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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which character mentioned in Poem 7 asks the cow how it slept?
(a) The questioner.
(b) The boy.
(c) The girl.
(d) The Moon.

3. In the Frontispiece, who is having a conversation?
(a) Air, moon, Milky Way, star.
(b) Sun, boy, King of Cats, Marmalade Man.
(c) Sun, moon, air, star.
(d) Sun, moon, boy, Milky Way.

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

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

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

7. Which character mentioned in Poem 7 offers the cow bread and butter?
(a) The Moon.
(b) The boy.
(c) The girl.
(d) William Blake.

8. What kind of a journey is the traveler embarking upon?
(a) Short and uneventful.
(b) Fictional.
(c) A heavenly one.
(d) One that spans the globe.

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

10. Which character is afraid of the flashing lights during Poem 4?
(a) The boy.
(b) William Blake.
(c) The King of Cats.
(d) The rabbit.

11. What is the illustration mentioned in Poem 7?
(a) The Moon hiding behind clouds.
(b) A little boy dancing with serving girls.
(c) William Blake feeding the cow.
(d) A full-sized cow up in the sky.

12. Who is the character mentioned in Poem 6 that can kill you with a blast of breath?
(a) The King of Beasts.
(b) The Basilisk.
(c) The King of Cats.
(d) The lobster.

13. What is the object affixed to the vehicle during Poem 2?
(a) A toy.
(b) A small bird.
(c) A glowing star.
(d) A British Flag.

14. Which character do people confuse the King of Cats with during Poem 6?
(a) The Sun.
(b) The King of Beasts.
(c) The Moon.
(d) William Blake.

15. Which character in Poem 2 is dressed in a mackintosh and wings?
(a) Nancy Willard.
(b) Blake.
(c) Driver.
(d) Passenger.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two characters mentioned in Poem 4 are dancing and singing?

2. How many verses does Poem 1 contain and what is the rhyming pattern?

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

4. Which two characters are dressed in tails in Poem 5?

5. What is the object that the cow slept on in Poem 7?

(see the answer keys)

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