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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 "The Thyrsus", what does the poet say covers the thyrsus?
(a) Flowers.
(b) Gold.
(c) Rope.
(d) Ribbons.

2. Why does the artist in "The Rope" want to paint the child so frequently?
(a) He is taken by the child's face.
(b) He misses his own childhood.
(c) The child will pose for free.
(d) He is in love with the child's aunt.

3. In "Windows", what type of window does the poet say is most interesting to look in?
(a) A partially covered window.
(b) One lit by a candle.
(c) An open window.
(d) A closed window during the daytime.

4. In "The Soup and the Clouds", what does the man call his wife?
(a) Little maniac.
(b) Little fool.
(c) Little wonder.
(d) Little magician.

5. In "Which is the Real One?", what does the first beautiful woman's casket look like?
(a) A treasure chest.
(b) A couch.
(c) A shiny dome.
(d) A basket.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Get Yourself Drunk", what does Baudelaire say slavery is?

2. What type of moon is the woman in "The Desire to Paint" compared to?

3. In "Loss of a Halo", what is described as being positive about not having a halo?

4. In "The Port", who is described as leaving the port?

5. What is the Devil afraid of in "The Generous Gambler"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the artist takes in the boy in "The Rope"?

2. In "Loss of a Halo", what does the man say about losing his halo?

3. Why is the woman in "The Desire to Paint" difficult to paint?

4. How does Fancioulle work to save his life in "A Heroic Death"?

5. What does the Devil promise the narrator of "The Generous Gambler"?

6. What is the harm of the Moon blessing children in "The Favors of the Moon"?

7. How does the man feel about clouds in "The Soup and the Clouds"?

8. What is the thyrsus?

9. What does the fourth boy in "Vocations" tell the others?

10. What does Baudelaire see in the thoroughbred, in "A Thoroughbred", that no one else sees?

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