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

2. In the poem "Nursery Tale," what does the narrator say he remembers?
(a) A soldier.
(b) A horseman.
(c) A garden.
(d) A maiden.

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

4. To whom is the poem "Conscript" dedicated?
(a) James Ballard Sutton.
(b) John Wilkes Booth.
(c) John Paul Jones.
(d) James Beard.

5. In "Within a Dream," what does the poet say is cold?
(a) The bed.
(b) His heart.
(c) The air.
(d) The ground.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the ship in the poem "Next, Please" represent?

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

3. What pleases the narrator in the poem "Church Going"?

4. In the poem "Wedding-Wind," what animal is restless?

5. In the poem "Heaviest of Flowers," to what does the narrator compare memories?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Friday Night at the Royal Station Hotel," to what does the narrator compare the hotel? What kind of letters do the people write?

2. In "Pigeons," what are the pigeons backing against? What are they doing at the end of the poem?

3. In the poem "An Arundel Tomb," who are the subjects of the poem? What are they doing?

4. In the poem "Maiden Name," what has marriage done to the subject? What is the result of this?

5. In "This Be the Verse," what does the narrator say "man hands on to man"? What does the narrator say in the last line?

6. What is the narrator looking at in the poem "Lines on a Young Lady's Photograph Album"? What does the narrator say about the nature of photography?

7. Where is the narrator in the poem "Night Music"? What does the poem celebrate?

8. In "A Writer," what gift did the writer possess? How was the narrator different from other people then?

9. In "The Dedicated," why are the walks smoothed out? Where do the feet of the doves perch?

10. In "The Building," what kind of building is the narrator describing? What kind of building does he compare it to?

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