Test: Common Core: 4th Grade English Language Arts

Adapted from "From a Railway Carriage" in A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.

Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And there is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart run away in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone for ever!

 

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Adapted from "Snow Dust" by Robert Frost in The Yale Review (January, 1921)

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

1.

The poem "From a Railway Carriage" primarily consists of which of the following?

An argument about why train travel is the best form of transportation

An extended visual description of a train

Description of all of the different people and things riding on a train the narrator is on

A story about how the narrator prepared to go on a train trip, what he or she saw, and how he or she returned home afterward

Descriptions of the things the narrator sees quickly passing by

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