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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. Where did Marianne Moore work?
(a) A book store.
(b) The Library of Congress.
(c) The New York Public Library.
(d) A museum.

2. What accessory was Marianne Moore's trademark?
(a) Her hat.
(b) Her purse.
(c) Her gloves.
(d) Her shoes.

3. What is a running theme in many of the poems in Cold Spring?
(a) Swimming.
(b) Weather.
(c) The sea.
(d) Spring.

4. What does the viewer see in "View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress?
(a) A brass band playing.
(b) An orchestra playing.
(c) A parade.
(d) Nothing.

5. In what city are many of the poems in North and South set?
(a) Rome.
(b) Paris.
(c) New York.
(d) London.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are two things Bishop and Moore can do together, as described in "Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore"?

2. Why is Bishop so eager to have Moore visit her?

3. What is the tone of the Four Poems?

4. What does the title character in "Manuelzinho" do?

5. What does the viewer hear in "View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the title of "The Man-Moth" alter the feel of the poem?

2. How are the poems in North and South devoted to morning different?

3. What is the meaning of the lines "I'm afraid if it's wheat it's none of your sowing" in "Letter to N.Y."?

4. How does Bishop portray water in the poems in North and South?

5. What is the significance of the trees capturing the music in "View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress"?

6. Does Bishop see the ocean as ever-changing or never changing in the poems in Cold Spring?

7. How does Bishop portray the hermit's loneliness in "Chemin de Fer"?

8. In what form is "The Burglar of Babylon" written? Why does the poet use this form?

9. What is Bishop comparing in "Large Bad Picture" when she refers to "commerce or contemplation"?

10. How would you characterize the speaker's relationship to the title character in "Manuelzinho"?

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