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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hugo say seldom happens to writers who don't work at it?
(a) Lucky accidents.
(b) Proper recognition.
(c) Comraderie.
(d) Getting published.

2. Hugo vaguely recalls a class in 1948 when Roehtke defended _____ as important to creativity.
(a) Madness.
(b) Devotion.
(c) Piety.
(d) Starvation.

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

4. What does Hugo say endures most in a poet's work?
(a) The poet's name.
(b) The poet's feelings about his work.
(c) The poet's publishing rights.
(d) The poet's legacy.

5. Hugo teaches that one way of getting into the world of the imagination is to focus on the play rather than the _____ of words.
(a) Usage.
(b) Context.
(c) Syntax.
(d) Meaning.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hugo thinks that Roethke is too _____ for his own good.

2. Who says that poets don't take things as seriously as other people?

3. Hugo says that for Roehtke, the rules are simply one way to help a poet get to _____.

4. Specifically, Hugo asks students never to worry about _____.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hugo suggest that the triggering town be unfamiliar?

2. What happens in the assumption where the outcast returns?

3. How does Hugo think Roethke's teaching would affect modern students (at the time the book was written)?

4. How does Hugo describe Hieronymous Bosch's relationship with his paintings?

5. What is the nature of the initiating subject?

6. What does Hugo point out are the distinctions between public and private poets?

7. In Hugo's opinion, why do most students respect Roethke as a teacher?

8. What does Hugo say is Roethke's strength as a teacher?

9. Describe the two outcomes of the annual picnic in the triggering town.

10. How does Roethke read a poem, and what does Hugo say is the effect it has on students?

(see the answer keys)

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