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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Yeats have visions of?
(a) Strangely dressed women.
(b) Angels and demons.
(c) Naked children.
(d) Tall men.

2. What was Hyde unable to do to any artist?
(a) Criticize them.
(b) Applaud them.
(c) Read their work.
(d) Copy their style.

3. Which lessons did Yeats's father think were the most important for his son to learn?
(a) Literature.
(b) History.
(c) Greek and Latin.
(d) Arithmetic.

4. What word did Yeats use to describe his medium?
(a) Fascinating.
(b) Arrogant.
(c) Unbelievable.
(d) Incredible.

5. What did Yeats think his writing was full of when he met MacGregor?
(a) Generalizations.
(b) Logical flaws.
(c) Copied styles.
(d) Cliches.

6. Where did Yeats start the National Literary Society?
(a) Halifax.
(b) London.
(c) Sussex.
(d) Dublin.

7. Who reminded Yeats of his grandfather?
(a) Dowden.
(b) O'Leary.
(c) Henley.
(d) William Morris.

8. Why did the starving artist refuse the job that Yeats found for her?
(a) There were too many restrictions.
(b) She did not like her boss.
(c) It would not be true to her art.
(d) It was too far from her home.

9. What did Yeats's fellow poets use to analyze their poetry?
(a) Emotion.
(b) Spirituality.
(c) Description.
(d) Logic.

10. What did the general's nephew ask to not be served during a visit?
(a) Chicken.
(b) Beef.
(c) Pork.
(d) Fish.

11. Why was Yeats happy that O'Leary was dead before Playboy of the Western World was presented?
(a) He would have taken credit for it.
(b) He would have been obessed with it.
(c) He would have tried to change it.
(d) He would have hated it.

12. Where did Yeats like to sleep at night while in Dublin?
(a) Old castles.
(b) Under the stars.
(c) Churches.
(d) His mother's house.

13. What did Yeats see that visions affected?
(a) People's thoughts.
(b) People's health.
(c) People's moods.
(d) People's dreams.

14. Who was president of the Young Ireland Society?
(a) Callaghan.
(b) Donnaghy.
(c) O'Malley.
(d) O'Leary.

15. How did Yeats feel as he learned more about his spiritual psyche?
(a) Interested.
(b) Scared.
(c) Confused.
(d) Amazed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What strange thing did Johnson do when he met Yeats?

2. What did Yeats think every man had the ability to do?

3. What did MacGregor teach Yeats about?

4. What caused Wilde to lose respect in his writing?

5. What caused some of Yeats's family members to withdraw from his visits?

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