Rupert Brooke: Biography & Poems


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Where did Rupert Brooke go to school?

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1. What subject did Brooke study at Cambridge?

2. Which of the following did Brooke become involved with at Cambridge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Best known for his war poems written at the start of World War I, Rupert Brooke has been credited with capturing the mood of a generation caught between 19th century traditions and the disruptive ideas and changes ushered in by the 20th century. This lesson and quiz help you understand how Brooke's work reflects both a respect for the past and the need to find new ways to express emotions and views of the future.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in this quiz on Rupert Brooke cover the following aspects of his life and work:

  • Brooke's education
  • Personal interests and friendships
  • Traditional elements of Brooke's poetry
  • Themes and style in 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about Rupert Brooke and his poetry
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of Brooke and understand his life and contribution to literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Brooke to explain the limitations of his war poems

Additional Learning

For more insight into this popular poet, read the lesson, Rupert Brooke: Biography & Poems. The lesson helps you with the following goals:

  • Understand why Brooke is viewed as a voice of his generation
  • Explain how Brooke's poems fused traditional forms with innovations in style
  • Describe how Brooke's personal life fueled his literary reputation
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Brooke's war poems