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

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Buzz Green's previous profession?
(a) Oil rig worker.
(b) Jazz musician.
(c) Train conductor.
(d) Symphony conductor.

2. Hugo maintains that once the poet has a certain amount of _____, one can forget it in the act of writing.
(a) Formal training.
(b) Raw talent.
(c) Experience.
(d) Accumulated technique.

3. Hugo states that all art that has endured has an element of _____.
(a) Plagiarism.
(b) Surprise.
(c) Schmaltz.
(d) Disguise.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which artist does Hugo think is interpreted as a weirdo when one first sees his paintings?

2. According to Hugo, Valery says that when words are used to convey information, they _____.

3. Hugo advises that at all times, the student must keep his _____ on.

4. When writing a poem, what does Hugo suggest leaves a person more options?

5. Hugo advises that the hard work put in on the first poem is responsible for the _____ of the second.

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