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. Who is Mnetha?

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

3. Does Blake feel that the resurrection is true?

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

5. What word might best describe the presentation?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the story end?

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

3. What commentary accompanies these illustrations?

4. What two arguments does the author set forth?

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

6. For what does Blake clearly have hope?

7. How does the author share his worldliness?

8. What goes along with each illustration?

9. What is said about truth in this section?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Blake introduces the ideas of Hell and demons.

Part 1) What does he say about Hell and demons? Why does he introduce this?

Part 2) How do Hell and demons relate to Blake's philosophies and beliefs?

Part 3) How does his work regarding Hell and demons affect the reader? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Blake shows respect for women and girls.

Part 1) How does he show them respect? Why does he show them respect in this way?

Part 2) Is his view of females typical of the period in which he lives? Why or why not?

Part 3) From where does his respect of women come? How do his views on the world affect his opinion of women and vice versa?

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