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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 rhyme scheme employed in Poem 16?
2. What happens in Poem 12 when the fighting ends?
3. Which character mentioned in Poem 8 has reddish hair?
4. What household matters does the King of Cats asks his wife about in Poem 13?
5. In Poem 8, what is the object that the sunflowers track the movement of?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why would the lion lie down beside a bear, rabbit, sheep, and bird in Poem 14?
2. Why does the tiger confess in Poem 14?
3. What are some of the unusual and magical gifts the King of Cats sends his friends in Poem 13?
4. Why does Blake give the rat iron boots to wear in Poem 10?
5. What does Blake urge his readers to do in the Epilogue?
6. What is so special about the walk on the Milky Way described in Poem 10?
7. What is special about the dance of the Marmalade Man in Poem 12?
8. Why is the fire contained in Poem 11?
9. What does the poetic form of Poem 8 achieve?
10. What does Blake say to the fire in Poem 10?
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
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
The King of Cats offers special presents to his friends that reveal his imaginative nature and how he has stepped from the practical to the magical world. Choose one of the 3 options below to write about.
1) What are some examples of gifts he offers? By offering these gifts, what does the King of Cats reveal about himself?
2) How does the King of Cats change from being practical to increasingly mystical in the poem? How does this parallel his relationship with William Blake?
3) The King of Cats also appears more generous and imaginative in his writing. Show 3 examples of this change.
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