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Grade 9 Jabberwocky CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.5, RL.9-10.4, L.9-10.5
What literacy device is the word "snicker-snack" an example of?
  1. Alliteration
  2. Onomatopoeia
  3. Rhythm
  4. Symbolism
Grade 9 Jabberwocky
Grade 9 Jabberwocky CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.9-10.4
Which reading strategy can you use to understand the nonsense words in the poem?
  1. Context clues
  2. Visualize
  3. Sound out the word
  4. Use prior knowledge
Grade 9 Jabberwocky CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.9-10.5
Stanzas 1 and 7 best demonstrate which literary technique?
  1. Rhyme
  2. Repetition
  3. Alliteration
  4. Imagery
Grade 9 Jabberwocky
Which stanzas in the poem make the Jabberwock appear scariest?
  1. Stanzas two and four
  2. Stanzas three and five
  3. Stanzas one and two
  4. Stanzas six and seven
Grade 9 Jabberwocky
Which of the following makes "Jabberwocky" a humorous poem?
  1. the descriptions of the boy and his father
  2. the poem's complex and suspenseful plot
  3. the descriptions of the boy's fighting techniques
  4. invented words and descriptions of unusual creatures
Grade 9 Jabberwocky CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3
Which word or phrase is not used to describe the Jabberwock?
  1. Eyes of flame
  2. Burbled
  3. Wiffling
  4. Frumious
Grade 9 Jabberwocky
In "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, what draws the boy into the "tulgey wood"?
  1. the mimsy borogoves
  2. the need to hunt and gather food
  3. the wish to slay his longtime foe
  4. the need to find his missing sword
Grade 9 Jabberwocky
What is the best description of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"?
  1. a nonsense poem
  2. an adventure story
  3. an ironic criticism
  4. a sentimental ballad
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