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Quiz about Picturing Robert Frost
Quiz about Picturing Robert Frost

Picturing Robert Frost Trivia Quiz


Robert Frost was an American poet who lived most of his life in New Hampshire. This quiz is about ten of his poems, some famous, some not. The photographs will give you some hints.

A photo quiz by CmdrK. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
CmdrK
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
360,328
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1425
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 107 (8/10), Guest 157 (3/10), Guest 172 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. A simple plan for a day's work by a farmer was the theme of which of these Robert Frost poems? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the title of a Robert Frost poem that deals with making choices, literally and figuratively?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. One of Robert Frost's better-known poems contains the couplet "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in." Do you know which poem it is? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The sense of a common bond and the pleasure and security of it were developed in which Robert Frost poem? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Life's absurd little mysteries were often a subject of Robert Frost's poems. Which of these poems concerned a revelation during a mid-winter's walk? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A city merchant came to a farm, hoping to fool an unwitting owner in a business deal in which Robert Frost poem? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A short Robert Frost poem about a mystery couple has what name? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Many of Robert Frost's poems are set in rural landscapes, but which of these is not? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A poem about the cycle of life was given what name by Robert Frost?
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Question 10 of 10
10. One of Robert Frost's best known poems can be named from the picture to the left. Which poem is it? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A simple plan for a day's work by a farmer was the theme of which of these Robert Frost poems?

Answer: The Pasture

Robert Frost's poems can be read at many levels. For this quiz, though, we'll stick with the most obvious interpretations.

"The Pasture" was the first poem in Frost's "North of Boston" collection of poems, published in 1914, which included some of his best-known works. "The Pasture" was idle musing by a farmer about what he wanted to do that day and said to a bystander (as Frost invited the reader): "I shan't be gone long -- you come too."
2. What is the title of a Robert Frost poem that deals with making choices, literally and figuratively?

Answer: The Road Not Taken

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." The narrator of the poem "The Road Not Taken" chose one of two roads, though they were about equally traveled, promising to take the other road on another day. Although he admitted he probably never would return to take the other road, he thought he might look back on the incident as though it were a life-changing decision.
3. One of Robert Frost's better-known poems contains the couplet "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in." Do you know which poem it is?

Answer: The Death of the Hired Man

"The Death of the Hired Man" is a very sad poem. A former hand on a couple's farm had left some time ago but at the time of the poem, apparently knowing he was dying, returned because he had no other place to go. He died within hours of his return. The poem dealt with duty, hard work and keeping one's word.

Frost taught English at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and from 1921 to 1963 taught writing at Middlebury (Vermont) College's summer writing program at its Ripton campus. At both colleges, Frost encouraged his students to become familiar with the dialect and jargon of the residents of the areas they settled in. It is evident in this poem that he, a Californian, learned the lesson well himself.
4. The sense of a common bond and the pleasure and security of it were developed in which Robert Frost poem?

Answer: The Tuft of Flowers

The need to work and what could be gained from it were themes in "The Tuft of Flowers". Someone had mowed a hayfield (by hand with a scythe in those days) and left a tuft of flowers he found attractive. The poem's narrator came through the field, saw the flowers, and agreed with leaving them to bloom, thereby forming a bond with the mower.
5. Life's absurd little mysteries were often a subject of Robert Frost's poems. Which of these poems concerned a revelation during a mid-winter's walk?

Answer: The Wood-Pile

While walking in a frozen swamp one winter's day, the narrator in "The Wood-Pile" walked farther than planned. Surprisingly, he came upon a cut and stacked cord of maple wood. With no homes around, he mused that it was left there "to warm the frozen swamp as best it could."
6. A city merchant came to a farm, hoping to fool an unwitting owner in a business deal in which Robert Frost poem?

Answer: Christmas Trees

The farmer in Frost's "Christmas Trees" poem received a visit from a man from "the city" who wanted to buy a thousand of the farmer's Christmas trees for $30, or 3 cents apiece (this poem was written in 1920). The farmer, knowing how to negotiate ("Never show surprise!"), figured that 3 cents versus the dollar they would sell for in the city wasn't a good deal and wished he could instead put the trees in letters and send to friends.
7. A short Robert Frost poem about a mystery couple has what name?

Answer: In Neglect

"In Neglect" is a five line poem. There were two people in the poem: were they lovers? conspirators? You read and decide.
8. Many of Robert Frost's poems are set in rural landscapes, but which of these is not?

Answer: A Soldier

Frost used the metaphor of a dead soldier as a fallen lance in the poem "A Soldier". The soldier had done his duty and died in the process but his spirit had journeyed on.
9. A poem about the cycle of life was given what name by Robert Frost?

Answer: In Hardwood Groves

In "In Hardwood Groves" Frost used dead and decaying leaves being pierced by new growth to represent the cycle of life and death. At the end of the poem, the narrator, though wishing otherwise, knew that people must go through the same cycle as plant life.
10. One of Robert Frost's best known poems can be named from the picture to the left. Which poem is it?

Answer: Mending Wall

"Mending Wall" is another poem from Frost's "North of Boston" collection. We would think that the narrator's neighbor was a slave to outmoded ideas, quoting his father in saying "Good fences make good neighbors" but it was the narrator who called the neighbor each Spring to arrange to walk their boundary and repair the stone wall. Perhaps good fences made good neighbors because the act of mending the wall gave them a common purpose.
Source: Author CmdrK

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