Renaissance Lyrics Quiz

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Renaissance Lyrics Quiz

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  • 1. 
    When was the Printing Press first introduced in England by William Caxton?
    • A. 

      1476

    • B. 

      1467

    • C. 

      1576

    • D. 

      1567

  • 2. 
    Which dynasty brought political stability to England from 1485 to 1603?
    • A. 

      Stuart

    • B. 

      Tudor

    • C. 

      Hannover

    • D. 

      Windsor

  • 3. 
    Henry VII reigned over England during which period?
    • A. 

      1485 - 1509

    • B. 

      1485 - 1490

    • C. 

      1485 - 1520

    • D. 

      1485 - 1515

  • 4. 
    Mary I reigned from 1553 to 1558. Who succeeded her?
    • A. 

      Mary Queen of Scots

    • B. 

      Elizabeth II

    • C. 

      Elizabeth I

    • D. 

      Edward VI

  • 5. 
    Who was Poet Laureate to Henry VIII?
    • A. 

      Edmund Spenser

    • B. 

      Philip Sidney

    • C. 

      Thomas Wyatt

    • D. 

      John Skelton

  • 6. 
    Thomas Wyatt was particularly influenced by sonneteers from which country?
    • A. 

      Holland

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      France

  • 7. 
    Who was Thomas Wyatt’s protégé?
    • A. 

      Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

    • B. 

      Philip Sidney

    • C. 

      William Shakespeare

    • D. 

      Ben Jonson

  • 8. 
    Who was the publisher of the first printed anthology of English poetry, Miscellany (1557)?
    • A. 

      Richard Bottel

    • B. 

      Richard Tottel

    • C. 

      Richard Mottel

    • D. 

      Richard Pottel

  • 9. 
    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, was the first English poet to publish blank verse in his translation of the second and fourth books of which Latin epic poem?
    • A. 

      Walther von Châtillon’s Alexandreis

    • B. 

      Publius Papinius Statius’ Achilleid

    • C. 

      Publius Vergilius Maro’s Aeneid

    • D. 

      Joseph of Exeter’s Antiocheis

  • 10. 
    Why was Henry Howard sentenced to execution by Henry VIII?
    • A. 

      Adultery

    • B. 

      Treason

    • C. 

      Alchemy

    • D. 

      Blasphemy

  • 11. 
    During the reign of which monarch did “High” Renaissance Poetry flourish? 
    • A. 

      Henry VII

    • B. 

      Mary I

    • C. 

      Henry VIII

    • D. 

      Elizabeth I

  • 12. 
    Who of the following was not part of the group of “High” Renaissance poets?
    • A. 

      Sir Thomas Wyatt

    • B. 

      Philip Sidney

    • C. 

      Edmund Spenser

    • D. 

      William Shakespeare

  • 13. 
    Which is the title of the first work ever written in Spenserian stanza? 
    • A. 

      The Faerie Countesse

    • B. 

      The Faerie Princesse

    • C. 

      The Faerie Godmothere

    • D. 

      The Faerie Queene

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a typical rhyme scheme of the Petrachan sonnet?
    • A. 

      A sestet (aba aba) and octet (cddc cddc)

    • B. 

      An octet (abba abba) and sestet (cde cde)

    • C. 

      Abab cdcd efef gg

    • D. 

      Abab bcbc cdcd ee

  • 15. 
    What is the typical rhyme scheme of the English or Shakespearian sonnet? 
    • A. 

      Abab bcbc cdcd ee

    • B. 

      Abab cdcd efef gg

    • C. 

      Abba cddc effe gg

    • D. 

      Abbc cdde effg aa

  • 16. 
    What is the typical rhyme scheme of the Spenserian sonnet? 
    • A. 

      Abab cdcd efef gg

    • B. 

      Abab bcbc cdcd aa

    • C. 

      Abab bcbc cdcd ee

    • D. 

      Abba cddc effe ff

  • 17. 
    What is the name of an extended poetic treatment of a single theme? 
    • A. 

      A sonnet circle

    • B. 

      A sonnet round

    • C. 

      A sonnet series

    • D. 

      A sonnet cycle

  • 18. 
    What is the name of a sonnet series linked by repeating the last verse of one sonnet in the first verse of the next, until the circle is closed by using the first verse of the first sonnet as the last verse of the last sonnet? 
    • A. 

      A sonnet band

    • B. 

      A sonnet crown

    • C. 

      A sonnet throne

    • D. 

      A sonnet cap

  • 19. 
    Henry Howard and Sir Thomas Wyatt both based sonnets on which of Petrach’s poems about unrequited love?
    • A. 

      Rime 110

    • B. 

      Rime 120

    • C. 

      Rime 130

    • D. 

      Rime 140

  • 20. 
    Wyatt frequently used an exaggerated figure of speech in which intellectual cleverness figured at least as largely as real emotion. What is the name of this device?
    • A. 

      Conceit

    • B. 

      Conceal

    • C. 

      Concave

    • D. 

      Comparison

  • 21. 
    Words from which semantic field can be found in the fourth verse of Wyatt’s The long love that in my thought doth harbour
    • A. 

      Mythological

    • B. 

      Animal

    • C. 

      Military

    • D. 

      Religious

  • 22. 
    Sweet is the death that taketh end by love is the last verse of which of the following sonnets?
    • A. 

      Sir Thomas Wyatt’s “The long love that in my thought doth harbour”

    • B. 

      Henry Howard’s “Love, that doth reign and live within my thought”

    • C. 

      Edmund Spenser’s “Lyke as a ship that through the Ocean wyde”

    • D. 

      Philip Sidney’s “Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show”

  • 23. 
    What do Wyatt’s following verses refer to? Into my face presseth with bold pretense And therein campeth, spreading his banner. 
    • A. 

      A blush

    • B. 

      A punch

    • C. 

      A rash

    • D. 

      A kiss

  • 24. 
    In which year were Wyatt’s The long love that in my thought doth harbour and Howard’s Love, that doth reign and live within my thought both published?
    • A. 

      1556

    • B. 

      1557

    • C. 

      1558

    • D. 

      1559

  • 25. 
    The first verse of Edmund Spenser’s Sonnet 34 (Lyke as a ship that through the Ocean wyde) is an example of which rhetorical device?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Epithet

    • D. 

      Allusion

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