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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. By making believe in Poem 9, what can people do?
2. Which character in Poem 10 gives out rewards?
3. Which characters mentioned in Poem 8 are woven into the carpet?
4. Which character mentioned in Poem 14 has a childlike faith?
5. Which character mentioned in Poem 10 receives golden stars?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the tiger confess in Poem 14?
2. Describe the significance of the final scene in the Epilogue.
3. How is the experience different for the rabbit compared to the cat in Poem 10?
4. Why is the fire contained in Poem 11?
5. What are some of the unusual and magical gifts the King of Cats sends his friends in Poem 13?
6. What does the poetic form of Poem 8 achieve?
7. Why would the lion lie down beside a bear, rabbit, sheep, and bird in Poem 14?
8. What does Blake say to the fire in Poem 10?
9. What does Blake urge his readers to do in the Epilogue?
10. Why does Blake give the rat iron boots to wear 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
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.
Essay Topic 3
The journey along the Milky Way is symbolic of inner personal growth. Give 3 examples of change that characters experience along this trip.
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