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Constantly Risking Absurdity

Constantly Risking Absurdity


by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Constantly Risking Absurdity: Name that Theme Quiz

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Q. Where does the artist perform, according to the poem?

"above the heads of his audience"
at the zoo
Madison Square Garden
in his writing studio
Q. Why is the poet on the high wire?

for the fun of it
to tell the truth
because he was told to
so that he can catch beauty
Q. What adjective does the speaker use to describe truth?

loosey goosey
Q. "Paces his way to the other side of day" suggests which themes?

exploration and perseverance
truth and deception
art and culture
running a race
Q. The poet's fancy footwork is symbolic of

the tricky nature of art
the importance of repetition