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Digging

Digging

by Seamus Heaney

Digging: Ain't no Famine like an Irish Potato Famine Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Digging? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Where are the memories most likely taking place?


Right outside the speaker's window
Ireland
America
Iceland
Q. Which of the following is not "dug up"?


Turf
Potatoes
Words/ideas
Beans
Q. How will the speaker follow family tradition?


By toiling in the fields
By spending a lot of time outdoors
By "digging" with his pen
By cultivating a garden
Q. What kind of rhyme scheme does "Digging" use?


None
Rhyming couplets
An ABAB rhyme scheme
All the lines rhyme at the end
Q. Why is digging so important to the speaker and his family?


It's a way to spend the time
It's a way to make money
It is how they would have survived through the Irish Potato Famine
It reminds them of Fear Factor
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