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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.
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There are 168 Poetry quizzes and 1,680 Poetry trivia questions in this category. Free to play!
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trivia quiz  Shelley's "Ozymandias" cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jul 10 21

Dig into this poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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skylarb gold member
Jul 10 21
129 plays
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trivia quiz  Lord Byron's "The Destruction of Sennacherib" 15 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 15 Qns, skylarb, Jun 29 21

Learn more about this Romantic era poem, which enjoyed great popularity in Victorian times and has continued to have influence today.
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skylarb gold member
Jun 29 21
150 plays
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trivia quiz  The Ten Most Anthologized Poems 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
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
2046 plays
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trivia quiz  Our Favorite Poets 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, maskman22, Jan 26 17

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
Jan 26 17
1587 plays
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trivia quiz  Poetry...here, there, everywhere 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, Craterus, Sep 27 18

See if you can answer the questions about these random snatches of poetry.
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Craterus
Sep 27 18
321 plays
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trivia quiz  In the Forests of the Night 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Easy, 10 Qns, DoveHouse, May 14 20

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
May 14 20
846 plays
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trivia quiz  Poetry in Motion 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 02 15

Pick the poet or the poem.
Easy
nyirene330
Mar 02 15
534 plays
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trivia quiz  Poets And Their Works 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, JCSon, Jun 26 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
1710 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic Poems 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, Mommakat, Aug 15 13

Down through the ages some wonderful poems have been written and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy this quiz on them.
Average
Mommakat gold member
801 plays
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trivia quiz  Often Anthologized Oldies cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
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
693 plays
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trivia quiz  American Poems and Poets You Should Know 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, sanremo, Oct 04 14

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
552 plays
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trivia quiz  Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary! 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Dec 25 16

"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!
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logcrawler gold member
Dec 25 16
492 plays
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trivia quiz  Great Poets & Poems 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, ssabreman, Apr 18 08

You've probably heard of these poems and poets but do you REALLY know them?
Average
ssabreman
771 plays
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trivia quiz  Anything Poetry 5 questions Take Quiz Now →
Difficult, 5 Qns, mattc333, Jan 27 03

How much about poetry do you really know? Find out now! This is a short quiz about poets and poems, basically anything poetry.
Difficult
mattc333
1188 plays
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trivia quiz  Great Poetry is Timeless 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, griller, May 14 15

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!
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griller gold member
May 14 15
894 plays
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trivia quiz  Match British Poet and Poem 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Apr 08 11

I'll supply either the poet or the poem, and you supply the appropriate answer.
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ravenskye
1026 plays
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trivia quiz  Poet's Potpourri 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, Soozy_Woozy, Jan 31 14

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!
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Soozy_Woozy
606 plays
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trivia quiz  Desiderata cool 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, Footsie1, Mar 03 20

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
Mar 03 20
603 plays
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trivia quiz  A Perfect Hour 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Aug 17 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.
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mpkitty
288 plays
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trivia quiz  A Little Something About Poetry 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, May 20 18

Just a few questions about some poetry.
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pennie1478
May 20 18
438 plays
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trivia quiz  Poets and Poems 20 questions Take Quiz Now →
Difficult, 20 Qns, molotov, May 05 12

A quick quiz to see how well you recognise lines from famous poems, the work of well known poets, and various tidbits of poet related trivia.
Difficult
molotov
810 plays
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trivia quiz  Easy Poetry 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, pjchik, Nov 21 10

This is a quiz for people who have some knowledge of poetry.
Tough
pjchik
792 plays
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trivia quiz  Discover a Golden Treasury of Poetry 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
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
531 plays
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trivia quiz  Write Me a Poem, Baby 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Jul 27 20

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 27 20
261 plays
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trivia quiz  Poetry Time 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 20 11

Poetry, anyone?
Difficult
robert362
768 plays
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trivia quiz  Poetry and Writers 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Average, 10 Qns, bluenose, Mar 09 18

Multiple choice, about poetry, books, and the writers. Some are easy, and some may be hard.
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bluenose
Mar 09 18
732 plays
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trivia quiz  For Poetry Lovers 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, Fiachra, May 15 19

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
May 15 19
624 plays
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trivia quiz  20th Century English Poetry 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Tough, 10 Qns, marienbart, Jun 14 20

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
Jun 14 20
660 plays
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trivia quiz  Pure Poetry Too 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Difficult, 10 Qns, carmelique, Apr 10 11

Medium-to-tough questions for students of poetry. I hope you'll enjoy them!
Difficult
carmelique
636 plays
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trivia quiz  My Favorite Poems! 10 questions Take Quiz Now →
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ressas, Feb 23 20

A quiz about some of my favorite poets and interesting little tidbits about them. See how well you do. Come on. I dare you!
Difficult
Ressas
Feb 23 20
573 plays
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