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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. "Woman's Lament II" ends with the line, "and the ________ is not in vain."
2. In the Prologue, who does the commentator say is the other of the two greatest writers of the twentieth century?
(a) Ernest Hemingway.
(b) Samuel Beckett.
(c) James Joyce.
(d) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
3. Rilke writes in an untitled poem, "Who keeps innerly _____, touches the roots of speech."
4. In what year did Rilke write the "Woman's Lament" poems?
5. One of the shortest of the love poems consists of the following two lines: "Also to affirm even ______ / like a thing."
6. In one of the untitled love poems, Rilke writes, "What fields are fragrant as your ______?"
7. When did Rilke undertake "the great giving"?
8. In an untitled poem from "Rilke's Poems on Other Difficulties," Rilke writes, "Great star of love's priestesses, which _____ kindles from its own right."
9. Rilke writes in one untitled poem, "Like the _____ of quickly grown-up girls / one braids differently."
10. Whose influence helped to expand Rilke's vision, according to Mood?
11. Which poem begins, "See how in their veins all becomes spirit"?
(a) "The Seven Phallic Poems."
(b) "Woman's Lament I."
(c) "The Lovers."
(d) "Greek Love-Talk."
12. The commentator notes that all of the poems in "Rilke's Poems on Love" were written when he was how old?
(a) His fifties.
(b) His forties and fifties.
(c) His thirties and forties.
(d) His twenties.
13. Rilke writes in one letter, "Almost everything ______ is difficult, and everything is _______."
14. According to Rilke, there is "scarcely anything more difficult" than what?
(a) To birth a child.
(b) To love one another.
(c) To leave one's love.
(d) To stand alone.
15. Rilke's letters are examples of what?
Short Answer Questions
1. In the second of "The Seven Phallic Poems," who does the poet claim is "drawing my seed up into an abrupt tree"?
2. What does the poet say in his untitled poem to do with that which, "offers itself to us with starlight"?
3. What does Rilke write that he holds to be "the highest task of a bond between two people"?
4. What does Rilke write about in conjunction with love and sex in Part VI of "The Seven Phallic Poems"?
5. Who does the commentator compare Rilke's relationship toward sex to in the Introduction?
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