Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What friend is the one talked about in "Requiem for a Friend"?
2. Which of the following is the first poem in Book 1, Chapter 4?
(a) "Poem for Marie."
(b) "Traveling in a Dream."
(c) "Discourse of Fruit."
(d) "Requiem for a Friend."
3. What does the swan symbolize?
4. Which of the following is the name of one of Rilke's poems?
(a) "Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes."
(b) "Apollo. Hermes. Eurydice."
(c) "Saint. Hermes. Alcestis."
(d) "Orpheus. Alcestis. Apollo."
5. Whom does the poet ask, "Tell me, must I travel?"
(a) A lover.
(b) A dead friend.
(c) A parent.
(d) A god.
6. What is the name of the author of Greek tragedies?
(a) Oedipus Rex.
7. Who annexed Rilke's part of Czech Bohemia with World War I?
8. Which of the following describes the ancient women?
9. What do the poems about animals serve to do most?
(a) Pay homage.
(b) Advertise for a zoo.
(c) Emphasize how captivity is bad for animals.
(d) Study the movements they make.
10. What does the panther serve to be a symbol of?
(a) Natural power.
(b) The sun rising each morning.
(c) Native Americans.
(d) The German legal system.
11. Which of the following best describes the rhyme scheme of the gazelle poem?
(a) The vocabulary is very tense, so the rhyme is overlooked.
(b) The rhyme scheme was somewhat preserved in translation.
(c) Rilke did not rhyme, but the translator did.
(d) Rilke did not intend to rhyme, but he did.
12. What is the name of Book 1, Chapter 4?
13. What language did Rilke speak living in Bohemia?
14. What is Apollo the god of in Greek mythology?
(a) Reading, writing, arithmetic.
(b) Sun, healing, and music.
(c) Medicine, anger, winter.
(d) Education, summer, and trees.
15. Which family member does Rilke dedicate a poem to?
Short Answer Questions
1. When was Book 1, Chapter 1 written?
2. In the poem about the abnormal women, which stanza is the longest?
3. Who is described as being "like a thief climbing in my window"?
4. In which way are the poems in the book presented?
5. What is the name of the last poem in Book 1, Chapter 3?
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