The Highwayman Poem By Alfred Noyes! Trivia Questions Quiz

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The Highwayman Poem By Alfred Noyes! Trivia Questions Quiz

Have you had time to read the Highwayman Poem by Alfred Noyes? The poem tells us of the tragic love between Bess and the highway man that was so beautiful yet so painful to watch as an outsider. How about you take it up and get to see just how much you remember the poem and the love story. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In Part 1, we learn that --
    • A. 

      The highwayman and Bess are secretly married

    • B. 

      Tim the ostler loves the landlord's daughter, Bess

    • C. 

      The highwayman is not really a thief

    • D. 

      Bess loves Tim the ostler, but he does not love her

  • 2. 
    In Part 1, the highwayman plans to return to Bess before daylight unless the --
    • A. 

      Stagecoach is late

    • B. 

      Horse goes lame

    • C. 

      Redcoats harass him

    • D. 

      Stagecoach is not carrying gold

  • 3. 
    The redcoats probably learn of the highwayman's plans from --
    • A. 

      Bess

    • B. 

      King George

    • C. 

      The innkeeper

    • D. 

      Tim the ostler

  • 4. 
    In Part 2, the redcoats
    • A. 

      Tie Bess up and place a musket by her chest

    • B. 

      Torture Bess into giving up the highwayman

    • C. 

      Take Bess away to use as bait

    • D. 

      Show her the highwayman's lifeless body

  • 5. 
    Bess is being used as --
    • A. 

      A reward for a successful robbery

    • B. 

      Punishment for a crime

    • C. 

      Bait for a trap

    • D. 

      Revenge for betrayal

  • 6. 
    How does Bess warn the highwayman in Part 2?
    • A. 

      She sends him a letter.

    • B. 

      She tells the innkeeper.

    • C. 

      She yells out his name

    • D. 

      She shoots herself

  • 7. 
    Which statement below is true about the theme of a work?
    • A. 

      No two words of literature can have the same theme.

    • B. 

      The theme of a work expresses a universal truth about people or life

    • C. 

      Theme is the same as the plot of a work.

    • D. 

      Authors always express the theme directly

  • 8. 
    Bess can be described as --
    • A. 

      Cowardly

    • B. 

      Self-sacrificing

    • C. 

      Greedy

    • D. 

      Selfish

  • 9. 
    The poet uses a strong rhythm to capture the beat of the --
    • A. 

      Pounding rain

    • B. 

      The blazing sun

    • C. 

      Rat-a-tat of gunfire

    • D. 

      Horse's hooves

  • 10. 
    Which of the stories below would most likely have a theme similar of that of "The Highwayman"?
    • A. 

      A woman faces the danger of the wilderness alone

    • B. 

      Two brothers compete against each other in a football game

    • C. 

      A man becomes a spy to protect himself and betrays his friends

    • D. 

      A man puts himself in danger to protect his family from enemy forces.

  • 11. 
    The sacrifice a woman makes for love is the poem's
    • A. 

      Topic

    • B. 

      Plot

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 12. 
    Those who live nearby still say that on a winter's night --
    • A. 

      The ghosts of the lovers meet

    • B. 

      Tim's ghost haunts the stables

    • C. 

      A shot rings out at midnight

    • D. 

      A troop of redcoats enters the inn

  • 13. 
    "The road was a ribbon of moonlight" is an example of
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Mood

  • 14. 
    "Tlot-tlot, tlot-tlot" is an example of --
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Tone

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Mood