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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In At Round Pond, what does Oliver say both life and death are?
(a) Oblivious.
(b) Insistent.
(c) Consistent.
(d) Unfeeling.

2. Which of these is a line from The Bleeding Heart?
(a) I think that was true.
(b) I wish that I were her.
(c) What has become of her.
(d) Where could that have gone?

3. In While I Am Writing a Poem to Celebrate Summer, the Meadowlark Begins to Sing, what is the song of the bird compared to?
(a) A hymn of thanks.
(b) A psalm of love.
(c) A trumpet of declaration.
(d) A conversation.

4. What is distinct about the poems from West Wind?
(a) They are light and witty.
(b) They are more adventurous.
(c) They are more philosophical.
(d) They have a sad tone.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Mindful, what does Oliver say she was born to do?

2. What did Oliver say the woman who planted the bleeding heart plant probably got joy from in The Bleeding Heart?

3. How many quatrains make up Forty Years?

4. In Forty Years, what does Oliver say she struggles with?

5. In How Would You Live Then, what does Oliver talk about being inside walls?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the overall feeling in Prose Poem 1?

2. What is Many Miles about?

3. In Grass, what does Oliver say is the most important time of all, and why?

4. What does Oliver say the owl is symbolic of in At Round Pond?

5. How does Oliver describe letters in Forty Years?

6. In While I am Writing a Poem to Celebrate Summer, the Meadowlark Begins to Sing, what does Oliver say she has envied her whole life?

7. In Grass, what does Oliver say nature does?

8. How does Oliver describe the spirit in The Soul At Last?

9. In While I am Writing a Poem to Celebrate Summer, the Meadowlark Begins to Sing, what does Oliver compare the meadowlark's song to?

10. In Mindful, what does Oliver say she sees everyday?

(see the answer keys)

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