The World Is Too Much With US MCQ Quiz

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Do you love reading poems? Have you read the beautiful poem "The world is too much with us?" If yes, then check out this MCQ quiz based on the same poem and evaluate yourself. It will test your knowledge and memory of the story and how well you have understood it with these multiple-choice questions. Let's see how well you perform with this quiz. Best of luck to you, and have fun too!.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the author of the Poem The World Is Too Much With Us?

    • A.

      William Wordsworth

    • B.

      William Blake

    • C.

      Lord Byron

    • D.

      Edgar Alan Poe

    Correct Answer
    A. William Wordsworth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is William Wordsworth. William Wordsworth is the author of the poem "The World Is Too Much With Us." This poem is a sonnet that criticizes the materialistic mindset of society and emphasizes the importance of connecting with nature. Wordsworth was a prominent figure in the Romantic movement and his works often focused on the beauty and power of nature.

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  • 2. 

    What does the story focus on?

    • A.

      Taking life for granted

    • B.

      The wind always howling

    • C.

      Giving our hearts away

    • D.

      The sea and her bosom

    Correct Answer
    A. Taking life for granted
    Explanation
    The story focuses on the theme of taking life for granted. This implies that the story explores the idea of not appreciating or valuing the experiences and opportunities that life presents, and instead, assuming that they will always be there without any effort or gratitude. The story may delve into the consequences of this mindset and the importance of cherishing and making the most of life's moments.

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  • 3. 

    The poem has a total of ____ lines.

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      26

    Correct Answer
    A. 14
    Explanation
    The poem "The World Is Too Much with Us" by William Wordsworth has 14 lines. It is a Petrarchan sonnet, also known as an Italian sonnet, which traditionally consists of 14 lines divided into an octave (the first eight lines) and a sestet (the final six lines).

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  • 4. 

    The poem focuses on

    • A.

      Linking the relationship that nature has with the eventual degradation of humankind.

    • B.

      Telling the love of a child to his mother.

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. None
    Explanation
    The poem "The World Is Too Much With Us" by William Wordsworth does not focus on linking the relationship that nature has with the eventual degradation of humankind, nor does it tell the love of a child to his mother. Instead, it primarily explores the speaker's lament about the materialistic and secular tendencies of the world, contrasting it with a desire for a more profound connection to nature, particularly the sea. Therefore, the correct option is "None."

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  • 5. 

    What does the poem start with?

    • A.

      Fire in a village

    • B.

      Attack in a village

    • C.

      Wedding

    • D.

      Flood in a village

    Correct Answer
    D. Flood in a village
    Explanation
    The poem starts with a flood in a village.

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  • 6. 

    The speaker addresses the moon, sun, and flowers as references to nature compared to _____ in the poem.

    • A.

      Animals

    • B.

      Mankind

    • C.

      Man-made things

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Man-made things
    Explanation
    In the poem "The World Is Too Much With Us" by William Wordsworth, the speaker addresses the moon, sun, and flowers as references to nature and contrasts them with man-made things. Therefore, option C, "Man-made things," is the correct answer. The poem criticizes the speaker's contemporary society for being too focused on materialism and disconnected from the beauty and spirituality of nature. 

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  • 7. 

    The speaker feels that people are content with the way that they have been blissfully and ignorantly living their lives, which ________ him.

    • A.

      Disappoints

    • B.

      Pleases

    • C.

      Enlightens

    • D.

      Joys

    Correct Answer
    A. Disappoints
    Explanation
    The speaker believes that people are satisfied with their ignorant and blissful way of living, which causes disappointment for him. This implies that the speaker expected people to be more aware and conscious of their lives, but their contentment with ignorance disappoints him.

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  • 8. 

    When was the poem originally published?

    • A.

      1806

    • B.

      1807

    • C.

      1808

    • D.

      1809

    Correct Answer
    B. 1807
    Explanation
    The poem was originally published in 1807.

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  • 9. 

    Who are the Gods mentioned in the Poem?

    • A.

      Proteus and Triton

    • B.

      Athena and Eros

    • C.

      Aphrodite and Hestia

    • D.

      Zeus and Athena

    Correct Answer
    A. Proteus and Triton
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Proteus and Triton. Proteus and Triton are both gods mentioned in Greek mythology. Proteus is a shape-shifting sea god who possesses knowledge of the past, present, and future. Triton, on the other hand, is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, and is often depicted as a merman or a fish-tailed deity. Both gods play important roles in various myths and are associated with the sea.

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  • 10. 

    What is the meter of the Poem?

    • A.

      None of these

    • B.

      Dactylic pentameter

    • C.

      Iambic pentameter

    • D.

      Iambic meter

    Correct Answer
    C. Iambic pentameter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Iambic pentameter." This meter is characterized by lines containing five pairs of unstressed and stressed syllables. It is a common meter used in English poetry, particularly in sonnets and plays written by William Shakespeare. The term "iambic" refers to the pattern of the stressed and unstressed syllables, with the stress falling on the second syllable of each pair. "Pentameter" indicates that there are five pairs of syllables in each line.

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  • 11. 

    What does the poem compare the wind to?

    • A.

      Sleeping flowers

    • B.

      Screaming roars

    • C.

      Birds singing

    • D.

      Rain

    Correct Answer
    A. Sleeping flowers
    Explanation
    The poem compares the wind to sleeping flowers. This comparison suggests that the wind is gentle and calm, similar to the peacefulness of sleeping flowers. It implies that the wind moves softly and quietly, creating a soothing and tranquil atmosphere.

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  • 12. 

    What line does the speaker suggest that we are concerned with materials?

    • A.

      The world is too much with us late and soon.

    • B.

      We have given our hearts away from a sordid boon.

    • C.

      Little we see in nature that is ours.

    • D.

      Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.

    Correct Answer
    D. Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
    Explanation
    The speaker suggests that we are concerned with materials in the line "Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers." This line implies that our focus on acquiring and consuming material possessions is detrimental to our true potential and abilities. It suggests that we waste our energy and abilities on materialistic pursuits instead of exploring and appreciating the natural world.

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  • 13. 

    The speaker wishes to have what type of background?

    • A.

      A Pagan

    • B.

      A catholic

    • C.

      A greek

    • D.

      A clear

    Correct Answer
    A. A Pagan
    Explanation
    The speaker in the poem "The World Is Too Much With Us" by William Wordsworth expresses a desire to have a background or upbringing as a Pagan. The relevant lines are:
    "Great God! I’d rather be
    A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
    So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
    Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
    Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
    Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn."

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  • 14. 

    What does the Sea give to the moon?

    • A.

      Her light

    • B.

      Her place

    • C.

      Her bosom

    • D.

      Her body

    Correct Answer
    C. Her bosom
    Explanation
    The sea gives its bosom to the moon. This can be interpreted as the sea reflecting the moon's light and appearing to embrace the moon with its waves. The word "bosom" suggests a nurturing and intimate relationship between the sea and the moon, emphasizing the connection and dependence between the two.

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Elizabeth Paskert |MEd |
K-12 English Expert
Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education.
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