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

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which artist does Hugo think is interpreted as a weirdo when one first sees his paintings?
(a) Hieronymus Bosch.
(b) Salvador Dali.
(c) Vincent Van Gogh.
(d) Claude Monet.

2. If a person can't think small when writing a poem, Hugo suggests that he try _____.
(a) Thinking big.
(b) Philosphy or social criticism.
(c) Running for president.
(d) Joining NASA.

3. All the poets that Hugo knows have an unusually strong _____.
(a) Moral sense.
(b) Taste for danger.
(c) Need for approval.
(d) Id.

4. Hugo believes that a public poet must be more intelligent than the reader so his _____ doesn't get in the way.
(a) Heart.
(b) Lack of common sense.
(c) Common sense.
(d) Didacticism.

5. Hugo says that once a language exists only to convey information, it is _____.
(a) Interesting.
(b) Dying.
(c) Dictating.
(d) Evolved.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which person observes some mold and later cures gonorrhea?

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

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

5. Which Shakespeare play has Regan and Cornwall blinding Gloucester?

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