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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. Why does the narrator say the poor children will be wary in "The Toy of the Poor"?
(a) Because they will think they are traps.
(b) Because they fear money.
(c) Because they have never known kind adults.
(d) Because they won't believe such luck.

2. Why does the narrator not go to speak to the mountebank about his wares in "The Old Mountebank"?
(a) He starts talking to a woman.
(b) He does not like what he is selling.
(c) He does not have any money.
(d) He does not want to embarrass him.

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

4. How does the narrator describe the dog after he smells the perfume in "The Dog and the Vial"?
(a) Miserable.
(b) Admirable.
(c) Smelly.
(d) Ill tempered.

5. What does the narrator call himself in "The Wild Woman and the Little Mistress"?
(a) The trainer.
(b) Master.
(c) His Highness.
(d) King Log.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "The Double Room", what wakes the narrator from his dream?

3. In "To Each His Chimera", how does the narrator describe the chimera on the backs of the men?

4. In "The Double Room", what does the narrator describe about the room?

5. In "The Foreigner", how is beauty described?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of person does the poet describe in "Crowds"?

2. In "The Artist's Confiteor", why is the artist upset?

3. How does the narrator of "The Old Mountebank" feel about the mountebank?

4. Why does the narrator of "Invitation to the Voyage" want to travel?

5. What happens when the dog smells perfume in "The Dog and The Vial"?

6. In "The Old Woman's Despair", how does the old woman feel after visiting the baby?

7. What does the narrator see in the jester's eyes in "The Fool and Venus"?

8. What are the fairies doing in "The Fairies' Gifts"?

9. What is the "Introduction" to this collection of poems?

10. What makes the narrator change his mind about the setting in "Cake"?

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