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by Adrienne Rich

Power: "Power" 101 Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Power? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is the poem about?

Marie Antoinette
Marie Curie
Pierre Curie
Pierre Cardin
Q. What does the backhoe dig up in the beginning of the poem?

An amber bottle
A bottle of Tylenol
A bottle of Prozac
Some rusty nails
Q. What did Marie Curie discover?

A bottle of tonic
Q. What happened to Curie's eyes?

She had to get glasses
They fell out
She got cataracts
She went totally blind
Q. What came from "the same source as her power"?

Her wounds
Her X-ray machine
Her backhoe
Her Nobel Peace Prize