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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Poems from Pictures of the Gone World (1955).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the poet not see debarked in Marseilles in "Poem 4" of "Pictures of the Gone World"?
(a) Spirits.
(b) Angels.
(c) Lovers.
(d) Ghosts.

2. Whom does the poet say he is waiting for them to prove is really an American in "I Am Waiting"?
(a) Ginsberg.
(b) The Pope.
(c) Himself.
(d) God.

3. In Poem 19, the poet writes, "like every morning with its sharp shadows shadowing a ______."
(a) Night.
(b) Horror.
(c) Landing.
(d) Paradise.

4. What does the woman in Poem 9 hate?
(a) Jewelry.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Flowers.
(d) Love.

5. What stood up in the ending of "Poem 5" of "Pictures of the Gone World"?
(a) The sun.
(b) Night's trees.
(c) The lovers.
(d) The moon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where will "we" be puking in, "wailing for a winter coat," in "Junkman's Obbligato"?

2. In "Poem 2" of "Pictures of the Gone World," what goes flying?

3. Where are the women in the paintings in "Poem 5" of "Pictures of the Gone World"?

4. What are the "gay cows" chanting in Poem 2?

5. In Poem 6, whose statue were they putting up?

(see the answer key)

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