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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say happens to the woods in the winter in 'A Poem for the Blue Heron'?
(a) They grow in silence.
(b) They become dangerous.
(c) They get noisy.
(d) They get empty.

2. What does the dust try to hide in the whorehouse?
(a) The glamour.
(b) The sin.
(c) The past.
(d) The allure.

3. What does the changing water remind the blue heron of in 'A Poem For the Blue Heron'?
(a) Summer.
(b) Migration.
(c) Mating.
(d) Winter.

4. How many people does the narrator walk through the whorehouse with in 'An Old Whorehouse'?
(a) 3.
(b) 4.
(c) 1.
(d) 2.

5. In 'The Lost Children', what was near the footprints found of Lydia's?
(a) A house of sticks.
(b) All of these.
(c) A bonnet.
(d) A cave.

6. What did someone tell the narrator in the second part of 'A Poem for the Blue Heron'?
(a) She is limited.
(b) Some things are impossible.
(c) God has abandoned man.
(d) All things are for a reason.

7. What does the narrator recognize for the first time in 'Web'?
(a) Fear.
(b) Poison.
(c) Danger.
(d) Need.

8. Who killed a crow the week before in 'Crows and Owls'?
(a) A man.
(b) A hawk.
(c) A fox.
(d) An owl.

9. What do some people label the beast in 'Tasting the Wild Grapes' as?
(a) A thought.
(b) A sound.
(c) A vision.
(d) A nuisance.

10. What is the blue heron looking for in 'A Poem for the Blue Heron'?
(a) A home.
(b) A companion.
(c) Water.
(d) Food.

11. What does the crow call in 'Rain in Ohio'?
(a) Help.
(b) Hooray.
(c) Rain.
(d) Plunder.

12. What is the narrator unsure she can do in 'Web'?
(a) See.
(b) Speak.
(c) Walk.
(d) Breathe.

13. Which of these is used to describe the moles in 'Moles'?
(a) Hidden.
(b) All of these.
(c) Shy.
(d) Quick.

14. What does the narrator eat in 'August'?
(a) Strawberries.
(b) Wheat bread.
(c) Cookies.
(d) Blackberries.

15. What season does 'Mushrooms' take place in?
(a) Summer.
(b) Winter.
(c) Fall.
(d) Spring.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator in 'August' compare what she is eating to?

2. How does the narrator get into the whorehouse?

3. What does the crow dream about in 'Crows and Owls'?

4. How long does the storm in 'Lightning' last?

5. What was Lydia doing when she went missing in 'The Lost Children'?

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