Period 5 "When I Have Fears" Quiz

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When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be Quizzes & Trivia

First published in 1984, 'When I have Fears' is a love poem by John Keats. It has become one of the most celebrated love poems of all times. The quiz below will help gauge how much you understood from it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All of these Romantic characteristics are present in the poem EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Feelings

    • B. 

      Individualism

    • C. 

      Supernatural

    • D. 

      Nature

    • E. 

      Imagination

  • 2. 
    What is the overall meaning of the poem?
    • A. 

      Love will be the death of him (the speaker)

    • B. 

      The speaker is afraid of the ocean (like Kaelynn)

    • C. 

      Grain is king

    • D. 

      The speaker is afraid to die because he won’t be able to experience love and fame

    • E. 

      The speaker is afraid of his own shadow

  • 3. 
    What is meant by the line “think that I may never live to trace their shadows with the magic hand of chance?”
    • A. 

      The speaker doesn’t know how to live his life

    • B. 

      Everyone’s life is a game of chance

    • C. 

      The speaker will not be able to live the life he wants before he dies

    • D. 

      Magic controls everyone’s life, not just Harry Potter’s

    • E. 

      The speaker won’t be a part of others’ lives once he dies

  • 4. 
    Which one of these occurrences may have influenced this poem?
    • A. 

      Keats’ family died of plague

    • B. 

      Keats’ dog died

    • C. 

      Keats’ died and came back to life

    • D. 

      Keats’ being a giant crybaby

    • E. 

      Keats’ being a Nazi zombie

  • 5. 
    What meter is this poem written in?
    • A. 

      Iambic tetrameter

    • B. 

      Trochaic pentameter

    • C. 

      Iambic pentameter

    • D. 

      Trochaic tetrameter

    • E. 

      Iambic decameter

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