Robert Burns: Biography, Facts & Poetry


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Robert Burns was born into what profession?

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1. Which of these works is part of the poetic output of Robert Burns?

2. Works such as 'A Red, Red Rose' or 'Auld Lang Syne' started out as what type of solo vocal piece accompanied by an instrument?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Robert Burns was an 18th Century Scottish poet whose works are still enjoyed and studied today. You can find out how much you know about Robert Burns' life and poetry with these assessments. You'll be tested on points such as Burns' poems and his renown.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Burns' initial profession
  • Identifying Burns' poems
  • Musical qualities of certain Burns poems
  • Poetic genres Burns wrote in
  • Distinction Burns holds

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go over the quiz questions and use them to recall some basic information on Robert Burns' life and poetry
  • Reading comprehension - once you've recalled the basic information, make sure you understand the specific poetic and musical qualities of Burns' works
  • Knowledge application - in addition, use this information to identify famous poems of Burns and the distinction he has been awarded in light of his influence

Additional Learning

To learn more about Robert Burns, review the corresponding lesson called Robert Burns: Biography, Facts & Poetry. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Burns' biography
  • Notable poems by Burns
  • Musical, poetic and linguistic qualities of Burns' poems
  • Burns' influence and renown