"Oranges" by Gary Soto
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. The speakers attitude towards the girl could be described as
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    affectionate but superior
    passionate yet slightly jealous
    shy and frightened simultaneously
    romantic and eager to please
  • Question 2
    900 seconds

    Readers can determine that this poem is set in another era in time because

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    the woman accepts an orange for a payment

    a boy bought candy for a girl

    the price of the chocolate was ten cents

    the boy was kind

  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. The imagery of the breath in lines 6-7 and in line 20 emphasizes 
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    the coldness of the day 
    the speaker's poor health
    the nervousness of the speaker
    the couple's hunger
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. The speaker puts the orange on the counter because
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    he does not have another nickel
    he's aware of the lady's fondness for fruit
    he wants the girl to notice how generous he is
    he has an extra orange and he simply wants to share
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. The imagery of the oranges in lines 50-55 is 
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    strange because he still hasn't given it away
    symbolic because it represents the brightness of his mood
    ironic because readers wouldn't expect a boy to enjoy fruit
    rude because the girl didn't share the candy with the boy
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. "Oranges" is a narrative poem because
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    it uses free verse instead of a traditional rhyme scheme
    it describes a specific setting
    it conveys the boys feelings in a first person perspective 
    it tells a story
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Who is the speaker in the poem?
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    Gary Soto
    a twelve year old boy
    a twelve year old girl
    a saleslady witnessing a first date
  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q. Which line(s) from the poem demonstrates the girl's happiness?
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    lines 28-30
    lines 46-47
    lines 13-15
    the final line
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. What type of figurative language is used in lines 42-48?
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    hyperbole and metaphor
    onomatopoeia and simile
    imagery and hyperbole
    onomatopoeia and metaphor
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What does the speaker do to impress his girlfriend?
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    takes her out to dinner
    takes her on a walk
    buys her chocolate
    takes her to a candy store
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. The form of the poem is
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    free verse
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. "Frost crackling beneath my steps, my breath before me, then gone..." is an example of 
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  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. "light in her eyes" is an example of
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  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. "Tiered like bleachers" is an example of 
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  • Question 15
    60 seconds
    Q. Based on the final stanza, the reader can conclude that
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    there is a mutual attraction between the boy and the girl
    the boy will be arrested for shoplifting
    the girl will never speak to the boy again
    the boy cannot enter the drugstore ever again
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