Poets and Poetry 2
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. In which country did the form of poetry called Haiku originate?
    Japan.
  2. Where was Wordsworth's home from 1799 to 1808?
    (Dove Cottage) Grasmere.
  3. Which poet wrote "The Pied Piper of Hamelin"?
    Robert Browning.
  4. Which poet wrote the line "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?
    Tennyson.
  5. Who wrote "The Owl and the Pussycat"?
    Edward Lear.
  6. What nationality was the poet Dylan Thomas?
    Welsh.
  7. Who wrote the poem "Coming Through the Rye"?
    Robert Burns.
  8. In which country was Rudyard Kipling born?
    India.
  9. Who wrote "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats"?
    TS Eliot.
  10. Which poem has the first line "If I should die, think only this of me"?
    The Soldier -Rupert Brook.
  11. How did Sylvia Plath die?
    Committed suicide.
  12. Which 1909 poem by Kipling was written as advice to his son?
    "If".
  13. Who was Shelley's poem "Adonias" a tribute to?
    John Keats.
  14. Which US poet self-published "Leaves of Green" in 1855?
    Walt Whitman.
  15. Who was poet Percy Bysshe Shelley's wife?
    Mary Shelley.
  16. What did poet John Betjeman suggest fall on Slough?
    Friendly bombs.
  17. Which season did Browning describe in "Home Thoughts from abroad"?
    Spring.
  18. Who wrote the line "She walks in beauty, like the night"?
    Lord Byron.
  19. Which flowers did Wiliam Wordsworth famously write about?
    Daffodils.
  20. How many lines are there in a sonnet?
    Fourteen.