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 is the illustration mentioned in Poem 7?

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

3. What object mentioned in Poem 2 contains the inscription "Blake's Celestial Limousine?"

4. What is the object mentioned in Poem 7 that shines from above?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is different about the dragons?

2. What happens outside the inn when it snows?

3. What does Poem 7 achieve for the reader?

4. Why is the inn so appealing to travelers?

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

6. What does the Frontispiece accomplish?

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

8. Describe the room mentioned in Poem 3.

9. What does Nancy think about when she stares at the glowing stars on her ceiling?

10. What is the surprising contrast in the character of the rabbit that Poem 4 reveals?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the concept of making amends and forgiveness for wrongdoing that is illustrated in Poem 15, "Blake Tells the Tiger the Tale of the Tailor." What has the Tiger done that requires forgiveness? How does Blake explain the tailor's experience?

Essay Topic 3

Choose a character that the boy initially fears but then grows to like and become familiar with. How does their relationship evolve?

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