World Poetry Day Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the World's Beloved Poems.

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World Poetry Day Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of The Worlds Beloved Poems. - Quiz

Do you love poetry? We invite you to celebrate this World Poetry Day with a fun, informative quiz. Do you think you know enough to ace this quiz? Go ahead and give it a try! Poetry is a literary genre that incorporates rhythmic beauty and aesthetics to convey a message. Try your best to get 90% on this quiz. Make sure to share this quiz with fellow poetry lovers! Have fun! All the very best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is World Poetry Day observed? 

    • A.

      February 12

    • B.

      March 21

    • C.

      March 25 

    • D.

      April 2

    Correct Answer
    B. March 21
    Explanation
    World Poetry Day is observed on March 21. This day is dedicated to celebrating the power and beauty of poetry, promoting linguistic diversity, and encouraging the oral tradition of poetry recitals. It was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999 to recognize the unique ability of poetry to capture the essence of different cultures and express the deepest emotions and thoughts of individuals. By observing World Poetry Day on March 21, people from all over the world come together to appreciate and promote the art of poetry.

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  • 2. 

    When was the first World Poetry Day held? 

    • A.

      March 21, 1999

    • B.

      May 2, 2001

    • C.

      June 12, 2001

    • D.

      May 1, 2002

    Correct Answer
    A. March 21, 1999
    Explanation
    The first World Poetry Day was held on March 21, 1999.

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  • 3. 

    When is National Poetry Month?

    • A.

      May

    • B.

      June

    • C.

      April

    • D.

      August

    Correct Answer
    C. April
    Explanation
    National Poetry Month is in April. This month-long celebration of poetry was established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. It aims to highlight the importance of poetry in our culture and promote its reading, writing, and appreciation. Throughout April, various events and activities are organized to encourage people to engage with poetry and explore its beauty and power.

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  • 4. 

    When did Edgar Allen Poe publish "The Raven"? 

    • A.

      29 January 1800

    • B.

      29 January 1818

    • C.

      29 January 1832

    • D.

      29 January 1845

    Correct Answer
    D. 29 January 1845
    Explanation
    Edgar Allen Poe published "The Raven" on 29 January 1845.

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  • 5. 

    The Epic of Gilgamesh has its origin in which country? 

    • A.

      Ancient Egypt

    • B.

      Greece

    • C.

      Mesopotamia

    • D.

      India 

    Correct Answer
    C. Mesopotamia
    Explanation
    The Epic of Gilgamesh has its origin in Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean, in what is now modern-day Iraq and parts of Syria, Turkey, and Iran. The epic is one of the oldest surviving works of literature and tells the story of Gilgamesh, a legendary king of Uruk. It explores themes of mortality, friendship, and the search for meaning in life. Mesopotamia is known as the cradle of civilization, and its rich cultural and literary heritage greatly influenced subsequent civilizations in the region and beyond.

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  • 6. 

    Who is the author of "And Still I Rise"? 

    • A.

      Rudyard Kipling

    • B.

      Maya Angelou

    • C.

      Lewis Carroll

    • D.

      Alfred Tennyson

    Correct Answer
    B. Maya Angelou
    Explanation
    Maya Angelou is the author of "And Still I Rise."

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  • 7. 

    Who wrote the classic poem "Do not go gentle into that good night"?

    • A.

      Dylan Thomas

    • B.

      Robert Frost

    • C.

      William Shakespeare

    • D.

      Edgar Allan Poe

    Correct Answer
    A. Dylan Thomas
    Explanation
    Dylan Thomas is the correct answer because he is the author of the classic poem "Do not go gentle into that good night." This poem is known for its powerful and emotional exploration of the theme of death and the struggle to hold onto life. Dylan Thomas's unique and evocative writing style, filled with vivid imagery and strong emotions, has made this poem a timeless piece of literature.

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  • 8. 

    When did Robert Frost publish "The Road Not Taken"? 

    • A.

      1883

    • B.

      1889

    • C.

      1900

    • D.

      1915 

    Correct Answer
    D. 1915 
    Explanation
    Robert Frost published "The Road Not Taken" in 1915.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the author of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"? 

    • A.

      William Ernest Henley

    • B.

      William Wordsworth

    • C.

      William Blake

    • D.

      William Shakespeare

    Correct Answer
    B. William Wordsworth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is William Wordsworth because "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" is a famous poem written by him. The poem, also known as "Daffodils," describes the author's experience of seeing a field of daffodils and the emotions it evokes in him. William Wordsworth was a renowned English poet of the Romantic era, known for his lyrical and nature-inspired poetry.

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  • 10. 

    Who wrote the poem "Ulysses"?

    • A.

      T. S. Eliot

    • B.

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • C.

      Alfred Tennyson

    • D.

      William Shakespeare

    Correct Answer
    C. Alfred Tennyson
    Explanation
    Alfred Tennyson is the correct answer because he is the author of the poem "Ulysses." Tennyson was a prominent Victorian poet, and "Ulysses" is one of his most famous works. The poem is a dramatic monologue that presents the character of Ulysses (also known as Odysseus) from Greek mythology, reflecting on his past adventures and expressing his desire for new ones. Tennyson's skillful use of language and imagery in "Ulysses" has made it a significant piece of literature.

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