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The Waste Land

The Waste Land


by T.S. Eliot

The Waste Land: Crazy Characters Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Waste Land? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is Madame Sosostris?

An old British socialite
A French brothel owner
A fortune-teller
A seamstress
Q. What is so "carbuncular" about the young man carbuncular?

His wheezing cough
His pimply face
His pale skin
His thin hair
Q. What's the name of the woman in the pub who's taken abortion pills?

Q. Tiresias is

A blind, part-man, part-woman prophet
A disco star
A child prophet
A Greek god
Q. How does the Phoenician Sailor die?

Burned to death
Sharks with lasers on their heads