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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Poem 20, what did the leaves cry?
(a) Leave!
(b) Sleep son!
(c) Fall beneath me!
(d) Too soon!

2. With what expression does the woman look at the man in Poem 8?
(a) Depression.
(b) Joy.
(c) Love.
(d) Lust.

3. In Poem 11, the poet writes that "the wounded wilderness of _____ is not the same as the wild west."
(a) Death Valley.
(b) Morris Graves.
(c) Sanders Graves.
(d) Morris Mountain.

4. In Poem 5, in what year does the poet write the Dead Sea Scrolls are found?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1940.
(c) 1947.
(d) 1932.

5. In what month does Poem 20 take place, when the poet first falls in love?
(a) October.
(b) September.
(c) November.
(d) July.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Poem 24, the poet writes, "We squat upon the beach of love/ among Picasso _____ struck full of sand."

2. In poem 29, the poet writes of what character from The Sun Also Rises?

3. What bird is feeding "on its own breast" in Poem 11?

4. In Poem 16, the poet writes, "Yet away around on the far side like the stage door of a circus tent is a wide wide vent in the _______."

5. Along with sleight-of-foot tricks, what does the poet perform in Poem 15?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the statue described as in Poem 6 of Chapter One?

2. What is the metaphor for a poet in Poem 15 of Chapter One?

3. What does the poet write about Beauty in Poem 10 of Chapter One?

4. Describe the Christ figure in Poem 5 of Chapter One.

5. What is Poem 4 about in Chapter One? What imagery is used?

6. What is the major theme of Poem 29 of Chapter One?

7. In the eleventh poem of Chapter One, in what way does the author describe the "Wild West"?

8. Describe the woman in Poem 21 of Chapter One.

9. What events take place in Poem 18 of Chapter One? How does the poet describe "the dreamer"?

10. What is the Paradiso in Poem 13 of Chapter One?

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