The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Poem 608, Emily states she is afraid of the ______ no more than the east is afraid of the morning time.
(a) Resurrection.
(b) End of time.
(c) Judgment Day.
(d) Atomic bomb.

2. Poem 1719 describes the nature of God. In this poem she indicates that she knows God is a _____ God.
(a) Nurturing.
(b) Loving.
(c) Base.
(d) Jealous.

3. Emily concludes Poem 1075 by stating this is a day when nature is caught without its ____.
(a) Robes.
(b) Wings.
(c) Scepter.
(d) Crown.

4. In Poem 737, Emily describes the moon in friendly terms. The description paints a picture of the moon being arrayed in silver, beryl and ____, materials used often in jewelry.
(a) Gold.
(b) Amber.
(c) Diamonds.
(d) Jade.

5. The Bible is the topic of Poem 1545. She states this ancient book is written by _____ or dead men.
(a) Lost.
(b) Faded.
(c) Biased.
(d) Faithless.

6. In Poem 744, Emily talks about remorse. Emily presents remorse as a relentless remembering of what?
(a) Angry remarks.
(b) Behaviors that are in the past.
(c) Tragedy.
(d) Lost loves.

7. In Poem 1176, Emily writes about the spectacular abilities of _____.
(a) God.
(b) Nature.
(c) Animals.
(d) Humans.

8. A unique feature of Emily's poetry is her liberal use of _____ instead of more traditional punctuation.
(a) Periods.
(b) Dashes.
(c) Commas.
(d) Colons.

9. In Poem 1021, Emily describes the life of the children of God. What, according to Emily, will these people often feel far from?
(a) The world around them.
(b) The temptation of sin.
(c) The devil.
(d) The affection of their heavenly Father.

10. In Poem 1387 Emily describes a butterfly. Emily notes that even though the butterfly's wings are beautifully decorated, the butterfly still often closes its wings as if its decorations were not _____.
(a) Colorful.
(b) Transparent.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Complete.

11. Poem 609 tells of returning home after being away for several years. Emily expresses _____ at the idea of knocking on the door for fear that someone she does not know will answer and want to know why she is there.
(a) Laughter.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Rage.
(d) Dread.

12. In Poem 632, Emily writes about the scope of the ________,
(a) Human brain.
(b) Soul.
(c) Human faith.
(d) Human heart.

13. In Poem 621, Emily asks for only one thing. What does she offer for it?
(a) Her life.
(b) Her writing.
(c) All her money.
(d) Her faith.

14. In Poem 1711, Emily writes a poem in which she describes a person with a ___ face.
(a) Delicate.
(b) Sorrowful.
(c) Soft.
(d) Hard.

15. In Poem 824, Emily notes that, despite the threat of the storm, _______ is not damaged. Only a tree in the yard is split.
(a) Her house.
(b) Her mother's house.
(c) Her sister's house.
(d) Her father's house.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Poem 632, Emily states the brain has the ability to think more deeply than the ____.

2. Poem 1163 makes an interesting comment about the nature of God. She states that God does not act without what?

3. In Poem 723, as the ship capsizes, what are all members of the crew doomed to as they fall below the waves?

4. Poem 1764 is written about the beautiful, unique noise the ____ make on early spring mornings.

5. In the final stanza of Poem 1137, Emily admits even she is not aware of the _____ of the wind.

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