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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. From what novel is the excerpt "Blood-Remembering" taken?
(a) Into the Looking Glass.
(b) The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.
(c) Letters to a Young Poet.
(d) The Duino Elegies.
2. Rilke writes in "Blood-Remembering" that quite at the end of life, one might be able to write how many verses that were good?
3. Unlike the characters in Poe's stories, Rilke writes that we are not what?
4. In what year did Rilke write his own epitaph?
5. What is the principle subject of "Blood-Remembering"?
6. In what town is Rilke buried?
7. What "gesture" must one know in order to write?
(a) Of the rivers running.
(b) Of the seas.
(c) With which the flowers open.
(d) Of the music.
8. From which of Rilke's poems does Mood quote "The Difficulty of Dying," "the glance while, as though caught by a whirlpool's / circling, swims a little while"?
(a) "The Rose Window."
(b) "Greek Love-Talk."
(c) "Dying Rose."
(d) "The Lovers."
9. In his final lines of the Epilogue, Mood writes, "That much would be sufficient--for beginning is perhaps the most ______ thing of all."
10. In "The Dragon-Princess," Rilke suggests that we hold our life to the most difficult, and that which now "still seems to us the most alien will become" what?
(a) What frees us.
(b) What kills us.
(c) What we most trust.
(d) What blinds us.
11. What of the sea does Rilke write of remembering in "Blood-Remembering"?
12. What author does Rilke refer to in "The Dragon-Princess"?
13. What does Mood write is the fallacy of expression theory in art?
(a) That art is full of feeling.
(b) That art is art for no reason.
(c) That art creates feeling.
(d) That art "expresses feelings."
14. Rilke writes, as the first lines of "Blood-Remembering," "Ah! but verses amount to so little when one writes them _____."
(b) Through dreams.
15. From what comes the line, "Killing is a form of our wandering mourning"?
(a) The Seven Phallic Poems.
(b) Duino Elegies.
(c) Sonnets to Orpheus.
(d) Letters to a Young Poet.
Short Answer Questions
1. Rilke writes in "The Dragon-Princess," that "fear of the inexplicable has not alone ______ the existence of the individual."
2. Mood writes in "The Difficulty of Dying," that Rilke says of lovers, "Being full of life, ... are full of ____."
3. Who does Mood quote in the Epilogue with the line, "... tormentor and tormented pedant and dunce wooer and wooed speechless and reafflicted with speech in the dark mud nothing to emend there"?
4. Mood writes that Rilke's novel is "dialectically" what?
5. Who said, "You have heard that it was said to the men of old, 'You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment."
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