100 Love Sonnets = Cien Sonetos de Amor Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Sonnet XCIX, in what form does Neruda say his heart will exist after he is long dead?
(a) It will exist as dust.
(b) It will exist as rich soil.
(c) It will exist as steam.
(d) It will exist as water.

2. In Sonnet LV, what does Neruda say that even love cannot shelter himself and Matilde from?
(a) Everyday troubles.
(b) Petty disagreements.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Distrust in the other partner.

3. In Sonnet LXXV, what does Neruda say the house has forgotten how to do?
(a) Function.
(b) Laugh.
(c) Bloom.
(d) Sleep.

4. What time of day is described in Sonnet LXXIX?
(a) Night.
(b) Morning.
(c) Afternoon.
(d) Evening.

5. In Sonnet LXXIII, what are the man and woman in Neruda's poem protecting themselves from?
(a) Hate.
(b) Sadness.
(c) War.
(d) Love.

6. When Neruda returns to Matilde in Sonnet LXXX, where had he been?
(a) He had been traveling.
(b) He had been at the beach.
(c) He had been at the tavern.
(d) He had been sending a letter.

7. In Sonnet LXXIII, what word does Neruda use to describe the woman who "rose like a fish from the abyss?"
(a) Bony.
(b) Pallid.
(c) Thin.
(d) Vague.

8. In Sonnet LIII, what does Neruda NOT cite as "a man's needs, and a woman's?"
(a) Water.
(b) Bread.
(c) Table.
(d) Wine.

9. What is the name of the painter that Neruda describes in Sonnet LXXVI?
(a) Frieda Kahlo.
(b) Francisco Goya.
(c) Diego Rivera.
(d) Benito Rojo.

10. In Sonnet LXXXVII, Neruda contemplates the "ceaseless origins" of which human emotion?
(a) Anger.
(b) Loneliness.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Love.

11. In Sonnet LXXXVIII, what month does Neruda say "returns with its secret light?"
(a) May.
(b) December.
(c) October.
(d) March.

12. In Sonnet XCV, what does Neruda describe as "the light that endures," and as a "irrevocable delicate thorn?"
(a) He and Matilde, and the love they share.
(b) The beauty of life.
(c) The power of death.
(d) Mortality.

13. What does Neruda say in Sonnet LVIII "snapped at his honest heels" with "sharp little teeth?"
(a) Academia.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Self-doubt.
(d) Literature.

14. In Sonnet LVI, what does Neruda say gives Matilde its "crystalline proportions?"
(a) Salt.
(b) Light.
(c) Glass.
(d) Quartz.

15. Where are Neruda and Matilde in Sonnet C?
(a) The clouds.
(b) The center of the earth.
(c) Heaven.
(d) Purgatory.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Sonnet LXVIII, where did the girl whose story Neruda is telling come from?

2. In Sonnet LVII, who is defeated by the love between Matilde and Neruda's love?

3. In Sonnet LIII, what does Neruda say "fly and make their white creations?"

4. What is the "huge and sorrowful family" described in Sonnet LV?

5. In Sonnet XCIII, what does Neruda ask Matilde to do if she dies before him?

(see the answer keys)

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