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Multiple Choice Questions

1. "But to apprehend / The point of intersection of the timeless / With time, is an occupation for" whom according to Part V of "The Dry Salvages"?
(a) The mystic.
(b) The philosopher.
(c) The common man.
(d) The saint.

2. The speaker says in Part II of "The Dry Salvages" that the God of the bone's prayer is whom?
(a) Death.
(b) Christ.
(c) Desire.
(d) Reason.

3. In what month would the auditor of the first part of "Little Gidding" find the hedges white again, "with voluptuary sweetness"?
(a) July.
(b) March.
(c) April.
(d) May.

4. Krishna is said to have admonished whom on the field of battle in the latter portion of the third part of "The Dry Salvages"?
(a) Siva.
(b) Arjuna.
(c) Christ.
(d) Artemis.

5. Part V of "Little Gidding" states that "while the light fails / On a winter's afternoon, in a secluded chapel / History is now and" what?
(a) The future.
(b) England.
(c) The past.
(d) Evermore.

6. What does the speaker say that he believes to be a "strong brown god" in Part I of "The Dry Salvages"?
(a) Death.
(b) The grizzly bear.
(c) The earth.
(d) The river.

7. What is the first of the "gifts reserved for age" that the speaker's interlocutor discloses in Part II of "Little Gidding"?
(a) The cold friction of expiring sense / Without enchantment.
(b) The conscious impotence of rage / At human folly.
(c) The rending pain of re-enactment / Of all that you have done, and been.
(d) The laceration / Of laughter at what ceases to amuse.

8. The speaker says in Part III of "The Dry Salvages" that the mind of a man may be intent, at the time of death, on whatever sphere of what?
(a) Truth.
(b) Thought.
(c) Time.
(d) Being.

9. 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) Earthly soul.
(c) Significant soil.
(d) Congenial thought.

10. 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?
(a) Chronological order.
(b) Mere sequence.
(c) Topological reality.
(d) Daily ritual.

11. Describing the correct cohesion of language, the speaker in Part V of "Little Gidding" describes the "common word exact without vulgarity, / The formal word precise but not" what?
(a) Pointless.
(b) Periphrastic.
(c) Insular.
(d) Pedantic.

12. The interlocutor of Part II of "Little Gidding" states that the "Fullfed beast shall kick " what?
(a) The empty pail.
(b) The vile trough.
(c) The underfed man.
(d) The societal structure.

13. Near the end of Part I of "Little Gidding," it is said that "the communication / Of the dead is tongued with" what?
(a) Fire.
(b) Silence.
(c) Sagacity.
(d) Eloquence.

14. The speaker tells his auditor in the first part of "Little Gidding" that "If you came this way... At any time or at any season... you would have to put off" what?
(a) Selfishness.
(b) Curiosity.
(c) Truth and justice.
(d) Sense and notion.

15. What, in Part IV of "Little Gidding," "descending breaks the air"?
(a) The dove.
(b) The end.
(c) Time.
(d) The flame.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where, according to the first three lines of Part V of "Little Gidding," do "we start from?"

2. The speaker, in the first line of Part III of "The Dry Salvages," says that he sometimes wonders if "that" is what he meant?

3. The speaker says in Part I of "Little Gidding" that there is a "windless cold that is the heart's" what?

4. In addition to the life of the present individual and his peers, the speaker says in Part II of "The Dry Salvages" that "the past experience revived in the meaning / Is not the experience of one life only," but of whom?

5. In the litany of "usual / Pastimes and drugs, and features of the press," given in Part V of "The Dry Salvages," communication with which god is listed?

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