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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Of what does the speaker claim in "Burnt Norton," Part V the detail is movement?
(a) The future.
(b) The past.
(c) The pattern.
(d) The sight.

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

4. What does the speaker in Part I of "East Coker" state sleeps "in the empty silence"?
(a) The early owls.
(b) The dahlias.
(c) The sounds of summer.
(d) The noonday sun.

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

6. If not, as stated in Part II, for what, there would be no dance?
(a) The stars.
(b) The heart of the world.
(c) The boar.
(d) The still point.

7. Of what instrument's stillness, "while the note lasts," does the speaker explicitly speak in Part V of "Burnt Norton"?
(a) The organ.
(b) The piano.
(c) The cello.
(d) The violin.

8. In "Burnt Norton," what is daylight said to invest form with in Part III, when it is present?
(a) Affective aesthesis.
(b) Transient beauty.
(c) Suggestive permanence.
(d) Lucid stillness.

9. Which flowers had "the look of flowers that are looked at" in Part I of "Burnt Norton"?
(a) The daisies.
(b) The tulips.
(c) The daffodils.
(d) The roses.

10. In the fifth part of "East Coker" the speaker claims that there is only the fight to do what?
(a) Distance oneself from failure.
(b) Renew what has grown stale.
(c) Recover what has been lost.
(d) Revitalize the human race.

11. From what is man said in Part II of "Burnt Norton" to be protected by the "enchainment of past and future" in the body?
(a) Heaven and damnation.
(b) Sin and sight.
(c) Reality and truth.
(d) Freedom and expression.

12. Interpretively, what is meant by "those long since under earth / Nourishing the corn"? in Part I of "East Coker"?
(a) Those who are dead and buried.
(b) The roots of long-established families.
(c) The ancestral tradition of the West.
(d) Those who are asleep and preparing to farm.

13. What does the speaker, in Part I of "East Coker" state that his auditor can hear in the open field on a summer midnight?
(a) Nature.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Music.
(d) Crying.

14. In the opening eight lines of the third part of "East Coker", the speaker mentions the "Directory of" what?
(a) Lights.
(b) Directors.
(c) Papers.
(d) Stars.

15. What does the "wounded surgeon" ply in the first line of Part IV of "East Coker"?
(a) His eyes.
(b) His wounds.
(c) The steel.
(d) The cook.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the speaker say is all he can utter concerning where "we have been" in Part II?

2. What, towards the end of "Burnt Norton"'s first part, rose quietly out of the water that came from sunlight?

3. Under what are all of the dancers gone, according to the last line of Part II of "East Coker"?

4. The speaker states, in the first part of "Burnt Norton," that what "might have been" is a(n) what?

5. Only through what can time, as stated in the final line of "Burnt Norton," Part II, be conquered?

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