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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. In the Introduction by Naomi Shihab Nye, the author writes, "Losing makes us miserable, startles us awake. It's also" what?
(a) A chance to learn.
(b) Inevitable.
(c) Part of the game.
(d) Sometimes fatal.

2. "Other Lives" is by what author?
(a) Hayan Charara.
(b) Maggie Anderson.
(c) John Sangster.
(d) Vern Rutsala.

3. Who is the author of "The Wren"?
(a) Linda Gregg.
(b) Emma Mellon.
(c) Barbara McCauley.
(d) Dionisio D. Martinez.

4. In "Aqueducts," the author imagines the aqueducts where?
(a) Eastern Germany.
(b) Northern Italy.
(c) Western Germany.
(d) Southern Italy.

5. Who is the author of "Years of Solitude"?
(a) Jim Natal.
(b) David Hassler.
(c) Sandra Gail Teichmann.
(d) Dionisio D. Martinez.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote "Naming"?

2. Who wrote "The Ants Are Using Sticks For Walls"?

3. In "What We Want," the author writes, "we all want to be lost, and looked for, and found again and welcomed home in the smoky darkness on any" what?

4. In "Last-Minute Message for a Time Capsule," the author writes, "we also had the righteous ones who worshiped the True Faith, and" what?

5. What is the coat lined with in "My Father's Coat"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What word did the newspaper use in "Sudden"? Why?

2. What is "Almost Evenly Divided" in the poem by this name?

3. How are the mother's suicide attempts described in "Lens"?

4. What is being searched for in "What We Want"? How are the people described?

5. What similes are described in "Other Lives"?

6. What does the author consider about her grief in "On the Suicide of a Young Boy I Did Not Know"?

7. What did the author's mother give her in "The Ants Are Using Sticks For Walls"?

8. How does the author use metaphor to describe the hitchhiker in "The Hitchhiker"?

9. What does the author miss in "Song of the Prodigal Son"?

10. What similes and metaphors are prevalent in "Custody"?

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