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TEST for The Seafarer (translated by Burton Raffel)

On the line provided, write the letter of the best answer to each of the followin ite!s" Te#tboo$s !ay be used for this assess!ent" %%%%% &" 'ost i!a es at the be innin of the poe! portray a" coldness b" color c" ani!als d" heroes %%%%%%(" The spea$er)s feelin s for the sea are best described as a" hostile and resentful b" friendly and lovin c" respectful and fascinated d" cheerful and sy!pathetic %%%%%%*" The tone in which the spea$er describes earlier ti!es is a" ob+ective, because he describes past events as a reporter would b" nostal ic, because he spea$s with lon in c" bitter, because he spea$s of his for!er co!panions with hatred d" hu!orous, because he uses irony to describe the past %%%%%%," The spea$er thin$s that the world in its present state is a" an i!prove!ent on the past b" not seriously flawed c" strivin to i!prove d" without lory and honor %%%%%%-" .hich of the followin state!ents best describes the spea$er)s thou hts about death/ a" 0e fears sufferin and dyin a painful death" b" 0e is afraid of free1in to death" c" 0e believes that he will die at sea" d" 0e wants to be buried with old to please 2od" %%%%%%3" The poe! ends with a a" prayer to Thor b" state!ent of the poet)s beliefs c" son of praise for the sea d" return to the spea$er)s story

%%%%%%4" That The Seafarer is an ele y that is supported by all of the followin assertions except that the a" spea$er la!ents so!ethin lost b" poe! is filled with a sense of sadness c" spea$er be s 2od)s for iveness d" spea$er stresses the transience of earthly life %%%%%%5" 6ife has tau ht the spea$er that a" worldly lory and power vanish b" fate and 2od help only sailors c" life on land can be e#citin d" $in s reward coura eous acts %%%%%%7" The phrase su!!er)s sentinel, !eanin a cuc$oo, is an e#a!ple of a" a $ennin b" a predicate c" a scop d" an e#ile %%%%%%&8" 9urin this ti!e in history, !any roups of people left or were sent fro! their ho!es" :nowin this helps the reader understand why a" each person was sent away b" each person was lonely c" the the!e of e#ile was so co!!on d" the lyric poe! was popular %%%%%%&&" .hich of the followin best describes the spea$er)s !essa e at the end of The Seafarer/ a" 6ife at sea is both e#hilaratin and weariso!e" b" 2ifts of old for heaven will not redee! a sinful soul" c" Those who wal$ with 2od shall be rewarded" d" The earth no lon er flourishes in lory" %%%%%%&(" .hich of the followin characteristics of ;n lo<Sa#on poetry is illustrated by The Seafarer/ a" celebration of heroic achieve!ents b" use of caesura c" rhy!ed couplets d" =aed!onian verse

%%%%%%&*" The first part of The Seafarer is the story of a" a !an)s life on the sea b" a sailor)s conversion to =hristianity c" an e#ile)s la!ent for his country d" an ocean stor! off the coast of En land %%%%%%&," The purpose of a caesura in a line of ;n lo<Sa#on poetry is to a" re!ind a scop what to say b" provide a !etaphorical na!e for so!ethin c" indicate a pause for breath d" !ar$ the four beats in the line %%%%%%&-" .hen readin ;n lo<Sa#on poetry, how does reco ni1in historical conte#t 0elp a reader understand why certain thin s occur/ a" >t ives the reader clues about the situation in the ti!e period in which it was written" b" >t helps readers restate in their own words what the poe! says" c" >t re?uires readers to use a dictionary to find the !eanin of co!plicated words" d" >t shows the reader how i!portant correct spellin and ra!!ar is" %%%%%%&3" .hat is the reason, despite all the hardships he)s suffered, that the narrator in The Seafarer continues to follow the life of the sea/ a" weary fatalis! b" passionate curiosity c" reli ious vision d" !aterial need %%%%%%&4" .hich ele!ent in The Seafarer is !ost characteristic of lyric poetry/ a" re ular rhyth! and rhy!e b" stron reliance on fi urative lan ua e c" intense personal e!otion d" narrative structure %%%%%%&5" The Seafarer is considered to be an ele iac poe! because a" it !ourns the death of a warrior)s lover b" it sin s about the loss of the $in c" it !ourns the e!ptiness the poet feels inside d" it praises the herois! of Beowulf