Casey at the Bat: Summary, Poem Analysis & Author

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In the poem 'Casey at the Bat,' what is the home team that Casey plays for?

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1. How does the game end in the poem 'Casey at the Bat'?

2. Ernest Lawrence Thayer wrote 'Casey at the Bat' at what newspaper?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following worksheet will teach you about 'Casey at the Bat', which is an American poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer about the end of a baseball game. The interactive quiz in conjunction with the worksheet will test you on topics such as the plot and characteristics of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • What team Casey plays for
  • How the baseball game in the poem ends
  • What newspaper Thayer wrote the poem for
  • What the rhyme scheme of the poem is
  • The other term for a love song

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'Casey at the Bat'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of poem it is and the rhyme scheme it employs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Thayer's poem and the story it tells

Additional Learning

To learn more about a famous American poem about baseball, review the corresponding lesson on 'Casey at the Bat'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provides a summary of the poem
  • Examines the meaning of the poem through analysis
  • Discusses the style of the poem and its rhyme scheme
  • Explores the life of the author, Ernest Lawrence Thayer
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