The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Here we have what chapters of Blake's Jerusalem?

2. Part of the story line is that there is work that takes six thousand years to complete. Who participates in this?

3. Prior to the entire group there is a short poem that does what?

4. To what classic Renaissance poet are two of Blake's book related?

5. From what is knowledge derived?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Blake's repetitions of certain thematic elements important?

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

3. What commentary accompanies these illustrations?

4. What is the purpose of these two "books"?

5. What is Albion?

6. How has William Blake made predictions about the world?

7. How does the author share his worldliness?

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

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

10. Describe the purpose of this piece.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Blake believes in the resurrection.

Part 1) About what resurrection does he speak? Why does he believe in it?

Part 2) How does this fit into his philosophies?

Part 3) How might the world in which he lives influence this belief? If he lived today, would he most likely have this same belief? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The Four Zoas focus upon a special torment.

Part 1) What are the Four Zoas? How do they focus on a special torment?

Part 2) When is this torment discussed earlier? What is the reason for bringing it up again?

Part 3) Why might this torment be significant to the author? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

Blake has hope for peace and friendship between the sexes.

Part 1) How does he show he has hope for the sexes? Why is he hopeful?

Part 2) Why does this author create this work, regarding the sexes? What is its purpose?

Part 3) How does this work reflect his philosophies and personal beliefs?

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