To A Skylark Poem Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 1. 

    Shelley was a student of what school in which he was expelled?

    • A.

      Harvard

    • B.

      Columbia

    • C.

      Oxford

    • D.

      Cambridge

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxford
    Explanation
    Shelley was expelled from Oxford.

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  • 2. 

    Shelley's wife is best known for which work?

    • A.

      Frankenstein

    • B.

      The Scarlett Letter

    • C.

      Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • D.

      The Last Man

    Correct Answer
    A. Frankenstein
    Explanation
    Shelley's wife is best known for the work "Frankenstein."

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  • 3. 

    What is the length of a Skylark?

    • A.

      22 cm

    • B.

      10 inches

    • C.

      8 inched

    • D.

      18 cm

    Correct Answer
    D. 18 cm
    Explanation
    The length of a Skylark is 18 cm.

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  • 4. 

    How long can a Skylark roughly live?

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      9 years

    • C.

      12 years

    • D.

      14 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 9 years
    Explanation
    Skylarks can roughly live for around 9 years. This is an average lifespan for these birds, although some may live slightly longer or shorter depending on various factors such as habitat, availability of food, and predation. It is important to note that this is just an estimate and individual Skylarks may have different lifespans.

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  • 5. 

    What does the speaker appear to envy over the Skylark?

    • A.

      The bird's song

    • B.

      The easy life of a bird

    • C.

      The ability to fly

    • D.

      The freedom the bird has

    Correct Answer
    D. The freedom the bird has
    Explanation
    The speaker appears to envy the freedom that the Skylark has. This suggests that the speaker feels restricted or confined in some way and longs for the same sense of liberation that the bird possesses. The freedom to roam and soar without limitations is something that the speaker desires and finds admirable in the Skylark.

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  • 6. 

    During the poem, Shelley begins using what literary device for five straight stanzas.

    • A.

      Asyndeton

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Kenning

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    Shelley begins using metaphor for five straight stanzas in the poem. Metaphor is a literary device that compares two different things by stating that one thing is another. It helps to create vivid imagery and deepen the reader's understanding of the subject. In the poem, Shelley uses metaphor to convey deeper meanings and emotions, allowing the reader to interpret the poem in a more profound and personal way.

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  • 7. 

    What is the speaker's request to the Skylark in the last stanza?

    • A.

      For the bird to land near him to eat

    • B.

      To be taught

    • C.

      To come back into sight

    • D.

      To continue its song for a very long time

    Correct Answer
    B. To be taught
    Explanation
    The speaker's request to the Skylark in the last stanza is for it to be taught.

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  • 8. 

    How does the speaker compare the Skylark to a "high born maiden"

    • A.

      The Maiden has beauty like the bird's song

    • B.

      They both are up high where they are out of sight

    • C.

      The Maiden gives her heart as a Skylark sings with their heart

    • D.

      The poet does not make this comparison

    Correct Answer
    C. The Maiden gives her heart as a Skylark sings with their heart
    Explanation
    The speaker compares the Skylark to a "high born maiden" by stating that both the Maiden and the Skylark give their heart. This comparison implies that just as the Skylark sings with its heart, the Maiden also expresses her emotions and love wholeheartedly. The speaker highlights the similarity between the passion and beauty of the Skylark's song and the beauty of the Maiden's heart.

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  • 9. 

    Besides a Skylark, what is another greatly famous poem from the nineteenth century?

    • A.

      Ode to a Nightingale

    • B.

      The Raven

    • C.

      The Crow

    • D.

      The Song of the Cranes

    Correct Answer
    A. Ode to a Nightingale
    Explanation
    "Ode to a Nightingale" is another greatly famous poem from the nineteenth century. The poem, written by John Keats, explores themes of mortality, escapism, and the power of art. It is known for its beautiful language and vivid imagery, as well as its introspective and melancholic tone. The poem reflects on the fleeting nature of life and the desire for a transcendental experience through the song of a nightingale. Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" is widely regarded as one of the greatest poems of the Romantic period.

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  • 10. 

    Shelley wrote with what artistic drive?

    • A.

      Impulse

    • B.

      Deep thought

    • C.

      Life experience

    • D.

      Love for literature

    Correct Answer
    A. Impulse
    Explanation
    Shelley wrote with an artistic drive fueled by impulse. This suggests that his writing was driven by a spontaneous and instinctive urge to create, rather than being meticulously planned or thought out. Impulse implies a sense of spontaneity and passion, suggesting that Shelley's writing was fueled by a strong and immediate desire to express himself artistically.

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