Poetry Quiz Multiple-choice Questions

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Poetry Quizzes & Trivia

I will ask multiple-choice questions which will only have one correct answer. There will be five questions. These questions will be about poets who are termed 'Modern" and so were published after 1900.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When W.B. Yeats warns in "Lapiz Lazuli" that "Aeroplane and Zeppelin will come out,/ Pitch like King Billy bomb balls in/Until the town lie beaten flat." The narrator is referring to what major war in European history?
    • A. 

      The Crimean War

    • B. 

      The War of the Roses

    • C. 

      World War I

    • D. 

      The Boer War

    • E. 

      World War II

  • 2. 
    When Dylan Thomas wrote "The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower," the opposing aspects of Nature that the poem describes would best be described as whic of the following/
    • A. 

      Mother and Father.

    • B. 

      Teacher and student.

    • C. 

      Employee and employer

    • D. 

      Minister and worshipper.

    • E. 

      Creator and destroyer

  • 3. 
     The Born in 1885, the son of a Nottinghamshire miner, __________ published The Rainbow in 1915, The Plumed Serpent in 1926, The Fox in 1923 and The Collected Poems in 1928.
  • 4. 
    A poet who came to represent Imagism as a genre, she wrote the following lines from her poem called " The Swans:" In the green light of water, like the day/Under green boughs, the spray/ And air-pale petals of the foam seem flowers--/ Dark-leaved arbutus blooms with wax-pale bells/and their faint honey-smells,/The velvety syringia with smooth leaves,/ Gloxina with a green shade in the snow,/ Jasmine and moon-clear orange-blossoms and green blooms/ of the wild strawberries from the shade of woods.
    • A. 

      H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Bishop

    • C. 

      Anne Sexton

    • D. 

      Edith Sitwell

    • E. 

      Sylvia Plath

  • 5. 
    Wrote the poem "To an Athlete Dying Young."
    • A. 

      Robert Frost

    • B. 

      W.H. Auden

    • C. 

      Dylan Thomas

    • D. 

      A.E. Houseman

    • E. 

      Walter De La Mare