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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the poetic form of Poem 3?
(a) Anapestic rhythm of a limerick.
(b) Dactylic hexameter of a sonnet.
(c) Chastushka rhythm of a sonnet.
(d) Dactylic hexameter of a limerick.

2. Which object is always present in Poem 7?
(a) The wren.
(b) The weather vane.
(c) The table.
(d) The Moon.

3. What is the poetic form of Poem 1, "William Blake's Inn for Innocent and Experienced Travelers?"
(a) Stanza.
(b) Virelai.
(c) Sonnet.
(d) Haiku.

4. What does the illustration for Poem 1 contain?
(a) Blake fighting a dragon.
(b) Two angels playing with two children.
(c) Nancy Willard sleeping.
(d) Two dragon cooks with yellow eyes.

5. Which character mentioned in Poem 5 wears dancing shoes?
(a) The boy.
(b) The Man in the Marmalade Hat.
(c) William Blake.
(d) The little girl.

6. What animal is the vehicle mentioned in Poem 2 similar to?
(a) Tiger.
(b) Dog.
(c) Snake.
(d) Bird.

7. Which character signs the dedication on the title page in the Introduction?
(a) Nancy Willard.
(b) Tyger.
(c) Miss Pratt.
(d) Blake.

8. Who is the first character the boy meets in Poem 3?
(a) A rabbit.
(b) A girl.
(c) A bear.
(d) The Moon.

9. What aspects of the characters is displayed in the illustration of Poem 2?
(a) Full face only.
(b) Full face and full profile.
(c) Back views.
(d) Side profiles.

10. Which characters are mentioned in Stanza 1 of Poem 1?
(a) Children.
(b) Angels.
(c) Dragons.
(d) Guards.

11. At what time of the year does the Man in the Marmalade Hat appear in Poem 5?
(a) May.
(b) December.
(c) August.
(d) March.

12. Which character in the Introduction wonders what is real and what is not when staring at the ceiling?
(a) Tyger.
(b) Miss Pratt.
(c) Nancy Willard.
(d) Blake.

13. What is the object that the cow slept on in Poem 7?
(a) The star.
(b) The Moon.
(c) The grass.
(d) The cloud.

14. Who is the main character of the Introduction?
(a) Nancy Willard.
(b) Tyger.
(c) Blake.
(d) Miss Pratt.

15. What are the objects being prepared in the third verse of Poem 1?
(a) Loaves of bread to eat.
(b) Featherbeds for heavenly sleep.
(c) Spits of meat to consume.
(d) Paper for writing poetry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character in Poem 5 is happy to see the the Man in the Marmalade Hat?

2. What character insists on cleaning the inn in Poem 5?

3. What is accomplished by removing capitals and having simple, exact rhymes in Poem 2?

4. Who is the main character of Poem 6?

5. How many couplets exist in Poem 7?

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