Poets and Poetry 1
A quiz about poetry with questions to suit all the family. To view the answers just move your mouse over the answer boxes, but no cheating!!
  1. Who wrote the poem that starts, "Do not go gentle into that good night"?
    Dylan Thomas.
  2. According to Coleridge, where was Kubla Khan's home?
    Xanadu.
  3. Which poet wrote "Iremember, I remember the house where I was born"?
    Thomas Hood.
  4. How many lines are there in a limerick?
    Five.
  5. Who wrote "The Charge of the Light Brigade"?
    Alfred Lord Tennyson.
  6. In Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" which word is repeated by the bird?
    Nevermore.
  7. What was the sequel to Paradise Lost?
    Paradise Regained.
  8. Who wrote the poem "Jabberwocky"?
    Lewis Carroll.
  9. Who was often referred to as The Ayrshire Poet?
    Robet Burns.
  10. Who wrote The Rape of the Loch?
    Alexander Pope.
  11. Which poet of the ancient world lived on the isle of Lesbos?
    Sappho.
  12. Which Irish poet won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923?
    W B Yeats.
  13. Meaning measure in Greek, what word refers to the rhythm of a poem?
    Metre.
  14. In which nMidlands city was Phillip Larkin born?
    Coventry.
  15. Which poet was said to be "Mad, Bad and Danderous to Know"?
    Byron.
  16. How were poets Wordsworth, Southey and Coleridge collectively referred?
    The Lake Poets.
  17. According to TS Eliot, which month is the cruelest?
    April.
  18. Which fellow poet did Sylvia Plath marry in 1956?
    Ted Hughes.
  19. In which city was poet Robert Frost born?
    San Francisco.
  20. Which poet asked "How do I love you, let me count the ways"?
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning