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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Lines for an Old Man.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reality does the poem attempt to convey behind the impressive display of the "Triumphal March"?
(a) The inevitability of death.
(b) The frivolity of war.
(c) The temporality of power.
(d) The fecundity of love.

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

3. What lies on the table in the first stanza of "A Cooking Egg"?
(a) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
(b) The Grand Chartreuse.
(c) An invitation to the dance.
(d) Views of the Oxford Colleges.

4. The speaker of "Hysteria" concentrates his attention with "careful subtlety" to achieving what end?
(a) Constructing a boat from what he finds around him.
(b) Stopping the shaking of her breasts.
(c) Reassembling the fragments of her teeth.
(d) Escaping the cavern in which he has been entrapped.

5. In the fourth Landscape, which of the following does the road NOT wind?
(a) Langour of broken steel.
(b) Anger of ignored cry.
(c) Clamour of confused wrong.
(d) Listlessness of ancient war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What in "Morning at the Window" "hovers in the air" and "vanishes along the level of the roofs"?

2. At what does the "lustreless protrusive eye" stare at a perspective of in "Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar"?

3. What is the last phrase of "Rhapsody on a Windy Night"?

4. At what does the subject of "Animula" grasp?

5. Across what river do the Tartar horsemen shake their spears in "The wind sprang up at four o'clock"?

(see the answer key)

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