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The Colossus

The Colossus


by Sylvia Plath

The Colossus: The Classic Quiz Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Colossus? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. In what ancient city did the real Colossus once stand?

Q. To what hub of the Roman Empire does the poem allude?

the Forum
the Coliseum
the Senate
Hard Rock Café: Rome
Q. What ancient wise person does the poem reference?

a librarian
a know-it-all grandpa
an oracle
a priest
Q. To what trilogy of Greek tragedies does the poem allude?

the Oresteia
the Skywalkeria
the Iliad
the Oedipus plays
Q. Which of the following describes the decorative stone work alluded to in the poem?

not worth the money the contractors charged to have it installed