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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Poems (1920) - Gerontion | Poems (1920) - Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What event is spoken of in the last line of the first part of the "Preludes"?
(a) The stamping of a horse.
(b) The rustling of a newspaper.
(c) The lighting of the lamps.
(d) The tramping of a man's feet.

2. Who is the literal "he" that devours "us" in line 48 of "Gerontion"?
(a) The tiger.
(b) The old man.
(c) Courage.
(d) De Bailhache.

3. What does the speaker say unnatural vices are fathered by in "Gerontion"?
(a) Our heroism.
(b) Our reconsidered passion.
(c) Oor impudent crimes.
(d) Our virtues.

4. Where are "they" rattling breakfast plates in "Morning at the Window"?
(a) Oaken tables.
(b) Basement kitchens.
(c) Dining halls.
(d) Ancient cupboards.

5. What does the speaker of the poem in the "Boston Evening Transcript" do after mounting the steps?
(a) Ring the bell.
(b) Run back down.
(c) Sigh quietly.
(d) Shed a tear.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of whose "damp souls" is the speaker of "Morning at the Window" aware?

2. The speaker of the "Preludes" has a notion of something infinitely what?

3. The "voice" in the second part of "Portrait of a Lady" says that her auditor, the poem's speaker, has no what?

4. How does Prufrock say he shall wear the bottoms of his trousers?

5. Under what did the poem's speaker look for Mr. Apollinax's head to roll?

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