New and Selected Poems Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Sections II through VII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Seven White Butterflies, which of these does Oliver compare the flying butterflies to?
(a) Weavers.
(b) Artists.
(c) Dancers.
(d) Singers.

2. In Long Afternoon at the Edge of Little Sister Pond, what does Oliver say life has been as hard as?
(a) Wood.
(b) Steel.
(c) Earth.
(d) Flint.

3. In Seven White Butterflies, what does Oliver compare butterfly wings to?
(a) Petals.
(b) Pages.
(c) Breezes.
(d) Songs.

4. What is the first plant talked about in Mysteries, Four of the Simple Ones?
(a) Roses.
(b) Barley.
(c) Corn.
(d) Wheat.

5. What time of day did the poet try to save the animal in The Measure?
(a) Night.
(b) Afternoon.
(c) Evening.
(d) Morning.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are most of Oliver's precious poems about?

2. What adjective does Oliver use to describe the world in Mindful?

3. What did Oliver say she was outside of while writing Work Sometimes?

4. How does the editor describe the thought put into these poems?

5. What kind of creature did Oliver write about in Song of the Builders?

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