The End And The Beginning

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The quiz below is based on The End and The Beginning, which is a poem written by Szymborska. If you have read it and you are sure you got it, take this quiz, it is for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the significance of titling the poem “The End and The Beginning”?
    • A. 

      The devastation of the war leaves a “new beginning” for a town to be built.

    • B. 

      The end of a war often becomes the beginning of another one because people forget the effects.

    • C. 

      The end of a war must come before recovery can begin.

    • D. 

      When a war begins, an end must come with destruction.

    • E. 

      The end becomes the beginning of a story for poets such as Wislawa.

  • 2. 
    What does the author attempt to point out in lines 18-21?
    • A. 

      People find small pleasures in war

    • B. 

      People rarely focus on the devastation of an area postwar

    • C. 

      The government tends to highlight the end of a war

    • D. 

      Peace is not attainable after a country has been involved in war

    • E. 

      Recovering from war is an easy task

  • 3. 
    Lines 37-42 suggest that
    • A. 

      War causes extreme destruction that many cannot even fathom

    • B. 

      Only a select few are forced to deal with the effects and the aftermath of a war

    • C. 

      Those who have knowledge of war ought to make future generations aware of the terrors of war so that future wars can be prevented

    • D. 

      The aftermath of war is a difficult for one to imagine without experiencing

    • E. 

      the tragedies of war cause many soldiers to suffer from PTSD

  • 4. 
    The person mentioned in line 45 is 
    • A. 

      A soldier who lost his life in battle

    • B. 

      An innocent civilian who died during the war

    • C. 

      A devastated family member of a deceased soldier

    • D. 

      An individual born after the war zone has been rebuilt

    • E. 

      A soldier who has PTSD and struggles to cope with the mass destruction resulting from war

  • 5. 
    Which of the following literary devices does Szymborska NOT use?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Enjambment

    • C. 

      Caesura

    • D. 

      Metaphor

    • E. 

      Personification

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