T.S. Eliot Reads Love Songs of J.A. Prufrock and other poems
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by T.S. Eliot

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Quiz 1

1. Who is the speaker in the epigraph?

  • Michelangelo
  • Guido da Montefeltro
  • Dante
  • Prufrock

2. Who is the listener in the epigraph?

  • Michelangelo
  • Guido da Montefeltro
  • Dante
  • Prufrock

3. Whose line does Eliot parody with "In the room the women come and go"?

  • Hesiod
  • Stephen Mallarme
  • Jules Laforgue
  • Charles Baudelaire

4. Whose work does "works and days of hands" reference?

  • Hesiod
  • Stephen Mallarme
  • Jules Laforgue
  • Charles Baudelaire

5. What poem does "And indeed there will be time" allude to?

  • "The Road Less Traveled"
  • "The Snowman"
  • "To His Coy Mistress"
  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 73

6. How might one characterize the rhyme scheme of "Prufrock"?

  • Free verse
  • Free verse with occasional rhymes
  • ababcdcdeeff
  • aabbccddefef

7. What 19th-century French poets had a great influence on Eliot?

  • The Metaphysicals
  • The Symbolists
  • The Realists
  • The Sensualists

8. What was the original title of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"?

  • "The Love Song of Johannes A. Prufrock"
  • "Prufrock Among the Women"
  • "What Do Prufrocks Want?"
  • "Prufrock And the Women"

9. What personal connection did the name "J. Alfred Prufrock" have for Eliot?

  • It was his original name
  • He used to sign his name "T. Stearns Eliot"
  • It was his uncle's name
  • It was his grandfather's name

10. What subliminal meaning did Eliot want the name "Prufrock" to contain?

  • "Prior futility"
  • A "prude" in a "frock"
  • "Prudential framing"
  • A "proof" that is "frail"

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