Poetry Quiz

34 Questions | Total Attempts: 38

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Poetry Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Dante is a poet from which era?
    • A. 

      Anglo-Saxon

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Realistic

    • D. 

      Romance

  • 2. 
    Troubadours wrote
    • A. 

      Christian Poetry

    • B. 

      Poems about courtly love

    • C. 

      Italian folk songs

    • D. 

      Metaphysical poetry

  • 3. 
    Milton's Paradise Lost is an example of
    • A. 

      Christian poetry

    • B. 

      Meditative poetry

    • C. 

      Metaphysical poetry

    • D. 

      Romantic poetry

  • 4. 
    Meditative poems are
    • A. 

      Poems of relaxation

    • B. 

      Abstract considerations of a concept

    • C. 

      Characterized by a strong sense of romance

    • D. 

      Noted for their popularity among the visual poets

  • 5. 
    Marlowe was a successful poet and playwright from which era?
    • A. 

      Anglo Saxon

    • B. 

      Romantic

    • C. 

      Modern

    • D. 

      Renaissance

  • 6. 
    The 1800s marked what change in the development of poetry?
    • A. 

      A return to a more elevated sense of rhetoric and subject matter

    • B. 

      Poems characterized by reason, complex comparisons, and paradox

    • C. 

      A popularity of poems about heroic deeds and romantic love

    • D. 

      A return to poems about courtly love

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Sophocles

    • B. 

      Coleridge

    • C. 

      John Donne

    • D. 

      Sir James Brown

  • 8. 
    Which of the poets below is considered one of the foremost American Romantic poets?
    • A. 

      Matthew Arnold

    • B. 

      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    • C. 

      Robert Lowell

    • D. 

      Walt Whitman

  • 9. 
    _________ is considered one of the foremost British Romantic poets.
    • A. 

      Andrew Marvell

    • B. 

      John Keats

    • C. 

      Alexander Pope

    • D. 

      Samuel Johnson

  • 10. 
    Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is
    • A. 

      A religious dream vision

    • B. 

      A collection of narrative poems

    • C. 

      An imaginary journey through purgatory and hell

    • D. 

      A first-person lyric poem

  • 11. 
    A poem that focuses on a physical object, such as "Go, lovely rose"
  • 12. 
    A poem intended to be sung, with repeated words and phrases
  • 13. 
    A poem in which the speaker addresses one or more silent listeners
  • 14. 
    A poem about morning, usually celebrating the coming of dawn
  • 15. 
    A poem that celebrates the simple, idyllic pleasures of country life
  • 16. 
    A poem that recounts the accomplishments of heroic figures in formal, elevated language with expansive settings
  • 17. 
    A poem mourning the death of a specific person
  • 18. 
    A long poem, formal and serious and style, tone, and subject matter
  • 19. 
    A poem written to celebrate a specific event
  • 20. 
    Tons of money, waiting for ages, a flood of tears
  • 21. 
    "Scowl of cold command" (Shelley, "Ozymandias")
  • 22. 
    Dead leaves dance in the wind, blind justice
  • 23. 
    "O World, I cannot hold them close enough!" (Millay)
  • 24. 
    "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." (Browning)
  • 25. 
    "He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot..and loved the Medici" (Robinson)