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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the poem "Waiting for Breakfast," what is the female character doing?
(a) Brushing her hair.
(b) Reading the newspaper.
(c) Turning on the stove.
(d) Making toast.

2. In the poem "Ugly Sister," how many steps are there to her room?
(a) 50.
(b) 30.
(c) 10.
(d) 3.

3. In the poem "If Grief Could Burn Out," to what does the narrator compare grief?
(a) Fire.
(b) Roses.
(c) Rain.
(d) Passion.

4. In the poem "The Dancer," what elements does the dancer contemplate imitating?
(a) A butterfly.
(b) A rose.
(c) A horse.
(d) A cloud.

5. In the poem "Winter," which of these elements is NOT mentioned?
(a) Swans.
(b) Horses.
(c) Thistles.
(d) Snow.

6. In the poem "I See a Girl Dragged," what does the narrator see men doing?
(a) Burying bodies.
(b) Singing.
(c) Carrying coal.
(d) Shoveling snow.

7. Who is the author of this book of poetry?
(a) Philip Larkin.
(b) Phillip Laykin.
(c) Phillip Lawson.
(d) Larking Philips.

8. What emotion does the narrator of the poem "Wedding-Wind" feel?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Fear.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Loneliness.

9. In the poem "This Is the First Thing," what sound does the narrator say time is?
(a) A smack.
(b) A ping.
(c) An echo.
(d) A shout.

10. In the poem "Wants," what does the narrator want more than anything?
(a) To be famous.
(b) To have a room of his own.
(c) To be alone.
(d) To have more friends.

11. In the poem "Toads," what does the toad represent?
(a) The animal, the toad.
(b) Work.
(c) Old men.
(d) Ungracious people.

12. In the poem "To Write One Song," where does the narrator go so that he can write a sad song?
(a) The forest.
(b) The train station.
(c) His house.
(d) The cemetery.

13. What would the narrator's darling discover in the poem "If, My Darling"?
(a) He actually loves her sister.
(b) He does not love her.
(c) He has been faking his personality around her.
(d) He is not rich.

14. In the poem "Wedding-Wind," what animal is restless?
(a) Sheep.
(b) Cattle.
(c) Chickens.
(d) Horses.

15. To whom is "All Catches Alight" dedicated?
(a) Montgomery Ward.
(b) Bruce Wayne.
(c) Bruce Montgomery.
(d) Warden Montgomery.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the poem "Maiden Name," what did marriage do to the woman?

2. In the poem "Morning Has Spread Again," how many times has the narrator and his subject met?

3. Finish this line from the poem "No Road": "Since we agreed to let the road between us ___________."

4. What room is mentioned in the poem "Absences"?

5. What object is the subject of the poem "Whatever Happened"?

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