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Romantic British Poetry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements about Keats' fading health is FALSE?

Question 2 2. How was Keats' 'Endymion: A Poetic Romance' received by critics?

Question 3 3. Why did Keats consider his sonnet, 'O Solitude,' to be his first breakthrough?

Question 4 4. All of the following poems were written by Keats EXCEPT:

Question 5 5. Which of the following works by William Blake presents hell as a place that is not so bad?

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Question 6 6. In William Blake's The Tyger, why is the speaker questioning God's creation of the title creature?

Question 7 7. From whom did William Blake learn his style of illuminated printing?

Question 8 8. One of William Blake's most famous epic poems depicts Blake interacting with which writer?

Question 9 9. Why would it be correct to call Percy Shelley an empiricist?

Question 10 10. Which Percy Shelley work was republished under the title 'The Revolt of Islam?'

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Question 11 11. Which one of Percy Shelley's poems was written as part of a challenge with his friend Horace Smith?

Question 12 12. Adonaïs is an elegy that Percy Shelley wrote following the death of the poet _____.

Question 13 13. In which Wordsworth work is there a preface that describes poetry as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings... recollected in tranquility?

Question 14 14. Who might the fictitious woman represent in Wordsworth's Lucy poems?

Question 15 15. How did Wordsworth's youth in Northern England influence his poetry?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following was a focus of Wordsworth's poetry?

Question 17 17. One of the biggest difference between poetry themes from The Age of Enlightenment and the Romantic period is that the Enlightenment focused on _____ and the Romantics focused on _____.

Question 18 18. Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron have two major things in common. What are they?

Question 19 19. Which two poets are credited with launching the Romantic poetry movement in England?

Question 20 20. What historical event was one of the main sparks for the birth of Romantic poetry?

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Question 21 21. Which major Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem is featured in Lyrical Ballads?

Question 22 22. How did Samuel Taylor Coleridge support himself financially?

Question 23 23. Which Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem is most notably influenced by opium?

Question 24 24. With whom did Samuel Taylor Coleridge devise a plan to create a pantisocracy?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is the BEST description of Byron's poem Beppo?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following women did Lord Byron have an affair with?

Question 27 27. Byron died while fighting alongside the soldiers of _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a characteristic trait of a Byronic Hero?

Question 29 29. Where was Keats when he had his most prolific year of writing and fell in love with Fanny Brawne?

Question 30 30. What was William Blake's primary source of income?

Romantic British Poetry Chapter Exam Instructions

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