Ode To A Grecian Urn - John Keats

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Ode To A Grecian Urn - John Keats - Quiz

Ode To a Grecian Urn is a poetry piece by John Keats and which is tested in the quiz below. The poet uses a very unique style of writing. Have you read it? Gauge what you retained of it below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the speaker refer the urn to?
    • A. 

      "An unravished bride of quietness"

    • B. 

      "leaf-fring'd legend haunts"

    • C. 

      "sylvan author"

    • D. 

      "bold lover"

  • 2. 
    What does citadel mean in the context of the poem?
    • A. 

      Fortress occupied by soldiers

    • B. 

      A wooden podium

    • C. 

      Coarse dirt

    • D. 

      The city the urn depicts

  • 3. 
    The overall tone of this poem can best be described as:
    • A. 

      Mournful

    • B. 

      Emotional

    • C. 

      Sarcastic

    • D. 

      Vulgar

  • 4. 
    Why does the speaker go from a jubilant and ecstatic tone to one of mourning and despair?
    • A. 

      He is unhappy with the damage on different parts of the urn

    • B. 

      He does not approve of the image on the urns

    • C. 

      He is bi-polar

    • D. 

      He is looking at different scenes on the urn

  • 5. 
    Whats the authors feeling toward the urn?
    • A. 

      The author has mixed feelings toward each scene, but in the end he is irate.

    • B. 

      The author is mournful that the urn is so plain.

    • C. 

      The author is sad that the events in the urn aren't going anywhere at all, and that no one knows how the events began.

    • D. 

      The author does not appreciate the beauty of the urn. The author does not appreciate the beauty of the urn.

  • 6. 
    Why does the speaker praise the urns immortality so much?
    • A. 

      He praises it because it has everlasting beauty, and it only needs to know its own beauty to contribute a purpose to life.

    • B. 

      He admires the different scenes pictured on the urn

    • C. 

      He praises the urn because it is so unique

    • D. 

      He praises it because it reminds him of his own life

  • 7. 
    "sylvan historian" refers to anything pertaining to
    • A. 

      Balloons

    • B. 

      Bears

    • C. 

      Woods

    • D. 

      Food

  • 8. 
    The urn recites "beuty is truth truth beuty" to
    • A. 

      The trees

    • B. 

      To the speaker and all other humans that it meets

    • C. 

      Ugly people

    • D. 

      The the images on the urn

  • 9. 
    The speaker praises that the "unheard (melodies) are sweeter" because
    • A. 

      He has tasted the melodies before

    • B. 

      Because melodies unheard are more meaningful to the spirit

    • C. 

      Because he the urn sings to his soul

    • D. 

      He is dea

  • 10. 
    The speaker is a middle aged woman who is a historian
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The speaker uses devices such as imagery, oxymoron, and synechode to
    • A. 

      Reveal the speakers dark side towards nature

    • B. 

      Bring the urns stationary images to life

    • C. 

      To illustrate how the urn originates from ancient Greece

    • D. 

      To display his sexual frustration towards the two lovers

  • 12. 
    What literary device is this? " what mad pursuit? what struggle to escape" (referring to the stationary images on the urn)
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Paradox

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 13. 
    The meter of the poem is iambic tetrameter
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What animal is sacrificed in the fourth stanza?
    • A. 

      Pig

    • B. 

      Cow

    • C. 

      Lamb

    • D. 

      Tadpole

  • 15. 
    Who wrote this poem?
    • A. 

      Edward Keats

    • B. 

      John Keats

    • C. 

      Scott Peterson

    • D. 

      Micheal Jackson