The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. Hugo hopes that the student reading his book learns to write like _____.
(a) Auden.
(b) Yeats.
(c) The author.
(d) Himself.

2. Hugo advises that at all times, the student must keep his _____ on.
(a) Game face.
(b) Convention bucking device.
(c) Crap detector.
(d) Ability to copy.

3. Yeats is noted by Hugo as saying that, "as a writer, your most important arguments are with _____".
(a) Your teachers.
(b) Yourself.
(c) Your loved ones.
(d) God.

4. Which clever, witty writer is described by Hugo as being able to conform the music of poetry to truth effectively?
(a) Auden.
(b) Pound.
(c) Himself.
(d) Yeats.

5. Hugo states that young poets find it difficult to free themselves from _____.
(a) The initiating subject.
(b) Plagiarism.
(c) Writer's block.
(d) Convention.

6. In the world of imagination, Hugo believes that all things _____.
(a) Are dull.
(b) Transcend.
(c) Belong.
(d) Are equal.

7. Specifically, Hugo asks students never to worry about _____.
(a) Their grades.
(b) The reader.
(c) Money.
(d) Critical acclaim.

8. In the Hugo's opinion, a poet must have a streak of _____.
(a) Genius.
(b) Arrogance.
(c) Luck.
(d) Common sense.

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