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The Colossus

The Colossus


by Sylvia Plath

The Colossus: The Quiz of Death 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. Which bones in the human body does the poem reference?

hip bones
thigh bones
shake it all about bones
Q. The speaker compares herself to an ant that's _____.

refusing to feed a happy-go-lucky grasshopper
Q. What are the tumuli referenced in the poem?

grave stones
ancient pyramids
a delicious Italian candy
burial mounds
Q. In what way does the speaker describe the bones of the statue?

easy to trip over
Q. The speaker accuses the Colossus of thinking it's a _____.

"Master of spirits"
"Mouth piece of the dead"
"Demon king"
"King of all Zombie break dancers"