Oranges
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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
    Q.

    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?
    answer choices
    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?
    answer choices
    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
    haiku
    limerick
    cinquain
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. "Frost crackling beneath my steps, my breath before me, then gone..." is an example of 
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    imagery
    simile
    metaphor
    personification
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. "light in her eyes" is an example of
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    simile
    metaphor
    imagery
    hyperbole
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. "Tiered like bleachers" is an example of 
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    metaphor
    personification
    imagery
    simile
  • 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
  • Question 16
    120 seconds
    Q.

    What figurative language of poetry appears in these lines from “Oranges”?

    Outside / A few cars hissing past

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    Metaphor

    Onomatopoeia

    Simile

    Personification

  • Question 17
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following BEST describes the setting of “Oranges”?

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    summer, in a park

    fall, by the ocean

    winter, in a city

    spring, in a store

  • Question 18
    120 seconds
    Q.

    In “Oranges”, why does the speaker put one orange on the counter of the drugstore?

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    He wants to use it to pay for half of the candy the girl chooses.

    He wants to give it to the girl he brought to the drugstore.

    He wants to throw it away because it isn’t ripe.

    He wants the saleslady to give it to the girl he brought to the drugstore.

  • Question 19
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement is true about “Oranges”?

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    The poem is about a family trip.

    The poem is about people laughing and having fun.

    The poem is about a happy memory.

    The poem is about a greedy young girl wanting chocolate.

  • Question 20
    120 seconds
    Q.

    In “Oranges”, what problem must the speaker solve?

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    The girl’s dog barks and barks at him.

    He doesn’t have enough money to pay for the chocolate.

    He’s not sure how to get home from the drugstore.

    It is a very cold day, and he has trouble staying warm.

  • Question 21
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these lines by Gary Soto uses a simile?

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    “I was making a fire in my hands.”

    “Fog hanging like old / Coats between the trees.”

    “That was so bright against / The gray of December”

    “Bringing a saleslady / Down a narrow aisle of goods.”

  • Question 22
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Why was Gary Soto’s use of non-verbal communication effective in this poem?

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    It allows the reader to like this girl without the narrator’s words.

    It allows the reader to decide what the characters are thinking and feeling.

    It allows the reader to feel like he or she is a saleslady in a drugstore.

    It allows the reader to know what it’s like to want something so bad.

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