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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The grain elevator in one assumption is _____.
(a) Completely full.
(b) Silver.
(c) Rusted through.
(d) Lopsided.

2. At the risk of violating the facts, Hugo believes that the subject of a poem should serve _____.
(a) God's will.
(b) The greater good.
(c) The words.
(d) As a reminder.

3. How much snow hits the town every year in one assumption?
(a) Seventy-seven inches.
(b) Twenty feet.
(c) None.
(d) Four inches.

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

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

6. Hugo hopes that the student reading his book learns to write like _____.
(a) Yeats.
(b) The author.
(c) Himself.
(d) Auden.

7. What aspect of Reothke's teaching does Hugo find to be evidence of his cruelty?
(a) His finals.
(b) His critiques.
(c) His slothful explanations.
(d) His tardiness.

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

9. In one assumption, Hugo is an _____ who returns to the town.
(a) Outcast.
(b) Old farmhand.
(c) Action star.
(d) Army deserter.

10. Where do the grocer's children live in one assumption?
(a) Toledo.
(b) Paris.
(c) New York.
(d) Heaven.

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

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

13. Hugo thinks that Roethke is too _____ for his own good.
(a) Competitive.
(b) Arrogant.
(c) Detailed.
(d) Slothful.

14. Hugo states that people take their identities from their _____.
(a) Art work.
(b) Relationships.
(c) Failures.
(d) Jobs.

15. One assumption has the _____ being run by a kind man who lets kids in for free when nobody is looking.
(a) Movie house.
(b) Penny arcade.
(c) Swimming pool.
(d) Carnival.

Short Answer Questions

1. The town druggist on an assumption is _____.

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

3. In the world of imagination, Hugo believes that all things _____.

4. Which clever, witty writer is described by Hugo as being able to conform the music of poetry to truth effectively?

5. How does Hugo describe Roethke's clothes?

(see the answer keys)

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