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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through How Poets Make a Living.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When writing a poem, what does Hugo suggest leaves a person more options?
(a) Comparisons.
(b) Truth.
(c) Guessing.
(d) Verification.

2. Who says that poets don't take things as seriously as other people?
(a) Roethke.
(b) Pound.
(c) Auden.
(d) Yeats.

3. What instrument does Lou McGarrity play?
(a) Piano.
(b) Trombone.
(c) Tuba.
(d) Flute.

4. What is the minimum sentence length Hugob advises having in a poem?
(a) Three.
(b) One.
(c) Five.
(d) Seven.

5. Which person observes some mold and later cures gonorrhea?
(a) Sir Alexander Fleming.
(b) Alexander Graham Bell.
(c) John George Alexander.
(d) Marie Curie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who remarks that American poetry could not help but get better and better?

2. The British colonel that Hugo meets in Europe on his tour of duty is what member of the British aristocracy?

3. What distasteful job does "C" discuss with Hugo?

4. Whose "albatross" does Hugo mention when speaking of the poetry student's ability to fly?

5. Hugo states that people take their identities from their _____.

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