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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what classic Renaissance poet are two of Blake's book related?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Milton.
(c) Herbert.
(d) Marlowe.

2. Describe how each illustration has been reproduced and printed?
(a) In a rather small size in color.
(b) In a rather large size in color.
(c) In a rather large size in black and white.
(d) In a rather small size in black and white.

3. What is William Blake's first prophecy called?
(a) Prophecy for South Africa.
(b) Prophecy for America.
(c) Prophecy for China.
(d) Prophecy for Australia.

4. This chapter of the book summary covers what?
(a) The first two chapters of Moscow.
(b) The first two chapters of Budapest.
(c) The first two chapters of Jerusalem.
(d) The first two chapters of Dachau.

5. The artist has combined a strong technical accuracy with what?
(a) An ability to entice readers.
(b) A sense of drama.
(c) An artistic quality.
(d) A sense of style.

6. From what is knowledge derived?
(a) School and instructors.
(b) Experimentation and experience.
(c) Family and friends.
(d) Parents and the community.

7. What is meant by faculties?
(a) The abilities of a group of people.
(b) Those who teach in an educational system.
(c) The operations of the mind.
(d) Those who work in a facility.

8. What does this set of verses describe?
(a) A sequence of emotions.
(b) Blake's life.
(c) A list of random thoughts.
(d) A sequence of events.

9. When the King eventually comes upon others, what guise has he taken up?
(a) That of a poor King.
(b) That of a harmless, old wandering man.
(c) That of a mentally-ill King.
(d) That of a wealthy patron of the arts.

10. The next portion commences with what?
(a) The grief-stricken King searches for his sons.
(b) The grief-stricken King wandering off.
(c) The grief-stricken King refuses to leave his wife.
(d) The grief-stricken King dies.

11. How does this work begin?
(a) With a preamble by Blake.
(b) With a poem by Blake.
(c) With a preamble by various scholars.
(d) With a discussion of Blake's artwork.

12. There is a small amount of commentary accompanying these. The first is about whose poetry?
(a) Aristophanes'.
(b) Homer's.
(c) Mimnermus'.
(d) Herodotus'.

13. What is able to make resurrection a truth the masses can perceive, even if they are not manifesting it themselves?
(a) The mind as a being.
(b) The body as spirit.
(c) The mind as spirit.
(d) The body as an entity.

14. How might one describe the language at this point?
(a) Very typical.
(b) Very colorful.
(c) Very unusual.
(d) Very interesting.

15. What is metaphysics?
(a) The basics of physics.
(b) Literary physics.
(c) Middle-level physics.
(d) Those aspects of reality that go beyond physics.

Short Answer Questions

1. On one page the author is citing Albion and ranting about delusions, when a few pages later he connects the two by setting Albion, Canaan and __________ together in just a few short lines of poetry.

2. What is epistemology?

3. In the first section, Blake sets forth arguments and principles pertaining to his beliefs and perception of what?

4. The King calls his sons before the palace in his sorrow. Why might be the reason for him quickly turning darker and more symbolic?

5. What is a natural side effect of employing this aspect?

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