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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. In this section, the word "self" may bring an image of what item?
(a) Kitten.
(b) Child.
(c) Shoe laces.
(d) Brussels sprouts.

2. In "Dramatic Monologue: Carving the Voice, Carving the Masks," students are instructed to write a:
(a) Dramatic monologue.
(b) Series of poems.
(c) Soliloquy.
(d) Chatauqua.

3. The author includes part of a poem including:
(a) Movie titles.
(b) Body parts.
(c) Objects on his desk.
(d) Fruits.

4. In this section, students are encouraged to write about what topic?
(a) Chivalry.
(b) Unrequited love.
(c) Personal encounter.
(d) Linens.

5. "Intriguing Objects Exercise/ 'Show and Tell'" offers what type of exercise?
(a) Individual.
(b) Thought provoking.
(c) Group.
(d) Humorous.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author in this section refers to which famous poet?

2. How many lists are used in the second section?

3. The author claims that poems created in this way will be:

4. "As/Like/Finish the Sentence" requires students to write:

5. The poem in this section should contain how many lines as a minimum?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are tabloids good fodder for poetry?

2. What type of audience is most suited to the exercise in "The Widow?"

3. Explain the steps used in "Five Easy Pieces."

4. Why are students required to write a serious poem about a tabloid story?

5. Why does Rita Dove ask students to use crayons to draw pictures of their homes?

6. What are the two steps required in the exercise in "As/like/Finish the Sentence?"

7. How do the drawings used in "Your Mother's Kitchen" affect the final outcome of the poems?

8. Explain the process used in "A Journey to Nowhere" by Susan Snively.

9. Explain the technique used in "Who We Were" by Edward Hirsh. What is the expected end result?

10. What is the purpose of "The Unconscious As Gold Mine?"

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