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 the name of the "modern city"?

  • Question 2

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

  • Question 3

    What special ability does the prophet Tiresias have?

  • Question 4

    From what has the character Albert just been released?

  • Question 5

    Who is Phelbas the Phoenician?

  • Question 6

    What is Madame Sosostris's special talent?

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

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

  • Question 9

    In what season does the poem begin?

  • Question 10

    Where does Marie "feel free"?

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