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The Early Life of the Excellent T. S. Eliot

written by: tojoyamoto
 
This quiz is about the early years of one of the greatest poets of all time: T. S. Eliot. How much do you know about this master?

Question 1:


What do the initials T. S. stand for in the name of the famous poet T. S. Eliot?
Theodore Sallings
Terry Stephens
Thomas Stearns
Tory Saunders

Question 2:


T. S. Eliot was the last of 6 children surviving. How old were his parents when he was born?
28
38
44
33

Question 3:


T. S. Eliot's father, who came from a prominent New England family, was on the Board of Directors of Washington University. He was also a Chairman at Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in St. Louis, a successful business man and a chemist. He married Eliot's mother in 1868. What was her occupation?
A chemist and a painter
A music teacher at Washington University
A poet and a social worker
A homemaker

Question 4:


T. S. Eliot attended this prestigious Ivy League college, editing its literary magazine with Pulitzer- winning poet Conrad Aiken.
Yale
Duke
Harvard
Dartmouth

Question 5:


While a doctoral student, T. S. Eliot studied Buddhism and Indic philology, learning Sanskrit and Pāli to read the religious texts. What languages did Eliot study/learn in prep school and college?
Latin, Greek, French, and German
Spanish, Italian, Latin
Latin and Greek
German, Polish, Russian

Question 6:


In April 1915, T. S. Eliot met Vivienne Haigh-Wood, a governess in Cambridge. They were married on 26 June 1915. Where were they married?
At a church in Oxford
In a local register office
At Eliot's family home in St. Louis
At the Eliot family church outside of Boston

Question 7:


After marriage, T. S. Eliot gave up writing his dissertation, and never received his PhD.
True
False

Question 8:


After leaving college in Oxford, T. S. Eliot took a teaching job at Highgate School. There he taught this future British Poet Laureate, documentarian of "Metro-land," and self-described "poet and hack."
Sir John Betjeman
Scofield Thayer
James Joyce
Collin Brooks

Question 9:


While teaching to earn extra money, T. S. Eliot wrote book reviews and lectured at a night school. He then got a job in 1917 at this institution.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
A London bank
Harvard University
Merton College
A London publishing house

Question 10:


While a student at Harvard, T. S. Eliot befriended this Spanish-born philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist who wrote in "Reason in Common Sense", "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it."
Ezra Pound
George Santayana
Alexis de Tocqueville
Bertrand Russell

Question 11:


Often, T. S. Eliot would publish a single poem in a pamphlet, booklet, periodical, etc, then add it to a collection. What was Eliot's first collection of poems?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Prufrock and Other Observations
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Four Quartets
Ara Vos Prec

Question 12:


What famous poem by T. S. Eliot was considered offensive and upsetting because of its opening lines describing the dusky sky as "a patient etherised upon a table."?
"The Hollow Men"
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
"The Waste Land"
"The Cocktail Party"

Question 13:


First published in 1915, this poem by T. S. Eliot portrays upper class society as quite empty and lonely. It's epigraph is from Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta"-
"...but that was in another country, / And besides, the wench is dead."
Portrait of a Lady
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Sweeney Among the Nightingales
The Hollow Men

Question 14:


In 1920, T. S. Eliot published the collection "Poems." It included the poem "Gerontion." What famous phrase, often used to describe espionage and counter-intelligence, comes from this poem?
"this was all folly"
"three trees against a low sky"
"a tumid river"
"wilderness of mirrors"

 


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