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Read the following passage from Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" to answer questions 1-5. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could (5) To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there (10) Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, (15) I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less travelled by, (20) And that has made all the difference.
1. What can be said about the author's tone in "The Road Not Taken"? a. He feels some remorse about his decision. b. He feels that he has accomplished something great. c. He feels that his path has been different. d. He feels that he should not have gone into the woods. 2. How does the point of view affect the tone of this poem? a. It creates a feeling of superiority in the reader. b. It causes the reader to feel slightly distanced from the scene. c. It makes the reader feel as if he/she is making the same decision. d. It causes the reader to feel as if he/she has no choice. 3. What is the main theme in this poem? a. Deciding which road to take while on a hike b. Making choices that may be different from others c. How to make the best of a decision in the past d. Wondering about the choices that others have made 4. What is the setting of this poem? a. The early morning, near some wood in the early or late spring b. The edges of a well-worn path near thick undergrowth c. Two paths that are near a more traveled one in the late morning d. The morning, in an autumnal forest with two walking paths 5. Which lines from this poem show a kind of irony? a. 16, 17, and 20 b. 4, 5 and 6 c. 6 and 8 d. 18 and 19