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Biography of Percy Shelley

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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who was Percy Shelley, what kind of life did he live, and what are among his most famous poems? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on such topics as specific poem titles and aspects of Shelley's personal life.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The term that describes Shelley's belief that knowledge comes from sensory experiences
  • The title of Shelley's poem that was written as a challenge by his friend Horace Smith
  • The poem that was republished under the title 'The Revolt of Islam'
  • Which poet Shelley's work 'Adonais' is an elegy for
  • The name of Shelley's second wife

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding facts about Shelley's life and his poems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Shelley's relationships with his wives and other poets of the era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the subjects of Shelley's major works

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary figure, review the accompanying lesson called Biography of Percy Shelley. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare Shelley to some modern figures
  • Describe Shelley's early life, addressing his education, social status and early writing habits
  • Provide details about Shelley's relationships and marriages
  • Elaborate on works written while he lived in England
  • Identify the most famous of Shelley's poems written while he lived in Italy
  • Quote passages from some of his works
  • Discuss Shelley's untimely death
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