Oranges
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  • Question 1
    180 seconds
    Q. Which of the following best describes the setting of "Oranges"?
    answer choices
    summer, in a park
    fall, by the ocean
    spring, in a store
    winter, in a city
  • Question 2
    180 seconds
    Q. In "Oranges", what problem must the speaker solve?
    answer choices
    He cannot figure out the best way to meet a girl he likes
    He does not like the girl but is forced to spend times with her
    He has trouble staying warm because he does not have a heavy coat
    He does not have enough money to pay for the candy teh girl chooses
  • Question 3
    180 seconds
    Q. In "Oranges", why does the speaker put one orange on the counter of the drugstore?
    answer choices
    He wants to throw it away because it isn't ripe
    He wants to give it to the girl he brought to the store
    He wants to use it to help pay for the candy the girl chooses
    He wants to be friendly be giving the unfriendly saleslady a gift
  • Question 4
    180 seconds
    Q. Read these lines from "Oranges." Then, choose the answer that gives the most likely definition of released, based on the context clues.
    I took my girl's hand
    In mine for two blocks,
    then released it to let 
    Her unwrap the chocolate
    answer choices
    helped
    let go of
    squeezed
    played with
  • Question 5
    180 seconds
    Q. The word bright has several meanings. Which meaning does the author use in these lines from "Oranges"? Use context clues to help you.
    I peeled my orange
    That was so BRIGHT against
    The gray of December
    That, from some distance,
    Someone might have thought
    I was making a fire in my hands
    answer choices
    very cheerful
    filled with light
    intelligent or clever
    having a strong color
  • Question 6
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    Q. What does the context suggest is the most likely meaning of TIERED in these lines from "Oranges"?
    I turned to the candies
    TIERED like bleachers,
    And asked what she wanted - 
    Light in her eyes, a smile
    Starting at the corners
    Of her mouth
    answer choices
    arranged according to length
    lined up side by side, based on color
    arranged in rows one above the other
    presented in a vairty of arrangements
  • Question 7
    180 seconds
    Q. Which group of words form these lines best supports teh meaning of tiered?
    answer choices
    the candies
    like bleachers
    her eyes, a smile
    at the corners
  • Question 8
    180 seconds
    Q. Which statement about the speaker in "Oranges" is most likely true?
    answer choices
    He lives in a city but dislikes the winters there
    He is hungry but is willing to let the girl eat first
    He is a preteen and is becoming interested in girls
    He feels nervous around animals in the neighborhood
  • Question 9
    180 seconds
    Q. Which quotation from the poem best supports what statement about the speaker in "Oranges" is most likely true?
    answer choices
    The first time I walked/With a girl, I was 12
    A dog barked at me, until / She came out pulling / At her gloves
    ...And when she lifted a chocolate / ...I didn't say anything
    ...Fog hanging like old / Coats between the trees
  • Question 10
    180 seconds
    Q. Which word best describes the saleslady in "Oranges"?
    answer choices
    unhelpful
    suspicious
    judgemental
    understanding
  • Question 11
    180 seconds
    Q. When in "Oranges" do you learn about the saleslady's character?
    answer choices
    when she comes down the aisle at the sound of the bell
    when her eyes meet the speaker's eyes in a certain way
    when the girl chooses a piece of chocolate that costs a dime
    when the girl eats the chocolate the speaker had bought for her
  • Question 12
    180 seconds
    Q. Which sentence best explains how this description from "Oranges" contributes to the overall meaning of the poem?
    i peeled my orange
    That was so bright against
    The gray of December
    That, from some distance,
    Someone might have thought I was making a fire in my hands
    answer choices
    It emphasizes the role that the cold plays in the poem
    it suggests that the speaker has failed to impress the girl
    It presents a plot twist that ends the story told in the poem
    It reflects the speaker's feelings of setisfaction and adoration
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