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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who insisted on placing a large cross on a separate tombstone for Rilke?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His grandson.
(c) His wife.
(d) His son.

2. For the sake of what, much one see many cities, men and things, etc.?
(a) A song.
(b) A novel.
(c) A single verse.
(d) A poem.

3. What must "one know" in order to write a single verse?
(a) The world.
(b) The rivers.
(c) The women.
(d) The animals.

4. How does the poet refer to childhood days to recall in "Blood-Remembering"?
(a) Still unexplained.
(b) Painful.
(c) Explained.
(d) Joyous.

5. Mood writes in the introduction to "The Dragon-Princess," "Unambiguous affirmation is" what?
(a) Naive.
(b) Truth.
(c) Sentimentality.
(d) Romantic.

6. In "The Dragon-Princess," Rilke writes, "It is not _____ alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case..."
(a) Luxury.
(b) Desperation.
(c) Fear.
(d) Inertia.

7. Rilke writes in "Blood-Remembering" that one must feel what?
(a) How the women weep.
(b) How the lights shine.
(c) How the birds fly.
(d) How the sheep sigh.

8. Rilke wrote less about the craft of writing than what, according to Mood?
(a) The integrity.
(b) The structure.
(c) The heart.
(d) The inner life discipline.

9. From what work of Norman O. Brown's does Mood quote from in the Epilogue?
(a) End of Time.
(b) Restless Eternity.
(c) Love's Body.
(d) Lord and Lady.

10. What does Rilke address in his epitaph?
(a) A rose.
(b) A lion.
(c) A statue.
(d) A tree.

11. What is the principle subject of "Blood-Remembering"?
(a) Writing.
(b) Sculpting.
(c) Painting.
(d) Love.

12. What does Rilke write one "must also have been beside" in "Blood-Remembering"?
(a) The dying.
(b) The newborn.
(c) The loving.
(d) The young.

13. Rilke writes in "The Dragon-Princess," He would think himself falling or hurled _________, or exploded into a thousand pieces."
(a) Into the ocean.
(b) Out into space.
(c) Across the universe.
(d) Onto the moon.

14. Rilke writes in "Blood-Remembering," One must be able to forget them when they are many and one must have the great _____ to wait until they come again."
(a) Will.
(b) Fortitude.
(c) Patience.
(d) Strength.

15. What does Rilke write that one ought to wait and gather "a whole life long," in "Blood-Remembering"?
(a) Memory and truth.
(b) Experience and memory.
(c) Age and memory.
(d) Sense and sweetness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word is difficult in translation of Rilke's epitaph because of a pun on the word in the original German?

2. Where does Rilke suggest a person might be removed from his room and placed, in discussing a metaphor for solitude?

3. What does Rilke write of memories of parents in "Blood-Remembering"?

4. What does Mood write is the fallacy of expression theory in art?

5. What is the "romantic notion held by many young people," that Mood speaks of in introducing "Blood-Remembering"?

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