Elizabethan Poetry Quiz Questions And Answers

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What do you know about The Elizabethan Poetry? Take this 'Elizabethan poetry quiz' and check your knowledge about that literature period. The period from 1557 to 1603 was considered the golden age of English literature as Elizabeth was Queen of England then. You are about to take an online quiz for the Renaissance-Victorian Poetry course. The quiz is in multiple-choice form. There are ten questions that you need to answer correctly. Play the quiz and see what you know about that golden age of poetry.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is often referred to as the "Bard of Avon" and is considered one of the greatest Elizabethan poets and playwrights?

    • A.

      Christopher Marlowe 

    • B.

      Ben Jonson 

    • C.

      William Shakespeare

    • D.

      John Donne

    Correct Answer
    C. William Shakespeare
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C. William Shakespeare, often referred to as the "Bard of Avon," is renowned for his plays and sonnets, which are considered some of the greatest works in English literature.

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  • 2. 

    Human interference and modification towards art that make it "unnatural" is NOT valued by...

    • A.

      The Romantic movement

    • B.

      The Elizabethan principle

    • C.

      The Victorian spirit

    • D.

      The Golden Age

    Correct Answer
    A. The Romantic movement
    Explanation
    The Romantic movement valued the natural beauty and authenticity in art, so any human interference and modification that make it "unnatural" would not be valued by this movement.

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  • 3. 

    Elizabethan people valued the improvement of something naturally beautiful.  Some of them even built their houses in the shape of the letter "E", in order to respect...

    • A.

      The country

    • B.

      The Queen

    • C.

      The culture

    • D.

      The Golden Age

    Correct Answer
    B. The Queen
    Explanation
    During the Elizabethan era, people held a great admiration and respect for Queen Elizabeth I. They saw her as a symbol of beauty, power, and grace. By building their houses in the shape of the letter "E", they were showing their devotion and loyalty to the Queen. This act was a way for them to honor and value the Queen, who was considered the epitome of natural beauty and the embodiment of the country's culture during the Golden Age.

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  • 4. 

    "The Defence of Poesy", one of the major works of 16th century England was written by...

    • A.

      William Shakespeare

    • B.

      George Puttenham

    • C.

      Sir Phillip Sidney

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Sir Phillip Sidney
    Explanation
    "The Defence of Poesy" is a significant literary work from the 16th century in England. It was written by Sir Phillip Sidney, who was a prominent figure in the Elizabethan era and known for his contributions to literature and poetry. Sidney's work defends the importance and value of poetry, arguing that it is a powerful and influential form of art. His essay explores various aspects of poetry, including its ability to inspire, educate, and entertain. Therefore, the correct answer is Sir Phillip Sidney.

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  • 5. 

    What is the most dominant cluster of literary genre in Elizabethan England, as celebrated by John Milton and Edmund Spenser?

    • A.

      Sonnet

    • B.

      Epic

    • C.

      Funeral elegy

    • D.

      Survey

    Correct Answer
    B. Epic
    Explanation
    During the Elizabethan era in England, the most dominant cluster of literary genre was the epic. This is evident through the works of renowned poets like John Milton and Edmund Spenser, who celebrated and contributed to the epic genre. Epics are long narrative poems that often depict heroic deeds, mythical figures, and grand themes. Milton's "Paradise Lost" and Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" are prime examples of epic poetry from this period. These works showcase the epic's popularity and influence on Elizabethan literature, making it the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    The mode of literature in the 16th Century England that values the presentation of a simple and humble life in a country, of shepherds and shepherdesses is called...

    • A.

      Satirical

    • B.

      Elegiac

    • C.

      Pastoral

    • D.

      Vectoral

    Correct Answer
    C. Pastoral
    Explanation
    The correct answer is pastoral. In the 16th Century England, the mode of literature that valued the presentation of a simple and humble life in the country, specifically of shepherds and shepherdesses, was known as pastoral. This genre often idealized rural life and portrayed it as peaceful and idyllic. It typically focused on themes of nature, love, and the simplicity of rural existence. Satirical refers to a type of literature that uses irony and humor to criticize or mock societal flaws. Elegiac pertains to poetry or literature that expresses sorrow or lamentation. Vectoral is not a term related to literature or any specific genre.

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  • 7. 

    Poems that are usually short and concerned with praises of love, nature and the good life are called...

    • A.

      Lyrics

    • B.

      Ballads

    • C.

      Elegies

    • D.

      Poems

    Correct Answer
    A. Lyrics
    Explanation
    Lyrics are a type of poem that are typically short and focused on expressing emotions, particularly love and nature. They often have a musical quality and are meant to be sung or accompanied by music. This type of poem is known for its lyrical and melodic language, and it aims to evoke a sense of beauty and joy.

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  • 8. 

    The Sonnet, one the most important poetic genre in Renaissance period was first introduced by...

    • A.

      Shakespeare

    • B.

      Petrarch

    • C.

      Lady Mary Wroth

    • D.

      The Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Petrarch
    Explanation
    Petrarch is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the creator of the sonnet form. He popularized the use of the Petrarchan sonnet, also known as the Italian sonnet, which consists of an octave and a sestet. His sonnets, written in the 14th century, greatly influenced the Renaissance poets, including Shakespeare, who later adopted and adapted the sonnet form in his own works. Lady Mary Wroth was a notable poet in the Renaissance period, but she did not introduce the sonnet form. The Elizabeth is not a specific individual and therefore cannot be attributed as the introducer of the sonnet genre.

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  • 9. 

    Sonnet is a poem that consists of ...............lines.

    • A.

      8 (eight)

    • B.

      12 (twelve)

    • C.

      14 (fourteen)

    • D.

      16 (sixteen)

    Correct Answer
    C. 14 (fourteen)
    Explanation
    A sonnet is a specific form of poetry that traditionally consists of 14 lines. The rhyme scheme and structure of a sonnet can vary, but it always has 14 lines. Therefore, the correct answer is 14 (fourteen).

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  • 10. 

    A stanza in a poem that has nine lines is called....

    • A.

      The Petrarchan stanza

    • B.

      The Shakespearean stanza

    • C.

      The Spenserian stanza

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. The Spenserian stanza
    Explanation
    The Spenserian stanza is a type of stanza in poetry that consists of nine lines. It was named after Edmund Spenser, a renowned English poet. The structure of a Spenserian stanza typically follows an ABABBCBCC rhyme scheme, with the first eight lines being in iambic pentameter and the final line in iambic hexameter. This stanza form was popularized by Spenser in his epic poem "The Faerie Queene." Therefore, the correct answer is The Spenserian stanza.

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