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Great Classic Poets Part III

written by: damdave
 
A quiz about some of the great English language poets of the Twentieth Century.

Question 1:


Which of these poems was not written by Langston Hughes?
"Poem: To Brooklyn Bridge"
"The Weary Blues"
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
"I Too"

Question 2:


Which poet wrote the poems "The Germ", "Listen", "A Word to Husbands", and "Very Like a Whale"?
W. H. Auden
C. Day Lewis
Langston Hughes
Ogden Nash

Question 3:


Which of the following poems was not written by C. Day Lewis?
"Almost Human"
"The Unknown Citizen"
"Come, Live With Me And Be My Love"
"Newsreel"

Question 4:

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This poet wrote the oft quoted and hugely popular poem entitled "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Goodnight"
C. Day Lewis
Dylan Thomas
Elizabeth Bishop
Gwendolyn Brooks


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Question 5:


Gwendolyn Brooks wrote all of the following poems except one. Can you find the odd one out?
"The Ballad of Sue Ellen Westerfield"
"The Chicago Defender Sends A Man To Little Rock"
"We Real Cool"
"Way Out Morgan"

Question 6:


All of these poems were written by Allen Ginsberg except one. Which one was written by poet James Dickey?
"The Beholders"
"Howl"
"A Supermarket in California"
"My Sad Self"

Question 7:


This poet wrote the poems "Moss Gathering" and "My Papa's Waltz" in 1948 and "Elegy for Jane" in 1953.
Elizabeth Bishop
Robert Hayden
Gwendolyn Brooks
Theodore Roethke

Question 8:


Which of these poems was not written by Robert Lowell?
"The Mouth of the Hudson"
"For the Union Dead"
"Digging for China"
"Grandparents"

Question 9:


Which poet wrote the poems "Still I Rise", "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", and "Remembrance"?
Maya Angelou
Gwendolyn Brooks
Anne Sexton
Elizabeth Bishop

Question 10:


Which 20th century poet wrote the phrase "Candy is Dandy, But Liquor is Quicker"?
James Dickey
Allen Ginsberg
Ogden Nash
Dylan Thomas

 


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