New and Selected Poems Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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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. What are most of the poems in this collection about?
(a) Plants and animals.
(b) People.
(c) Literature.
(d) Education.

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

3. What tone does Oliver take on at the end of Work Sometimes?
(a) Frantic.
(b) Self-referencing.
(c) Omniscient.
(d) Relaxing.

4. What does Oliver say is indefinable in The Soul At Last?
(a) The spirit.
(b) The afterlife.
(c) The mind.
(d) The body.

5. What does the editor say there is an absence of in the first section of poems?
(a) Anachronisms.
(b) Inside jokes.
(c) Deep analogies.
(d) Metaphors.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Everything, what are we told to look to for examination?

2. In Everything, what does Oliver say she has faith in?

3. In How Would You Live Then, what does Oliver talk about in a painting?

4. How does Oliver describe the eyes of the animal in At Round Pond?

5. What poet did Oliver live with for a time?

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