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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Autobiography," the author writes, "I landed in Normandy/in a rowboat that _______."
(a) Fell to shreds.
(b) Turned over.
(c) Washed away in the waves.
(d) Floated ashore.

2. In "Autobiography," where was the poet when Rome was built?
(a) Japan.
(b) America.
(c) Europe.
(d) India.

3. "By the time they print your picture / in ________ / you will have become a negative anyway" the poet writes in "Junkman's Obbligato."
(a) Life Magazine.
(b) Times Magazine.
(c) The paper.
(d) New York Magazine.

4. In "The Long Street," it is the street of what?
(a) The world.
(b) The universe.
(c) The women.
(d) The city.

5. What does the poet speak of leaving behind on lampposts in "Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) Shirts.
(b) Watches.
(c) Boots.
(d) Neckties.

6. Where does "Autobiography" take place?
(a) SoHo.
(b) Lower East Broadway.
(c) The Upper East Side.
(d) Jackson Square Park.

7. How is "sister in the street" wearing her brassiere in "Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) Around her neck.
(b) Upside down.
(c) On the outside of her clothes.
(d) Backwards.

8. What does the author consider the poems in Chapter 2 to be?
(a) Oral messages.
(b) Image poetry.
(c) Music poetry.
(d) Dance poetry.

9. What is the poet waiting to just stop rolling along past the country club in "I Am Waiting"?
(a) Old Man River.
(b) The Jesus caravan.
(c) The Silent Ship.
(d) The Ship of Fools.

10. Besides the Gettysburg address, what other address has the author heard, according to "Autobiography"?
(a) Ginsberg.
(b) Jackson.
(c) Home.
(d) Kerouac.

11. Who does the dog not hate but has no use for in "Dog"?
(a) Policemen.
(b) Drunks.
(c) Children.
(d) Vagrants.

12. Who does the poet refer to in the lines, "Take up the full beard/of walking anarchy"?
(a) James Joyce.
(b) Lord Byron.
(c) Edgar Allan Poe.
(d) Walt Whitman.

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

14. In the poem, "Dog," what does the dog see in Chinatown windows?
(a) Chickens.
(b) Wontons.
(c) Drunks.
(d) Children.

15. In what way does the poet repeatedly change a line from the song "America" in ""Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) The stars shining black.
(b) My country tears of thee.
(c) Oh say can you sleep.
(d) My country lies of thee.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does the poet suggest sleeping in "Junkman's Obbligato"?

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

4. The poet writes of staggering into what kind of sunsets in "Junkman's Obbligato"?

5. In "Meet Miss Subways," what is the year?

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