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Selection Test: "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes MULTIPLE CHOICE Critical Reading Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1. What mood or feeling does the description of the setting in the first stanza of "The Highwayman" add to the poem?
a. a feeling of drawn-out terror --
b. a feeling of mystery and anticipation
c. a feeling of sad uncertainty
d. a feeling of joy and eagerness

2. In "The Highwayman," how does Tim the ostler feel about the highwayman?
a. He admires him.
b. He is afraid of him.
c. He is jealous of him.--
d. He looks down on him.

3. Which word is closest in meaning to harry in the following passage from "The Highwayman"? But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light; / Yet, if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day, / Then look for me by moonlight …
a. catch
b. bother
c. fight--
d. tease

4. In which passage from "The Highwayman" does repetition create a sense of approaching danger?
a. And the highwayman came riding— / Riding—riding— / The --highwayman came riding, up to the old inn door.
b. Then look for me by moonlight, / Watch for me by moonlight, / I'll come to thee by moonlight
c. A red coat troop came marching— / Marching—marching— / King George's men came marching, up to the old inn door.
d. For the road lay bare in the moonlight; / Blank and bare in the moonlight

5. Which adjective best describes the behavior of the redcoat troops in "The Highwayman"?
a. cruel
b. brave
c. foolish --
d. careless





6. In which part of each stanza of "The Highwayman" does the poet always use repetition?
a. in the first two lines of each stanza
b. in the third and fourth lines of each stanza
c. near the end of each stanza
d. in the final line of each stanza

7. In "The Highwayman," what does the highwayman plan to do before he sees Bess again?
a. sleep
b. commit a robbery
c. fight King George's men
d. find a hiding place

8. In "The Highwayman," why does the highwayman hurry back to the inn after hearing how and why Bess died?
a. to say goodbye to her body
b. to sympathize with her father
c. to take revenge on Tim the ostler
d. to take revenge on the soldiers, or its affiliates.

9.Which answer choice is the most accurate inference a reader can draw from the ending of "The Highwayman"?
a. The story is only a story.
b. The story frightens people.
c. The story has lived on.
d. The story was told to the speaker.

10. Which part of the story creates the most suspense in "The Highwayman"?
a. Tim's overhearing the highwayman's plans
b. the redcoats' arrival at the inn
c. Bess's waiting with the redcoats for the highwayman to approach
d. the highwayman racing back to the inn after hearing what happened to Bess Vocabulary and Grammar

11. Which of the following words is closest in meaning to torrent?
a. leak
b. Flood
c. storm
d. drop





12. What is most likely true of something that is bound?
a. It cannot get away.
b. It is free to do what it wants.
c. It is cheerful.
d. It is waiting for something. --


13. Strove is the past tense of a word that means
a. "to hurry."--
b. "to try hard."
c. "to keep secret."
d. "to finally succeed."

14. Which clause begins with a subordinating conjunction?
a. Then look for me by moonlight
b. Though hell should bar the way
c. But they gagged his daughter --
d. Down the ribbon of moonlight

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