Knock Knock
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  • Question 1
    900 seconds
    Q. Which of the following describes the father and son's relationship in Stanza 1?
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    They don't see each other often
    They don't know each other very well
    They are close and have fun together
    They have a better relationship than the son and his mother
  • Question 2
    900 seconds
    Q. Why does the speaker's father leave?
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    He goes to prison
    He moves away
    He decides that he doesn't love his son
    He finds a new job
  • Question 3
    900 seconds
    Q. How does the speaker feel while his father is in prison?
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    Excited because he gets to grow up on his own
    Sad because he still needs to learn things from his father
    Upset because his father never returns his letters
    Heartbroken because his dad dies in prison
  • Question 4
    900 seconds
    Q. Which of the following describes what the speaker's father says to him in his dream/imagination (Stanzas 5 and 6)?
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    To overcome the obstacles he couldn't
    That he needs his son to become rich
    That his son's life will be impossible without him
    To forget the lessons he taught his son
  • Question 5
    900 seconds
    Q. How does the speaker feel about his future?
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    He will always be haunted by his father's incarceration
    It will be nearly impossible to undo the damage done by society's racism
    His fate is determined by his father's choices
    He has the power to determine his own fate
  • Question 6
    900 seconds
    Q. Which of the following identifies a theme of the text?
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    A boy will become helpless without a father to look up to
    The eventual outcome of children is not determined by their parents, and instead children can learn from their parents' mistakes
    Parents make choices that have a permanent impact on their children's lives, and this cannot be overcome
    There are some mistakes made by parents that their children cannot forgive
  • Question 7
    900 seconds
    Q. Consider this theme:
    The eventual outcome of children is not determined by their parents, and instead children can learn from their parents' mistakes.
    Which of the following best supports this theme?
    answer choices
    “I knock knock trying to break through the glass, / trying to get to my father.” 
    “And for years he has never said a word. / And so twenty-five years later, I write these words”
    “and I thought maybe you could teach me: / how to shave; / how to dribble a ball; / how to talk to a lady; / how to walk like a man.” 
    “The best of me still lives in you. / Knock knock with the knowledge that you are my son, but you are not my choices.”
  • Question 8
    900 seconds
    Q. How does the first half of the poem compare to the second half?
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    The first half of the poem addresses the speaker's desire to have his father in his life, while the second half shows that he is able succeed without him.
    The first half of the poem is written by the speaker, and the second half is written by his father
    The first half of the poem shows how much the speaker needs his father, while the second half expresses his anger at him for being absent
    The first half of the poem shows how close the speaker and his father were, while the second half reveals how much hatred he now has for his father.
  • Question 9
    900 seconds
    Q. How does the action of knocking change throughout the poem, from the beginning, through the middle, until the end?
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    It starts as playful, turns sad and desperate, then becomes determined and purposeful
    It starts as joyful, then becomes angry and frustrated, then becomes violent
    It starts as meaningless, then turns regretful, then becomes resigned and hopeless 
    It starts as angry, then turns joyful, then becomes a joke
  • Question 10
    900 seconds
    Q. Using context, what do you think is the best meaning of "diligence" in Stanza 6?
    "Knock knock with diligence for the sake of your children"
    answer choices
    Anger
    Sadness
    Loneliness
    Hard work
  • Question 11
    900 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is a reason why a poet would use repetition in their poem?
    answer choices
    To emphasize an idea
    To create a sense of rhythm
    To make the reader think of the same word or phrase in different ways
    All the above
  • Question 12
    900 seconds
    Q. Which of the following sets of words and phrases best helps support the determined tone of the last stanza?
    answer choices
    crowd, doors of racism, prison
    poverty, lost, absences
    power to change, knock with diligence, still alive
    cells, prison gates, doors
  • Question 13
    900 seconds
    Q. Which of the following lines from the poem best states the theme of the poem?
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    "And so, 25 years later, I write these words"
    "I knock knock trying to break through the glass"
    "I want to be just like you, but I'm forgetting who you are"
    "Yes, we are our fathers' sons and daughters, But we are not their choices"
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