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 holds the Bluefish quietly?
(a) The sky.
(b) The minnows.
(c) The sea.
(d) The glass.

2. In 'Fish', what does the fish refuse to do?
(a) Leave its cave.
(b) Bite the hook.
(c) Release the hook.
(d) Die quietly.

3. What do the Bluefish eat?
(a) Dragonflies.
(b) Seaweed.
(c) Crabs.
(d) Minnows.

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

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

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

7. What kind of mythical creature does the narrator compare herself to in 'Music'?
(a) A tree nymph.
(b) A goat-like god.
(c) A goddess of the forest.
(d) A mermaid.

8. What becomes nameless in the 'Blackwater Woods'?
(a) The travellers.
(b) The rivers.
(c) The trees.
(d) The ponds.

9. What does the narrator of 'The Honey Tree' love as she climbs the honey tree?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her body.
(c) Herself.
(d) Her home.

10. What wants to join with the narrator's legs in 'The Sea'?
(a) Her thoughts.
(b) Her life.
(c) Her needs.
(d) Her dreams.

11. What kind of life would the narrator of 'The Meeting' like to live?
(a) A busy life.
(b) A wild life.
(c) A natural life.
(d) A calm life.

12. What does the rising sun in 'Morning at Great Pond' make the night do?
(a) Hide.
(b) Dissolve.
(c) Migrate.
(d) Bequeath its throne.

13. What does the listener in 'Music' do?
(a) Stand as still as possible.
(b) Listen.
(c) Follow her.
(d) All of these.

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

15. What does the narrator of 'White Night' compare the muskrat's house to?
(a) A castle.
(b) A tent.
(c) A cave.
(d) An apartment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator spend time looking at in the third part of 'Little Sister Pond'?

2. In 'Humpbacks', what do the people do when the humpbacks appear?

3. How does the narrator describe the movement of the creature described in the second part of 'Little Sister Pond'?

4. How does the sea move, as described in the poem 'The Sea'?

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

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