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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Sometimes fatal.
(d) Part of the game.

3. Who wrote "What We Want"?
(a) Vern Rutsala.
(b) Vickie Karp.
(c) Maggie Anderson.
(d) Lucille Clifton.

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

5. Who is the author of "The Wren"?
(a) Barbara McCauley.
(b) Dionisio D. Martinez.
(c) Emma Mellon.
(d) Linda Gregg.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "This Isn't Fair," the author's beloved leaves the room when he asks if she loves him, but he calls her back frantically to give her what?

2. What does the father serve in "Battleground State Park"?

3. Donna Leed's untitled poem talks of how she never saw the road between her house and her grandmother's house why?

4. Who wrote "Naming"?

5. Who wrote "Almost Evenly Divided"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author miss in "Song of the Prodigal Son"?

2. What similes are described in "Other Lives"?

3. How does the author describe his parents in "Leaving the Lights On"?

4. What does the author discover in the sculptures in "The New World"?

5. What did the author's mother give her in "The Ants Are Using Sticks For Walls"?

6. Why did the author's mother throw out his underwear in "Emergency Situation"?

7. What does the author write about her choice to collect these poems in the Introduction?

8. How are the people described in the poem "and sometimes i hear this song in my head"?

9. What was the world once filled with in "Last-Minute Message for a Time Capsule"?

10. What is described in "Dedication"? What simile is used to describe old papers?

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