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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the dog do after smelling the perfume in "The Dog and The Vial"?
(a) He barks.
(b) He licks the vial.
(c) He howls.
(d) He chases his tail.

2. In "A Joker", why does the man stop when he sees the donkey?
(a) To try to ride on the donkey.
(b) To wish the donkey well.
(c) Because he is afraid of the donkey.
(d) Because the donkey looks hurt.

3. How does the narrator of "The Clock" describe Feline?
(a) Pompous.
(b) Nervous.
(c) Hairy.
(d) Difficult.

4. In "The Foreigner", what does Baudelaire say he does not know the latitude of?
(a) His abilities.
(b) His country.
(c) His city.
(d) His mind.

5. In "The Old Mountebank", what does the narrator first notice about the mountebank?
(a) His tall hat.
(b) His level of poverty.
(c) His smile.
(d) His wares for sale.

6. Where does the narrator of "The Dog and The Vial" get the perfume?
(a) Rome.
(b) Berlin.
(c) Paris.
(d) London.

7. In "A Hemisphere in Her Hair", what color hair does the poet focus on?
(a) Red.
(b) Black.
(c) Brown.
(d) Blonde.

8. When the narrator wakes up in "The Temptations: Or, Eros, Plutus, and Fame", how does he feel about his interactions with the demons?
(a) He cannot remember the demons.
(b) He thinks it was just a joke.
(c) He regrets his decisions.
(d) He is proud for being so moral.

9. What does the strange man call "cake" in "Cake"?
(a) None of the answers is correct.
(b) A cake.
(c) A slice of pie.
(d) A piece of bread.

10. What does the narrator drop on the glazier in "The Bad Glazier"?
(a) A book.
(b) A brick.
(c) A picture frame.
(d) A flowerpot.

11. Why does the artist in "The Artist's Confiteor" decide he cannot describe nature?
(a) Because he hates it.
(b) Because he is blind.
(c) Because he has a limited vocabulary.
(d) Because it is too great.

12. Why does the narrator offer food to the strange man in "Cake"?
(a) Because he says he has a child who is hungry.
(b) The strange man just takes the food.
(c) Because he pays for it.
(d) Because he looks like he needs it.

13. How does the poet describe the words "multitude" and "solitude" in "Crowds"?
(a) As being identical.
(b) As being opposites.
(c) As being difficult to spell.
(d) As being painful.

14. In "Crowds", what does the narrator give credit to for the people who stand out in a crowd?
(a) Religion.
(b) Good education.
(c) Fairies.
(d) Money.

15. What season does the poet reflect upon in "The Artist's Confiteor"?
(a) Fall.
(b) Summer.
(c) Winter.
(d) Spring.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Old Mountebank", how do the merchants try to get the customers' attention?

2. What does the narrator call himself in "The Wild Woman and the Little Mistress"?

3. In "The Double Room", what does the narrator call the woman on the bed?

4. In the beginning of "At One in the Morning", how does the narrator feel about his life?

5. In "The Foreigner", to what is gold compared?

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