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. Which object mentioned in Poem 7 is below the clouds?

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

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

4. How wide does the carriage mentioned in Poem 2 become?

5. Which character is afraid of the flashing lights during Poem 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is different about the dragons?

2. What are the dangers outside the inn mentioned in Poem 3?

3. How does the bear comfort the boy in Poem 3?

4. What does the Frontispiece accomplish?

5. Describe an unusual event that also happens during the night in Poem 4.

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

7. Describe Nancy Willard as a child.

8. Describe the little boy's appearance in the Frontispiece.

9. What does Poem 7 achieve for the reader?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Blake constantly brings up metaphors and imagery associated with strength. Give 3 examples of how strength is portrayed and characters who unexpectedly show great confidence.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the book, there are numerous instances of symbolism. Choose one of the 3 options below to write about.

1) Provide 3 examples of symbolism in the building of the tailor's house. What do these symbols mean?

2) There are numerous references to the Bible and an ongoing discussion of good versus evil. What are some overt examples?

3) What is the possibility that opens up to the tailor and the Tiger, that helps them overcome their wrongdoings?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of the carpet to the Sunflowers? How do the Sunflowers reveal their personalities to Blake?

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