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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which character rings a bell in Poem 4?
(a) The boy.
(b) William Blake.
(c) The rabbit.
(d) The tiger.

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

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

6. Which character is still snoozing during all the activity of Poem 5?
(a) The hedgehog.
(b) The raccoon.
(c) The boy.
(d) The tiger.

7. Which object mentioned in Poem 7 is below the clouds?
(a) The boy.
(b) The village.
(c) The Moon.
(d) The table.

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

9. What is accomplished by removing capitals and having simple, exact rhymes in Poem 2?
(a) The reader is confused.
(b) The story is hard to follow.
(c) The rhymes are forced.
(d) The poem feels like a story.

10. What is the destination of the exciting journey involving fantasy characters in the Introduction?
(a) The garden.
(b) The attic.
(c) The heavens.
(d) The inn.

11. In the Introduction, who explains how the book was born?
(a) Babysitter.
(b) Miss Pratt.
(c) Nancy Willard.
(d) Tyger.

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

13. How does the Frontispiece differ from the other poems?
(a) it involves fictional characters.
(b) It is very long.
(c) It does not rhyme or follow standard scansion patterns.
(d) It has metaphorical characters.

14. What is Nancy Willard's role that gives her insight into the poetic form of Poem 1?
(a) A professor of literature.
(b) A student.
(c) A dreamer.
(d) A poet.

15. What character insists on cleaning the inn in Poem 5?
(a) The tiger.
(b) The boy.
(c) The Man in the Marmalade Hat.
(d) William Blake.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which creature mentioned in Poem 3 speaks in italics?

2. Which character mentioned in Poem 5 wears dancing shoes?

3. In the Frontispiece, who is having a conversation?

4. What objects are missing in the room described in Poem 3?

5. Which characters are on a visit during Poem 4?

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