Winter sunset with snowflakes and tree
Read the poem about snow and then answer the questions.

Grade 5 Reading Literature - Comprehension 4

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Comprehension in reading literature strengthens with practice. Students should be reading for pleasure during their extra time. Independent reading will encourage students that they can read on their own and they don't need their teacher's assistance as much. Students should read stories, dramas and poetry. In this quiz, students will be answering questions about a poem.

Poem - Snow

Flakes of cold snow drift softly
In sequence to make the ground
Their permanent residence
To blanket the earth

Despite its acceptance
By the frigid village,
Snow bombards the citizens
With treacherous travel

Yet none of the weather
Is as beautiful
As to see the soft cover
Of white for miles
1.
Read the poem - Snow above.
What does the author mean when the ground is the snow's "permanent residence"?
The people who live here do not like the snow.
The snow can't be removed by a snow shovel.
The snow will cover parts of the ground.
The snow will always stay on the ground.
Since this is permanent, the snow will always stay on the ground.
2.
Read the poem - Snow above.
What does the poem mean when it says that the snow will be "in sequence"?
Snow will come down slowly with one flake after the other.
Snow will fall rapidly almost all at once.
The snowflakes will appear to look differently.
Flakes of snow will fall in a pattern.
Sequence means for things to take place one after the other.
3.
Read the poem - Snow above.
How does the author feel about snow in the first stanza?
They feel it is useful
They feel it is beautiful
They feel it is dangerous
They feel it is exciting
Based on the images given, the author most likely thinks the snow is beautiful.
4.
Read the poem - Snow above.
How does the snow fall in the second stanza?
Calmly
Rapidly
Slowly
Happily
Since the snow bombards the citizens, it is probably falling rapidly.
5.
Read the poem - Snow above.
What problem does the snow cause in the second stanza?
It makes it difficult to sled.
It makes the citizens angry about how frigid the temperature is.
It causes problems with making a snowman.
It makes the streets icy.
The second stanza states that the traveling is treacherous.
6.
Read the poem - Snow above.
How is the snow depicted in the second stanza?
Negatively
Positively
Neutrally
There is no way of knowing.
In this stanza, the snow is shown to cause problems.
7.
Read the poem - Snow above.
How does the third stanza change from the second stanza?
Another weather element is introduced.
The setting changes.
Snow becomes positive again.
The snow is warm in this stanza.
This stanza is positive with its description.
8.
Read the poem - Snow above.
How far can the snow be seen in the third stanza?
A short distance.
A mile.
Several miles.
A few inches.
The snow can be seen for a long distance.
9.
Read the poem - Snow above.
Which line contains figurative language in the third stanza?
Yet none of the weather
Is as beautiful
As to see the soft cover
Of white for miles
Similes and metaphors compare two things and they have something in common.
10.
Read the poem - Snow above.
What is the theme of the poem?
Snow is the best weather to have.
Snow has both beauty and problems.
Snow covers a large area of land.
Snow falls best in flakes.
Two stanzas show the positive aspects of snow and one stanza shows the negative aspects of it.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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