Poetry of the Ancient and Modern Worlds Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is the use of language in H.D.'s Oread considered unique?

Question 2 2. In The Odyssey, the suitors violate Xenia by

Question 3 3. Which T.S. Eliot poem contains the famous lines, This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper?

Question 4 4. Which classic literary text is the second half of 'The Aeneid' modeled upon?

Question 5 5. In I, Too, Sing America, what is Hughes saying through the lines They send me to eat in the kitchen/When company comes?

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Question 6 6. Why does Hughes use an infected sore to describe what happens to deferred dreams?

Question 7 7. The Iliad portrays the Trojans as

Question 8 8. In The Odyssey, Odysseus' main heroic quality is

Question 9 9. From which Italian city was Dante exiled?

Question 10 10. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh is described as

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Question 11 11. In The Odyssey, Odysseus' journey to the underworld was probably inspired by _____.

Question 12 12. What are the major themes of Langston Hughes' writing?

Question 13 13. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, why does Gilgamesh seek out the wild man Enkidu?

Question 14 14. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, why does Enkidu die?

Question 15 15. The Iliad ends with the funeral of

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Question 16 16. In T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets (1942), which poem is about water?

Question 17 17. How does H.D.'s poetry differ from Amy Lowell's poetry?

Question 18 18. In The Iliad, Xenia is

Question 19 19. How does Agamemnon's behavior in the The Iliad and The Odyssey reflect the Greeks' view of authority?

Question 20 20. Why did Octavian want Virgil to write 'The Aeneid'?

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Question 21 21. Why does Dido commit suicide in 'The Aeneid'?

Question 22 22. According to the Iliad, the Trojan War was fought

Question 23 23. What is Amy Lowell's poem Autumn about?

Question 24 24. In early Greek literature, poetic form, stock phrases, and redundant epithets are all signs that

Question 25 25. How are most Emily Dickinson poems identified?

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Question 26 26. In The Odyssey, why doesn't Penelope send her suitors away?

Question 27 27. Who leads Dante through Heaven in The Divine Comedy?

Question 28 28. In The Iliad, Achilles refuses to fight because

Question 29 29. What is free verse?

Question 30 30. How does Odysseus defeat the cyclops Polyphemus?

Poetry of the Ancient and Modern Worlds Chapter Exam Instructions

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