Today I'll Sit Still" is written by whom?

2. Who is the author of "and sometimes i hear this song in my head"?

3. Who wrote "Legend"?

4. For whom is the poem "On the Suicide of a Young Boy I Did Not Know" written?

5. In "Child Proof," the author writes, "Child is proof We come from somewhere else Where everyone" what?

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