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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. Who is the main character of Poem 9?
2. What household matters does the King of Cats asks his wife about in Poem 13?
3. Which character mentioned in Poem 10 receives golden stars?
4. Which character mentioned in Poem 14 has a childlike faith?
5. Which character wears a new suit of shifting lights in Poem 15?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why would the lion lie down beside a bear, rabbit, sheep, and bird in Poem 14?
2. What is the lesson contained in Poem 15?
3. What is special about the dance of the Marmalade Man in Poem 12?
4. What is unusual about the tailor's house in Poem 15?
5. When the rabbit requests that everyone make room, what does the cow do in Poem 9?
6. How is the experience different for the tiger compared to the boy in Poem 10?
7. What is a big difference between the rabbit and the cow in Poem 9?
8. What characters do the sunflowers move along with in Poem 8?
9. When the rabbit requests that everyone make believe, what does the cow do in Poem 9?
10. Describe the significance of the final scene in the Epilogue.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Describe the gifts William Blake gives each of the travelers who accompany him to the Milky Way. Explain what each character does and what the gift represents.
Essay Topic 3
The point of view in the story is generally that of the reader but sometimes shifts to other characters. Give 3 examples of where it shifts and how that affects the telling of the story.
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