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Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.7.4

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Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.7.5

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The poem is an example of a
  1. villanelle.
  2. sonnet.
  3. haiku.
  4. epitaph.
Grade 7 The New Colossus
What does the "New Colossus" say to give her?
  1. The tired
  2. The poor
  3. The homeless
  4. All of the above
Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.3, CCRA.L.5, RL.7.3, L.6.5, L.6.5a

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How does the author use personification in the poem?
  1. Referring to the statue as "her" and "she"
  2. Having the statute speak
  3. Saying her eyes command
  4. All of the above
Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.7.2

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What is the main idea of the poem?
  1. To speak out against immigration
  2. To show how great American is
  3. To welcome immigrants to America
  4. To offer hope to those leaving America
Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.7.5

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What is the rhyme scheme of the poem?
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Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.7.6

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Which characteristic of Emma Lazarus most likely influenced her decision to write the poem?
  1. Her elite social status
  2. Her desire to write poetry
  3. Her Jewish heritage
  4. Her mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson
Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.7.4

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Grade 7 The New Colossus

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"The New Colossus" is inscribed on what famous statue?
  1. The Eiffel Tower
  2. The Vietnam Memorial
  3. The Statue of Liberty
  4. The Washington Monument
Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.7.4

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Grade 7 The New Colossus CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.7.4

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The speaker calls the Statue of Liberty the "Mother of Exiles." What is an exile?
  1. An immigrant
  2. Someone who has spent years abroad
  3. An American citizen
  4. Someone forced from his country
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