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  • Question 1
    180 seconds
    Q. Which of the following best describes the setting of "Oranges"?
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    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. 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
    let go of
    played with
  • Question 4
    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 5
    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 6
    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 7
    180 seconds
    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 8
    180 seconds

    Which group of words form these lines best supports the meaning of tiered?

    answer choices

    the candies

    like bleachers

    her eyes, a smile

    at the corners

  • Question 9
    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 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. "Frost crackling beneath my steps, my breath before me, then gone..." is an example of 
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  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. "light in her eyes" is an example of
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  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. "Tiered like bleachers" is an example of 
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  • Question 14
    20 seconds

    The imagery of the breath -"beneath my steps, my breath/ before me" and "Until we were breathing/Before a drugstore" stresses

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    the girl's hunger

    the speaker's nervousness

    the speaker's poor health

    the coldness of the day

  • Question 15
    30 seconds

    The imagery of the orange "making a fire in my hands" (final line) is

    answer choices

    sarcastic, because the boy really wanted chocolate, and not an orange

    ironic, because the readers would not expect a twelve year old boy to enjoy eating fruit

    strange, because he still has the orange after he gave it to the saleslady

    symbolic, because it represents the brightness of the boy's mood

  • Question 16
    30 seconds

    Which lines from the poem shows that the girl is happy?

    answer choices

    "She came out pulling/At her gloves, face bright/With rouge."

    "And asked what she wanted-/Light in her eyes, a smile/Starting at the corners/Of her mouth."

    "When I looked up,/The lady's eyes met mine,/And held them..."

    "I took my girl's hand/In mine for two blocks,/Then released it to let/Her unwrap the chocolate."

  • Question 17
    30 seconds

    What figurative language is used in the following quote: "Outside,/A few cars hissing past,/Fog hanging like old/Coats between the trees."

    answer choices

    Imagery and hyperbole

    Hyperbole and metaphor

    Onomatopoeia and metaphor

    Onomatopoeia and simile

  • Question 18
    30 seconds

    "The lady's eyes met mine,/And held them, knowing/Very well what it was all/About." This line would indicate

    answer choices

    that she had enough chocolate and could afford to give it away.

    that she evidently felt empathy for the boy, and his situation.

    her disappointment that the boy did not have enough money.

    that she knew it was cold outside, and both the boy and the girl were happy to be warm.

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