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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. According to Blake, from where does all Poetic Genius come?
(a) One source.
(b) Many sources.
(c) God.
(d) Our conscience mind.

2. 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.
(a) Assyria.
(b) Smyrna.
(c) Moab.
(d) Babylon.

3. How does the story open?
(a) When the King is mourning the death of his wife.
(b) When the King is mourning the dispicable behavior of his wife.
(c) When the King is mourning his wife who is dying.
(d) When the King is mourning the disappearance of his wife.

4. The story continues to move along in its _____________.
(a) Simplicity.
(b) Structured path.
(c) Complexity.
(d) Confines.

5. The King calls his sons before the palace in his sorrow. Why might be the reason for him quickly turning darker and more symbolic?
(a) His young are just as dispicable.
(b) His young are of no use to him.
(c) His young are equally as sick.
(d) His young do not care.

Short Answer Questions

1. Blake delves into the difference between Christ's resurrected body of spirit and what?

2. What word might best describe the presentation?

3. The Englishman continues his exposition with how many books, which include Milton?

4. How might one describe the language at this point?

5. Shortly, the sad and perhaps frightened, paranoid or suspicious old man is speaking of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what does Blake clearly have hope?

2. How is the author's presentation of his Jerusalem melodramatic?

3. How might one describe the words used by Blake? Give an example from the text to support your response.

4. What is unique about William Blake, regarding his work and fame?

5. What does Blake think of the resurrection?

6. What two arguments does the author set forth?

7. How does the England of Blake's time influence his work?

8. What perception does Druidry include?

9. How does the story end?

10. Compare England and Jerusalem, based on Blake's work.

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