Quiz: When You Are Old Poem By W.B. Yeats

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W. B. Yeats is one of the foremost figures of the 20th century. His poem "when you are old" is one of the critically acclaimed poems. In this quiz, see how well you know about the poem. The quiz contains interesting facts and trivia related to the poem and its plot. Attempt this quiz to see if you can get the perfect 10. If you like the quiz, share it with your friends and family. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Complete the phrase One man loved the____________
    • A. 

      Sorrows of your changing face

    • B. 

      Happiness of your young face

    • C. 

      Tenderness of your kind heart

    • D. 

      Innocence of your young heart

  • 2. 
    This poem is written in...
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third person

    • D. 

      I don't know person

  • 3. 
    What is the major image in the poem?
    • A. 

      A flower

    • B. 

      An old woman

    • C. 

      Life

    • D. 

      A bee

  • 4. 
    The major theme of the poem is
    • A. 

      Love,  cheating and regret

    • B. 

      Love, separation and rejection

    • C. 

      Love, rejection and time

    • D. 

      Love, anger and regret

  • 5. 
    Who is the poet addressing his poem to?
    • A. 

      His wife

    • B. 

      Maud Gonne

    • C. 

      Old  people

    • D. 

      His children

  • 6. 
    What is an Alliteration?
    • A. 

      When two or more words used closely together in a poem (often in the same line) begin with the same letter or constant sound

    • B. 

      A person, place, thing, or idea

    • C. 

      When two things are compared without using "like" or "as"

    • D. 

      Shows action

  • 7. 
    Which is the best alliteration in the poem?
    • A. 

      Old and full of sleep

    • B. 

      When Yeats was 28 he loved her even when her spirit was low and sorrowful

    • C. 

      A beautiful, poignant poem about enduring love

    • D. 

      .....And bending down beside the glowing bars

  • 8. 
    Which of these questions were asked in the Points to Ponder section?
    • A. 

      Shall I compare to Thee?

    • B. 

      Would the poem be more effective in 3rd person?

    • C. 

      Should the old woman be excuded from the poem?

    • D. 

      Uhhhh nothing

  • 9. 
    Who is the poem truly based on?
    • A. 

      The poet, Yeats

    • B. 

      The old lady

    • C. 

      One of the old woman's men that she loved

    • D. 

      No one, just a poem

  • 10. 
    What does the poet do when he gets rejected?
    • A. 

      Drinks all day

    • B. 

      Tried to take his life

    • C. 

      Hid his face amid a crowd of stars

    • D. 

      None of the above

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