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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. From what collection is "The Poet Praises" taken?
(a) Letters to a Young Poet.
(c) Sonnets to Orpheus.
(d) Duino Elegies.
2. What sculptor had an influence on Rilke's writing?
(c) Da Vinci.
3. In "The Poet Praises," Rilke writes, "Maidens, you warm ones, maidens, you mute and dumb, / dance the taste of the experienced _____!"
4. Rilke writes in one untitled poem, "Like the _____ of quickly grown-up girls / one braids differently."
5. What literary term applies to the following: "exhaust yourself like a spring"?
Short Answer Questions
1. In "From the Cycle: Nights," Rilke personifies "Night" as what?
2. What book of Simone de Beauvoir's does the commentator say led him to "militant feminism" in the Introduction to "Rilke's Letters on Love"?
3. In what poem does Rilke write "Life and death: they are one, at core intertwined"?
4. What term describes the following example from "The Seven Phallic Poems"? "Daring landscape, such as an inner-seer/beholds in a crystal ball."
5. The poem "Gong" makes use of what literary technique?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Rilke say regarding the institute of marriage and solitude?
2. What does Mood say in regard to Rilke's vision of Eros in the Prologue?
3. What does Rilke say regarding the young and marriage in his letters?
4. In the untitled poems of "Rilke's Poems of Other Difficulties," how does Rilke write of the gods?
5. What happens when one gives oneself completely over to love, according to the poet?
6. What influences does Mood speak of on Rilke's writing in his introduction to "Poems of Other Difficulties"?
7. What does Mood say regarding Rilke's sensuality in the introduction to his poems?
8. What are the subjects discussed in the "Woman's Lament" poems?
9. What reference does Rilke use to the god Hermes in The Seven Phallic Poems?
10. In the fourth and fifth of The Seven Phallic Poems, what imagery does the poet use for climax?
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