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

    Who is Phelbas the Phoenician?

  • Question 2

    In what season does the poem begin?

  • Question 3

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

  • Question 4

    Where does Marie "feel free"?

  • Question 5

    What is the name of the "modern city"?

  • Question 6

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

  • Question 7

    What special ability does the prophet Tiresias have?

  • Question 8

    From what has the character Albert just been released?

  • Question 9

    What is Madame Sosostris's special talent?

  • Question 10

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

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