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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. According to the narrator, where are melodies suspended in "Terpischore: Choral Dance"?
(a) Between throat and mouth.
(b) Between two people.
(c) Between song and speech.
(d) Between heaven and earth.

2. In "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry," what forms an opaque screen between earth and sky?
(a) Smoke.
(b) Fog.
(c) Dust.
(d) Clouds.

3. Which theater seat does the woman take in "Erato: Love Poetry"?
(a) The front cener seat.
(b) The seat closest the exit.
(c) The fourth from the left.
(d) The center seat in the back.

4. According to the letter, where is Mr. Reardon's last known location?
(a) Seoul.
(b) Manchuria.
(c) Chicago.
(d) New York.

5. According to the list in "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry," what is the Tenth element?
(a) Chung Wai.
(b) Ng Hang.
(c) Tai-Chi.
(d) Bat Gwa.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the wife speak without words in "Erato: Love Poetry"?

3. How many jars does the young woman fill at the well in "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry"?

4. What seems to cool the approaching young girl in "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry"?

5. Which article of clothing has the woman in "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry" gathered and tied to keep it out of the well?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the photograph of the woman which concludes "Erato: Love Poetry."

2. Describe the contents of the chart in "Polymnia: Sacred Poetry."

3. Discuss the imagery of death in "Elitere: Lyric Poetry."

4. Compare "memory" with "second memory." How are these passages alike or different?

5. Examine the imagery of the veil in "Elitere: Lyric Poetry."

6. Describe the woman's relationship with the person on the telephone in "Thalia: Comedy."

7. Discuss the passage titled "Memory." Why does it receive a capitalized title?

8. Why does Cha include the second, handwritten, letter to Mrs. Laura Claxton?

9. Identify one central symbol of "Terpischore: Choral Dance" and discuss its relevance.

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

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