The poem, “I Hear America Singing” from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, is followed by 11 multiple choice questions and 4 open-ended questions. In addition to the answers to the multiple choice questions, the answer key also has explanations and possible responses to every open-ended question.
The questions that follow the poem test a variety of reading comprehension and literary analysis skills. Students who regularly complete these reading comprehension tasks will be well prepared for any reading comprehension test, including common core, ACT and SAT.
Question 1 Analyzing Point of View
Question 2 Analyzing Diction: Connotation and Denotation
Question 3 Making Inferences
Question 4 Analyzing Character
Question 5 Recognizing the Author’s Bias and Beliefs
Question 6 Analyzing Sound Devices and Rhythm
Question 7 Evaluating Author’s Craft
Question 8 Analyzing Text Structure and Organization
Question 9 Drawing Conclusions
Question 10 Distinguishing Among Different Genres of Poetry
Question 11 Interpreting the Theme and Main Idea
Question 12 Analyzing Development of Tone and Mood
Question 13 Analyzing the Author’s Purpose
Question 14 Analyzing Figurative Language
Question 15 Evaluating the Quality of the Literature
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