Poetry-I MCQs

1.The poet compares this world with stage and the humans as the players he divides human life into___________ stages.

a. ten

b. four

c. seven

d. five

2.One man in his time plays parts.

a. many

b. any

c. more

d. much

3.All the worlds a stage and all the man and woman merely

a. players

b. actors

c. artist

d. none

4.Shakespeare’s plays, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Wordsworth’s long poem „The Prelude‟, are written in

a. blank verse

b. drama

c. poetry

d. novels

5.Blank verse came to English poetry from

a. Africa

b. France

c. Italy

d. India

6.A collection of words that express an emotion or idea.

a. poetry

b. drama

c. art

d. oil painting

7.Poetry that doesn’t follow any specific patterns in rhythm, rhyme scheme, or line

a. free verse

b. new verse

c. Italic verse

d. odd verse

8.A three-line Japanese poetic form

a. stanza

b. Haiku

c. sonnet

d. sestet

9.Where is the reaper allegedly from? (from The Solitary Reaper)

a. Ccottish Highlands

b. Swiss Alps

c. English coutryside

d. Irish Coast

10.Which of the following is a word NOT used to describe the reaper’s song? (from The Solitary Reaper)

a. plaintive

b. despairing

c. thrilling

d. melancholy

11.How many lines are in each stanza? (from The Solitary Reaper)

a. 4

b. 6

c. 2

d. 8

12.What is the reaper described as bending over in the last stanza? (from The Solitary Reaper)

a. a pile of grain

b. the Cliff side

c. A Dead Bird

d. her sickle

13.To which two birds’ songs does the speaker compare the reaper’s song? (from The Solitary Reaper)

a. a swallow and a finch

b. a crow and an eagle

c. A mockingbird and a warbler

d. Nightingale and a Cuckoo-bird

14.Throughout the poem, the speaker compares his escalating anger to–

a. water fountain

b. growing an apple tree

c. a forest

d. plowing a field

15.Which line indicates that the speaker’s wrath increased over time?

a. angry with foe

b. bore an apple bright

c. grew both day and night

d. bore an apple tree

16.Who wrote the poem “A Poison Tree?”

a. harrell Williams

b. blake Shelton

c. William Blake

d. W.B.Yeats

17.What is the main theme of the poem?

a. anger and resentment

b. teenagers

c. friends

d. patience

18.The poem thought fox was written by

a. Plath

b. Ted Hughes

c. shakespeare

d. Aristotle

19.What was the person in thought fox trying to?

a. run

b. write

c. sleep

d. cry

20.What is the Duke arranging in “My Last Duchess”?

a. the Duchess’s funeral

b. The Painting of the Duchess

c. art collection

d. a new arrival for himself

21.Who wrote the poem My Last Duchess?

a. Robert browing

b. E.B.Browning

c. Gravy Browning

d. None of these

22.In “stoping by the woods on snowing evening” The horse thought that it was ________ to stop there

a. strange and haunting

b. foolish

c. queer

d. useless

23.poet could not stop to enjoy the beauty of the scene because

a. he was in a hurry

b. he had a long way to go

c. promised someone to return

d. had miles to go

24.The horse shakes Its harness bells to ask if there is some

a. danger

b. error

c. mistake

d. problem

25.Who wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?

a. S.T.Coleridge

b. hannah More

c. William Blake

d. P.B.Shelley

26.Who among the following was not an English Romantic poet?

a. William Blake

b. Walt Whitman

c. P.B. Shellay

d. John Keats

27.John Clare was known as a “gloomy egoist.”





28.The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is an influential work of prose by William Blake.





29.William Wordsworth described poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.”





30.Who was widely rumored to have had an intimate relationship with his half-sister?

a. w. Wordsworth

b. Lord Byron

c. William Blake

d. S.T.Coleridge

31.Which of the following Romantic poets would have been most likely to write a poem celebrating the innocence of childhood ?

a. William Wordsaorth

b. William Blake

c. S.T. Coreridge

d. Lord Byron

32.Napoleon’s decision to__________________can be understood as representative of the French Revolutionary spirit because this decision served to radically reposition France in contemporary European political affairs ?

a. engage in the Napoleonic wars

b. change of French Law

c. involve in Affairs of U.S

d. offer landmark with other nations

33.Which of the following is a love poem ?

a. Byron’s Don Jaun

b. Coleridge’s Kubla Khan

c. John Clare’s TO ELIA

d. Wordsworth’s Peter Bell

34.Which long Romantic poem opens with the line “oh there is blessing in this gentle breeze” ?

a. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

b. Don Jaun

c. The Prelude

d. rime of the ancient Mariner

35.“Ode to a Nightingale” focuses on ______________?

a. futility of artistic creation

b. French Revolution

c. life can not continue forever

d. fall of man into sin

36.Which of the following would probably NOT occur in a William Wordsworth poem ?

a. psychological insight

b. mockery of political figures

c. natural, rural world

d. common, everyday language

37.Which Romantic author is the subject of Paul O’Brien’s essay “Prophet of the Revolution” ?

a. William wordsworth

b. Percy Shelley

c. Lord Byron

d. William Blake

38.Shelley’s “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” suggests that _________________?

a. beauty undestood only by metaphysics

b. intellectual can not be beautiful

c. beauty is  lost

d. beauty not known but felt

39.Who does Shelley consider the true founders of civilized cultures and laws ?

a. kings and queens

b. dictators and tyrants

c. all people equally

d. poets and artists

40.The repetition of similar ending sounds

a. assonance

b. consonance

c. rhyme

d. anomatopoeia

41.Applying human qualities to non-human things

a. repitition

b. personification

c. anomatopoeia

d. alliteration

42.The general tone and attitude of Byron`s  “jon duan” would be best described as

a. strange and haunting

b. dramatic and dark

c. ironical and satirical

d. homerless and stark

43.Which line indicates that the speaker’s wrath increased over time in “ A poison Tree”?

a. till it bore an apple bright

b. grew both day and night

c. mornings with tears

d. angry with my foe

44.Nowadays, William Blake is considered as …………

a. female romantic poet

b. male patriotic poet

c. 18th century poet

d. male romantic poet

45.What does the apple symbolize in “ A poison tree”?

a. anger and resentment

b. curiosity

c. gardening

d. happiness and delight

46.What was the poet trying to deliver ?

a. have patient

b. forgive others

c. Donot supress negative feelings

d. avoid deceptions

47.Which of the following is the persona’s character?

a. vengeful

b. deceiteful

c. fearful

d. angry

48.Which of the following is the persona’s emotion?

a. unforgiven

b. bitter

c. obsessive

d. cunning

49.“And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles” These two lines convey to the reader—

a. smile

b. pretending to be friendly

c. explanation of being rage

d. revenge

50.What does the poem’s title suggests about the content?

a. suppress people

b. deceitful wiles

c. poisonous tree

d. hatred people

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