The Tribe Of Ben And The Cavalier Poets Quiz

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  • 1. 
    “Cavalier poets” is a broad description of a school of English poets of the 17th century, who came from the classes that supported which monarch during the English Civil War?
    • A. 

      Charles I

    • B. 

      Charles II

    • C. 

      James I

    • D. 

      James II

  • 2. 
    Which of the following poets is not a component of the Cavalier Poets?
    • A. 

      Robert Herrick

    • B. 

      Thomas Carew

    • C. 

      Richard Lovelace

    • D. 

      George Herbert

  • 3. 
    The Cavalier Poets often referred to themselves as the “Fathers of Ben” in homage to their literary disciple, Ben Jonson. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    To Penshurst, by Ben Jonson, can be classified as a Country Estate poem. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What are the “Penates” that appear in the following verse of To Penshurst?   “Of thy Penates had been set on flame”
    • A. 

      Roman household gods

    • B. 

      Anglo-Saxon gods of war

    • C. 

      Roman gods of love

    • D. 

      Anglo-Saxon fertility gods

  • 6. 
    Which of the following themes can be found in Robert Herrick’s Corinna’s Going a-Maying?
    • A. 

      Beatus ille

    • B. 

      Ubi sunt?

    • C. 

      Carpe diem

    • D. 

      Nihil novum sub sole

  • 7. 
    The celebration of “May Day” has pagan origins. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In the following verse of the poem, what do the “orient pearls” refer to?   “Against you come, some orient pearls unwept”
    • A. 

      Tears

    • B. 

      Dew

    • C. 

      Moon shadows

    • D. 

      Clouds

  • 9. 
    In John Suckling’s Out Upon It, I Have Loved, how long has the narrator loved his current conquest for?
    • A. 

      3 hours

    • B. 

      3 days

    • C. 

      3 months

    • D. 

      3 years

  • 10. 
    Richard Lovelace spent seven weeks in Gate House prison, London in 1642. Here, he wrote To Althea, from Prison. What does the Greek word αληθεια (aletheia) mean?
    • A. 

      Truth

    • B. 

      Freedom

    • C. 

      Pain

    • D. 

      Beauty

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