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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the poem "Latest Face," who is the latest face?
(a) His, in the mirror.
(b) His age, which is showing.
(c) An admirer.
(d) His behavior at the time.

2. In the poem "Pour Away That Youth," what fear is expressed?
(a) Fear of ghosts.
(b) Fear of life.
(c) Fear of failure.
(d) Fear of death.

3. In the poem "So Through That Unripe Day," what do the days lose?
(a) Time.
(b) Hope.
(c) Confidence.
(d) Light.

4. What is the nationality of the girl on the train in "Like the Train's Beat"?
(a) Italian.
(b) Russian.
(c) French.
(d) Polish.

5. In the poem "The Bottle Is Drunk," what is the narrator sick from?
(a) The cold.
(b) Pneumonia.
(c) Heartache.
(d) Want of sleep.

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

7. In the poem "Morning Has Spread Again," how many times has the narrator and his subject met?
(a) More than five times.
(b) Fewer than six times.
(c) He has known her his whole life.
(d) Every day.

8. What line is repeated in "All Catches Alight"?
(a) A drum taps; a wintry drum.
(b) Drum on, patriot.
(c) Beat, beat, cried the drum.
(d) Drum to the beat of your soul.

9. What animal is mentioned in the poem "Age"?
(a) Birds.
(b) Horses.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Cattle.

10. Which of these phrases is italicized in the poem "Places, Loved Ones"?
(a) Your person, your place.
(b) Who has instant claim.
(c) This is my proper ground.
(d) None the less.

11. In the poem "Kick Up the Fire," what causes instantaneous grief?
(a) Hate.
(b) Being alone.
(c) Silence.
(d) Death.

12. In the poem "Night-Music," what kind of trees are mentioned?
(a) Spring pines.
(b) Heavenly maples.
(c) Grand oaks.
(d) Black poplars.

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

14. In "The Horns of the Morning," what does the poet say the mornings are bright with?
(a) Dew.
(b) Sun.
(c) Cattle.
(d) Grass.

15. What poem is this opening line from: "At last you yielded the album, which,/ Once open, sent me distracted"?
(a) "At Grass."
(b) "Wants."
(c) "Lines on a Young Lady's Photograph Album."
(d) "Whatever Happened?"

Short Answer Questions

1. What season does the poem "Coming" discuss?

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

3. In "Dawn," what does the poet say is strange?

4. In the poem "Spring," where is the narrator?

5. In the poem "The Dancer," what elements does the dancer contemplate imitating?

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