The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Assumptions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the poem by Ghiselin, the snake's dwelling is that of a _____.
(a) Horny toad.
(b) Gopher.
(c) Another snake.
(d) Prairie dog.

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

3. Which colleague of Hugo's points out that "if you are not risking sentimentality, you are not close to your inner self"?
(a) Kittridge.
(b) Herrick.
(c) Marvel.
(d) Auden.

4. Hugo teaches that what type of words soften the impact of language?
(a) Foreign words.
(b) Multisyllabic.
(c) Words that start with vowels.
(d) Monosyllabic.

5. According to Hugo, the imagination is a _____.
(a) Dictator.
(b) Friend.
(c) Cynic.
(d) Relative.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Hugo work with Buzz Green?

2. Which clever, witty writer is described by Hugo as being able to conform the music of poetry to truth effectively?

3. Why does Hugo think his idea of the triggering town causes ideas for poems to come out more easily?

4. The two prostitutes in an assumption are nice to everyone but _____.

5. Hugo states that young poets find it difficult to free themselves from _____.

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