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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The evil ones in the poetic stories have been those who are ___________ the idea that the mind has greater power than what comes to be presented to the human senses as objects of the world.
(a) Sure of.
(b) Against.
(c) Unsure of.
(d) For.

2. What is "I was buried near this Dike / that my friends may weep as much as they like"?
(a) An epitaph.
(b) A line from a short story.
(c) A line from a love poem.
(d) A portion of an epic tale.

3. What constitutes a major change in the writings of William Blake?
(a) Fragments of stories.
(b) Poetical sketches.
(c) Essays.
(d) Epics.

4. What kind of catalog does Blake create?
(a) His own exhibition catalog.
(b) His own book catalog.
(c) His own tool catalog.
(d) His owning clothing catalog.

5. This is amended, thematically, shortly thereafter with, "Thus Urizen spoke collected himself in awful pride / space / Art though visionary of Jesus the soft delusion of Eternity / Lo I am __________________________________." (p. 307).
(a) God the terrible destroyer and not the Savior.
(b) God the Father and not the destroyer.
(c) God the Almighty and the Father of our Savior, Lord Jesus Christ.
(d) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

6. What is another recurring image?
(a) Animals being taken by other animals.
(b) Humans being taken by other humans.
(c) Animals being taken by humans.
(d) Humans being taken by animals.

7. This begins as a ____________ the preceding summary chapter.
(a) A contrast to.
(b) Continuation of.
(c) A diversion from.
(d) Change from.

8. Here is yet another portion of the book where there is what?
(a) A unique writing structure.
(b) An expression of Blake's beliefs.
(c) A lull in the plot line.
(d) A change in the writings.

9. In the poem, Summer, each stanza is progressively ______________ than the one before it.
(a) Shorter.
(b) Longer.
(c) More simplistic.
(d) More convoluted.

10. As what has Blake's value been acknowledged?
(a) As a storyteller.
(b) As both an artist and a printer.
(c) As a poet.
(d) As a businessman.

11. Describe the stanzas of the first of these.
(a) Simplistic.
(b) Overdone.
(c) Interesting.
(d) Ornate.

12. There are how many poems under this category?
(a) Sixty-two.
(b) Thirty-two.
(c) Fifty-two.
(d) Forty-two.

13. After this, there is the area under Numeral VII entitled The Everlasting Gospel which contains what?
(a) Four poems.
(b) Two poems.
(c) One poem.
(d) Three poems.

14. The author then moves on to extol the virtues of what kind of love?
(a) New love.
(b) Old love.
(c) Parental love.
(d) Married love.

15. How are these sets of poems quite famous?
(a) They, in some cases, have been studied for over a decade in academic institutions.
(b) They are still read in every public school in England.
(c) They are the inspiration for most of today's best poets.
(d) They have been used, for some cases, for over a century in academic institutions.

Short Answer Questions

1. The poem Fair Elenor functions as a segue into the ones entitled ___________.

2. How are the poems labeled in their sequence?

3. What does this statement in number 151 do?

4. Of what would Blake like more?

5. They are _________________ related to the copious writings involving God, Satan, Urizen, Beulah, the Furnaces and the clouds.

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