I Hear America Singing quiz
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  • Question 1
    20 seconds
    Q.

    What figurative language is used to create rhythm in the poem?

    answer choices

    repetition

    simile

    parallelism

    foreshadowing

  • Question 2
    20 seconds
    Q.

    What is the theme of the poem?

    answer choices

    inequality in the workforce

    memento mori and carpe diem

    american superiority

    Americans and their pride in their labor

  • Question 3
    20 seconds
    Q.

    Which line from the poem shows the most individualistic part?

    answer choices

    "singing with open mouth their strong melodious songs"

    "each singing what belongs to him or her and to no one else"

    "I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear"

  • Question 4
    20 seconds
    Q.

    In the first line of "I Hear America Singing", what does the speaker actually hear America singing?

    answer choices

    a couple of different songs

    American songs

    varied carols

    labor songs

  • Question 5
    20 seconds
    Q.

    How does the speaker unite all Americans, while they are doing their own thing?

    answer choices

    through their beliefs

    through their singing

    in a meeting

    by forming a union

  • Question 6
    20 seconds
    Q.

    What repeated word serves to unify this poem?

    answer choices

    carols

    worker

    strong

    singing

  • Question 7
    20 seconds
    Q.

    The poetic voice hears all of the following, EXCEPT...

    answer choices

    mechanics and masons

    carpenters and boatmen

    shoemakers and mothers

    bankers and teachers

  • Question 8
    20 seconds
    Q.

    "Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong"

    Based on the tone of the poem, which is the following is the likely tone (or connotation) of blithe?

    answer choices

    negative

    neutral

    positive

  • Question 9
    20 seconds
    Q.

    The Americans the speaker refers to in the poem "I Hear America Singing" are...

    answer choices

    ordinary working people

    wounded soldiers

    great figures in the US history

    doctors and nurses

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