Literature and History Quiz

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Who wrote the collection of poems 'HESPERIDES' that features themes about country life and beauty?

Robert Herrick

Which sonnet is famous for enumerating the reasons for loving Elizabeth Barrett Browning?

SONNET 43

According to the riddle, how many were going to St. Ives?

One

Which novel by E.M. Foster satirizes the manners of middle-class English folk with their provincial class clannishness and prejudices?

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

What object is alluded to in the riddle: 'The man who made it did not want it...'?

Coffin

'BARDS OF PASSION AND OF MIRTH' is a poem where John Keats urges these writers to do what?

To remember their souls in heaven

Which play do the lines 'Will thou be gone? It is not yet near day. It was the nightingale, and not the lark' come from?

Romeo and Juliet

The poem with the line 'DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES. AND I WILL PLEDGE WITH MINE.' is:

Song to Celia

Who is the author of the poem with the lines 'O is she rosely loved, is she lovely rosed. O is she lovely sung as sea-shells'?

Jose Garcia Villa

Which play contains the lines 'All that glitters is not gold; Often you have heard that told; Many a man his life hath sold'?

Cymbeline

The lines 'Have glimpse that would make me less forlorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea; Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn' are from which poem?

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

'These are the times that try men’s souls' is a quote by:

Benjamin Franklin

Who wrote the novel 'WAR AND PEACE'?

Turgenew

Who said, 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country'?

John F. Kennedy

Identify the poem from which the stanza is taken: 'Trust no future, howe’er pleasant Let the dead Past bury its dead!'

A PSALM OF LIFE

What does William Norris want you to do in his 'ZIP THE LIP'?

To observe confidentiality

Identify the poem from which the lines are taken: 'Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud! I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!'

Ode to the West Wind

What figure of speech is used in the lines below? 'His bright eyes rolled, they never seemed to settle. And glittered like the flowers beneath a kettle.'

Simile

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