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For the Union Dead

For the Union Dead


by Robert Lowell

For the Union Dead: What Happened to this Place? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around For the Union Dead? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What happened to the old aquarium's weathervane?

It fell into the street
It broke in half
It was tagged with graffiti
It lost its scales
Q. Where were the Union Soldiers and Colonel Shaw buried?

In a single ditch
Under a parking lot
Next to the Lincoln Memorial
They were thrown in a river
Q. What is the speaker afraid is happening to the memory of the Union Soldiers?

They're being confused with WWII veterans.
They're being remembered as villains.
They're being forgotten.
They're being confused with street performers.
Q. What was unique about the Union soldiers in this poem?

They were part of an all-black infantry.
They were defectors.
They were all allergic to peanuts.
They were also fishermen.
Q. What social movement does Lowell touch on in this poem?

The Feminist movement
The movement to legalize marijuana
The Harlem Shake movement
The Civil Rights movement