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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To which of the following are the lines of the fifth of the "Five Finger Exercises" addressed?
(a) A Yorkshire Terrier.
(b) Mr. Eliot.
(c) Mirza Murad Ali Beg.
(d) Ralph Hodgson Esquire.

2. What does the dullard in "Lines for an Old Man" know?
(a) That all men must die.
(b) That there is no sun.
(c) That the day is done.
(d) That he is mad.

3. Which of the following have not "become unsubstantial" in "Marina"?
(a) Those who sharpen the tooth of the dog.
(b) Those who suffer the ecstasy of the animals.
(c) Those who glide with the joy of the lark.
(d) Those who sit in the sty of contentment.

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

5. What object in "Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama" is related to a coffin?
(a) An image of a flowerbox.
(b) A ten-sided playing dice.
(c) The word "coffer."
(d) The two of spades.

6. What object is the speaker of "Marina" considering when he states that the object is "less clear and clearer"?
(a) A pulse.
(b) A painting.
(c) A voice.
(d) A face.

7. In the first chorus of 'The Rock,' what is said to soar in the summit of Heaven?
(a) The Spirit.
(b) The Angel.
(c) The Falcon.
(d) The Eagle.

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

9. The speaker of "Eyes that last I saw in tears" says that what he sees, but that what he does not see, is his what?
(a) Terror.
(b) Joy.
(c) Dream.
(d) Affliction.

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

11. Who is said to be unpleasantly met in the fifth of the "Five Finger Exercises"?
(a) A Yorkshire Terrier.
(b) Mirza Mura Ali Beg.
(c) Mr. Eliot.
(d) Ralph Hodgson Esquire.

12. In the sixth chorus of 'The Rock,' it is said that it is hard for those who have never known persecution or a Christian to believe what?
(a) The truth of the Faith.
(b) The defeat of violence.
(c) Tales of Christian persecution.
(d) The security of Christianity.

13. Between what two things were the bells swinging in "The wind sprang up at four o'clock"?
(a) Life and death.
(b) Truth and falsity.
(c) Time and eternity.
(d) Love and hate.

14. Across what river do the Tartar horsemen shake their spears in "The wind sprang up at four o'clock"?
(a) Death's other river.
(b) The blackened river.
(c) The crystalline river.
(d) Life's faded river.

15. Where, in "To the Indians Who Died in Africa," is man's destination said to be?
(a) Death's dream kingdom.
(b) His own village.
(c) His destiny.
(d) The cedar box.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the second stanza of Part III of "Four Quartets: Burnt Norton", into what world does the speaker say to descend?

2. With what did the old master met in Part II of "Four Quartets: Little Gidding" leave the poem's speaker?

3. At what door might the speaker of "Eyes that last I saw in tears" see the eyes again?

4. What do people enjoy about marches like the one described in the "Triumphal March"?

5. In "A Dedication to My Wife," it is said that lovers "babble the same speech without need of" what?

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