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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Sonnet XCII, what does Neruda say has no birth and no death, and will therefore last forever?
(a) His poetry.
(b) Passion.
(c) Love.
(d) Matilde's memory.

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

3. In Sonnet XCIV, what does Neruda ask Matilde to do if he dies before her?
(a) He asks her to pray for his soul.
(b) He asks her to start writing poetry.
(c) He asks her to remarry.
(d) He asks her to carry on and live fully.

4. Where is the pain Neruda experiences in Sonnet LXV?
(a) Between his ribs.
(b) In his leg.
(c) In his brain.
(d) In his spirit.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Neruda propose he and Matilde do at the end of Sonnet LXXVIII?

2. In Sonnet LII, what does Matilde do that causes the whole earth to sing?

3. What is the girl whose story Neruda is telling in Sonnet LXVIII made of?

4. What does Neruda say in Sonnet LVIII "snapped at his honest heels" with "sharp little teeth?"

5. What image does Neruda NOT use to describe the sleeping lovers in Sonnet LXXXIV?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Sonnet LXXII, what causes Neruda to exclaim, "Let's go -- get up -- pin back your hair -- take off and land?"

2. How does Neruda describe Matilde's laugh in Sonnet LI?

3. Where are Neruda and Matilde when they share a kiss in Sonnet C?

4. How does Neruda respond to his critics and those who gossip about him in Sonnet LVII?

5. What defeats envy and rancor in Sonnet LVI?

6. In Sonnet LV, what attacks the "honied contentment" Matilde and Neruda share?

7. Why does Neruda feel sorry for the "poor unlucky poets" in Sonnet LIX?

8. What does Neruda write are the effects of modern society's infatuation with flying in Sonnet XCVII?

9. How does Neruda describe his homeland in Sonnet LXIII?

10. In Sonnet XCI, what overshadows the life that he gives to Matilde "like a swelling cluster of fruit?"

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