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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Two.
(d) Seven.

3. In Part I of "Four Quartets: Little Gidding", it is said that the communication of the dead is tongued with what beyond the language of the living?
(a) Sapience.
(b) Meaning.
(c) Fire.
(d) Spittle.

4. What is the name of the man who phones Doris in "Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama"?
(a) Foster.
(b) Willthon.
(c) Ardon.
(d) Pereira.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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"?

2. What is the reader implored not to hope to find behind the white well in the third Landscape?

3. Where are children's voices heard in the Landscape of New Hampshire?

4. Which of the following is NOT an attitude towards Christmas which the speaker of "The Cultivation of Christmas Trees" states may be ignored?

5. Whom does the speaker of "Four Quartets: The Dry Salvages" think is a "strong brown god"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of the speakers "affliction" in "Eyes that last I saw in tears"?

2. What is implied by the repetition of the phrase "meaning / Death," in reference to the various stages of life's enjoyment in "Marina"?

3. Why should the innocent approach of the child to Christmas not be lost, according to "The Cultivation of Christmas Trees"?

4. What is the tone of the five parts of the "Five-Finger Exercises" and how is this indicated?

5. Why does the speaker of "Lines for an Old Man" compare himself with a tiger?

6. What is the overall condition of true lovers described in "A Dedication to My Wife"?

7. What is meant in "Burnt Norton" by the phrase, "Only a flicker / Over the strained time-ridden faces / Distracted from distraction by distraction"?

8. What is characteristic of the gods described in all of the sections aside from Part IV of "The Dry Salvages"?

9. How was the speaker awoken in "The wind sprang up at four o'clock"?

10. For what is the ship in "Marina" a symbolic signifier?

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