Thursday, March 5, 2020

quiz on metaphysical poetry

John Donne was born into a family that was _____, but he became a(n) _____ priest.

 Agnostic, Anglican
 Anglican, Roman Catholic
 Roman Catholic, Anglican
 Puritan, Lutheran

2. John Donne was on the path to success. He was private secretary to a high court official, Sir Thomas Egerton. How did he ruin his career?

 He wrote a private, critical poem about Queen Elizabeth
 He eloped with Egerton's niece
 It was discovered that he was a Catholic
 He basically made a pass at Egerton's wife

3. Henry Vaughan experienced a spiritual awakening inspired by the poems of what metaphysical poet?

 George Herbert
 Thomas Carew
 His own
 John Donne

4. Which of the following was NOT a metaphysical poet?

 Abraham Cowley
 George Herbert
 John Dryden
 Henry Vaughan

5. The metaphysical poets employed many extended comparisons, also known as:

 gargantuan similes
 splendid comparisons

6. He wrote of both "A Divine Mistress" and "A Cruel Mistress".

 Richard Crashaw
 John Donne
 Thomas Carew
 Henry Vaughan

7. What Donne poem contains these lines: "If ever any beauty I did see, / Which I desired, and got, 'twas but a dream of thee."

 The Sun Rising
 The Flea
 The Canonization
 The Good-Morrow

8. In "The Canonization", Donne says, "The ____ riddle hath more wit / By us: we two being one, are it. / So, to one neutral thing both sexes fit. / We die and rise the same, and prove / Mysterious by this love." What's missing from the blank?


9. In what poem does John Donne try to convince a woman to have sex with him?

 The Flea
 The Apparition
 All of these
 To His Mistress Going to Bed

10. What kind of poetry did Donne NOT write?

 concrete poetry

11. "_____, be not proud, though some have called thee / Mighty and dreadful." Fill in the missing word from this Donne sonnet.

Answer:  ( one word, think, but not QUICKly)

12. He wrote "To His Coy Mistress."

 John Donne
 Andrew Marvell
 Richard Crashaw
 George Herbert

13. What Donne poem is a play on Marlowe's "Passionate Shepherd to His Love"?

 The Ecstasy
 The Bait
 The Funeral

14. George Herbert wrote a poem in which he insisted that even simple, uncomplicated verse can be beautiful if it plainly states the truth. In it, he says, "Nor let them punish me with losse of ryme, / Who plainly say, My God, My King." What is the name of this poem?

 Love (I)
 Jordan (I)
 Affliction (II)
 Sinne (II)

15. This poem by John Donne was probably about his wife's death.

 A Valediction: Forbiding Mourning
 A Nocturnal Upon Saint Lucy's Day
 The Flea
 The Funeral

16. John Donne dedicated his holy sonnets to whose mother?

 Richard Crashaw's
 His own
 Andrew Marvell's
 George Herbert's

17. Which metaphysical poet helped to rebuild his parish's church out of his own pocket?

 John Donne
 George Herbert
 Andrew Marvell
 Richard Crashaw

18. George Herbert ends his poem "The Collar" with these lines: "Methought I heard one calling, Childe: / And I reply'd, _____"

 Forgive Me
 By Christ
 I Am
 My Lord

19. In Herbert's "The Pulley", what alone among the blessings does God withhold from man?


20. What metaphysical poet wrote a poem encouraging Christians to honor Christmas piously, and not by emulating heathen customs of decoration and reveling?

 George Herbert
 Andrew Marvell
 John Donne
 Henry Vaughan

21. After his wife died, Vaughan married his:

 he never remarried

22. Andrew Marvell wrote an Horation Ode upon this man's return from Ireland.

 Bonnie Prince Charles
 John Milton
 Jonathan Swift

23. Richard Crashaw wrote a poem called "Non Vi" that contained a picture of a heart. What is this picture called?

 An Emblem
 A Coat of Arms
 A Symbol
 Concrete Poetry

24. Richard Crashaw wrote a poem about what other metaphysical poet's book?

 George Herbert's
 Andrew Marvell's
 John Donne's
 His own

25. What does Vaughan refer to as a "Sweet, sacred hill"?

 The Mount of Olives
 Mount Sinai

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