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Robin Behn
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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 "Free-Verse Lineation," what is the format used in the original poem?
(a) Sonnet.
(b) Free verse.
(c) Prose.
(d) Villianelle.

2. In doing this exercise, students are asked to write about which topic?
(a) Personal opinions.
(b) Word qualities.
(c) Third person point of view.
(d) Relevance to the poem.

3. What will students be required to use when writing this poem?
(a) Specific sequence.
(b) Archaic language.
(c) Divided imagery.
(d) Memories.

4. What famous poet is referred to in "Rhapsodizing Repetitions?"
(a) Ashbery.
(b) Heaney.
(c) Pound.
(d) Poe.

5. Students are encouraged to play with what part of the poem?
(a) Line breaks.
(b) Introduction.
(c) Denouement.
(d) Philosophy.

Short Answer Questions

1. "The Party of the Century" is what type of exercise?

2. Students are required to begin the exercise using what type of poem?

3. How many poems will result from this group of exercises?

4. "Intelligence Test" was written by Turner. What is the author's first name?

5. Who wrote "The Shell Game?"

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of music is suggested in "Shall We Dance"? What should students focus on regarding the beat?

2. What is the purpose of "Block, Pillar, Slab, and Beam?"

3. Explain the difference between factual and psychological truths.

4. What is the purpose of cutting up magazines in Waldman's exercise "Collaborative Cut up?"

5. What is the goal in the section titled "Stealing the Goods"?

6. How does the exercise on sonnets create a friendly forum and technique for students?

7. What is Free Verse Lineation? What is the purpose of using it in an exercise?

8. According to the author of this section, what is the most difficult task facing students?

9. Explain the instructions for "Smash Palace" and its purpose.

10. How is the technique used in "The Party of the Century" valuable as a group exercise?

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