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. Good luck, Guys!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In order to understand Elizabethan literature, it is essential to know the aesthetic principle of the Elizabethan people, which is...
    • A. 

      Nature is the basis of art

    • B. 

      There may be a possible conflict between art and nature

    • C. 

      The term 'artificial' was not good

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    Sonnet is a poem that consists of ...............lines.
    • A. 

      8 (eight)

    • B. 

      12 (twelve)

    • C. 

      14 (fourteen)

    • D. 

      16 (sixteen)

  • 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

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