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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. When was "Pictures from the Gone World," a collection of excerpts from the author's book of the same title, published?
(a) 1946.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1955.

2. What stands hitched alone in "Poem 10" of "Pictures of the Gone World"?
(a) A man.
(b) A dog.
(c) A child.
(d) A horse.

3. What do the subjects of "Poem 6" of "Pictures of the Gone World" do with their "high heads"?
(a) Tilt them.
(b) Shake them.
(c) Totter them.
(d) Nod them.

4. Who would the woman quote in "Poem 8" of "Pictures of the Gone World"?
(a) Reneaux.
(b) Camus.
(c) Cocteau.
(d) Plato.

5. In Poem 13, the poet writes of Dante discovering what?
(a) A tragedy.
(b) A mountain.
(c) A nymph.
(d) A commedia.

Short Answer Questions

1. The poet writes in "I Am Waiting" that he is waiting for a religious revival to sweep through the state of what?

2. Whose poetry does the author encounter in "Poem 4" of "Pictures of the Gone World"?

3. "By the time they print your picture / in ________ / you will have become a negative anyway" the poet writes in "Junkman's Obbligato."

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

5. In "Poem 9" of "Pictures of the Gone World," what does the poet say are never so real as "oldstyle romances"?

(see the answer key)

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