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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote "Leaving the Light On"?
(a) Jack Myers.
(b) Lucille Clifton.
(c) Alastair Reid.
(d) Philip Appleman.

2. In "Drifter, Owl, Mouse," the mouse prays inside what?
(a) A tree trunk.
(b) The owl's beak.
(c) The owl's talon's.
(d) A rock outcropping.

3. 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 flooded.
(b) It was snow covered.
(c) She always fell asleep in the car.
(d) The headlights went dim.

4. Who is the author of "The New Blade"?
(a) Hal Sirowitz.
(b) Anzar Hitoshi.
(c) Barbara McCauley.
(d) Jim Natal.

5. In "Hitchhiker," the author sees a hitchhiker on the edge of town that is a pupil who stayed late after school to write loneliness and love where?
(a) On a tree.
(b) In the sand.
(c) On the chalkboard.
(d) In the dirt.

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

7. 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) Inevitable.
(c) Part of the game.
(d) Sometimes fatal.

8. Who wrote "The Father, Who Could Not Swim"?
(a) David Hassler.
(b) Dionisio D. Martinez.
(c) Lisa Brandenburg.
(d) Bill Meissner.

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

10. Who wrote "The Ants Are Using Sticks For Walls"?
(a) Martha Christina.
(b) Emma Suarez-Baez.
(c) Ken Fontenot.
(d) Sandra Gail Teichmann.

11. For whom is the poem "On the Suicide of a Young Boy I Did Not Know" written?
(a) Selma and Josephine.
(b) Becca and Rosa.
(c) Kaitlin and Jorie.
(d) Jennifer and Bridgett.

12. In "The Higher Reaches," a man gloats that soon he will have nothing to say and will what?
(a) Say it loudly.
(b) Say it without fear.
(c) Say it perfectly.
(d) Stay silent.

13. What poem by Peter Sears is included in the collection?
(a) "Silence."
(b) "The Question."
(c) "The Mentalist Leaves the Stage."
(d) "Breath."

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

15. What does the father serve in "Battleground State Park"?
(a) Fish sticks.
(b) Potato salad.
(c) Cheeseburgers.
(d) Lobster tails.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Shedding Skin," what does the author rub against?

2. "Battleground State Park" is written by whom?

3. What can the author remember clearly of the children of his first grade class in "First Grade"?

4. Who wrote "Shedding Skin"?

5. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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