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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death


by W.B. Yeats

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death: Up, Up, Up in the Air Quiz

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Q. Where does the speaker think it will all end?

In the clouds above
On a field in Italy somewhere
In Ireland
On the moon
Q. What is another word for "airman"?

A guy made of air
A baseball player
A cricketeer
A pilot
Q. What does the speaker say about the "years behind"?

They're a waste of breath
They were awesome
He can't remember them
He doesn't talk about them
Q. What does the phrase "years behind" refer to?

A cricket team from Northern Ireland
The past
The eleventh century
The future
Q. Where was the speaker driven?

To the Atlantic Ocean
To Russia
To a tumult in the clouds
To Kiltartan