The Waste Land Overview Quiz

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.

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

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  2. In what season does the poem begin?

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  3. What is the name of the "modern city"?

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

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  5. What special ability does the prophet Tiresias have?

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  6. Who is Phelbas the Phoenician?

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  7. Where does Marie "feel free"?

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

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  9. What is Madame Sosostris's special talent?

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  10. From what has the character Albert just been released?

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