'Poetry Of Surrey And Wyatt' And 'Astrophil And Stella Sonnets' Trivia Quiz

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This is a trivia quiz on poetry on Surrey and Wyatt and Astrophil and Stella Sonnets. These two works help a learner get a proper understanding of literature and see the different techniques that one can use. Have you had time to check out the two? Take up this quiz and get to refresh your memory. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Like Wyatt, Surrey is often called 'the father of the English sonnet,' but he also introduced a meter used for translating classical poetry that later English poets like Shakespeare used frequently. What is the name of this meter? 2 words, lower case.
  • 2. 
    Surrey was Henry VIII's last victim.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Unlike Wyatt, Surrey did not imitate Petrarch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    "O Happy Dames that May Embrace" is unusual especially for this reason.
    • A. 

      An unusual conceit

    • B. 

      It's not a sonnet

    • C. 

      The protagonist is a woman

    • D. 

      It has a happy ending

  • 5. 
    Rhetorical language is a common feature of the English sonnet, and writers have their favorites. They love metaphors and similes and they also like to juxtapose opposite ideas, like "I freeze and yet am burned." What is the name for this rhetorical figure? one word, lower case.
  • 6. 
    Sidney believed that great poetry should do these three things. Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Move

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Delight

    • D. 

      Instruct

    • E. 

      Endure

  • 7. 
    What's Sidney's claim to fame?
    • A. 

      First to make classical allusions in sonnets

    • B. 

      First to write a sonnet sequence in English

    • C. 

      First not to imitate Petrarch in sonnets

  • 8. 
    This Latin word (lowercase) describes a quality of 'originality' or 'creativity' that Sidney believes a good sonnet should have.
  • 9. 
    Sonnet 1 of Astrophil and Stella is 'inventive' for these reasons.
    • A. 

      Direct speech (i.e. quotations and quotation marks)

    • B. 

      Humor

    • C. 

      The change-up of the meter (i.e. using iambic hexameter)

    • D. 

      The difference of the rhyme scheme (AB, AB, AB, AB, CD, CD, EE)

  • 10. 
    Even though Sidney is creative in his handling of the English sonnet, he still falls back on the conventions of the genre.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False