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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 LXXVII, what does time sprinkle in Matilde's heart?
(a) Seeds.
(b) Flour.
(c) Water.
(d) Petals.

2. In Sonnet LXXVIII, what does Neruda say he has fought against?
(a) Jealousy.
(b) Indifference.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Mockery.

3. In Sonnet LXX, which of Neruda's emotions is revealed after he is wounded?
(a) His anger.
(b) His pride.
(c) His selfishness.
(d) His grief.

4. In Sonnet LIX, what does Neruda say is the only reason that people defame poets?
(a) The nature of poetry leaves it open to interpretation.
(b) Their work belongs to the people, not themselves.
(c) They are dead and cannot defend themselves.
(d) Poetry is not respected as an art form.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Sonnet LIX, what harasses "Poor unlucky poets?"

2. What are Neruda and Matilde looking for in Sonnet LXXI?

3. In Sonnet LVI, what does Neruda say is exhausted by his songs?

4. In Sonnet XCII, what does Neruda force himself not to contemplate?

5. What is the season that Neruda describes in Sonnet LXXXV?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Sonnet LXXXIX, what does Neruda want Matilde to do when he dies? Why does he want her to do this?

2. in Sonnet LXIX, what does Neruda say is the possible definition of "nothingness?"

3. How does Neruda contrast cold and warmth in Sonnet LXXXVIII?

4. In Sonnet LXXXIII, where is Matilde as she sleeps -- both in body and in spirit?

5. Why has the house in Sonnet LXXV forgotten how to bloom?

6. In Sonnet LX, what effect do Neruda's trials and sorrows have on Matilde?

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

8. Who are the man and woman in Sonnet LXXIII, and what do they arm themselves against? Are they successful in fending off their enemy?

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

10. In Sonnet XCIII, why does Neruda ask Matilde to leave her mouth half-open if she should die before him?

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