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Have you read the poem Ode on a Grecian Urn? Do you know who the poet of this poem is? Take this quiz and test yourself. Ode on a Grecian Urn is a poetry piece by John Keats, which is tested in the quiz below. The poet uses a unique style of writing. Do you still remember the poem? Gauge what you retained of it below. We wish you all the very best to you!


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"

    Correct Answer
    A. "An unravished bride of quietness"
    Explanation
    The speaker refers to the urn as "An unravished bride of quietness." This phrase suggests that the urn is a symbol of purity and untouched beauty. The speaker sees the urn as a representation of a peaceful and serene existence, untouched by the passage of time. The use of the word "bride" implies a sense of innocence and potential, while "quietness" suggests a sense of calm and tranquility. Overall, the speaker sees the urn as a source of inspiration and a reminder of the timeless beauty that can be found in art.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Fortress occupied by soldiers
    Explanation
    In the context of the poem, the word "citadel" refers to a fortress occupied by soldiers. This suggests that the poem might be describing a place of protection and defense, possibly highlighting themes of strength, security, and military presence. The use of the word "occupied" implies that the fortress is actively being used by soldiers, further emphasizing its significance in the poem.

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  • 3. 

    The overall tone of this poem can best be described as:

    • A.

      Mournful

    • B.

      Emotional

    • C.

      Sarcastic

    • D.

      Vulgar

    Correct Answer
    B. Emotional
    Explanation
    The overall tone of the poem can be described as emotional because it evokes strong feelings and sentiments. The language and imagery used in the poem convey a sense of deep emotion, possibly sadness or joy. The poet's use of words and the way they are arranged create an atmosphere that resonates with the reader on an emotional level.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. He is looking at different scenes on the urn.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He is looking at different scenes on the urn." This explanation suggests that the speaker's change in tone is due to the different scenes depicted on the urn. The speaker starts off jubilant and ecstatic, possibly because they are initially captivated by the beauty or significance of the scenes. However, as they continue to examine the urn and notice the damage on different parts or disapprove of certain images, their tone shifts to mourning and despair. This implies that the speaker's initial excitement is dampened by the realization of imperfections or unsatisfactory elements on the urn.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. He praises it because it has everlasting beauty, and it only needs to know its own beauty to contribute a purpose to life.
    Explanation
    The speaker praises the urn's immortality because it possesses everlasting beauty and can contribute a purpose to life simply by knowing its own beauty. This suggests that the speaker values the idea of eternal beauty and finds meaning in the urn's ability to exist beyond the limitations of time. The urn serves as a symbol of permanence and significance, inspiring admiration from the speaker.

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  • 7. 

    "sylvan historian" refers to anything pertaining to

    • A.

      Balloons

    • B.

      Bears

    • C.

      Woods

    • D.

      Food

    Correct Answer
    C. Woods
    Explanation
    The term "sylvan" is derived from the Latin word "silva" which means woods or forest. Therefore, "sylvan historian" refers to anything related to the history or study of woods or forests. This could include topics such as the ecological significance, biodiversity, or human interactions with woodland areas.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. To the speaker and all other humans that it meets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to the speaker and all other humans that it meets." This is because the urn recites "beauty is truth, truth beauty" to the speaker and all other humans that it encounters. The phrase is not directed specifically at the trees, ugly people, or the images on the urn, but rather to any human who comes into contact with it.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Because melodies unheard are more meaningful to the spirit
    Explanation
    The speaker praises that the "unheard melodies are sweeter" because melodies that have not been heard before hold a greater significance and depth for the spirit. The speaker implies that the anticipation and imagination of these unheard melodies create a more profound emotional impact compared to melodies that have already been experienced. This suggests that the unknown and unexplored aspects of music have a unique power to touch and move the soul.

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  • 10. 

    The speaker is a middle aged woman who is a historian

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the speaker is a middle-aged woman who is a historian. However, there is no evidence or context provided to support this claim. Therefore, we cannot determine the accuracy of the statement, and the correct answer is false.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Bring the urns stationary images to life
    Explanation
    The speaker in the poem uses devices such as imagery, oxymoron, and synecdoche to bring the urn's stationary images to life. This means that through the use of vivid descriptions, contradictory phrases, and the representation of a part to represent the whole, the speaker is able to make the images depicted on the urn seem alive and dynamic. The speaker's use of these literary devices allows the reader to experience the beauty and vitality of the scenes depicted on the urn, even though they are frozen in time.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Paradox
    Explanation
    The given lines from the poem describe a paradoxical situation where the stationary images on the urn are portrayed as having a sense of movement and struggle. This creates a contradiction between the expected nature of the images on the urn and the dynamic qualities attributed to them. Therefore, the correct answer is paradox.

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  • 13. 

    The meter of the poem is iambic tetrameter

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The meter of a poem refers to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line. Iambic tetrameter consists of four iambs, which are two-syllable units with the first syllable unstressed and the second syllable stressed. However, the given statement is false, indicating that the poem does not follow an iambic tetrameter meter.

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  • 14. 

    What animal is sacrificed in the fourth stanza?

    • A.

      Pig

    • B.

      Cow/ heifer

    • C.

      Lamb

    • D.

      Tadpole

    Correct Answer
    B. Cow/ heifer
    Explanation
    In the fourth stanza, the animal that is sacrificed is a cow.

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  • 15. 

    Who wrote this poem?

    • A.

      Edward Keats

    • B.

      John Keats

    • C.

      Scott Peterson

    • D.

      Micheal Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. John Keats
    Explanation
    John Keats is the correct answer because he was a renowned English poet who lived from 1795 to 1821. He is known for his romantic poetry and is considered one of the key figures in the second generation of Romantic poets. His notable works include "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," and "To Autumn." Edward Keats, Scott Peterson, and Michael Jackson are not known for their poetry, making John Keats the most likely author of the poem.

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