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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What makes Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches different from the other poems in that section?
(a) Visual separators.
(b) It includes an illustration.
(c) It is in prose form.
(d) A lack of grammar.

2. What season does Song of the Builders take place in?
(a) Winter.
(b) Fall.
(c) Spring.
(d) Summer.

3. Which of these is a line from Long Afternoon at the Edge of Little Sister Pond?
(a) Again and again the song repeats.
(b) Both of these, over and over.
(c) How many times will this cycle repeat?
(d) Once, twice, however many more.

4. What does Oliver describe as dazzling in Spring?
(a) Light.
(b) Truth.
(c) Warmth.
(d) Darkness.

5. What is the prey in Prose Poem 2?
(a) A snake.
(b) A starling.
(c) A hummingbird.
(d) A mouse.

6. What creature is featured in May?
(a) A scorpion.
(b) A spider.
(c) A lizard.
(d) A snake.

7. In Prose Poem 1, what does Oliver say the season she talks about was full of?
(a) Stillness.
(b) Faith.
(c) Love.
(d) Hope.

8. What does Oliver say would make the mocker silent in Daisies?
(a) Questions.
(b) Avoidance.
(c) Answers.
(d) Pride.

9. What do the bees in May do?
(a) Search.
(b) Dive.
(c) Swim.
(d) Hunt.

10. What are the butterflies doing at the end of Seven White Butterflies?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Nodding.
(c) Sipping.
(d) Flying.

11. In How Would You Live Then, what does Oliver talk about being an adviser?
(a) A sunflower.
(b) A mockingbird.
(c) A dog.
(d) A memory.

12. What is unique about the format of On Goldenrod at Field's Edge?
(a) It is in prose form.
(b) It is formatted in a circle.
(c) The stanzas run diagonally.
(d) It has on-running stanzas.

13. How many lines is Prose Poem 1?
(a) 3.
(b) 5.
(c) 4.
(d) 6.

14. What does Oliver say all narrative is in Prose Poem 2?
(a) Lies.
(b) Allusion.
(c) Truths.
(d) Metaphor.

15. In Song of the Builders, where does Oliver go to think?
(a) Her bedroom.
(b) A church.
(c) A small pond.
(d) A hillside.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Oliver do to the daisies at the end of Daisies?

2. What does Oliver call the prey in Prose Poem 2?

3. In Long Afternoon at the Edge of Little Sister Pond, what does Oliver say life has been as hard as?

4. Which of the following does Oliver say she learns from in Mindful?

5. In Song of the Builders, what does Oliver think about?

(see the answer keys)

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