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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The speaker asserts in Part I of "The Dry Salvages" that the sea has many what?
(a) Gods and voices.
(b) Truths and half-truths.
(c) Stories and whispers.
(d) Tragedies and failings.

2. With what do "we challenge / The first-met stranger in the waning dusk," according to the speaker in Part II of "Little Gidding"?
(a) Affected nonchalance.
(b) A brave face.
(c) A curious glance.
(d) Pointed scrutiny.

3. "Our own past is covered," says the speaker of Part II of "The Dry Salvages," "by the currents of" what?
(a) Temporality.
(b) Others.
(c) Action.
(d) History.

4. The third of the "conditions which often look alike" in Part III of "Little Gidding" is what?
(a) Hatred.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Fear.

5. When did the speaker of Part II of "Little Gidding" meet "one walking, loitering and hurried"?
(a) The uncertain hour before morning.
(b) The dark of midnight.
(c) The bright cheerless light of winter noonday.
(d) In the waning light of evening.

6. The third part of "Little Gidding" says that Sin is what?
(a) Behovely.
(b) Inexpedient.
(c) Homely.
(d) Impressive.

7. Into what are the "tongues of flame" said to be enfolded in the last lines of the poem, found in "Little Gidding"?
(a) The rose.
(b) The Beatific Vision.
(c) The soul of all souls.
(d) The crowned knot of fire.

8. In the first line of Part III of "Little Gidding," it is said that there are how many "conditions which often look alike / Yet differ completely"?
(a) Nine.
(b) Four.
(c) A hundred.
(d) Three.

9. The old master whom the speaker encounters states that he is not "eager to rehearse" what in Part II of "Little Gidding"?
(a) The account of his death.
(b) The lines of a poem.
(c) His thoughts and theory.
(d) Their old friendship.

10. In the final lines of "The Dry Salvages," the speaker says that contentment is found at last "If our temporal reversion nourish / (Not too far from the yew-tree) / The life of" what?
(a) Human fecundity.
(b) Significant soil.
(c) Congenial thought.
(d) Earthly soul.

11. What, in Part II of "Little Gidding," "Gapes at the vanity of toil, / Laughs without mirth"?
(a) The marred foundations of earth.
(b) The water and fire.
(c) The parched eviscerate soil.
(d) The pasture and the weed.

12. What is said to be "heard so deeply / That it is not heard at all," in Part V of "The Dry Salvages"?
(a) Nature.
(b) Silence.
(c) Music.
(d) Wisdom.

13. The people spoken of in Part III, of "Little Gidding," who are "All touched by a common genius," are united in what?
(a) The transfiguration of the community.
(b) The kinship of their patrimonies.
(c) The strife which divided them.
(d) The obliteration of care.

14. The speaker says in Part I of "The Dry Salvages" that "Between midnight and dawn... the past is all" what?
(a) Forgotten.
(b) Understood.
(c) Alive.
(d) Deception.

15. The hedgerow is said in Part I of "Little Gidding" to be "blanched for an hour with transitory blossom" of what?
(a) Celestial tears.
(b) Moonlight.
(c) Snow.
(d) Sunlight.

Short Answer Questions

1. The first of the "conditions which often look alike" in Part III of "Little Gidding" is said to be attachment to what?

2. By whom does the speaker say that the "brown god is almost forgotten" in the first part of "The Dry Salvages"?

3. "Over the asphalt where no other sound was," what does the speaker of Part II of "Little Gidding" hear?

4. It is said in the second part of "The Dry Salvages" that when one becomes older it seems as though "the past has another pattern, and ceases to be a" what?

5. Which of the following are the passengers on the train, not said to be settled, in Part III of "The Dry Salvages"?

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