A Coney Island of the Mind, Poems Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Chapter 1, A Coney Island of the Mind

1. In Poem 1, the author writes that in the paintings of Goya we see the people of the world when "they first attained the title of" what?
(a) Solemn silence.
(b) Suffering humanity.
(c) Brilliant adversity.
(d) Joyous humanity.

2. In Poem 1, the author writes of false windmills and _____ roosters.
(a) Crying.
(b) Ancient.
(c) Demented.
(d) Screaming.

3. In poem 2, where does the poet say "we" were sailing through the streets?
(a) Seattle.
(b) Demos.
(c) Argos.
(d) Atlanta.

4. What is in the bathtubs in Poem 2?
(a) Eagles.
(b) Tigers.
(c) Monsters.
(d) Elephants.

5. What are the "patriotic maidens" wearing in Poem 2?
(a) Fur stoles.
(b) Paper hats.
(c) Rectangle glasses.
(d) Paper poppies.

6. What are the "gay cows" chanting in Poem 2?
(a) Argentinean anthems.
(b) Lullabies.
(c) Athenian anthems.
(d) Winter songs.

7. What is the literary allusion in Poem 2?
(a) Walden.
(b) The Iliad.
(c) On the Road.
(d) The Grapes of Wrath.

8. In Poem 3, the poet writes, "its America with its ghost towns and empty ________."
(a) Ellis islands.
(b) Silent plains.
(c) Mount Rushmore.
(d) Forests.

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