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

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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 character insists on cleaning the inn in Poem 5?

2. What is Blake's role in the illustration for Poem 2?

3. Which character mentioned during the Introduction died two hundred years ago?

4. Which character rings a bell in Poem 4?

5. When the boy is homesick, what does he wish for during Poem 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Man in the Marmalade Hat mentioned in Poem 5.

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

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

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

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

6. What does Poem 7 achieve for the reader?

7. Why is the inn so appealing to travelers?

8. What aspect of the Frontispiece's story appears out of this world?

9. What do the little children do when the Man in the Marmalade Hat arrives in Poem 5?

10. What is different about the dragons?

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

What is the significance of taking a spiritual journey versus just a physical one? How does this affect the boy in particular?

Part 1) What is the difference in the journeys of the boy versus the Rat?

Part 2) Describe the boy's experience at the end and how it varies greatly from his arrival. What new friends has he made? What fears has he conquered?

Part 3) Of all the travelers, who gains the most knowledge and understanding from this adventure? Why?

Essay Topic 3

As a metaphorical character, the Man in the Marmalade Hat is quite appealing. Choose one of the 3 options below to write about.

1) What are some actions or behaviors that he performs that are of greater significance?

2) How does he appeal to the other characters? What emotions does he evoke in them?

3) How does the Man in the Marmalade Hat reveal that he is a peacemaker?

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