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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is listed in "The Names"?
(a) Names the poet has given himself.
(b) Names of cities.
(c) Names of the poet's friends.
(d) Names of women the poet has loved.

2. What is the house in "House"?
(a) The earth.
(b) The poet's body.
(c) The poet's parents' house.
(d) The poet's apartment.

3. How old is the poet in the beginning of "The Watersong Ends"?
(a) 30.
(b) 10.
(c) 40.
(d) 20.

4. What are the windows on the houses like in "The Pension on the Calle Maruri"?
(a) Broken.
(b) Blank.
(c) Full of children's faces.
(d) Lighted brightly.

5. Where is the pearl in "The Long Day Called Thursday"?
(a) The poet's tie.
(b) The woman's ring.
(c) The ocean.
(d) The rocks.

6. What does the poet say about mistakes in "Ode to the Book"?
(a) That they are funny.
(b) That they are necessary.
(c) That they are foolish.
(d) That they are for women.

7. In "We Are Many," why can't the poet decide who he is?
(a) He feels different every day.
(b) He lets women decide who he is.
(c) He never looks in mirrors.
(d) He has many voices.

8. In "Too Many Names," where does the poet say names are from?
(a) Parents.
(b) Countries.
(c) The earth.
(d) Hell.

9. In "Ode to a Watch at Night," what does the watch sound like?
(a) A dog barking.
(b) A beating heart.
(c) A crying baby.
(d) An ocean wave.

10. What color is the flag in "The Flag"?
(a) Red.
(b) Black.
(c) White.
(d) Blue.

11. At the end of "The Brutalized Birds," what does the man do?
(a) Sell the birds' eggs.
(b) Shoots a bird.
(c) Puts the birds in a cage.
(d) Builds the birds a new nest.

12. What does the watch cut down in "Ode to a Watch at Night"?
(a) An old house.
(b) A building.
(c) A rough grassland.
(d) A tree.

13. In "The Watersong Ends," what does the poet say stained the rice fields with blood?
(a) Communism.
(b) Americans.
(c) British.
(d) Capitalism.

14. In the beginning of "Wine," what does the speaker want to do?
(a) Party.
(b) Sing.
(c) Sleep.
(d) Pray.

15. In "The Fisherman," where is the fisherman attacking fish?
(a) In the open ocean.
(b) Off a small dock.
(c) On a river bank.
(d) In a rock pool.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Bestiary," what does the poet call the spider?

2. In "Not Alone the Albatross," what does the poet say about the albatross?

3. What does the storm teach the weak in "Ode to the Storm"?

4. What does the poet say about his friend's face in the rock in "The Portrait in the Rock"?

5. In "Oh Earth, Wait for Me," what does the poet say the earth's pure gift is?

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