A Visit to William Blake's Inn Test | Final 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 only area that stays warm despite the cold wind in Poem 11?

2. Which character mentioned in Poem 10 receives silver stars?

3. Which character mentioned in Poem 8 talks to William Blake?

4. Which character in Poem 10 gives out rewards?

5. What are the materials used by the tailor to build a house in Poem 15?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the poetic form of Poem 8 achieve?

2. Why is the fire contained in Poem 11?

3. What does William Blake do after the sunflowers make their request in Poem 8?

4. When the rabbit requests that everyone make way, what does the cow do in Poem 9?

5. What is a big difference between the rabbit and the cow in Poem 9?

6. What is unusual about the tailor's house in Poem 15?

7. What do the sunflowers want in Poem 8?

8. Why does Blake give the rat iron boots to wear in Poem 10?

9. What is special about the dance of the Marmalade Man in Poem 12?

10. How is the experience different for the tiger compared to the boy in Poem 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The journey along the Milky Way is symbolic of inner personal growth. Give 3 examples of change that characters experience along this trip.

Essay Topic 2

Certain relationships create a good foundation for the story. When Nancy asks her babysitter to tell her a bedtime story, they both interact in a very convincing manner. Describe why this relationship is believable.

Essay Topic 3

The relationship between the Rabbit and the Cow becomes apparent in one poem.

Part 1) Compare and contrast how each character responds to the different expressions of "make way, room, and believe."

Part 2) Why is the Rabbit concerned about the Marmalade Man and what role does the Rabbit play in leading the travelers?

Part 3) How does the poetic form aid and abet in the play on words?

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