Test Your Knowledge On Famous Poets!

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Test Your Knowledge On Famous Poets!

From Robert Frost to Maya Angelou to the legendary William Shakespare, history is filled with great, famous poets, along with their well-known poems. Are you a fan of poetry? Take this quiz to test your knowledge on famous poets!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who wrote the poem, "Phenomenal Woman"?
    • A. 

      Maya Angelou

    • B. 

      Margaret Atwood

    • C. 

      Sylvia Plath

    • D. 

      Emily Dickinson

  • 2. 
    Who wrote the poem, "The Road Not Taken"?
    • A. 

      Walt Whitman

    • B. 

      Robert Frost

    • C. 

      Langston Hughes

    • D. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

  • 3. 
    Less than a dozen of Emily Dickinson's poems were published during her lifetime. After her death, however, nearly ____________ poems were discovered.
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      1,200

    • C. 

      1,800

    • D. 

      2,000

  • 4. 
    Who wrote the poem, "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud"?
    • A. 

      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    • B. 

      William Wordsworth

    • C. 

      E. E. Cummings

    • D. 

      W. B. Yeats

  • 5. 
    Which poem did William Shakespeare NOT write?
    • A. 

      Seeker of Truth

    • B. 

      The Phoenix and the Turtle

    • C. 

      A Lover's Complaint

    • D. 

      Sonnet 29

  • 6. 
    Where does Oscar Wilde come from?
    • A. 

      Ireland

    • B. 

      Scotland

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      England

  • 7. 
    William Blake's poetry has been characterized as part of the _____________ movement.
    • A. 

      Impressionist

    • B. 

      Futurist

    • C. 

      Romantic

    • D. 

      Classical Realist

  • 8. 
    What is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most well known poems, published in 1845?
    • A. 

      Annabel Lee

    • B. 

      The Raven

    • C. 

      The Bells

    • D. 

      The City in the Sea

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Scarlet fever

    • C. 

      Ovarian cancer

    • D. 

      Suicide

  • 10. 
    Who wrote the poem, "Where the Sidewalk Ends"?
    • A. 

      Robert Browning

    • B. 

      Shel Silverstein

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    • D. 

      Pablo Neruda