Week 1 Poetry Delights and Instructs Multiple-Choice Questio

1、 问题:Who was Apollo in Greek mythology? (1.1. 02:26-3:22)
选项:
A:The beautiful daughter of a river god.
B:The god of poetry.
C: The god of pastoral life.
D:The god of love.
答案: 【The god of poetry.

2、 问题:What did Horace mean when he said that “the poet has mingled profit with pleasure by delighting the reader at once and instructing him”? (1.1. 04:49-05:02)
选项:
A:He means that poetry brings both money and pleasure to the reader.
B:He means that poetry brings both delight and wisdom to the reader at the same time.
C:He means that poetry brings something useful to the reader by giving him pleasure.
D:He means that poetry brings pleasure to the reader by instructing him.‍
答案: 【He means that poetry brings both delight and wisdom to the reader at the same time.

3、 问题:Where does the pleasure of reading poetry come from? (1.2. 00:33-00:48)
选项:
A:The pleasure of reading poetry comes from the beauty of the language.
B:The pleasure of reading poetry comes from the power of the emotion in the poem.
C:The pleasure of reading poetry comes from the depth of the insight suggested in the poem.
D:The pleasure of reading poetry comes from all the three answers mentioned above. ‍
答案: 【The pleasure of reading poetry comes from all the three answers mentioned above. ‍

4、 问题: How does an image come to us? (1.2. 01:46-02:01)
选项:
A:‍‍An image may come through the eye as color or through the ear as sound.
B:An image may come to us through the tongue as taste.
C:An image may come to us through the nose as smell or the skin as
touch.‍
D:An image may come through any one of the ways mentioned above.
答案: 【An image may come through any one of the ways mentioned above.

5、 问题: What is Robert Browning’s “Meeting at Night” about? What is the theme of this poem? (1.2. 03:40-41)
选项:
A:Robert Browning’s “Meeting at Night” is a love poem.
B:Robert Browning’s “Meeting at Night” is a night poem.
C:Robert Browning’s “Meeting at Night” is a meeting poem.
D:Robert Browning’s “Meeting at Night” is a poem about meeting at night.‍
答案: 【Robert Browning’s “Meeting at Night” is a love poem.

6、 问题:“Poetry is founded on surprise: the surprise of regaining something that was there but we failed to notice.” Whose definition of poetry is this? (1.2. 15:07-16:00)
选项:
A:Robert Browning.
B:Robert Frost.
C:Louis Untermeyer.
D:Laurence Perrine.‍
答案: 【Louis Untermeyer.

7、 问题:What do we mean when we say that Robert Frost’s simplicity is deceptive? (1.3. 00:23-00:44)
选项:
A:Frost’s poems are simple, direct and natural.
B:Frost’s poems are never simple, direct and natural.
C:Frost’s poems never say much in little.‍
D:Frost’s poems look simple, direct and natural, but Frost was almost never as simple, direct and natural as he appeared to be.
答案: 【Frost’s poems look simple, direct and natural, but Frost was almost never as simple, direct and natural as he appeared to be.

8、 问题:What does Robert Frost mean when he says that “I dropped to an everyday level of diction that even [William] Wordsworth kept above.” (1.3. 01:57-02:42)
选项:
A:Robert Frost uses a poetic language which is even simpler than William Wordsworth’s.
B: Robert Frost uses everyday language in his poetic writing.
C:Both Frost and Wordsworth use everyday language in their poetic writing.
D:Both Frost and Wordsworth

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