A Coney Island of the Mind, Poems Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Oral Messages.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the heart compared to in Poem 25?
(a) A mandolin.
(b) A harp.
(c) A fish.
(d) A tree.

2. In "Junkman's Obbligato," the poet writes, "Empty out your pockets and _____."
(a) Awaken.
(b) Fall asleep.
(c) Disappear.
(d) Arouse.

3. Whose castle stands above the world like a last bastille in Poem 16?
(a) Kafka's.
(b) Rousseau's.
(c) Chopin's.
(d) Chagall's.

4. In "I Am Waiting," the poet says he is waiting for the Age of what to drop dead?
(a) Imposition.
(b) Anxiety.
(c) Diffidence.
(d) Casualty.

5. Where does the poet ask to go in "Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) Rome.
(b) Isle of Manisfree.
(c) Paris.
(d) Athens.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of pilots has the poet seen in "Autobiography"?

2. In Chapter 2, the author writes that these poems were conceived specifically to be accompanied by what?

3. How does the poet write of knowing whores in "Junkman's Obbligato"?

4. The man in Poem 8 is carrying an old beat-up what?

5. Whom does the poet say he is waiting for them to prove is really an American in "I Am Waiting"?

(see the answer key)

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