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เรื่อง Reading Poetry จำนวน 10 ข้อ
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Read the following and choose the best alternative for each item.

      
 1. The poet's main purpose is to.......
   a. share his experience about flooding
   b. tell the public to beware of soil erosion
   c. persuade people to take better care of his fields
   d. inform the reader of the result of forestdestruction

 2. The tone of this poem is.........
   a. ironic
   b. serious
   c. fanciful
   d. exaggerated

 3. We can infer that ......
   a. Granny's and Gramp's lives will change.
   b. the poet has little sympathyfor the villagers
   c. villager are different to the changes around them
   d. permission to cut wood inthat area has been withdrawn

 4. Logically, the next stanza should be about …………….
   a. water pollution
   b. harvest of crops
   c. Granny and Gramps moving away.
   d. villagers suffering from fiery flames

 5. The statement expressing most closely the main idea of the poem is....
   a. old people have always faced greathardships.
   b. if we destroy nature, we may destroy ourselves.
   c. our way of life always depends on the cycle of the seasons.
   d. the traditional way of life is preferable tothe modern one .

      
 6. The king in the poem .................. .
   a. had a strange disease
   b. had a funny-shaped head
   c. imagined that he was ill
   d. suffered from overeating

 7. The doctors who came ..............
   a. were not well trained
   b. had not seen thisdisease before
   c. were not interested in curing the king
   d. could find nothing wrong with the king

 8. We can expand the expression " a king should know " by adding ..........
   a. what is wrong with him
   b. whether he is sick
   c. how he can be cured
   d. what he says

 9. The word "zest" means ....................
   a. enjoyment
   b. company
   c. quility
   d. taste

 10. From the peom, we understand that this king was..................
   a. lazy
   b. intelligent
   c. sensible
   d. unreasonable