The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry Test | Final Test - Easy

J. D. Mcclatchy
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Marilyn Hacker previously worked as a salesperson. Which item did Hacker sell?
(a) Encyclopedias.
(b) Modern art.
(c) Antique books.
(d) Vintage clothes.

2. Philip Levine was greatly impacted by which war?
(a) Korean War.
(b) World War II.
(c) War of the Roses.
(d) Spanish War.

3. Michael S. Harper created his work by combining autobiography and ____.
(a) Fiction.
(b) Myth.
(c) Slang.
(d) Science.

4. Which poet works at Johns Hopkins University?
(a) Clampitt.
(b) Smith.
(c) Olds.
(d) Hacker.

5. What word is used to describe Robert Frost's work?
(a) Naturalistic.
(b) Symbolic.
(c) Rueful.
(d) Strong.

6. Who wrote the poem titled, "Onions?"
(a) Olds.
(b) Matthews.
(c) Hacker.
(d) Smith.

7. Mary Oliver believed that the majority of her poems were ______.
(a) Epiphanies.
(b) Visionary.
(c) Awkward.
(d) Flawless.

8. Which poet often used inner city life as a theme?
(a) Williams.
(b) Lorde.
(c) Oliver.
(d) Wright.

9. In what year did Charles Simic bring his family to the US?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1949.
(c) 1953.
(d) 1957.

10. C.K. Williams worked as which of the following?
(a) Therapist.
(b) Arborist.
(c) Pharmacist.
(d) Landscaper.

11. Which president is mentioned in the title of one of Wright's poems?
(a) Washington.
(b) Jefferson.
(c) Truman.
(d) Hoover.

12. Yusef Komunyakaa served in which war?
(a) Korea.
(b) WWII.
(c) Desert Storm.
(d) Vietnam.

13. Harper was born in which city?
(a) Boise.
(b) San Diego.
(c) Brooklyn.
(d) Fairfax.

14. Who prompted Anne Sexton to start a writing career?
(a) Professor.
(b) Neighbor.
(c) Husband.
(d) Therapist.

15. Gary Snyder referred to himself as having very ____ values.
(a) Simple.
(b) Archaic.
(c) Liberal.
(d) Visionary.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heather McHugh's work is often compared to the work of ______.

2. Jorie Graham's work is often referred to as being _____.

3. Michael Harper wrote a poem dedicated to which famous musician?

4. Gary Snyder focuses a lot of his work around which topic?

5. Mary Oliver is considered to be one of the best ____ poets.

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