How Well Do You Know Sonnets?

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How Well Do You Know Sonnets?

A sonnet is a poem of fourteen lines that follows the iambic pentameter system. There are several types of sonnets, but only two forms exist as a basis on which all other sonnets are formed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The sonnet originated from...
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Britain

  • 2. 
    Who invented the sonnet?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Thomas Hobbes

    • C. 

      Giacomo da Lentini

    • D. 

      Shakespeare

  • 3. 
    The term sonnet is derived from the Italian word...
    • A. 

      Sonetta

    • B. 

      Soneta

    • C. 

      Sonetto

    • D. 

      Sonnetto

  • 4. 
    Which of these is a component of the sonnet?
    • A. 

      Vowel

    • B. 

      String

    • C. 

      Volta

    • D. 

      Strum

  • 5. 
    How many forms of sonnet provide the model on which other sonnets are created?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 6. 
    In Italian sonnets, the turn occurs between the octave and the...
    • A. 

      Set

    • B. 

      Subset

    • C. 

      Setset

    • D. 

      Octaver

  • 7. 
    Which of these is a basic form of sonnet?
    • A. 

      Petrarchan

    • B. 

      Sotteic

    • C. 

      Servic

    • D. 

      Sonnettic

  • 8. 
    The first twelve lines are divided into three...
    • A. 

      Quarters

    • B. 

      Quatrains

    • C. 

      Forms

    • D. 

      Sets

  • 9. 
    Which of these is a type of Shakespearean sonnet?
    • A. 

      Sonnet 18

    • B. 

      Octet

    • C. 

      Octet 12

    • D. 

      Octave 11

  • 10. 
    The Petrarchan sonnet is also known as the...
    • A. 

      Octave 4

    • B. 

      Sonnet 11

    • C. 

      Italian Sonnet

    • D. 

      Real Sonnet