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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 "To Each His Chimera", how does the narrator describe the chimera on the backs of the men?
(a) That they are supporting the men.
(b) That they are invisible.
(c) That they are part of the men.
(d) That they are wings.

2. In "A Joker", what does the donkey do when he sees the man?
(a) The donkey bites him.
(b) The donkey trots on.
(c) The donkey kicks his legs.
(d) The donkey goes to beg food from the man.

3. After the narrator wakes up in "The Double Room", what does he realize he must do?
(a) Take a vacation.
(b) Pay bills.
(c) Go back to sleep.
(d) Return to work.

4. In "The Fool and Venus", at what or where does the narrator notice Venus staring?
(a) At the jester.
(b) To the sky.
(c) At himself.
(d) Into the distance.

5. How is "The Foreigner" organized?
(a) In alphabetical order.
(b) In chronological order.
(c) As a letter.
(d) As a series of questions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What gift does the fairy give the tradesman's child in "The Fairies' Gifts"?

2. What do the men say to the narrator when he asks them questions in "To Each His Chimera"?

3. In "The Old Mountebank", how do the merchants try to get the customers' attention?

4. In "The Foreigner", what emotion does Baudelaire discuss?

5. In "A Hemisphere in Her Hair", what color hair does the poet focus on?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "To Each His Chimera", what do the chimeras make the narrator realize?

2. Why does the narrator threaten to throw the woman out in "The Wild Woman and the Little Mistress"?

3. What makes the narrator pity the man in "The Fool and Venus"?

4. Why does the fairy become upset with the tradesman in "The Fairies' Gift"?

5. In "The Widows", what does the narrator see when he follows the woman?

6. What does the poet say about the Chinese in "The Clock"?

7. Why does the narrator of "Invitation to the Voyage" want to travel?

8. How does the narrator of "The Old Mountebank" feel about the mountebank?

9. What does the narrator see in the jester's eyes in "The Fool and Venus"?

10. Why does "The Foreigner" end with a comment about clouds?

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