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

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Hugo work with Buzz Green?
(a) State Farm.
(b) The postal service.
(c) Lockheed Martin.
(d) The Boeing Company.

2. Hugo uses single-syllabic words to show _____.
(a) Clandestine behavior.
(b) Rigidity.
(c) Fluidity.
(d) Tenderness.

3. Hugo believes that if if a good poem comes out as a result of the triggering town, the town will become the poet's _____.
(a) Hometown.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Nemesis.
(d) Place to avoid.

4. Who says "...the more I practice, the luckier I get."?
(a) Lou McGarrity.
(b) Salvador Dali.
(c) Johnny Carson.
(d) Jack Nicklaus.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. If a person can't think small when writing a poem, Hugo suggests that he try _____.

3. What era does Hugo say embodies sentimentality?

4. In the poem by Ghiselin, the snake's dwelling is that of a _____.

5. Hugo says that if one is a private poet, then one's vocabulary is limited to one's _____.

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