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You will find links to the most well known poets here. This category also contains a large number of mixed poetry quizzes, where you can test your knowledge of everything poetic.   

There are 162 quizzes and 1,620 trivia questions in this category.
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1.
trivia quiz  William Blake: The Prophet Poet cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, skylarb, Jul 25 03

Questions are primarily concerned with Blake's poetry, but a few biographical facts are inserted for good measure.
Difficult
skylarb
Jul 25 03
789 plays
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trivia quiz  Carol Ann Duffy's "Selling Manhattan" cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, poshprice, Jul 05 08

This quiz centres around the Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy, and more specifically her second collection of poetry, "Selling Manhattan", which was published in 1987.
Tough
poshprice gold member
Jul 05 08
222 plays
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trivia quiz  Desiderata cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Footsie1, Apr 08 07

This wonderful prose poem, "Desiderata" (Latin for "desired things"), copyrighted in 1927 by Max Ehrmann, is about attaining happiness in life. I adopted "Desiderata" as my credo as a teen in the early 1970s. I hope you like it as much as I do!
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Footsie1
Apr 08 07
519 plays
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trivia quiz  Often Anthologized Oldies cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Nov 19 11

Remember the "Introduction to Literature" anthology from your high school or college days? While new poems are added with each new edition, some appear over and over. These perennials may sound familiar.
Average
nannywoo gold member
Nov 19 11
510 plays
5.
trivia quiz  Bad Poetry cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Islingtonian, Nov 17 02

Below are some really terrible poems which I've written. Can you identify whom or what they're supposed to be about?
Average
Islingtonian
Nov 17 02
4485 plays
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trivia quiz  Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Sep 24 13

"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" is Quiz Number 10 of a series based on my teammates' names. They volunteered to be my guinea pigs. I volunteered to "experiment" on them! (Bwaa-haa-haaa!) Hope you enjoy this series!
Average
logcrawler gold member
Sep 24 13
414 plays
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trivia quiz  In the Forests of the Night 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, DoveHouse, Jan 10 13

Have you ever wanted to be a poet? Why not learn from these best of British? All questions will be multiple choice.
Easy
DoveHouse gold member
Jan 10 13
711 plays
8.
trivia quiz  The Ten Most Anthologized Poems 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, Aug 01 09

William Harmon edited a book entitled "The Top 500 Poems", which contains all the top 500 English-language poems, as determined by how frequently each poem has been anthologized. Here are questions about the top ten of those 500 poems.
Average
chessart gold member
Aug 01 09
1887 plays
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trivia quiz  William McGonagall -The World's Best Bad Poet? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, xpress, May 02 09

To achieve such a standard as to be remembered over a century later as his country's second most famous poet (after Robert Burns), surely demonstrates William McGonagall's achievements in the field of poetic incompetence.
Tough
xpress
May 02 09
192 plays
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trivia quiz  Our Favorite Poets 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, maskman22, Mar 16 10

Fun Trivia team Poetic License has taken upon itself to write a team quiz. Since our name is Poetic License due to our liberal massacre of the English language, we have opted to do our quiz on our favorite individual poets. Good luck and have fun.
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maskman22
Mar 16 10
1488 plays
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trivia quiz  Poetry in Motion 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 02 15

Pick the poet or the poem.
Average
nyirene330
Mar 02 15
372 plays
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trivia quiz  A Little Something About Poetry 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Oct 24 10

Just a few questions about some poetry.
Average
pennie1478 gold member
Oct 24 10
387 plays
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trivia quiz  Sonnets from the Portuguese 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, luckycharm60, Apr 24 09

'Sonnets from the Portuguese' is a collection of poems which chronicle the real love story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Written in Victorian times, they are still read and quoted today. This quiz covers the sonnets and the story behind them
Tough
luckycharm60 gold member
Apr 24 09
171 plays
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trivia quiz  A Perfect Hour 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Jul 24 14

Some consider a perfect hour one that is spent reading poetry and learning about poets You may find some of your favorites in this quiz.
Average
mpkitty gold member
Jul 24 14
213 plays
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trivia quiz  Write Me a Poem, Baby 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Jul 14 14

This is a quiz about poetry. It doesn't have a theme, it's just about poetry and things related to poetry that I have found to be interesting.
Tough
daver852 gold member
Jul 14 14
216 plays
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trivia quiz  American Poems and Poets You Should Know 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sanremo, Apr 23 13

A quiz on American poems and poets. The questions will bring together some well known verse with some not as well known poets and also some well known poets with some lesser known poems. Good luck!
Average
sanremo
Apr 23 13
381 plays
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trivia quiz  Discover a Golden Treasury of Poetry 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Apr 08 07

My grandchildren are starting to enjoy poetry so I reflected on what lines of poesy had charmed me in my formative years. I took the battered copy of my much loved "Palgrave's Golden Treasury", leafed through and rediscovered these gems.
Tough
bracklaman
Apr 08 07
486 plays
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trivia quiz  Great Poetry is Timeless 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, griller, Dec 20 03

There is nothing better than getting lost in a great book of poetry. This quiz contains some classic poems by classic poets. Hope you enjoy!
Average
griller gold member
Dec 20 03
846 plays
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trivia quiz  Poetry...here, there, everywhere 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Craterus, Jul 28 18

See if you can answer the questions about these random snatches of poetry.
Average
Craterus
Jul 28 18
240 plays
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trivia quiz  Poet's Potpourri 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Soozy_Woozy, Jan 27 08

Poetry has been around since before Christ and it is used by poets to express emotions, life experiences and events. Can you guess the name of the poems by the lines I give you? Good Luck!
Average
Soozy_Woozy
Jan 27 08
543 plays
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trivia quiz  Great Poets & Poems 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ssabreman, Apr 17 08

You've probably heard of these poems and poets but do you REALLY know them?
Average
ssabreman
Apr 17 08
711 plays
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trivia quiz  Poets And Their Works 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JCSon, Jun 19 00

How much do you know about poets and their works. I'll give the poet and you name the work or vice versa. Have fun!
Average
JCSon gold member
Jun 19 00
1536 plays
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trivia quiz  20th Century English Poetry 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, marienbart, May 09 02

All questions deal with the 20th century and with literature that was created on the British Isles (including Ireland). I hope you'll enjoy it.
Tough
marienbart
May 09 02
621 plays
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trivia quiz  Poets - 10 different ones 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mnbates, Mar 04 03

I will tell you the name of the poet you just have to identify the poem.
Tough
mnbates
Mar 04 03
417 plays
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trivia quiz  For Poetry Lovers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Aug 06 03

Welcome to our poetry readings. Please take your seats, relax and enjoy a revisit to some of the finest moments in English literature. Are you ready? Then let us begin.
Tough
Fiachra
Aug 06 03
588 plays
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trivia quiz  Match British Poet and Poem 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 20 01

I'll supply either the poet or the poem, and you supply the appropriate answer.
Tough
ravenskye
Mar 20 01
972 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic Poems 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Mommakat, Mar 29 11

Down through the ages some wonderful poems have been written and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy this quiz on them.
Average
Mommakat gold member
Mar 29 11
726 plays
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trivia quiz  The Anxiety of Influence 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rachellis, Nov 17 00

Poetry on poets.
Tough
rachellis
Nov 17 00
366 plays
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trivia quiz  A Poetry Calendar 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rosc, Jan 28 05

A series of poet and poetry related questions to take you through the year.
Tough
rosc
Jan 28 05
261 plays
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trivia quiz  Pure Poetry Too 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, carmelique, Jan 15 01

Medium-to-tough questions for students of poetry. I hope you'll enjoy them!
Difficult
carmelique
Jan 15 01
591 plays
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