The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, The Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke : Chapter 3, New Poems II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Apollo the god of in Greek mythology?
(a) Medicine, anger, winter.
(b) Sun, healing, and music.
(c) Reading, writing, arithmetic.
(d) Education, summer, and trees.

2. In the poem "I am the Anxious One," which stanza is the longest?
(a) First.
(b) Third.
(c) Second.
(d) Fourth.

3. Which of the following people does Rilke paint a picture of through poetry?
(a) His country's leader.
(b) Himself.
(c) His mother.
(d) His favorite pet.

4. What type of religion is Bavaria known for?
(a) Protestant.
(b) Baptist.
(c) Mormon.
(d) Catholic.

5. In Greek mythology, what did the sun readily take on the guise of?
(a) Worshippers.
(b) Wind.
(c) Church.
(d) Living man.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Book 1, Chapter 2?

2. What is the annexation of Bohemia compared to in the introduction?

3. What are the ancient women that Rilke describes called?

4. What did the women in Rilke's poem about ancient women overcome?

5. Which poem has the following line: "You must change your life"?

(see the answer key)

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