The following list of questions is taken from PES English exams 1195 - 2000. The thing to note is that they require a range of poets, and poems. Note that the majority of poems to which refer would preferably come from within our anthology, The World's Contracted Thus, though you can refer to others we have looked at as well.
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1. ‘It wasn’t so much the theme or idea that interested me as the different ways different poets wrote about it.’
In what different ways did you find that different poets treated the same theme or idea? Refer to a range of poems and poets in your answer.

2. What contrasting views and images of Australia have you found in the poetry you have read this year? Refer to a range of poems and poets in your answer.

3. ‘What I enjoyed about the anthology was that there was so much variety in topic and treatment.’ What variety did you find in the anthology you have studied this year? Refer to a range of poems and poets in your answer.

4. ‘What I like in an anthology is liveliness, wit, satire, humour, elegance, and energy.’
Where did you find one or more of these qualities in the anthology you have studied this year? Refer to a range of poems and poets in your answer.

5. Show how poets you studied this year use specific detail to create general insights into either human experience or the world around them. You must refer to a range of poems and poets in your answer.

6. Explain how reading more than one poem by the same poet led you to a better understanding of the poet’s main concerns. You must refer to poems by two or three poets in your answer.

7. In what ways did the variety of voices in the poetry you studied this year lead you to enjoy your study of poetry? Refer to poems by at least three poets in your answer.

8. In poems by three or more poets you studied this year, was what appealed to you similar or quite different?

11. How similar or different are the attitudes of poets to the same subject in the poetry you studied this year? Refer to poems by at least three poets in your answer.

12. Show how words and the way they are used make the poetry you studied this year so effective. Refer to poems by at least three poets in your answer.

13. By referring to a range of poems you studied this year, show how poets use tension between opposing ideas to develop their themes. Refer to poems by at least three poets in your answer.

Answer ONE of the following questions with reference to a range of poems and poets from either The World’s Contracted Thus or Cross Country.
14. ‘I find that poems reveal a great deal about the life and times of the people who wrote them. But they also speak to me about things that will always matter.’
Show how far this statement has been tine for you in your reading of a range of poems and poets from The World’s Contracted Thus.

15. ‘When reading Cross Country some people respond readily to poems about Australia while others are attracted to poems which speak to them of more general human concerns.’
How did you respond to the poems in Cross Country? Consider both parts of this statement, referring to a range of poems and poets in your answer.

16. ‘Reading poems and listening to the words poets have used, I hear excitement, amusement, anger, sadness, joy..., What have you heard in the language of some of the poetry you have read this year? Refer to a range of poems and poets in your answer.

17. Any reader of an anthology of poetry will find in it poems which become personal favourites. Explain what it was in some of the poems you have read this year that made them your favourites. Refer to poems by several poets in your answer.