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Praxis Middle School ELA: Influential Poets Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Gary Soto is praised for combining what language with English text in his stories?

Question 2 2. Where was Keats when he had his most prolific year of writing and fell in love with Fanny Brawne?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a POEM by Edgar Allan Poe?

Question 4 4. What is one of the negative criticisms that some scholars offer towards Frost's work?

Question 5 5. What element of Edgar Allan Poe's writing sets him apart from other writers of his time?

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Question 6 6. Adonaïs is an elegy that Percy Shelley wrote following the death of the poet _____.

Question 7 7. Emily Dickinson used _____to illustrate how we are all interrelated.

Question 8 8. Why was Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' significant to literature?

Question 9 9. What is one of the challenges did Cisneros not face during her childhood?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements about the Emily Dickinson poem Because I could not stop for Death is TRUE?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following would best describe Soto's writing style?

Question 12 12. At which president's inauguration did Frost read?

Question 13 13. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a young Maya Angelou experiences many challenges in her life, EXCEPT:

Question 14 14. Which of these is a synthetic language created by Tolkien?

Question 15 15. Which of the following accurately describes Whitman?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following women was Percy Shelley's second wife?

Question 17 17. Edgar Allan Poe's work influenced which of the following 20th century authors?

Question 18 18. What event led to Gary Soto becoming a writer?

Question 19 19. Which of the following are transcendentalist themes written about by Whitman?

Question 20 20. How was Keats' 'Endymion: A Poetic Romance' received by critics?

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Question 21 21. Why would it be correct to call Percy Shelley an empiricist?

Question 22 22. What is one of the most common settings for Frost's poems?

Question 23 23. All of the following poems were written by Keats EXCEPT:

Question 24 24. Which Percy Shelley work was republished under the title 'The Revolt of Islam?'

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 26 26. Soto has seen success writing stories for children. His most popular series for children is based on what type of animal?

Question 27 27. What did Ezra Pound mean when he said, Walt Whitman IS America?

Question 28 28. Which of the following words has a dark connotation?

Question 29 29. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is:

Question 30 30. Why did some people burn their copy of Leaves of Grass after reading it when it was initially published?

Praxis Middle School ELA: Influential Poets Chapter Exam Instructions

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