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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.
165 Poetry quizzes and 2,310 Poetry trivia questions.
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  Poetry Potpourri 10 questions
How much poetry do you really know? This quiz covers a mixture of poetry from British and American poets.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 20 21
Easier
rossian editor
Dec 20 21
375 plays
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Learn more about this Romantic era poem, which enjoyed great popularity in Victorian times and has continued to have influence today.
Average, 15 Qns, skylarb, Jun 29 21
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skylarb
Jun 29 21
207 plays
3.
  Shelley's "Ozymandias" 10 questions
Dig into this poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jul 10 21
Average
skylarb
Jul 10 21
198 plays
4.
  Poetry in Motion 10 questions
Pick the poet or the poem.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 02 15
Easier
nyirene330
555 plays
5.
  In the Forests of the Night 10 questions
Have you ever wanted to be a poet? Why not learn from these best of British? All questions will be multiple choice.
Easier, 10 Qns, DoveHouse, May 14 20
Easier
DoveHouse gold member
May 14 20
864 plays
6.
  Our Favorite Poets 10 questions
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.
Average, 10 Qns, maskman22, Jan 26 17
Average
maskman22
Jan 26 17
1656 plays
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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, 10 Qns, sanremo, Oct 04 14
Average
sanremo
588 plays
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  A Perfect Hour 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Aug 17 14
Average
mpkitty
294 plays
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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, 10 Qns, chessart, Aug 01 09
Average
chessart gold member
2076 plays
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See if you can answer the questions about these random snatches of poetry.
Average, 10 Qns, Craterus, Sep 27 18
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Craterus
Sep 27 18
345 plays
trivia question Quick Question
'The Tay Bridge Disaster' was written by which Scot, widely regarded as one of the worst poets ever to have been published?

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  Desiderata 10 questions
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!
Average, 10 Qns, Footsie1, Mar 03 20
Average
Footsie1
Mar 03 20
612 plays
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  Often Anthologized Oldies 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Nov 19 11
Average
nannywoo gold member
699 plays
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  Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary! 10 questions
"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, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Dec 25 16
Average
logcrawler gold member
Dec 25 16
498 plays
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  Poet's Potpourri 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, Soozy_Woozy, Jan 31 14
Average
Soozy_Woozy
615 plays
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  Write Me a Poem, Baby 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, daver852, Jul 27 20
Tough
daver852 gold member
Jul 27 20
264 plays
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  Great Poetry is Timeless 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, griller, May 14 15
Average
griller gold member
912 plays
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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, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Apr 08 07
Tough
bracklaman
537 plays
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How well do you know contemporary American poetry?
Average, 10 Qns, iloveyanira, Dec 28 09
Average
iloveyanira
255 plays
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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, 10 Qns, xpress, May 05 09
Tough
xpress
228 plays
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  Great Poets & Poems 10 questions
You've probably heard of these poems and poets but do you REALLY know them?
Average, 10 Qns, ssabreman, Apr 18 08
Average
ssabreman
780 plays
21.
  Classic Poems 10 questions
Down through the ages some wonderful poems have been written and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy this quiz on them.
Average, 10 Qns, Mommakat, Aug 15 13
Average
Mommakat gold member
816 plays
22.
Important "key facts", characters from the poem, and quotes which inspired "Romeo and Juliet."
Tough, 10 Qns, slayergurl88, May 05 18
Tough
slayergurl88
May 05 18
315 plays
23.
Just a few questions about some poetry.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, May 20 18
Average
pennie1478
May 20 18
444 plays
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  Picky Poetry 10 questions
This is a whirlwind tour of poetry. Put on your Poetry caps and be prepared for some tough questions.
Tough, 10 Qns, Yehuda101, Jan 01 20
Tough
Yehuda101
Jan 01 20
267 plays
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  Poetry and Writers 10 questions
Multiple choice, about poetry, books, and the writers. Some are easy, and some may be hard.
Average, 10 Qns, bluenose, Mar 09 18
Average
bluenose
Mar 09 18
735 plays
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  For Poetry Lovers 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, Fiachra, May 15 19
Tough
Fiachra
May 15 19
630 plays
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  20th Century English Poetry 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, marienbart, Jun 14 20
Tough
marienbart
Jun 14 20
672 plays
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  Poets - 10 different ones 10 questions
I will tell you the name of the poet you just have to identify the poem.
Tough, 10 Qns, mnbates, Dec 16 11
Tough
mnbates
474 plays
29.
  A Poetry Calendar 10 questions
A series of poet and poetry related questions to take you through the year.
Tough, 10 Qns, rosc, Jan 28 05
Tough
rosc
300 plays
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  My Favorite Poems! 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, Ressas, Feb 23 20
Difficult
Ressas
Feb 23 20
579 plays
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  Easy Poetry 10 questions
This is a quiz for people who have some knowledge of poetry.
Tough, 10 Qns, pjchik, Nov 21 10
Tough
pjchik
804 plays
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  Popular Poetry Potpourri 10 questions
A fun collection of trivia from poetry that is far from trivial!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, chimerae, Nov 07 03
Very Difficult
chimerae
369 plays
33.
  Poets And Their Works 10 questions
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, 10 Qns, JCSon, Jun 26 00
Average
JCSon gold member
1716 plays
34.
  The Anxiety of Influence 10 questions
Poetry on poets.
Tough, 10 Qns, rachellis, Jun 28 12
Tough
rachellis
399 plays
35.
  Poets and Poems 20 questions
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, 20 Qns, molotov, May 05 12
Difficult
molotov
816 plays
36.
  Poetry Time 10 questions
Poetry, anyone?
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 20 11
Difficult
robert362
777 plays
37.
  Pure Poetry Too 10 questions
Medium-to-tough questions for students of poetry. I hope you'll enjoy them!
Difficult, 10 Qns, carmelique, Apr 10 11
Difficult
carmelique
642 plays
38.
  Pure Poetry 5 questions
Five medium-to-tough questions for students of poetry. When in doubt, take an educated guess. Good luck, poetry lovers!
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, carmelique, Jan 18 01
Very Difficult
carmelique
546 plays
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