Reading Exercise 17

Read the poem and choose the best answer to each question.


1. In the poem, what is the meaning of the word "range"?

    enclosed area

    wide-open space

    mountains

2. What animals live on the range?

    deer and antelope

    buffalo, deer, and antelope

    buffalo and deer

3. What is the weather like on the range?

    mostly cloudy

    mostly windy

    mostly sunny

4. Where would the poet like to live?

    in the city

    on the range

    in a large house

5. Why is the night sky bright?

    Many stars are visible and shining.

    It is cloudy.

    The city lights are shining.

6. On the range, do people often argue and criticize others?

    yes

    no

7. In the poem, what is the meaning of the word "seldom"?

    often

    sometimes

    not often

8. In the poem, what is the meaning of the word "exchange"?

    trade

    sell

    buy

Home on the Range

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

How often at night when the heavens are bright,
With the light from the glittering stars,
Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed,
If their glory exceeds that of ours.

Then I would not exchange my home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

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