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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. Which character mentioned in Poem 14 has been stealing?
2. What is the instrument played by the Marmalade Man in Poem 12?
3. In Poem 11, who is the character that William Blake compliments?
4. In Poem 9, typically, who are the characters that typically receive the phrase "make way" when they arrive?
5. Which two characters have to make amends in Poem 12?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the significance of the final scene in the Epilogue.
2. What are some of the unusual and magical gifts the King of Cats sends his friends in Poem 13?
3. How is the experience different for the tiger compared to the boy in Poem 10?
4. How is the experience different for the rabbit compared to the cat in Poem 10?
5. Why does Blake give the rat iron boots to wear in Poem 10?
6. What is a big difference between the rabbit and the cow in Poem 9?
7. When the rabbit requests that everyone make way, what does the cow do in Poem 9?
8. Why would the lion lie down beside a bear, rabbit, sheep, and bird in Poem 14?
9. Why is the fire contained in Poem 11?
10. What is so special about the walk on the Milky Way described in Poem 10?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The Sunflowers display a restless character. What action taken by Blake enables them to feel more free? Why do they desire to move? How is this event allegorical?
Essay Topic 3
Foreshadowing occurs throughout the series of poems, usually indicating the next journey or the arrival of new characters. Give 3 examples and show they describe events or characters that will soon appear.
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