Metaphysical Poetry Quiz

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Metaphysical Poetry Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which poet and critic coined the term “metaphysical poet”?
    • A. 

      Andrew Marvell

    • B. 

      John Donne

    • C. 

      Henry Vaughan

    • D. 

      Samuel Johnson

  • 2. 
    The life of John Donne coincided with the reigns of which three absolutist monarchs?
    • A. 

      Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I

    • B. 

      Mary I, Elizabeth I and James I

    • C. 

      James I, Charles I and Charles II

    • D. 

      Charles I, Charles II and James II

  • 3. 
    In The Sun Rising, by John Donne, which of the following adjectives is used to describe the sun?
    • A. 

      Saucy

    • B. 

      Pedantic

    • C. 

      Busy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    In Donne’s The Indifferent, which is the only quality that the narrator dislikes in a woman?
    • A. 

      Dishonesty

    • B. 

      Truthfulness

    • C. 

      Generosity

    • D. 

      Unkindness

  • 5. 
    In A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, how does Donne describe the death of virtuous people?
    • A. 

      Silent

    • B. 

      Slow

    • C. 

      Painful

    • D. 

      Clamorous

  • 6. 
    Which of the following words is missing from the first verse of The Canonization, by John Donne: “For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me …………”?
    • A. 

      Speak

    • B. 

      Be

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      Write

  • 7. 
    In Donne’s The Apparition, which of the following symbols insinuates the death of the woman who the narrator is in love with?
    • A. 

      Quicksilver

    • B. 

      Skull

    • C. 

      Scythe

    • D. 

      Crow

  • 8. 
    The first and last stanzas of Donne’s Batter my Heart include a large number of which of the following word classes?
    • A. 

      Nouns

    • B. 

      Verbs

    • C. 

      Adjectives

    • D. 

      Adverbs

  • 9. 
    In the last stanza of Henry Vaughan’s The Night, the poet speaks of a “dazzling darkness”. This expression is an example of which of the following literary devices?
    • A. 

      Diacope

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Chiasmus

  • 10. 
    In Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress, coyness is described as an ideal attribute in women. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False