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Famous Poets

written by: Lucia
 
Questions about British and American poets and their works.

Question 1:


Which Scottish poet, born in 1759, wrote the famous song "Auld Lang Syne" which goes like this:

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne."
Oscar Wilde
Walter Scott
Bob Dylan
Robert Burns

Question 2:


How old was the prominent English poet John Keats when he died in 1821?
16 years old
56 years old
26 years old
46 years old

Question 3:


Which one of these plays by English poet and playwright William Shakespeare is not a comedy?
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
"Macbeth"
"As You Like It"
"Love's Labour's Lost"

Question 4:


Which one of these poems was written by American Modernist poet T. S. Eliot and describes his feeling of depression and pessimism about society after World War I?
"The Times They Are a-Changin' "
"The Road Not Taken"
"Childe Harold"
"The Hollow Men"

Question 5:


This American poet, born in 1874, won the Pulitzer Prize four times and recited his poem "The Gift Outright" at the inauguration of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Robert Frost
Robert Burns
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Nesta Marley

Question 6:


Which Anglo-Scottish poet, author of "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", died in Greece where he participated in the fight for the country's independence?
William Blake
Walt Whitman
Oscar Wilde
George Gordon Byron

Question 7:


Which famous work by American poet Henry W. Longfellow was based on the legends of the Ojibway Indians?
"The Evening Star"
"The Song of Hiawatha"
"Paul Revere's Ride"
"Evangeline"

Question 8:


Which Norwegian band used William Blake's influential poem "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" as lyrics for their 1998 album "Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"?
Immortal
Isengard
Dimmu Borgir
Ulver

Question 9:


Which one of these poems from Walt Whitman's masterpiece collection "Leaves of Grass" was dedicated to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln?
"Song of Myself"
"I Sing the Body Electric"
"O Captain! My Captain!"
"Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"

Question 10:


The title of the 2004 movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" was taken from the poem "Eloisa to Abelard" written by which English poet?
Alfred Tennyson
Alexander Pope
Edgar Allan Poe
Percy Bysshe Shelley

 


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