London By William Blake

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London By William Blake

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  • 1. 
    London by William Blake  is an example of
    • A. 

      A dramatic monologue

    • B. 

      An Epic

    • C. 

      A Sonnet

    • D. 

      A poem without any structure

  • 2. 
    What type of narrator is used in the poem?
    • A. 

      First person narrator

    • B. 

      Third person narrator

    • C. 

      Second Person narrator

  • 3. 
    Which of the following IS NOT TRUE of the structure of London by William Blake?
    • A. 

      The narrator presents the relentless images of downtrodden, deprived people.

    • B. 

      The first two stanzas focus on the people he sees and hears.

    • C. 

      The focus shifts in stanza three to the institutions the speaker holds responsible for the suffering of the masses.

    • D. 

      The final stanza returns to looking at the people and examines how even newborns are affected.

    • E. 

      The ABAB rhyme scheme is unbroken and seems to echo the relentless misery of the city

  • 4. 
    Which of the following suggest that the people are trapped not just physically, but also mentally?
    • A. 

      I wonder through each chartered street" (line 1)

    • B. 

      "And mark in every face I meet" ( Line 3)

    • C. 

      "The mind-forged manacles I hear" (line 8)

    • D. 

      "And blights with plagues the marriage hearse" (Line 16)

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of the poet's use of oxymoron to link the happy image of marriage with death, create a powerful image of illness and disease and suggest that everything has been destroyed?
    • A. 

      I wonder through each chartered street" (line 1)

    • B. 

      "And mark in every face I meet" ( Line 3)

    • C. 

      "The mind-forged manacles I hear" (line 8)

    • D. 

      "And blights with plagues the marriage hearse" (Line 16)

  • 6. 
    Which of the following techniques does the poet use to emphasise the feeling of bleakness/despair that affects everyone and from which there seems to be no escape?
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Reference to the French Revolution

    • D. 

      Contrast

  • 7. 
    Which of the following suggests that the speaker hears prostitutes swearing but might also mean that he thinks prostitutes are a curse on the city of London?
    • A. 

      "Every black'ning church appals,/And the hapless soldier's sigh" ( lines 10-11)

    • B. 

      "How the youthful harlot's curse/Blasts the new-born infant's tear" (Lines 14-15)

    • C. 

      "In every cry of every man,'In every infant's cry of fear (Lines 5-6)

    • D. 

      "the mind-forged manacles I hear" (Line 8)

  • 8. 
    Which of the following suggests a contrast between the innocence of youth and the sordidness of prostitution?
    • A. 

      "Every black'ning church appals,/And the hapless soldier's sigh" ( lines 10-11)

    • B. 

      "How the youthful harlot's curse/Blasts the new-born infant's tear" (Lines 14-15)

    • C. 

      "In every cry of every man,'In every infant's cry of fear (Lines 5-6)

    • D. 

      "the mind-forged manacles I hear" (Line 8)

  • 9. 
    Which of the following suggests that to the speaker of the poem, the future brings nothing but death and decay?
    • A. 

      "Every black'ning church appals,/And the hapless soldier's sigh" ( lines 10-11)

    • B. 

      "How the youthful harlot's curse/Blasts the new-born infant's tear" (Lines 14-15)

    • C. 

      "marriage hearse" (Line 16)

    • D. 

      "the mind-forged manacles I hear" (Line 8)

    • E. 

      The use of negative words such as weakness, woe, cry and fear

  • 10. 
    Which of the following suggests that society damages its members and innocence is lost almost immediately?
    • A. 

      "Every black'ning church appals,/And the hapless soldier's sigh" ( lines 10-11)

    • B. 

      "How the youthful harlot's curse/Blasts the new-born infant's tear" (Lines 14-15)

    • C. 

      "In every cry of every man,'In every infant's cry of fear (Lines 5-6)

    • D. 

      "the mind-forged manacles I hear" (Line 8)

  • 11. 
    Which of the following could be used to support the claim that " Money is spent on church buildings while children live in poverty, forced to clean chimneys - the soot from which blackens the church walls. To Blake, this makes a mockery of the love and care that should characterise the Christian religion"?
    • A. 

      "And the hapless soldier's sigh/Runs in blood down palace walls" ( lines 11-12)

    • B. 

      "How the youthful harlot's curse/Blasts the new-born infant's tear" (Lines 14-15)

    • C. 

      "In every cry of every man,'In every infant's cry of fear (Lines 5-6)

    • D. 

      "the mind-forged manacles I hear" (Line 8)

    • E. 

      "How the Chimney-sweeper's cry / Every blackening church appals" (Lines 9-11)

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A and B

    • H. 

      A and C

    • I. 

      A and E

  • 12. 
    Which stanza makes the speaker's experience seem like a vivid, hellish experience because he hears so many distressing noises?
    • A. 

      Stanza 1

    • B. 

      Stanza 2

    • C. 

      Stanza 3

    • D. 

      Stanza 4

  • 13. 
    There seems to be an absence of anything positive in the poem. Which of the following does the speaker NOT refer to in the poem ?
    • A. 

      The absence of freedom

    • B. 

      The absence of morality

    • C. 

      The absence of hope

    • D. 

      The continuation of the cycle of suffering

    • E. 

      The loss of children to war

  • 14. 
    This poem teaches that people without power often feel hopeless.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The speaker seems to be removed from the suffering he witnesses. This allows him to observe and comment on the larger picture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The speaker's description of the  city is entirely negative. This causes the reader to question whether he is biased.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The speaker uses the poem to criticise the monarchy and the church for their corruption and lack of action.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of the following words is a reference to " a written grant by the sovereign or legislative power of a country, by which a body such as a borough, company, or university is created or its rights and privileges defined"
    • A. 

      "chartered" (Line 1 and Line 2)

    • B. 

      "Marks" (Lines 3 and 4)

    • C. 

      "manacles" (Line 8)

    • D. 

      "harlot" (line 14)

  • 19. 
    Which of the following might have two meanings - " a small area on a surface having a different colour from its surroundings, typically one caused by damage or dirt" or " a suggestion that the speaker is " writing a word or symbol on (an object) in order to give information recording what he sees as he wanders through the streets of London.
    • A. 

      Wander

    • B. 

      Mark

    • C. 

      Charter

    • D. 

      Mind-forged manacles

  • 20. 
    Which of the following might be a suggestion that the city has robbed people of the ability to think;  people's minds are restricted and confined
    • A. 

      Wander

    • B. 

      Mark

    • C. 

      Charter

    • D. 

      Mind-forged manacles

  • 21. 
    For Blake, the conditions faced by people caused them to decay physically, morally and spiritually.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which of the following might be ideas that one can infer from the poem?
    • A. 

      Blake sees the rapid urbanisation in Britain at the time as a dangerous force

    • B. 

      The speaker presents a London where children are no longer free to enjoy childhood but ae forced to work in dangerous conditions

    • C. 

      Charters restrict freedoms - even nature is restricted. This ultimately result in the restriction of thinking

    • D. 

      The poem is pessimistic. It is without hope for the future

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A and B

    • G. 

      A and C

    • H. 

      A and D

  • 23. 
    Blake alludes to 1789, French revolution in London, arguably suggesting that the experience of living there could encourage a revolution on the streets of the capital
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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