Introduction to Gerard Manley Hopkins: Devout Catholicism and Sprung Rhythm


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Which of the following is the primary concern of sprung rhythm?

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1. Why is Gerard Manley Hopkins considered to be a forerunner of modernist poetry?

2. Hopkins's poems, like Hurrahing the Harvest and Harry Ploughman, combine which of the following themes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will test you on Gerard Manley Hopkins. It will guide your study of this 19th Century poet and Jesuit Priest and assess your knowledge with multiple-choice questions on his works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these learning tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • A characteristic of sprung rhythm
  • Which artistic movement Hopkins' poetry was a forerunner of
  • The themes inherent in Hurrahing the Harvest and Harry Ploughman
  • What Hopkins poem contained a group of nuns calling 'o Christ, Christ, come quickly'
  • Pied Beauty and what it primarily consists of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the life of a Jesuit Priest and poet and what his works expressed in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hopkins' specific poems, such as Pied Beauty and Hurrahing the Harvest

Additional Learning

To learn more about a famous Jesuit Priest and poet, review the corresponding lesson titled Introduction to Gerard Manley Hopkins: Devout Catholicism and Sprung Rhythm. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces Hopkins' life and works
  • Know his contributions to poetic meter
  • Analyze how Hopkins expresses God in his poetry