Frost’s Early Poems

by: Robert Frost

Full Book Quiz

1. What form does the poem “Mowing” take?

2. In “The Road Not Taken,” which of the two roads appears “less traveled” to the speaker?

3. In “The Wood-Pile,” the woodpile in question “warms the frozen swamp” with “the slow smokeless burning of...

4. According to the speaker in “Mowing,” what is “the sweetest dream that labor knows”?

5. What does the wife see through the window at the beginning of “Home Burial”?

6. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is written in what meter?

7. In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Frost writes that the speaker imagines his horse to think him strange. What might be the significance of this?

8. Complete the following line: “Something there is that doesn’t love a

9. What does the neighbor say in “Mending Wall”?

10. At one point in “Mending Wall,” the speaker describes his neighbor as:

11. What does the speaker describe as “just another outdoor game” in the poem “Mending Wall”?

12. In “Fire and Ice,” the speaker contemplates whether the world will end in fire or ice; which wins out in his conclusion?

13. In the second part of “Fire and Ice,” the speaker contemplates whether it would be preferable to die by fire, or by ice. Which does he conclude is the better death?

14. Robert Frost, the quintessential New England poet, spent his first eleven years in what place?

15. From which poem is the following line extracted? “Earth’s the right place for love.”

16. What is the rhyme scheme of “After Apple-Picking”?

17. What is the rhyme scheme of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (excluding the last stanza)?

18. In “The Wood-Pile,” the speaker decides to continue walking in the woods. What animal does he then see?

19. “ ‘Three foggy mornings and one rainy day / Will rot the best birch fence a man can build.’ ” From which poem is this line extracted?

20. Finish this line from “Mowing”: “Anything more than the truth would have seemed too...

21. “The Tuft of Flowers” is written in:

22. How would you characterize the line lengths in “After Apple-Picking”?

23. In New England, when do people generally pick apples?

24. What, according to the poem, is apple cider made from?

25. Why does the child’s grave sit on the family’s property (in “Home Burial”)?