A Visit to William Blake's Inn Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who are the characters in Poem 1 that make snowmen?
(a) Dragons.
(b) Children.
(c) Angels.
(d) Guards.

2. Which character ultimately reassures the boy in Poem 3?
(a) The bear.
(b) The Moon.
(c) The cat.
(d) The rabbit.

3. What is the main character's midnight snack in Poem 6?
(a) A stew of nine mice.
(b) A plate of moles.
(c) A hedgehog.
(d) A dozen lobster claws.

4. Which character possibly jumped over the moon during Poem 7?
(a) The cow.
(b) William Blake.
(c) The boy.
(d) The girl.

5. What is the poetic form of verse employed in Poem 5?
(a) Anapestic.
(b) Iambic.
(c) Hexameter.
(d) Literal.

6. Which characters mentioned during Poem 6 sleep in the upper regions of the house?
(a) The children.
(b) The mice.
(c) The moles.
(d) The hedgehogs.

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

8. Which character is dressed as a sailor outfit?
(a) Blake.
(b) Boy.
(c) Marmalade Man.
(d) Air.

9. What is the object mentioned in Poem 7 that shines from above?
(a) The weather vane.
(b) The cloud.
(c) The star.
(d) The Moon.

10. Which two characters are dressed in tails in Poem 5?
(a) The rabbit and the tiger.
(b) The Man in the Marmalade Hat and William Blake.
(c) The raccoon and the hedgehog.
(d) The two children.

11. How many verses does Poem 1 contain and what is the rhyming pattern?
(a) Four verses with iambic pentameter.
(b) Three verses with iambic quadrameter.
(c) Four verses with iambic quadrameter.
(d) Three verses with iambic pentameter.

12. In what lines of stanzas 1 and 2 of Poem 1 does the poem literally sing itself?
(a) 1, 2, and 3.
(b) 3, 4, and 5.
(c) 4, 5, and 6.
(d) 2, 3, and 4.

13. What objects are missing in the room described in Poem 3?
(a) A boy and a pillow.
(b) A bed and a bear.
(c) A clock and lock.
(d) A cat and a door.

14. In Poem 6, what does the main character's breakfast consist of?
(a) A small wren.
(b) Two eggs over easy.
(c) Shortbread.
(d) Pancakes.

15. Which characters play gongs and drums during Poem 5?
(a) Children.
(b) Rabbits.
(c) Badgers.
(d) Hedgehogs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character in the Introduction wonders what is real and what is not when staring at the ceiling?

2. Who is the main character of the Introduction?

3. Who is the first character the boy meets in Poem 3?

4. What animal is the vehicle mentioned in Poem 2 similar to?

5. What objects is the traveler missing in Poem 2?

(see the answer keys)

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