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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the main theme of the poem?
(a) The pursuit of Freedom.
(b) The study of Natures.
(c) The problem of Greed.
(d) The adventures of Sea-Travel.

2. Which form of Nature does this poem focus on?
(a) The spiritual.
(b) The visible.
(c) The human.
(d) The invisible.

3. Who is the author of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?
(a) Gerard Manley Hopkins.
(b) William Wordsworth.
(c) Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
(d) John Donne.

4. What does the Hermit instruct the Mariner to teach others?
(a) To never kill animals.
(b) To fight the evil spirits who terrorize man throughout the world.
(c) To love and reverence all things made by God.
(d) To live a solitary life of peace.

5. How is the area into which the Ship first enters, after passing the Line, described?
(a) Chilly, windy.
(b) Calm, humid.
(c) Cold, icy.
(d) Hot, tropical.

6. After the fog lifts, what suddenly happens to the Ship?
(a) It runs into a reef.
(b) It is becalmed.
(c) It begins to sink.
(d) The main mast breaks.

7. When the ship reaches the Line, what is over the mast at noon?
(a) The Sun.
(b) The Lighthouse.
(c) A sail.
(d) The Albatross.

8. What does Thomas Burnet say happens to the mind that does not contemplate the invisible Nature?
(a) It dwindles and thinks only petty thoughts.
(b) It makes man vigilant for truth.
(c) It attains knowledge of the visible natures.
(d) It keeps a sense of perspective.

9. What does the Guest initially think of the Mariner?
(a) The Guest admires the Mariner.
(b) The Guest thinks the Mariner is crazy.
(c) The Guest thinks the Mariner is drunk.
(d) The Guest is afraid of the Mariner.

10. What is the "Line"?
(a) The equator.
(b) The edge of the world.
(c) North America.
(d) A trading port.

11. Epigraph means:
(a) A brief letter written by the author of a poem about his work.
(b) A collection of lines from the poem, placed at its beginning to foreshadow themes to come.
(c) A rhyming quatrain with which a poem begins or ends.
(d) A quote or citation placed at the beginning of a literary work in order to set a theme for the whole.

12. How long is the poem's Epigraph?
(a) Two pages.
(b) Three paragraphs.
(c) A paragraph.
(d) Six pages.

13. How many of the men does the Mariner stop?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Seven.
(d) One.

14. Which of these words best describes the crew?
(a) Loyal.
(b) Cunning.
(c) Superstitious.
(d) Despairing.

15. How high is the ice in the polar region?
(a) Mast high.
(b) Higher than can be seen.
(c) Bow high.
(d) Below the water.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the boards of the Ship do?

2. What is the overall tone of the Epigraph?

3. What stops the Guest?

4. What is the purpose of the notes?

5. In what direction does the ship initially sail?

(see the answer keys)

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