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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is the author waiting to come to the "final darkest tower" in "I Am Waiting"?
(a) Ernest Hemingway.
(b) Alice in Wonderland.
(c) God.
(d) Childe Roland.

3. How does the poet write of knowing whores in "Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) Vaguely.
(b) Secondhand.
(c) Firsthand.
(d) Thirdhand.

4. Where does the poet write of staggering blind after alleycats in "Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) In the San Francisco fire line.
(b) In Seattle by the shore.
(c) In the sunsets of Chicago.
(d) Under the Brooklyn Bridge.

5. Where does the poet suggest sleeping in "Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) Deserts.
(b) Caves.
(c) Phone booths.
(d) Churches.

6. The poets writes in "Junkman's Obbligato," "Let us not wait for ______ / to carry us triumphant / into the interior waving / at the natives."
(a) Unicorns.
(b) Chariots.
(c) Firemouth.
(d) Cadillacs.

7. What kind of pilots has the poet seen in "Autobiography"?
(a) African.
(b) Egyptian.
(c) Indian.
(d) Asian.

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

9. Where does golf go on in "Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) Burning Tree.
(b) Golden Gate.
(c) Jackson Square.
(d) Central Park.

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

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

12. The poet uses literary allusion in the line, "I'm tired of waiting for Godot." To which author is he referring?
(a) Ernest Hemingway.
(b) Samuel Beckett.
(c) Albert Camus.
(d) Arthur Miller.

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

14. The poet writes he's selling everything and giving the rest to what in "Junkman's Obbligato"?
(a) Homeless men he passes.
(b) Good Will Industries.
(c) The ragtag crew of nonpatriots.
(d) The shoremen on leave.

15. The poet writes in "I Am Waiting," that he is waiting for the deepest South to just stop what?
(a) Murdering itself.
(b) Reconstructing itself.
(c) Terrorizing itself.
(d) Castrating itself.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Autobiography," what are the French addicts of?

2. Who does the poet refer to in the lines, "Take up the full beard/of walking anarchy"?

3. For whom is the poet waiting to grow up in "I Am Waiting"?

4. In "I Am Waiting" the poet writes he is waiting to write the great ____ poem.

5. In "Autobiography," the author writes, "I landed in Normandy/in a rowboat that _______."

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