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Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
What word does the raven say whenever he speaks?
  1. quoth
  2. prophet
  3. nevermore
  4. Lenore
Grade 7 William Shakespeare
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
How did the raven get into the house?
  1. he stepped in the window
  2. he came in the chimney
  3. he flew in the door
  4. he was already in the house
Grade 5 Aesop
In "The Lion and the Bull," what is the best supporting detail for the theme?
  1. ...it is hard to resist watching a good meal."
  2. Then one day the bulls had a fight.
  3. "...but they kept together and helped each other to drive him off."
  4. The lion had been watching three bulls feeding in an open field.
Grade 5 Aesop
The moral of this story is slow and steady wins the race:
  1. Snow White
  2. Johnny Appleseed
  3. Zeus
  4. The Tortoise and the Hare
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
What happens when the author opens the door?
  1. the raven flies in
  2. he screams
  3. he only finds darkness
  4. he sees Lenore standing outside
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
Where does the raven perch when he comes into the house?
  1. the door frame
  2. the mantle above the fireplace
  3. a bust of pallas
  4. on the chair
Grade 8 Langston Hughes CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.8.3
The poem references which dark portion of America's past?
  1. The Civil War
  2. Slavery
  3. The Civil Rights Movement
  4. Prohibition
Grade 3 Aesop
Which of the following is not true about the origin of Aesop's tales?
  1. They were influenced by themes and ideas from folklore heritage
  2. His fables were passed on by word of mouth
  3. They were written in his lifetime
  4. They were passed on from word of mouth
  5. He wrote all his fables
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
Grade 9 Edgar Allen Poe
The mix Poe used to create his stories (using Holt edition bio):
  1. Gothic tales, psychological insights, news stories
  2. news stories, myths, poetry, songs
  3. magic, Gothic tales, psychological insights
  4. dreams, myths, news stories
  5. all the above
  6. none of the above
Grade 11 Authors
Known for altering traditional forms and ushering in the era of modern american poetry:
  1. e.e. cummings
  2. Edna St. Vincent Millay
  3. Carl Sandburg
  4. Emily Dickinson
Grade 9 William Shakespeare
What was Shakespeare's first name?
  1. Harry
  2. William
  3. George
  4. Russell
Grade 8 Langston Hughes CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.8.2
Which word best represents the theme of the poem?
  1. Oppression
  2. Equality
  3. Brotherhood
  4. Patriotism
Grade 4 Aesop
The main purpose of this fable is to
  1. teach people that you don't have to be the best to win. You just have to keep trying and not give up.
  2. teach people that the fastest runners never win.
  3. teach people that you have to be the best to win.
Grade 11 Authors
Founder of the Imagist movement in American Poetry:
  1. Ezra Pound
  2. Robert Frost
  3. Edna St. Vincent Millay
  4. William Carlos Williams
Grade 9 Emily Dickinson

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The theme of the poem is:
  1. Hope flies away and leaves us alone.
  2. Hope sings, waits patiently and never asks for anything from us.
  3. Birds are everywhere, you can't escape them.
  4. Birds hurt people by attacking them during a storm.
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