The Wanderer And Dream Of The Rood! Poem Trivia Quiz

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The Wanderer And Dream Of The Rood! Poem Trivia Quiz

The Wanderer And Dream Of The Rood are two poems that are an idea to teach someone on poems and different structures in use. The quiz below is designed to not only test your understanding of the structure and vocabulary in the poems but what they are about too. Give it a try and be sure to take up more quizzes to test your understanding of poems.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This Old English word means 'fate' at the opening of the Wanderer.
    • A. 

      Wyrd

    • B. 

      Eardstapa

    • C. 

      Hwaet

  • 2. 
    All elegies share these features. Check the appropriate boxes.
    • A. 

      A general tone of sadness

    • B. 

      The theme of exile

    • C. 

      The theme of earthly transience

    • D. 

      A concern with nostalgia

  • 3. 
    What is the rhetorical device in which weather appears to reflect the emotions of the protagonist?
    • A. 

      Pathetic fallacy

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Elegiac

  • 4. 
    This motif describes the 'Where are they' section of the Wanderer.
    • A. 

      The Ubi Sunt motif

    • B. 

      The Gnomic motif

    • C. 

      The Aphorism motif

  • 5. 
    The Wanderer is a Christian poem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Dream of the Rood is inscribed on this stone cross.
    • A. 

      The Ruthwell Cross

    • B. 

      The Brussels Cross

    • C. 

      The Kingmoor Cross

  • 7. 
    This rhetorical device allows the cross to speak in the Dream of the Rood.
  • 8. 
    In the Dream of the Rood, Christ is described as this.
    • A. 

      A Hero

    • B. 

      Weeping

    • C. 

      A retainer

  • 9. 
    The Dream of the Rood opens with this epic Old English word.
    • A. 

      Hwaet!

    • B. 

      Eardstapa!

    • C. 

      Haeleth!

  • 10. 
    Both the Wanderer and the Dream of the Rood exemplify this process among Anglo-Saxon poets.
    • A. 

      Appropriation

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Translation