A. E. Housman: Poems

"She Walks in Beauty", "Child Harold's pilgramage" and "Don Juan" Help?

1. Which of the following is a central theme of “She Walks in Beauty”?

A. goodness

B. sorrow

C. love

D. bitterness

2. Which question is answered by this line from “She Walks in Beauty”?

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

A. Which woman is the subject of the poem?

B. Where is the woman going?

C. Why is the woman so admired by the speaker?

D. To what does the speaker compare the woman?

3. Which line from Child Harold’s Pilgrimage best answers this question: How does

the speaker feel about nature?

A. “Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean—roll!”

B. “Thy shores are empires, changed in all save thee . . .”

C. “I love not man the less, but nature more . . .”

D. “What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.”

4. What is the main idea of Child Harold’s Pilgrimage?

A. People have built many civilizations.

B. The ocean is unchanged by human activities.

C. People use the ocean during war.

D. Every generation finds reasons to fight wars.

5. Which line from Child Harold’s Pilgrimage includes a metaphor?

A. “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods . . .”

B. “Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty’s form / Glasses itself in

tempests . . .”

C. “Man marks the earth with ruin—his control / Stops with the shore . . .”

D. “There is a rapture on the lonely shore . . .”

6. Which line from Child Harold’s Pilgrimage is an example of personification?

A. “For earth’s destruction thou [the ocean] dost all despise . . .”

B. “Man marks the earth with ruin—his control / Stops with the shore . . .”

C. “Monarchs tremble in their capitals . . .”

D. “An I have loved thee, ocean!”

7. What does the speaker in Child Harold’s Pilgrimage say about civilizations?

A. They create great works of art.

B. They do not last over time.

C. They have a lasting effect on the world.

D. They have changed the ocean.

8. Which line from Don Juan contains a simile?

A. “The freshness of the heart can fall like dew . . .”

B. “I / Have spent my life, both interest and principal . . .”

C. “Ambition was my idol . . .”

D. “An flesh (which Death mows down to hay) is grass . . .”

9. Which words best describe the speaker in Don Juan?

A. serious and despairing

B. bold and aggressive

C. considerate and understanding

D. amusing and thoughtful

10. What is the speaker’s point in telling about Cheops in Don Juan?

A. only fame matters

B. nothing lasts

C. great works of art last

D. fame is permanent

11. Which vocabulary word best completes this sentence?

As he grows older, the speaker in Don Juan is becoming to love.

A. copious

B. credulous

C. insensible

D. torrid

12. Which sentence uses a vocabulary word incorrectly?

A. The speaker in Child Harold’s Pilgrimage calls the ocean the arbiter of war.

B. Tempests at sea threaten the mightiest ships.

C. The speaker in Don Juan no longer has an interest in clever retorts.

D. The speaker in “She Walks in Beauty” admires the lady’s avarice.

13. Which sentence shows incorrect subject and verb agreement?

A. The speaker claims the monsters is formed from slime.

B. The ocean is a source of wonder and beauty.

C. The ocean remains untouched by the great civilizations.

D. Ships that sail throughout the world do not change the ocean.

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2) C

3) C

4) B

5) B

6) A

7) B