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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where are children's voices heard in the Landscape of New Hampshire?
(a) The dining hall.
(b) The front yard.
(c) The bedroom.
(d) The orchard.

3. Whom does the poet shall "try" man's well-preserved complacency in the third of the "Five Finger Exercises"?
(a) The light.
(b) The worm.
(c) The dog.
(d) The dark.

4. The speaker asks if it is a dream or something else when the surface of a river looks like a what that "sweats with tears"?
(a) Mother.
(b) Eye.
(c) Face.
(d) Angel.

5. In the second stanza of Part V of "Four Quartets: East Coker", where is it stated that one starts from?
(a) Home.
(b) Birth.
(c) Love.
(d) Death.

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

7. Whom does the speaker of "Four Quartets: The Dry Salvages" think is a "strong brown god"?
(a) The sea.
(b) The Boston fog.
(c) The river.
(d) The earth.

8. How many characters are in the fragment of a prologue?
(a) Six.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Four.
(d) Eight.

9. In the second chorus of 'The Rock,' it is said that the people will neglect what?
(a) The Temple.
(b) The Faith.
(c) The body.
(d) The mind.

10. What word is repeated at the end of "Difficulties of a Statesman"?
(a) Power.
(b) Rejoice.
(c) Shantih.
(d) Resign.

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

12. In the second stanza of "Eyes that last I saw in tears", the speaker says that the eyes he shall not see again are eyes of what?
(a) Decision.
(b) Division.
(c) Diminution.
(d) Derision.

13. What did the wind break when it sprang up in The wind sprang up at four o'clock"?
(a) The walls.
(b) The echoes.
(c) The curtains.
(d) The bells.

14. In "To Walter de la Mare," when do the ghosts return?
(a) Twilight.
(b) Dawn.
(c) Midnight.
(d) Never.

15. What is not more still than when the speaker of "Lines for an Old Man" smells "the enemy"?
(a) The writhing fool.
(b) The whipping tail.
(c) The palpitations of the heart.
(d) The duck's wobbling head.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the God of the bone in Part II of "Four Quartets: The Dry Salvages"?

2. What in Part V of "Four Quartets: Burnt Norton" is said to be "itself unmoving, / Only the cause and end of movement"?

3. 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?

4. Who is said to be unpleasantly met in the fifth of the "Five Finger Exercises"?

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

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