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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Baudelaire describe the thyrsus in "The Thyrsus"?
(a) A plaything.
(b) All-powerful.
(c) Beautifully sad.
(d) Lost.

2. In "Windows", how does Baudelaire say he feels about the legend?
(a) As if it saves his life.
(b) As if it is not true at all.
(c) As if he has suffered for it.
(d) As if it teaches him daily.

3. In "The Eyes of the Poor", what does the narrator first say to the woman?
(a) That she is not beautiful any longer.
(b) That he hates her.
(c) That he will not yell at her.
(d) That she is late.

4. What do most of the passengers on the boat in "Already!" say when they see land?
(a) Already.
(b) Finally.
(c) What?
(d) It's true.

5. How does the narrator know the man he meets in "The Generous Gambler"?
(a) He has always wanted to meet him.
(b) They are cousins.
(c) They live in the same building.
(d) They went to school together.

6. How does the man lose his halo in "Loss of a Halo"?
(a) During a fight.
(b) He sold it.
(c) From running across the street.
(d) He never had one.

7. What do the passengers on the ship in "Already!" talk about?
(a) Money.
(b) Home.
(c) The sea.
(d) Fishing.

8. In "A Thoroughbred", how does the thoroughbred learn her lessons?
(a) From the stars.
(b) From no one.
(c) From a man.
(d) From reality.

9. In "Which is the Real One?", why are the first beautiful woman's eyes wide?
(a) Because she is afraid.
(b) Because she is full of want.
(c) Because she has seen little in the world.
(d) Because she is honest.

10. In "The Gallant Marksman", what does the man attribute his shooting skills to?
(a) His wife.
(b) His steady hand.
(c) His mind.
(d) His parents.

11. In "The Firing Range and the Graveyard", to whom does the narrator think the tavern is in homage?
(a) Indians.
(b) French.
(c) English.
(d) Egyptians.

12. In "Solitude", how does the journalist back up his statement that solitude is bad for men?
(a) With stories.
(b) With a journal.
(c) With gospels.
(d) With research.

13. What does the man stop doing in "The Gallant Marksman" in order to practice shooting?
(a) Reading.
(b) Working.
(c) Traveling.
(d) Singing.

14. In "Already!" how many suns have set according to the narrator?
(a) One thousand.
(b) Five hundred.
(c) One hundred.
(d) Fifty.

15. In "Portraits of Mistresses", why does the man with the mistress who is willing to please break up with her?
(a) Because he found a new mistress.
(b) Because she was getting too old.
(c) She broke up with him.
(d) Because she found no pleasure for herself.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Already!" what does the narrator see in the sea?

2. What does the poet say about being drunk in "Get Yourself Drunk"?

3. Why does the first beautiful woman die young in "Which is the Real One?"

4. In "Vocations", what makes the boy who says he is not very happy excited?

5. What is the woman's mouth compared to in "The Desire to Paint"?

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