Metaphysical Poetry MCQ Quiz

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Hello and welcome to this interesting 'Metaphysical Poetry Quiz' that we've created below for you. Do you know what metaphysical poetry means? Well, metaphysical poetry is a popular literature term and it is commonly used by poets to portray the things/ideas that are beyond the depiction of physical existence. Today in this quiz, we will test your knowledge about some of the popular poems based on metaphysical poems. Let's see how you perform in this test.


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

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