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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Coleridge, those living a rustic life have which of the following instead of language?
(a) Sounds.
(b) Flow.
(c) Music.
(d) Words.

2. Coleridge does not think that poetry lends itself to use in which scenario specifically?
(a) Casual language.
(b) Moral language.
(c) Everyday language.
(d) Formal language.

3. Coleridge says that many reviews will condemn a work without doing which of these?
(a) Mentioning the author's skills.
(b) Citing it.
(c) Mentioning the beauty in the work.
(d) Being helpful.

4. Coleridge says that Wordsworth experimented with his poems by using what kind of language?
(a) Dull language.
(b) Lower language.
(c) Casual language.
(d) Fantastic language.

5. Coleridge says that there was a difference between the way Wordsworth used a word and which of the following?
(a) The spelling of a word.
(b) Connotation.
(c) Denotation.
(d) The social use of a word.

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

7. How does Coleridge compare Wordsworth and Samuel Daniel in terms of diction?
(a) Wordsworth and Daniel are not comparable in terms of diction.
(b) Wordsworth has better diction.
(c) Daniel has better diction.
(d) Neither Wordsworth nor Daniel were good at using diction.

8. Which of the following does Coleridge describe as a primary force?
(a) Agent of perceptions.
(b) Agent of knowledge.
(c) Agent of positivity.
(d) Agent of imaginations.

9. Coleridge says that philosophy is not like which field?
(a) English.
(b) History.
(c) Geometry.
(d) Biology.

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

11. Where did Coleridge travel and lecture?
(a) Japan.
(b) England.
(c) Scotland.
(d) United States.

12. Whose philosophy was it to collect and explain truth?
(a) Leibniz.
(b) Kant.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Plato.

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

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

15. Who was Coleridge in debt to?
(a) The bank.
(b) The church.
(c) The printer.
(d) The market.

Short Answer Questions

1. Coleridge compares poets of his time to which poets from which country?

2. Coleridge investigates the genius of which of the following as it belongs to man in Chapters XII - XIII?

3. Which thesis states that truth must have corresponding reality?

4. Coleridge says that Wordsworth's writing shows depth of which of the following?

5. According to Coleridge, what did Wordsworth give to his poetry?

(see the answer keys)

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