New and Selected Poems Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through New Poems (2004 - 2005).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Oliver say about our lives in The Measure?
(a) They are blessed.
(b) They are watched over.
(c) They are our right.
(d) They are purposeful.

2. What color were the eyes of the animal in The Real Prayers are Not the Words, but the Attention that comes First?
(a) Green.
(b) Black.
(c) Brown.
(d) Blue.

3. What does Oliver compare picking the right words to in Mysteries, Four of the Simple Ones?
(a) Picking fruit.
(b) Threading a needle.
(c) Growing a garden.
(d) Sorting money.

4. What did Oliver say she was outside of while writing Work Sometimes?
(a) Her usual style.
(b) Her natural setting.
(c) Her intended purpose.
(d) Her authentic self.

5. In Everything, what are we told to look to for examination?
(a) Our goals.
(b) Ourselves.
(c) Our God.
(d) Our surroundings.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many poems are in the first section?

2. According to Oliver, what is the question mark's bold sister?

3. What kind of hands does Oliver hope to write her poetry with?

4. Which of the following is NOT a word Oliver says she wants to use often in Everything?

5. What is the subject of Mysteries, Four of the Simple Ones?

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