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

Nancy Willard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of a journey is the traveler embarking upon?

2. Which character is the anchor who comforts the other characters mentioned during Poem 4?

3. Which character wakes up during Poem 4 and wants to know what the rumbling sound is?

4. In the Frontispiece, which character says they are already there?

5. In what lines of stanzas 1 and 2 of Poem 1 does the poem literally sing itself?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the driver mentioned in Poem 2.

2. What special features does the car described in Poem 2 have on the outside?

3. Describe how the cow makes the cloud into a bed in Poem 7.

4. What kind of form does Poem 1 have?

5. Why is the inn so appealing to travelers?

6. What magical things happen during Poem 2 when the traveler enters the car?

7. What is below the cow in the sky in Poem 7?

8. What does the Frontispiece accomplish?

9. What kind of journey does the boy embark upon in the Frontispiece?

10. What does Blake do during Poem 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Rabbit and the Tiger are two of the most active characters.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that the rabbit had a direct influence upon? What are some events that the Tiger had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support to the group? Which one is stronger and why?

Essay Topic 2

The point of view in the story is generally that of the reader but sometimes shifts to other characters. Give 3 examples of where it shifts and how that affects the telling of the story.

Essay Topic 3

Write a short essay analyzing the different emotional changes of 3 characters, looking at similar events and how they impact each of them quite differently.

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