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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Portraits of Mistresses", why does the man with the mistress who is willing to please break up with her?

2. In "The Gallant Marksman", what does the man attribute his shooting skills to?

3. How does Baudelaire describe the thyrsus in "The Thyrsus"?

4. What does Baudelaire say happens when he watches the poor old woman in "Windows"?

5. How does the narrator know the man he meets in "The Generous Gambler"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the references to religion in these poems. What role does religion play in deciding what is good or evil? What else helps to control morality other than religion?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the theme of mortality in this collection.

Essay Topic 3

How is greed a motivating factor in several of these poems? What message about greed is delivered?

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