How Well Do You Know The Brontës' Poetry?

36 Questions | Total Attempts: 99

SettingsSettingsSettings
English Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz testing your knowledge of the Bronte's poetry for AS English literature.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the message of the poem 'No Coward Soul is Mine' by Emily Bronte?
    • A. 

      She begins by believing that she will not die because, like nature, she will re-bloom. However, she realises that she will not & therefore, she wants to die.

    • B. 

      She does not fear death because she has faith & faith will protect her.

    • C. 

      Death has saved the person she loves from hardship, & therefore she is not sad they he is gone. Rather, she wishes she could join him.

    • D. 

      We should not mourn people because death is not the end. There is always hope because we will all be reunited in Heaven.

  • 2. 
    Which of these are two features of 'The Prisoner' by Emily Bronte?
    • A. 

      Juxtaposition between the holy & innocent description of the woman, & the harsh description of the jailer + List of times God comes which emphasises him omniprescence

    • B. 

      Question marks showing uncertainty + List of times God comes which emphasises him omniprescence

    • C. 

      Juxtaposition between the holy & innocent description of the woman, & the harsh description of the jailer + Question marks showing uncertainty

    • D. 

      Personification of hope as timid + Exclamation marks which show anger

  • 3. 
    The image of the petrel in 'Stars' by Emily Bronte symbolises...
    • A. 

      Loneliness

    • B. 

      Homesickness

    • C. 

      Melancholy

    • D. 

      Freedom

  • 4. 
    In the extended metaphor of the tree in 'Death' by Emily Bronte, which part is she?
    • A. 

      The trunk

    • B. 

      The roots

    • C. 

      The leaves

    • D. 

      The heart

  • 5. 
    There is a constant tension in 'Rememberance' by Emily Bronte between which two elements?
    • A. 

      Loving & Hating

    • B. 

      Remembrance & Forgetting

    • C. 

      Running to & Running away from

    • D. 

      Wanting to be lovers & Wanting to be friends

  • 6. 
    Which of these is a summary of 'To Imagination' by Emily Bronte?
    • A. 

      Imagination allows her to escape life's hardships

    • B. 

      Imagination reminds her of home

    • C. 

      Imagination traps her

    • D. 

      Imagination makes her melancholy

  • 7. 
    In 'Hope' by Emily Bronte, hope is personified as...
    • A. 

      Brave

    • B. 

      Cruel

    • C. 

      Angry

    • D. 

      Timid

  • 8. 
    In 'Stanzas' by Emily Bronte, she claims that happiness "must _____ end in gloom"
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Always

    • C. 

      Possibly

    • D. 

      Sometimes

  • 9. 
    Why, in 'Love is like the Wild Rose Briar' by Emily Bronte, is friendship like the holly-tree?
    • A. 

      It's long-lasting & reliable

    • B. 

      It's short-lived & fickle

    • C. 

      It's dark & unpleasant

    • D. 

      It's best during the Winter

  • 10. 
    The change in rhythm in the fifth stanza in 'Song' by Emily Bronte contrasts...
    • A. 

      His death with her life

    • B. 

      His melancholy with her happiness

    • C. 

      His life with her death

    • D. 

      His happiness with her melancholy

  • 11. 
    In 'F. De Samara to A.G.A' by Emily Bronte, there is a contrast between Romantic & what other type of imagery?
    • A. 

      Natural

    • B. 

      Melancholy

    • C. 

      Gothic

    • D. 

      Happy

  • 12. 
    In 'Lines' by Emily Bronte there is an extended metaphor which shows how life is difficult but Heaven protects us from all of these difficulties. What is the imagery?
    • A. 

      Life is a foreign country & Heaven is home

    • B. 

      Life is winter & Heaven is summer

    • C. 

      Life is a cloudy day & Heaven is the sun

    • D. 

      Life is a rough sea & Heaven is the harbour

  • 13. 
    In 'Alone I Sat' by Emily Bronte, what is she trying to do?
    • A. 

      Remember the happy times of her childhood

    • B. 

      Capture God's creation in her poetry

    • C. 

      Become one with nature

    • D. 

      Explain to her lover why she loves him

  • 14. 
    In 'Tell Me, Tell Me, Smiling Child' by Emily Bronte, what does the smiling child symbolise?
    • A. 

      Innocence

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Home

    • D. 

      Nature

  • 15. 
    What is the main tecnique used in 'Will the Day be Bright or Cloudy'?
    • A. 

      Repitition

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Pathetic Fallacy

    • D. 

      Sibilance

  • 16. 
    In 'Last Line' by Anne Bronte, what is her attitude towards God?
    • A. 

      She believes that He will help her find her way home

    • B. 

      She fears Him

    • C. 

      She begins to doubt Him

    • D. 

      She puts all her faith in Him

  • 17. 
    In 'The Arbour' by Anne Bronte, what do the questions show?
    • A. 

      Her doubt

    • B. 

      Her reproaching herself

    • C. 

      Her feeling lost

    • D. 

      Her questioning God

  • 18. 
    Complete this phrase from 'If This Be All' by Anne Bronte: "That life can _____ to me"
    • A. 

      Show

    • B. 

      Give

    • C. 

      Reveal

    • D. 

      Offer

  • 19. 
    Why, in 'Home' by Anne Bronte, does she describe her home as unpleasant?
    • A. 

      To show that home still holds some bad memories for her

    • B. 

      To show that just because it is her home, it does not hold any happy memories for her.

    • C. 

      To show that she dislikes her home.

    • D. 

      To show that, even if home is unpleasant, it is always superior because it is home.

  • 20. 
    In 'A Prayer' by Anne Bronte, what which is repeated to show how she is begging God for help?
    • A. 

      Please

    • B. 

      Help

    • C. 

      Oh

    • D. 

      Really

  • 21. 
    What tecnique in 'Memory' by Anne Bronte implies the softness & gentleness of memory?
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Sibilance

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Repitition

  • 22. 
    Why, in 'The Captive Dove' by Anne Bronte, does she feel a connection with the dove?
    • A. 

      She longs for companionship

    • B. 

      She longs for home

    • C. 

      She longs for food

    • D. 

      She longs for nature

  • 23. 
    The repeated use of verbs in 'Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day' by Anne Bronte shows...
    • A. 

      Love

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Life

    • D. 

      Anger

  • 24. 
    What do the questions & answers in 'In Memory of a Happy Day in February' by Anne Bronte show?
    • A. 

      Confusion

    • B. 

      Hope

    • C. 

      Doubt

    • D. 

      Certainty

  • 25. 
    Why, in 'Lines Written at Thorp Green' by Anne Bronte, is winter a happy time?
    • A. 

      Because it's when she gets to leave home

    • B. 

      Because it's when she can return home

    • C. 

      Because it's when finishes work

    • D. 

      Because it's when she gets to see the wintery nature

Back to Top Back to top