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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Coleridge describes ideas as being used to form which of the following?
(a) Imagery.
(b) Writing.
(c) Art.
(d) Language.

2. According to Coleridge, who refined the mechanics of Kant's theories?
(a) Milton.
(b) Coleridge.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Kant's followers.

3. Coleridge believes that envy and malevolence make it easy for writers to be which of the following?
(a) Conservatives.
(b) Enemies.
(c) Liberals.
(d) Libelers.

4. Coleridge believes there have always been men who view which of as a problem?
(a) Relationships.
(b) Their own nature.
(c) Their own education.
(d) Faith.

5. Coleridge asks if philosophy differs from which field?
(a) History.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Math.
(d) Medicine.

6. What does Coleridge credit Wordsworth with opening up?
(a) Epic poems.
(b) Sonnets.
(c) Memoirs.
(d) Lyrical ballads.

7. Coleridge states his name is popular in spite of which of the following?
(a) The fact that he is so unpopular.
(b) The distance he places between himself and the world.
(c) The world's hatred for him.
(d) The problems he has failed to overcome.

8. Wordsworth was first published when Coleridge was doing which of the following?
(a) Researching poets.
(b) Writing a novel.
(c) Attending college.
(d) Attending high school.

9. Which of the following examined the functioning of the mind, as mentioned by Coleridge?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Newton.
(d) Socrates.

10. How does Coleridge feel about William Bowles overall?
(a) He finds him in bad taste.
(b) He finds him adequate.
(c) He finds him ignorant.
(d) He is impressed.

11. What does Coleridge describe as a work of beauty and elegance?
(a) Paintings.
(b) Faith.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Religon.

12. According to Coleridge, what does the chain result in?
(a) Delirium.
(b) Associations.
(c) Illness.
(d) Chaos.

13. According to Coleridge, what does the mind record?
(a) Every taste it tastes.
(b) Every touch it feels.
(c) Every sight it sees.
(d) Every word it hears.

14. What is the third task of the mind, according to Coleridge?
(a) Accept.
(b) Classify.
(c) Do.
(d) Take.

15. Which of the following does Coleridge admit he is unable to accept?
(a) Fame.
(b) Criticism.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Excitement.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Coleridge when he read William Bowles?

2. Coleridge said that ideas are represented by which of the following?

3. What school did Coleridge go to?

4. In Coleridge's example, why was the girl ranting and raving?

5. In the example of the girl who was ranting and raving, what was Coleridge interested in?

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