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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was Playboy of the Western World presented?
(a) Irish Center Theater.
(b) The National Theater.
(c) Dublin's Theater.
(d) Abby Theater.

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

3. Why did Yeats's father move to England?
(a) To collect an inheritance.
(b) To visit a relative.
(c) To give his son an education.
(d) To pursue his art.

4. What did Yeats say got him interested in studying what he taught his sponsor?
(a) The teaching of a college professor.
(b) Strange childhood events.
(c) Dreams from his youth.
(d) His father's rigidness.

5. What was MacGregor studying when Yeats met him?
(a) Greek.
(b) Magic.
(c) Religion.
(d) Philosophy.

6. What did Yeats compare the phases of literature to?
(a) A growing child.
(b) The moon.
(c) The age of man.
(d) The seasons in a year.

7. What did Yeats teach his sponsor about?
(a) Theosophism.
(b) Cabbalistic symbols.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Socialism.

8. Who died while Wilde was in prison?
(a) His wife.
(b) His lover.
(c) His mother.
(d) His daughter.

9. Where did Yeats's grandparents live?
(a) Slitto.
(b) Slitho.
(c) Slingo.
(d) Sligo.

10. What were Johnson's religious beliefs?
(a) Protestant.
(b) Atheist.
(c) Gaelic.
(d) Catholic.

11. Where was Rhys from?
(a) Wales.
(b) Scotland.
(c) Ireland.
(d) England.

12. What did many of Wilde's friends encourage him to do?
(a) Fight for his rights.
(b) Make an apology letter.
(c) Continue writing.
(d) Leave the country.

13. What would Yeats and his sponsor do while they discussed what Yeats taught him?
(a) Fish in the stream.
(b) Sit in chairs.
(c) Drink in a tavern.
(d) Take long walks.

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

15. What did Yeats think every man had the ability to do?
(a) Express himself.
(b) Have visions.
(c) Write.
(d) Think philosophically.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Davidson die?

2. What did the theosophists talk about?

3. How did Yeats's teacher reward him when he did well in school?

4. Who sponsored Yeats's books after the Society didn't?

5. What did the general's nephew ask to not be served during a visit?

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