American Primitive: Poems Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What makes the narrator of 'Fish' and the fish one?
(a) When she watches it die.
(b) When she eats it.
(c) When it bites her.
(d) When she releases it to the ocean.

2. What is described in the second part of 'Little Sister Pond'?
(a) A fish.
(b) A doe.
(c) A frog.
(d) A damselfly.

3. What chops at people like an iron hoe in 'Blossom'?
(a) Seasons.
(b) Nature.
(c) Time.
(d) Relationships.

4. What is the country made of in 'Humpbacks'?
(a) Earth.
(b) Water.
(c) Fire.
(d) Air.

5. In 'The Sea', what spills from the narrator's bones when she is by the sea?
(a) Gratitude.
(b) Nostalgia.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Ideas.

6. What can the miracle that provides life provide in darkness?
(a) Light.
(b) Gentle direction.
(c) A map.
(d) Life lessons.

7. What is the animal in 'Happiness' doing?
(a) Mating.
(b) Looking for food.
(c) Caring for her children.
(d) Soaring in the sky.

8. What does the narrator of 'Blossom' say death is a state of?
(a) Necessity.
(b) Paralysis.
(c) Sleep.
(d) Being.

9. Which of these words does the narrator use to describe the rain in 'Spring'?
(a) All of these.
(b) Pale.
(c) Soft.
(d) Clean.

10. Why must bodies be held back in 'Humpbacks'?
(a) To protect them.
(b) So they have proper guides.
(c) To keep them in line.
(d) So they don't fly away.

11. What does the narrator not want to do in 'White Night'?
(a) Age.
(b) Startle the night.
(c) Wake up.
(d) Argue.

12. In 'Humpbacks', what does the narrator say holds the most allure for people?
(a) Their past.
(b) Their dreams.
(c) The ocean.
(d) Nature.

13. What does the narrator of 'Music' compare the body to?
(a) A honey locust tree.
(b) A sweet forest glade.
(c) A musical stanza.
(d) A prop for ears.

14. Where are the packed leaves pushed in 'Spring'?
(a) The river bed.
(b) Bags.
(c) Tunnels.
(d) A ditch.

15. What does the narrator describe at the beginning of 'Little Sister Pond'?
(a) The smells.
(b) The sounds.
(c) The touches.
(d) The sights.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 'Blackwater Woods', what is on the other side of the black river of loss?

2. Where does the narrator of 'White Night' want to lose herself?

3. What would make a paradise for the narrator of 'The Sea'?

4. What kind of body does the narrator want in 'The Sea'?

5. What does the narrator of 'Music' think is accountable for the music?

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