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

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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Hugo believes that after a long time and a lot of writing, a poet can go back to places of _____.
(a) Insanity.
(b) Creative genius.
(c) Cognitive recall.
(d) Real personal significance.

3. Hugo believes that a poet must take _____of a triggering town.
(a) Emotional possession.
(b) Stock.
(c) Care.
(d) Total control.

4. Which Shakespeare play has Regan and Cornwall blinding Gloucester?
(a) Macbeth.
(b) Hamlet.
(c) King Lear.
(d) Twelfth Night.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says "...the more I practice, the luckier I get."?

2. Who does Hugo put in the silo in one of his poems?

3. Hugo states that the earth takes its configurations from the _____.

4. At the risk of violating the facts, Hugo believes that the subject of a poem should serve _____.

5. What instrument does Lou McGarrity play?

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