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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In conjunction with the assertion that the stillness shall be the dancing, the speaker postulates in "East Coker"'s third part that the darkness shall be what?
(a) Truth.
(b) Death.
(c) Light.
(d) Movement.

2. Which of the following is found at the still point of the world, as described in Part II?
(a) The heart of the world.
(b) The boar.
(c) The dance.
(d) The rose-garden.

3. Of what world's inoperancy does the poem's narrator speak of in "Burnt Norton," Part III?
(a) The world of fancy.
(b) The world of spirit.
(c) The world of solitude.
(d) The world of sense.

4. Which of the following does the speaker in Part I of "East Coker" not say replaces the lots where there used to be houses?
(a) An open field.
(b) A factory.
(c) A by-pass.
(d) A haphazard pile of flats.

5. What does the speaker in the "East Coker"'s fifth part claim becomes stranger as man grows older?
(a) The truth.
(b) Himself.
(c) The world.
(d) His love.

6. What adjective is applied to "Friday" in the final line of Part IV of "East Coker"?
(a) Bloody.
(b) First.
(c) New.
(d) Good.

7. In what way does the world move, according to the final three lines of Part II of "Burnt Norton"?
(a) Frivolity.
(b) Appetency.
(c) Obstinacy.
(d) Fidelity.

8. "Old timber" goes to what, in Part I of "East Coker"?
(a) Factories.
(b) Eternal Death.
(c) New buildings.
(d) New fires.

9. Into what world does the speaker mention descending in the third part of "Burnt Norton"?
(a) The world without man.
(b) The world of ineffable sound.
(c) The world of lachrymose souls.
(d) The world of perpetual solitude.

10. The speaker claims in Part V of "East Coker" that what "is most nearly itself / When here and now cease to matter"?
(a) Man.
(b) Truth.
(c) Time.
(d) Love.

11. "Garlic and sapphires in the mud," described at the outset of Part II, clot what?
(a) The artery of truth.
(b) The bedded axle-tree.
(c) The memory of inveterate scars.
(d) The still point of the turning world.

12. The first part of "Burnt Norton" says that footfalls echo in what?
(a) The bowl of rose-leaves.
(b) The memory.
(c) Time future.
(d) The rose-garden.

13. When darkness is present, as stated in the third part of "Burnt Norton," from what does it cleanse affection?
(a) The temporal.
(b) The soul.
(c) The sensual.
(d) The shadow.

14. Only through what can time, as stated in the final line of "Burnt Norton," Part II, be conquered?
(a) Death.
(b) Truth.
(c) Eternity.
(d) Time.

15. For the appeasement of what does the "trilling wire in the blood" of Part II in "Burnt Norton" sing?
(a) The circulation of the lymph.
(b) Inveterate scars.
(c) The drift of stars.
(d) Long forgotten wars.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whose funeral(s) do they all, in "East Coker," Part III, go?

2. To what shall the vortex in "East Coker," Part II, bring the world?

3. What, in the desert of "Burnt Norton," Part V, is "most attacked by voices of temptation"?

4. Of what does the speaker claim in "Burnt Norton," Part V the detail is movement?

5. What is happening to "the hills and the trees, the distant panorama / And the bold imposing facade" in "East Coker"'s second part?

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