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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
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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 "Elitere: Lyric Poetry," the narrator compares a person's first word to which of the following?
(a) The root of a hair.
(b) A child's first steps.
(c) An essential element.
(d) The foundational rock.

2. What will happen after the communion preparations in "Terpischore: Choral Dance"?
(a) A larger body will inhabit the speaker's current body.
(b) The speaker will be wed to Christ.
(c) The speaker will feel whole.
(d) The church will close its doors.

3. What time is it when the woman enters the theater in "Erato: Love Poetry"?
(a) 6:00 p.m.
(b) 7:30 p.m.
(c) 6:35 p.m.
(d) 7:00 p.m.

4. How does the wife speak without words in "Erato: Love Poetry"?
(a) Subtle gestures.
(b) Tears.
(c) Her movements as she walks.
(d) Angry looks.

5. How is the young girl to serve the medicines she receives from the woman in "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry"?
(a) Mixed into a nourishing stew.
(b) With water and a bowl of rice.
(c) Warmed over a fire.
(d) In the bowl the woman gives her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What veils the earth in "Terpischore: Choral Dance"?

2. In "Terpischore: Choral Dance," what does water on the surface of the stone capture?

3. How long has the young girl in "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry" been walking?

4. Where does the woman in "Erato: Love Poetry" enter the cinema?

5. According to the narrator of "Elitere: Lyric Poetry," when does the ink spill thickest?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the narrator's treatment of memory in "Elitere: Lyric Poetry."

2. Describe the earth in "Terpischore: Choral Dance."

3. What does the woman give to the young girl in "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry"?

4. Discuss the use of light and dark in the opening of "Elitere: Lyric Poetry."

5. Why does Cha include the first letter to Mrs. Laura Claxton?

6. Describe the rhythm of "Terpischore: Choral Dance."

7. Examine the camera directions which describe the woman's experience in the cinema in "Erato: Love Poetry."

8. Describe the woman's feelings regarding the telephone in "Thalia: Comedy."

9. Discuss the parallel between the ritual of becoming a nun and that of becoming a wife.

10. Discuss the ending of the work. Why does it end with a child looking out a window?

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