What Have You Lost? Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The New World," the author stared at the sculpture on the front lawn of what museum?

2. In "Child Proof," the author writes, "Child is proof We come from somewhere else Where everyone" what?

3. In "Drifter, Owl, Mouse," the mouse prays inside what?

4. Who is the author of "Years of Solitude"?

5. Who is the author of "The New Blade"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author discover in the sculptures in "The New World"?

2. Why did the author's mother throw out his underwear in "Emergency Situation"?

3. What personification and metaphor is used in the poem "Stranded"?

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

5. What is described in "Dedication"? What simile is used to describe old papers?

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

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

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

9. How is the "beloved" described in the poem "This Isn't Fair"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the themes and structure of "The New Blade" and "Custody." How is family related in each poem?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of self-identity in the poems "Waking Instructions" and "I, Myself." What symbolism and imagery is used to reinforce this theme?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the theme of sorrow in "Sudden" and "Seeing for You." How do these poems relate in terms of symbolism and imagery?

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