The Waste Land Overview Quiz

The Waste Land Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

Can you follow all of the allusions and metaphors in T.S. Eliot's complex Modernist poem? Find out with eNotes' "The Waste Land" Overview Quiz.

  • Question 1

    What is Madame Sosostris's special talent?

  • Question 2

    From what has the character Albert just been released?

  • Question 3

    Who is the subject of the long discussion which begins Section V, "What the Thunder Said"?

  • Question 4

    While section one is primarily about death, what concern dominates section two?

  • Question 5

    What special ability does the prophet Tiresias have?

  • Question 6

    What do all these cities, Jerusalem, Athens, Alexandria, Vienna, and London, cited in Section V, have in common?

  • Question 7

    In what season does the poem begin?

  • Question 8

    What is the name of the "modern city"?

  • Question 9

    Where does Marie "feel free"?

  • Question 10

    Who is Phelbas the Phoenician?

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