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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Yeats say the world was too preoccupied with?
(a) Themselves.
(b) Material things.
(c) Religion.
(d) Their jobs.

2. Who almost ruined Yeats's plan to make the Gaelic play a success?
(a) Moore.
(b) Lady Gregory.
(c) Martyn.
(d) Maud.

3. What did Yeats dream about when he was living with Symons?
(a) A ship.
(b) A burning flag.
(c) A beautiful woman.
(d) A tree.

4. Who did Yeats think deserved his Nobel Prize more than himself?
(a) Mann.
(b) Synge.
(c) Moore.
(d) Melville.

5. What season did Yeats like to spend with Lady Gregory?
(a) Autumn.
(b) Winter.
(c) Spring.
(d) Summer.

6. What did Symons dream about when he was living with Yeats?
(a) A ship.
(b) A burning flag.
(c) A tree.
(d) A beautiful woman.

7. What did Yeats talk about at the Royal Academy of Sweden?
(a) His feelings about literature.
(b) His childhood.
(c) English History.
(d) Irish Theater.

8. What year did Yeats win the Nobel Prize?
(a) 1893.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1913.
(d) 1933.

9. What did Yeats say was threatening the best parts of Ireland?
(a) Prejudice.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Unintelligence.
(d) Ignorance.

10. What did Yeats say the public lacked?
(a) Forsight.
(b) Symbolism.
(c) Logic.
(d) Intelligence.

11. What did a man tell Yeats when he was in a trance?
(a) To travel abroad.
(b) To return to his homeland.
(c) To move to America.
(d) To live by water.

12. What did Yeats say caused comedy in literature?
(a) Inarticulated desires.
(b) Clash of character.
(c) Satirical truths.
(d) Folly and Foils.

13. Why was Yeats mad when the death of another writer got more attention than the death of Synge?
(a) The other writer was a felon.
(b) The writer was not as good as Synge.
(c) The other writer was not from Ireland.
(d) The other writer had wronged Synge.

14. What did Yeats start worshiping after he was put in a trance?
(a) The sun.
(b) The ocean.
(c) The stars.
(d) The moon.

15. What was referenced many times in Synge's last play?
(a) Death.
(b) Hatred.
(c) Hell.
(d) Religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote Countess Cathleen?

2. What did Synge accept just before he died?

3. How was Maud treated by the public?

4. What did Yeats say his work made him feel?

5. Who did Yeats ask to write a Gaelic play?

(see the answer keys)

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