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Church Going

Church Going


by Philip Larkin

Church Going: Big Ol' Church Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Church Going? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How does the speaker of "Church Going" treat the church when he first steps inside?

With terror
Q. Who are the "Hectoring large-scale verses" probably being read by?

Old people
Young people
Dumb people
Bored people
Q. According to the speaker of the poem, how does the roof of the church look so new?

It's been cleaned.
It's been restored.
It's been blessed.
He doesn't know.
Q. Why does the speaker imagine the church's "parchment, plate and pyx" (25) being put into locked cases in the future?

Because religious people will try to save them
Because churches will be turned into museums
Because these objects will be banned
Because only special people will be allowed to see them
Q. What part of the church will remain as a reminder of the church when the natural world takes over?