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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What object mentioned in Poem 2 contains the inscription "Blake's Celestial Limousine?"
(a) Boots.
(b) Macintosh.
(c) Cap.
(d) Umbrella.

2. What does the boy's friend tell him will be as soft as hay in Poem 3?
(a) The bear's arms.
(b) The blanket on the floor.
(c) The featherbed of the angel.
(d) The Marmalade Man's hat.

3. In the Frontispiece, which character says they are already there?
(a) Moon.
(b) Air.
(c) Star.
(d) Boy.

4. Which characters mentioned during Poem 4 are busy working on another poem?
(a) William Blake and his assistant.
(b) The boy and the rabbit.
(c) The rabbit and the King of Cats.
(d) The Sun and the Moon.

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

6. What objects is the traveler missing in Poem 2?
(a) Umbrella or goggles.
(b) A luggage rack or a seat.
(c) A bun or mustard.
(d) Shoes or a sense of humor.

7. What object lies at the top of the tower in Poem 6?
(a) A bowl.
(b) A door.
(c) A table.
(d) A plate.

8. Where does the light mentioned during Poem 4 come from?
(a) The dancing Moon.
(b) The crouching Sun.
(c) A flashlight.
(d) The reflection of the stars.

9. Which character in the Introduction says, "Lights off. I'm going downstairs"?
(a) Blake.
(b) Miss Pratt.
(c) Nancy Willard.
(d) Tyger.

10. What is the traveler carrying?
(a) A hatbox and suitcase.
(b) The Milky Way.
(c) A journal and a magic box.
(d) A book of poems and an umbrella.

11. Which character mentioned during the Introduction died two hundred years ago?
(a) Babysitter.
(b) Tyger.
(c) Blake.
(d) Miss Pratt.

12. How wide does the carriage mentioned in Poem 2 become?
(a) A stadium.
(b) A soft, grassy field.
(c) An amphitheater.
(d) A helicopter.

13. Which two characters mentioned in Poem 4 are dancing and singing?
(a) The Sun and the Moon.
(b) William Blake and the boy.
(c) The boy and the rabbit.
(d) The tiger and the sunflower.

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

15. What is Blake's role in the illustration for Poem 2?
(a) Driver.
(b) Passenger.
(c) Escort.
(d) Ghost.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character possibly jumped over the moon during Poem 7?

2. What object mentioned in Poem 5 will straighten out the bends in the roads?

3. Who is the main character?

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

5. Which character ultimately reassures the boy in Poem 3?

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