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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The enemy in "Lines for an Old Man" is said to be dangling from what?
(a) The hanging tree.
(b) The fruited tree.
(c) The vicious tree.
(d) The friendly tree.

2. Where is the speaker at the end of "Four Quartets: East Coker" according to Part I?
(a) His beginning.
(b) His heart.
(c) His mind.
(d) His love.

3. Whose hands wove the "intolerable shirt of flame" in Part IV of "Four Quartets: Little Gidding"?
(a) Fire.
(b) Death.
(c) Torment.
(d) Love.

4. How many conditions that "often look alike / Yet differ completely" does the speaker discuss in Part III of "Four Quartets: Little Gidding"?
(a) Three.
(b) Nine.
(c) Seven.
(d) Two.

5. The juice of what does Mr. Hodgson press on "his palate fine" in "Five Finger Exercises"?
(a) Gooseberry tart.
(b) Strawberries.
(c) Fresh cantaloupe.
(d) Fresh young geese.

6. What number does the speaker of "The Cultivation of Christmas Trees" ascribe to the last Christmas?
(a) The ten-thousandth.
(b) The fiftieth.
(c) The eightieth.
(d) The hundredth.

7. Who, in the eighth chorus of 'The Rock,' is said to have spoken of the shame of Jerusalem?
(a) Christ.
(b) Peter the Hermit.
(c) Melchisidek.
(d) John the Baptist.

8. The last line of Part III of "Four Quartets: East Coker" states that "where you are is" where?
(a) Where you are not.
(b) Where you have been.
(c) Where you are.
(d) Where you will be.

9. In Part III of "Four Quartets: Burnt Norton", it is said that "time-ridden faces" are distracted from their distractions by what?
(a) Hope.
(b) Meaning.
(c) Distraction.
(d) Mortality.

10. In "To the Indians Who Died in Africa," whom should a man see in the dust in front of his own door at sunset?
(a) His wife.
(b) His children.
(c) His grandson.
(d) His neighbor.

11. What is the reader implored not to hope to find behind the white well in the third Landscape?
(a) Memories of pride.
(b) Broken steel.
(c) The broken branch.
(d) The white hart.

12. Of what does the first coming remind "us" in "The Cultivation of Christmas Trees"?
(a) The beginning.
(b) The second coming.
(c) The end of the world.
(d) The first man.

13. What is celebrated by those marching into the city in "Triumphal March"?
(a) The crowning of a new king.
(b) Liberation from an oppressor.
(c) Victory in war.
(d) A peace treaty.

14. In Part II of "Four Quartets: Little Gidding", the death of hope and despair is the death of what?
(a) Fire.
(b) Earth.
(c) Water.
(d) Air.

15. What prayer does the sea bell say perpetually in Part IV of "Four Quartets: The Dry Salvages"?
(a) The Memorare.
(b) The Angelus.
(c) The Lord's Prayer.
(d) The Doxologia Minor.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part I of "Four Quartets: Burnt Norton", into what does the "door we never opened" lead?

2. To whom are the lines of the first of the "Five Finger Exercises" written?

3. In Part II of "Four Quartets: Burnt Norton", it is said that what two things are reconciled among the stars?

4. Whose carol and crown of fire does the speaker of "The Cultivation of Christmas Trees" remember?

5. What does the speaker of "The Cultivation of Christmas Trees" say should not be forgotten in later experience?

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