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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. Rilke writes that most people only know a corner of their room, and thus have a certain what?
2. What does Rilke write of "screams of women" in "Blood-Remembering"?
(a) In regret.
(b) In labor.
(c) In heartbreak.
(d) In sorrow.
3. Which poem of Rilke's does Mood refer to in the lines, "And this: that one opens like a lid, / and lying under there nothing but eyelids"?
(a) "The Lovers."
(b) "The Rose Window."
(c) "The Bowl of Roses."
(d) "Greek Love-Talk."
4. What of the sea does Rilke write of remembering in "Blood-Remembering"?
5. From what novel is the excerpt "Blood-Remembering" taken?
(a) Into the Looking Glass.
(b) The Duino Elegies.
(c) The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.
(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. What does Rilke refer to death as?
3. Rilke writes in "Blood-Remembering" that one must feel what?
4. Rilke suggests to the reader in "The Dragon-Princess," "we must assume our existence as _____ as we in any way can."
5. In "Blood-Remembering," Rilke writes "One must be able to think back to roads in ________."
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mood believe Rilke associated between life and death?
2. What does "Blood-Remembering" mean?
3. What word does Mood focus on regarding Rilke's writing of "The Dragon-Princess"?
4. What does Mood discuss in the introduction to "The Dragon-Princess"?
5. What does Rilke speak of initially regarding solitude in "The Dragon-Princess"?
6. What is sacred to Mood regarding Rilke's writing? How does he express this in regarding his grave?
7. What must one "see" in order to write a single verse, according to Rilke?
8. What happens once man has acclimated himself to solitude, according to Rilke in "The Dragon-Princess"?
9. What does Mood preface "Blood-Remembering" with, in discussing the poet?
10. What does Mood posit that the word "Desire" implies in "The Difficulty of Dying"?
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