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British Poetry Quiz

A quiz on poets and poetry. 8 Questions.

 
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How many (approx) 11- to 17-year-olds have entered 2012's Young Poet of the Year Award?

  • 70
  • 700
  • 1700
  • 7000

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Who did Elizabeth II appoint Poet Laureate on 1 May, 2009?

  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Gillian Clarke
  • Jackie Kay
  • JK Rowling

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What is missing word from Shakespeare's sonnet: 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more *********'?

  • Gay
  • Temperate
  • Happy
  • Sunny

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Who wrote 'Ode to Autumn', that opens "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;"?

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • John Keats
  • George Gordon Noel
  • William Wordsworth

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Who wrote 'If' that opens, "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you"?

  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Mark Twain
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Charles Dickens

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Which poet wrote "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight"?

  • Emily Dickinson
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Christina Rossetti
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Which film used the W.H.Auden poem that opens "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone"?

  • Love Actually
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • The Boat That Rocked
  • Dead on Time

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Which poet wrote "O, wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us"?

  • Robert Burns
  • William Blake
  • William Wordsworth
  • Walter Scott

 

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