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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the poem "Ambulances," what phrase is italicized?
(a) Poor boy.
(b) Poor lamb.
(c) Poor puppy.
(d) Poor soul.

2. In the poem "Take One Home for the Kiddies," what happens to the animal that is brought home?
(a) The children love it.
(b) It runs away.
(c) The children fight over it.
(d) It dies.

3. In the poem "Toads Revisited," where is the narrator?
(a) In his home.
(b) At work.
(c) By the lake.
(d) In the park.

4. Finish this line from "The Building": "Though crowds each evening try with wasteful, weak, propitiatory _________."
(a) Flowers.
(b) Kisses.
(c) Congratulations.
(d) Farewells.

5. In the poem "The Importance of Elsewhere," where is the poet?
(a) Ireland.
(b) France.
(c) England.
(d) America.

6. In "Friday Night at the Royal Station Hotel," where have the salesmen gone?
(a) Back to Leeds.
(b) Home for the night.
(c) Back to London.
(d) To catch the train.

7. In "The Card-Players," what does Jan van Hogspeuw do?
(a) Coughs.
(b) Throws up.
(c) Pees.
(d) Snores.

8. In the poem "Love Songs in Age," what is the widow playing?
(a) The radio.
(b) The piano.
(c) Records.
(d) The violin.

9. In the poem "Talking in Bed," what does the narrator say about talking in bed?
(a) It should be easiest.
(b) It shouldn't be done.
(c) It is a bother.
(d) It is a tradition.

10. In the poem "Afternoons," what season is approaching?
(a) Spring.
(b) Summer.
(c) Winter.
(d) Fall.

11. In the poem "Livings," what kind of constellations are mentioned at the end of the poem?
(a) Chaldean.
(b) Roman.
(c) Grecian.
(d) Flowering.

12. In "Self's the Man," what is the name of the character that the narrator is comparing himself?
(a) Arnold.
(b) Eric.
(c) Andrew.
(d) Arthur.

13. In the poem "Afternoons," what is the wind ruining?
(a) Sandboxes.
(b) Tree's leaves.
(c) Courting-places.
(d) The clouds' beauty.

14. In "The Building," what kind of building is the poem about?
(a) A hospital.
(b) A hotel.
(c) A restaurant.
(d) A museum.

15. In "Dublinesque," what is passing through the streets?
(a) A trolley.
(b) A funeral.
(c) A parade.
(d) A bus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Finish this line from the poem "Days": "Days are where ________."

2. What kind of animal is mentioned in the poem "First Sight"?

3. What is the name of the cafe in "Going, Going"?

4. In "Homage to a Government," why are the soldiers coming home?

5. In the poem "Naturally the Foundation Will Bear Your Expenses," who is the narrator going to meet?

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