Sound Devices Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Critical ReadingIdentify the letter of the choice that best answers the question. ____ 1. What is the pianist in “The Weary Blues” doing when he makes the piano “moan with melody”? a. b. c. d. ____ playing poorly though enthusiastically humming with the music playing sadly with feeling banging violently on the keys 2. What are the blues that the pianist sings about in “The Weary Blues”? a. b. c. d. ____ poverty labor hunger loneliness 3. What is the speaker doing in “The Weary Blues”? a. b. c. d. ____ playing a blues song singing a blues song listening to a blues song writing a blues song 4. Which of these phrases from “The Weary Blues” shows an example of alliteration? ____ “Down on Lenox Avenue” “Swaying to and fro” “that poor piano” “a deep song voice” 5. Who is performing the action in these lines from “The Weary Blues”? a. b. c. d. Down on Lenox Avenue the other night / By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light / He did a lazy sway…. / He did a lazy sway…. / To the tune o' those Weary Blues. a. b. c. d. ____ a musician the speaker someone in a dream someone on the street 6. Which of these phrases from “In Flanders Fields” contains an example of assonance? a. “The torch; be yours to hold it high.” b. “We shall not sleep” c. “We are the Dead” d. “In Flanders fields the poppies blow” ____ 7. Who are the speakers of “In Flanders Fields”? a. b. c. d. ____ poppies in a cemetery soldiers killed in battle soldiers in battle relatives of soldiers 8. What are the speakers asking of the reader in these lines from “In Flanders Fields”? To you from failing hands we throw / The torch; be yours to hold it high. a. b. c. d. ____ to have faith in the speakers to plant poppies in Flanders Fields to carry on the speakers' fight to pray for those who died 9. Who is performing the action in these lines from “Jazz Fantasia”? Moan like an autumn wind high in the lonesome treetops, / moan soft like you wanted somebody terrible…. a. b. c. d. the speaker of the poem a person who is crying a person in a dream a group of musicians ____ 10. What is the speaker in “Jazz Fantasia” doing? a. b. c. d. listening to a jazz band playing in a jazz band singing with a jazz band dancing to a jazz band ____ 11. Which of these phrases from “Jazz Fantasia” contains an example of onomatopoeia? “make two people fight” “batter on your banjoes” “the green lanterns calling” “a racing car slipping away” ____ 12. When the speaker tells the musicians in “Jazz Fantasia” to “Can the rough stuff,” what does he want them to do? a. b. c. d. a. b. c. d. play on cans play more softly stop playing play more roughly Vocabulary and Grammar ____ 13. What does the word melancholy mean in the following line from “The Weary Blues”? In a deep song voice with a melancholy tone a. b. c. d. sad angry ill perplexed ____ 14. What is ideology the study of? a. b. c. d. insects ideas music poetry Essay 15. “The Weary Blues” and “Jazz Fantasia” use sound devices to create a sense of the music they describe. In an essay, explain what sound devices each poet uses and describe how the use of the sound devices contributes to the mood of the musical form in each poem. Use details from the poems to support your conclusions.