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The Man-Moth

The Man-Moth


by Elizabeth Bishop

The Man-Moth: Figuratively Speaking Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Man-Moth? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is cool and pure enough to drink?

a box of crayons
his heart
a suitcase
a tear
Q. What is a draught of poison?

the third rail
a ten-second dose of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
his mother's love
Q. The Man-Moth's recurrent dreams underlie his rushing dreams like what?

a mattress
railroad ties
a bird chirping
Q. What is his only possession likened to in the last stanza?

a basket of puppies
a treasure chest
a bee sting
an antique
Q. Where must the Man-Moth keep his hands?

in handcuffs
on his lap
in his pockets
at the end of his wrists