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Test Your Knowledge of Sylvia Plath
"This quiz pertains to the life, death, triumphs, trials, and writings of my favorite poet Sylvia Plath."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Sylvia Plath wrote only one novel which was published, 'The Bell Jar'. It was published under an assumed name. This name was:
True or False: 'The Bell Jar' is entirely fiction.
Hospitalized at age 20 for an attempted suicide, Plath stayed at which hospital?
In the fall of 1950 Plath began college, which college did she attend?
Plath and Hughes had two children, what were their names?
Otto and Aurelia
Frieda and Nicholas
Ted and Sylvia
Sylvia and Warren
In 1953 Plath won a Guest Editorship at Mademoiselle magazine for a short story she wrote. What was the name of that story?
Youth's Appeal for World Peace
Sunday at the Minton's
And Summer Will Not Come Again
Plath wrote a poem about an animal entitled 'Ariel', what type of animal was this poem about?
To my knowledge,Plath published only one children's book, what was the name of this book?
The Bull of Bendylaw
Tinker Jack and the Tidy Wives
The Bed Book
Ella Mason and her Eleven Cats
'The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath' won a prize in 1981 (18 years after her death). Which prize was this?
For many years after her suicide, a vast majority of people believed a specific person was responsible for driving Plath to it, who was this person?
Plath wrote a peom titled 'Metaphor' - what is the metaphor this poem is alluding to?
What is the date of Plath's birth?
December 14, 1937
February 11, 1932
October 27, 1932
June 16, 1932
Which of the two children born to Plath and Hughes is now a poet and painter?
(Frieda or Nicholas)
True or False: Plath's death could have been avoided? (Just referring to the facts of her death, not her underlying mental condition)
'Letters Home' is a published collection of letters between Plath and another person. Who is this person?
What is the date of Sylvia Plath's death?
February 11, 1963
June 16, 1973
October 27, 1953
August 4, 1983
Two editions of Sylvia Plath's journals have been published - which one was highly edited by Ted Hughes (abridged or unabridged)?
(abridged or unabridged)
At which college, in March 1957, was Plath offered a teaching position?
Which well known poem of Plath's was written after her stay in St. Pancras hospital due to a miscarriage and an appendectomy (in 1960)?
I Am Vertical
One of Plath's published poems was accomplished through a writing assignment given to her by Hughes. Which poem was this?
Monologue at 3a.m.
The Moon and the Yew Tree
Conversation Among the ruins
How old was Sylvia when her father died of diabetes mellitus?
In which poem does Plath use a panther to describe Hughes?
Ode for Ted
Which of Plath's collections of poetry was published 2 years after her death?
Crossing The Water
Which Indiana Library holds the Plath Estate?
In what area of Massachusetts was Plath's first home?
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Compiled Feb 11 13