1. The philosophical problem underlying the poem is:
man’s spiritual desolation and sterility in contemporary life
the complexities of human life
man’s desire to overcome woman
a man’s problem with understanding his own sexuality
None of the above
2. Prufrock was going to:
visit a lady friend
have an affair
go to a funeral
go to the library
both a and b
3. “I have measured out my life in coffee spoons” suggests:
being aware of his obsession with coffee
Prufrock’s comparing his life to trivial matters
a sense of isolation
All of the above
4. The tone of this poem is:
5. The title of the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” reveals:
6. In lines 44 and 45, “Do I dare/ Disturb the universe?” the universe refers to:
His peers at the coffee house.
All the world.
His small social circle of middle-class acquaintances.
The relationship he has with the woman he loves.
Both c and d
7. What kind of mood is created in lines 1-11?
One of romance
One of vibrancy
One of gloom
Both a and b
8. A theme of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is:
There is evidence of the disintegration of modern society.
Many individuals of modern society exhibit indecision to act.
Many individuals of modern society exhibit patience in acting at the right moment.
Both b and c
9. Line 26 “There will be time, there will be time” is an allusion to another literary work. Identify the work and explain how this allusion provides meaning for Eliot’s poem.
10. Lines 111-119 allude to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Explain the allusion and the meaning it provides in Eliot’s poem.
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