Prufrock Quiz

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You may refer to the poem in your textbook while you take this quiz. You may not refer to your analysis sheet or other notes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma percioche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero, Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.The above is taken from Dante's Inferno. This is an example of the poet's use of
    • A. 

      Establishment of theme.

    • B. 

      A relevant quotation.

    • C. 

      An allusion.

    • D. 

      All of these.

  • 2. 
    "Let us go then, you and I,When the evening is spread out against the skyLike a patient etherized upon a table"This passage depicts the evening
    • A. 

      As cold and numb.

    • B. 

      As filled with hope and expectation.

    • C. 

      As angry and hostile.

    • D. 

      As a cat.

  • 3. 
    "In the room the women come and goTalking of Michelangelo."The sudden change in setting takes us
    • A. 

      From sawdust restaurants into cheap hotels.

    • B. 

      From the city streets into a theatre.

    • C. 

      From a pretentious tea party into a pet store.

    • D. 

      From the city streets into a pretentious tea party.

  • 4. 
    "The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes,The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes"This metaphor compares the yellow fog to
    • A. 

      A cat.

    • B. 

      A snake.

    • C. 

      A patient etherized upon a table.

    • D. 

      An elderly gentleman.

  • 5. 
    "Time to turn back and descend the stair,With a bald spot in the middle of my hair —(They will say: 'How his hair is growing thin!')"In this passage, J. Alfred Prufrock is self-conscious about
    • A. 

      His athletic ability.

    • B. 

      Owning a cat.

    • C. 

      His age.

    • D. 

      His outfit.

  • 6. 
    "And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin..."What is the image here?
    • A. 

      An insect pinned down as a specimen.

    • B. 

      A lady's hatpin.

    • C. 

      A tie pin.

    • D. 

      A note pinned on a bulletin board.

  • 7. 
    "Though I have seen my head (grown slightly bald) brought in upon a platter,I am no prophet — and here’s no great matter"This is a biblical allusion to
    • A. 

      Moses.

    • B. 

      John the Baptist.

    • C. 

      Mary Magdalene.

    • D. 

      Elijah.

  • 8. 
    "Would it have been worth whileIf one, settling a pillow or throwing off a shawl,And turning toward the window, should say:               'That is not it at all,               That is not what I meant, at all.'"This passage shows Prufrock's fear
    • A. 

      Of rejection.

    • B. 

      Of being misunderstood.

    • C. 

      Of women in general.

    • D. 

      All of these.

  • 9. 
    "No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;Am an attendant lord..."What is the best way to describe Prufrock's self image, based on this passage?
    • A. 

      He sees himself as a confident warrior.

    • B. 

      He sees himself in a role of little significance in the play of life.

    • C. 

      He sees himself as someone who was destined to be great, but he never achieved this greatness.

    • D. 

      He sees himself as popular and well-liked.

  • 10. 
    "I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."Prufrock sees women as mermaids. In the context of the entire poem, this tells us he sees women as
    • A. 

      Kind and gentle.

    • B. 

      Good swimmers.

    • C. 

      Dangerous and unobtainable.

    • D. 

      All of these.

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