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WB Yeats - Irish Airman quote - United States History

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  • Q1
    An Irish Airman Foresees His Death I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate Those that I guard I do not love; My country is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor, No likely end could bring them loss Or leave them happier than before. Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, Nor public man, nor cheering crowds, A lonely impulse of delight Drove to this tumult in the clouds; I balanced all, brought all to mind, The years to come seemed waste of breath, A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death. WB Yeats. - written in 1918 and published in 1919 What is the major event that this poem references?
    Spanish American War
    World War I
    sinking of the Lusitania
    World War II
    120s
  • Q2
    An Irish Airman Foresees His Death 1. I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate Those that I guard I do not love; 5. My country is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor, No likely end could bring them loss Or leave them happier than before. Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, 10. Nor public man, nor cheering crowds, A lonely impulse of delight Drove to this tumult in the clouds; I balanced all, brought all to mind, The years to come seemed waste of breath, 15. A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death. WB Yeats. - written in 1918 and published in 1919 The poem above best reflects which of the following growing sentiments late in World War I?
    imperialism
    local pride
    militarism
    anti nationalism
    120s
  • Q3
    An Irish Airman Foresees His Death 1. I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate Those that I guard I do not love; 5. My country is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor, No likely end could bring them loss Or leave them happier than before. Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, 10. Nor public man, nor cheering crowds, A lonely impulse of delight Drove to this tumult in the clouds; I balanced all, brought all to mind, The years to come seemed waste of breath, 15. A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death. WB Yeats. - written in 1918 and published in 1919 The pattern described in the excerpt foreshadowed which of the following developments in the Untied States in the 1930s?
    joining the League of Nations
    women's suffrage
    isolationism
    the Stock Market Crash
    120s
  • Q4
    An Irish Airman Foresees His Death 1. I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate Those that I guard I do not love; 5. My country is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor, No likely end could bring them loss Or leave them happier than before. Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, 10. Nor public man, nor cheering crowds, A lonely impulse of delight Drove to this tumult in the clouds; I balanced all, brought all to mind, The years to come seemed waste of breath, 15. A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death. WB Yeats. - written in 1918 and published in 1919 The term "Kiltartan Cross" in line 5 most likely references which of the following?
    a small town in the United States
    a religious artifact
    a small town in Ireland
    a small town in England
    120s
  • Q5
    WB Yeats - An Irish Airman Foresees His Death 1. I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate Those that I guard I do not love; 5. My country is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor, No likely end could bring them loss Or leave them happier than before. Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, 10. Nor public man, nor cheering crowds, A lonely impulse of delight Drove to this tumult in the clouds; I balanced all, brought all to mind, The years to come seemed waste of breath, 15. A waste of breath the years behind In balance with this life, this death. WB Yeats. - written in 1918 and published in 1919 In line 10 Yeats discounts the effects of what type of government actions?
    the draft
    treaty obligations
    rationing
    propaganda
    120s

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