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Poetic Creatures

Can you identify the bird and beasts from some well-known verses? 10 Questions.

 
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1

What animal (though spelt slightly differently) did Blake describe as "burning bright"?

  • Glow worm
  • Tiger
  • Sunfish

2

Shakespeare's schoolboy went "unwillingly to school", creeping like what?

  • Snail
  • Slug
  • Worm

3

What bird did Coleridge's Ancient Mariner shoot with his cross-bow, with dire consequences?

  • Cormorant
  • Swan
  • Albatross

4

Lewis Carroll's Alice recited a poem about what animal "with gently smiling jaws"?

  • Lion
  • Crocodile
  • Shark

5

Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote a poem "To Flush", her what?

  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Guinea Pig

6

Robert Burns wrote about which "wee,sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie"?

  • Rat
  • Vole
  • Mouse

7

Edward Lear's Owl and Pussycat were married by which bird "who lives on the hill"?

  • Peacock
  • Turkey
  • Goose

8

In "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" W. B. Yeats planned to provide accommodation for what?

  • Honey bee
  • Rabbit
  • Robin

9

Which animals did Kipling use to show that "the female of the species is deadlier than the male"?

  • Wolf and spider
  • Elephant and lion
  • Bear and cobra

10

T.S. Eliot's Shimbleshanks, who appears in his "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", was what type of cat?

  • The Dockyard Cat
  • The Palace Cat
  • The Railway Cat

 

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