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Reading Comprehension: The Poppy

1)

Flanders Field

 

Poppies were first associated with soldiers dying in war ____________ 

a.with poppy fields in Belgium in 1919
b.in the early 1800s
c.because they were red: the colour of blood
d.in the poem "Flanders Field"

2) People wear poppies to remember veterans in _______

(more than one answer is correct) 

a.France
b.Canada
c.England
d.Germany

3) Flanders Field is in ___

a.Holland
b.Germany
c.Belgium
d.France

4) John McCrae was mainly a ___

a.poet
b.medical officer
c.veteran
d.soldier

5) McCrae wrote "In Flanders Field" because ___

a.the red poppies on the graves were very pretty
b.the flowers reminded him of the young men who died
c.he was unhappy about his friend's death in the war
d.he was depressed about the way the war was going

6) McCrae wrote the poem ______World War 1 

a.after a 16 day battle in
b.before he was injured in
c.during a 14 day battle in
d.after he returned home from

7) From the poem you can conclude ____ 

a.the soldiers were young
b.the soldiers were all Canadian
c.the soldiers all died
d.the soldiers had no families

8) England adopted the poppy as a symbol of remembrance in ___ 

a.1928
b.1919
c.1921
d.1920

9) Last year Britain raised more than ____ 

a.$ 40 million
b.$16 million
c.$27 million
d.$38 million

10) Most of the money raised goes to ___

a.support the Legion's programs
b.hospitals and social services
c.government programs for the elderly
d.help veterans and their families

11)  The first person responsible for turning the poppy into a remembrance symbol was ___

a.British
b.Canadian
c.American
d.French

12) Canadians created the  ___________ to honour soldiers  killed in Afghanistan. 

 

a.Highway of Veterans
b.Highway of Returning Heroes
c.Highway of Soldiers
d.Highway of Heroes

13) In the poem, the "larks" probably refer to ___

a.airplanes
b.birds
c.flowers
d.clouds

14) the line "to you from failing hands we throw" from the poem probably means ___

a.We don't want you to forget us
b.We've tried hard, but can't do it anymore
c.We've tried hard, but now it's your turn
d.We have fought and now we're dead

15) "If ye break faiath with us who died, we shall not sleep" probably means ___

a.We will be spirits who scare you
b.You have an obligation to us because we are dead
c.Continue our fight so that we will have died for a good reason.
d.Don't give up on us and just leave us here


 

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