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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Coleridge say the word "pedantry" means?
(a) The use of unsuitable functions.
(b) The use of unsuitable examples.
(c) The use of unsuitable philosophies.
(d) The use of unsuitable words.

2. What kind of poet does Coleridge say uses natural language?
(a) Disadvantaged poets.
(b) Modern poets.
(c) Bad poets.
(d) Older poets.

3. According to Coleridge, meter results from an interplay between which combination?
(a) Freedom and innocence.
(b) Passion and will.
(c) Anger and fear.
(d) Happiness and fruitfulness.

4. Coleridge finds that quotable lines are known as such for which reason?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Sensibility.
(c) Logic.
(d) Syntax.

5. Coleridge says that Wordsworth's descriptions come directly from which of the following?
(a) Nature.
(b) Life experience.
(c) Hope.
(d) Faith.

6. Coleridge says that which kind of works feature nature and buildings?
(a) Renaissance works.
(b) Lackluster works.
(c) Spanish works.
(d) Italian works.

7. According to Coleridge, what is man, both to himself and others?
(a) Angry.
(b) Conditional.
(c) Sinful.
(d) Incomprehensible.

8. Coleridge says that a reader should find a poet to be which of the following?
(a) Enjoyable.
(b) Lonely.
(c) Fearful.
(d) Ambitious.

9. What kind of poet does Coleridge say conveys trivial thoughts?
(a) Old poets.
(b) Good poets.
(c) Modern poets.
(d) Sanctimonious poets.

10. Whose theory of style does Coleridge say it is to use everyday language?
(a) Wordsworth.
(b) Coleridge.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Milton.

11. What did Coleridge campaign against in his early years?
(a) Free speech.
(b) Religion.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Language.

12. Who is not used by Coleridge as an example of uniform and logical English?
(a) Milton.
(b) Bowles.
(c) Byron.
(d) Shakespeare.

13. What does Coleridge say appropriateness is an issue in?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Manners.
(c) Grammar.
(d) Daily life.

14. Coleridge describes the second ultimate end of poetry as which of the following?
(a) Knowledgeable.
(b) Imaginative.
(c) Skillful.
(d) Intellectual.

15. What does Coleridge say he used to write?
(a) Travel brochures.
(b) Bibles.
(c) Pamphlets.
(d) Government documents.

Short Answer Questions

1. Coleridge says that philosophy is not like which field?

2. Wordsworth said that there was no difference between metrical composition and which of the following?

3. What is the topic of Chapter XVII?

4. Coleridge says that Italian language used in poetry is that of which group?

5. Who does Coleridge state is so unique that he cannot be imitated?

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