The World Is Too Much With US Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Who are the gods mentioned in the poem?
    • A. 

      Aphrodite and Hestia

    • B. 

      Eros and Athena

    • C. 

      Poseidon and Trition

    • D. 

      Kronos and Dione


  • 2. 
    What is the meter of this poem?
    • A. 

      Dactylic hexameter

    • B. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • C. 

      Dactylic pentameter

    • D. 

      Iambic hexameter


  • 3. 
    Why is the speaker dissatisfied with the way that human beings have been living their lives?
    • A. 

      He feels that people are content with the way that they have been blissfully and ignorantly living their lives, which disappoints him.

    • B. 

      He thinks that people have the potential to change their humdrum lives eventually, but is uncertain to put all of his faith in humankind.

    • C. 

      He feels that people are not living their lives according to the ways of nature, and is disappointed by their lack of motivation to do so.

    • D. 

      He believes that they are lazy asses after checking their grade in their government class.


  • 4. 
    What is the central purpose of this poem?
    • A. 

      To incite ideas that would allow people to inspire a generation built upon supporting and being one with nature.

    • B. 

      To let people know that the speaker has hope for a better future.

    • C. 

      To convey the fear that humans have the potential to fall behind the grace, beauty, and effortlessness of nature.

    • D. 

      To link the relationship that nature has with the eventual degradation of humankind.


  • 5. 
    Why does the speaker use different types of diction throughout the poem?
    • A. 

      To highlight his desire for humans to be more focused on technology and improving themselves, instead of going out to nature.

    • B. 

      To make AP Literature students across America annoyed and question their decision to take a class that had bees penetrating flowers and moons showing their bosoms to the moon.

    • C. 

      To emphasize the speaker’s desire for a time when mankind was much more appreciative of nature and focused more on their surroundings than themselves.

    • D. 

      To inspire people to develop themselves as a society and help other human beings grow.


  • 6. 
    The speaker addresses the _____, _____, and _______ as references to nature compared to mankind in the poem.

  • 7. 
    William Wordsworth believes that the world is obsessed with “_____ and _____” in our own world, instead of spending and appreciating the world outside of our own.

  • 8. 
    The poem takes place in the early 1800s during the _____ _____ _____, and their desire to be the first to develop new technology, create new jobs, and make money.

  • 9. 
    The primary symbol that the poem centralizes is the _____, which the speaker believes most people have taken for granted and given away.

  • 10. 
    “The World Is Too Much with Us” has comparisons and literary devices such as_____, _____, and ____.

  • 11. 
    What message is Wordsworth trying to get across? Please write your answer in at least four to five sentences.

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