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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what way did the speaker, his auditor, and the flowers move in the garden of Part I of "Burnt Norton"?
(a) A formal pattern.
(b) A vertical mien.
(c) A haphazard line.
(d) A lazy stroll.

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

3. Of what growing terror does the speaker mention seeing in the deepening "mental emptiness," in Part III of "East Coker"?
(a) Of having no one to talk to.
(b) Of being alone with oneself.
(c) Of starving to death.
(d) Of having nothing to think about.

4. The speaker states in Part V of "Burnt Norton" that "Desire itself is movement," that is what?
(a) Not in itself desirable.
(b) The cause and end of movement.
(c) Itself unmoving.
(d) The quick of movement.

5. In what form is love caught, between un-being and being, according to Part V of "Burnt Norton"?
(a) The form of passion.
(b) The form of temporality.
(c) The form of foolishness.
(d) The form of limitation.

6. What is heard in Part II upon the "sodden floor / Below" pursuing a pattern as before?
(a) The boarhound and the boar.
(b) The fixity of time.
(c) The long forgotten wars.
(d) The machinations of men.

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

8. By a grace of what was the speaker surrounded in "Burnt Norton," Part II?
(a) Sense.
(b) Incomprehensibility.
(c) Deprivation.
(d) Thought.

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

10. Into what did the characters of "Burnt Norton"'s first part look towards the end?
(a) A pool.
(b) Their souls.
(c) The sky.
(d) A mirror.

11. With what does the "periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion" leave one to wrestle, as stated in the second part of "East Coker"'?
(a) Truth and judgment.
(b) Words and meanings.
(c) Assertion and denial.
(d) Negation of humanity.

12. What does the speaker say "Crack and sometimes break, under the burden," in Part V of "Burnt Norton"?
(a) Words.
(b) Societies.
(c) Men.
(d) Truths.

13. If "we" in Part IV of "East Coker" do well in the whole earth, as "our hospital," of what shall we die?
(a) Desire and despair.
(b) Freedom from care.
(c) Absolute paternal care.
(d) Natural old age.

14. Where was the "unheard music" hidden in Part I of "Burnt Norton"?
(a) Under the earth.
(b) Outside the garden.
(c) The shrubbery.
(d) The forest.

15. In what must the speaker "freeze / And quake" in order to be warmed, as described in "East Coker"'s fourth part?
(a) Icy winds of loss.
(b) Frigid purgatorial fires.
(c) Breath torrid and unworthy.
(d) Endless smoke of briars.

Short Answer Questions

1. What, in the first line of "Burnt Norton," Part IV, are "time and the bell" said to have buried?

2. What adjective is applied to "Friday" in the final line of Part IV of "East Coker"?

3. Which flowers had "the look of flowers that are looked at" in Part I of "Burnt Norton"?

4. What goes in and out of "unwholesome lungs" in Part III of "Burnt Norton"?

5. What is the last phrase of Part I of "East Coker"?

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