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As a schoolchild, you probably had to memorise some selected lines of poetry (if not complete poems). How many of them do you remember?
45 Poetic Quotes quizzes and 495 Poetic Quotes trivia questions.
1.
  You Know More Poetry Than You Think! best quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
Just as we all know a little classical music from watching old Bugs Bunny cartoons, everyone has picked up bits and tag ends of poetry. Just complete the line.
Average, 25 Qns, agony, Dec 25 16
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
agony editor
Dec 25 16
8509 plays
2.
  Famous First Lines best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you correctly match these famous first lines to the poems where they are found?
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 20 17
Easier
ponycargirl editor
Mar 20 17
1607 plays
3.
  Bye Bye Love top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about ten different well known poems relating to loss of some kind, whether it be love, life or dreams.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 05 20
Average
Creedy gold member
Apr 05 20
1080 plays
4.
  It All Began With a Line popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
It is said that first impressions count and each of these poems has an evocative opening line. This quiz asks you to match the poem's first line to the author who created it.
Easier, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Mar 20 17
Easier
KayceeKool gold member
Mar 20 17
1052 plays
5.
  The Capacity of My Heart best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
When it comes to love, the heart's capacity is boundless. Can you match each of these amorous literary statements with its author?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 06 18
Average
looney_tunes editor
Aug 06 18
385 plays
6.
  Mr Nonsense best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Come meet some of the poets who have contributed to the art form of nonsense verse. This quiz will only deal with poets who wrote in English - can you identify them from a sample of their work?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jan 25 19
Average
looney_tunes editor
Jan 25 19
671 plays
7.
  Immortal Lines from Classic Poems great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about some of the most famous opening/last lines in English poetry over the centuries. Identify the poem from the lines given. You will hopefully go back and read the whole poem after this quiz :)
Average, 10 Qns, srini701, Jan 12 23
Average
srini701 gold member
Jan 12 23
1836 plays
8.
  Poetry in Motion top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Poetry has been around for centuries and is well enjoyed by many. I will give you information about poems. All you have to do is answer my questions. I really hope you enjoy the literary work.
Average, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Oct 18 19
Average
funnytrivianna gold member
Oct 18 19
1730 plays
9.
  Memorable Lines from Memorable Poems great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Just match the name of the poems from which these lines come. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, May 18 17
Average
shvdotr gold member
May 18 17
332 plays
10.
  Deep Thoughts great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here are a few poems that touch on the deeper things in life. How many do you recognize?
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Nov 16 13
Average
reedy gold member
691 plays
11.
  Are you Averse to Verse? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I give you the first of two lines of verse from some classic poems of English Literature and you finish the couplet for me. What could be easier?
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Dec 25 16
Average
bracklaman
Dec 25 16
1672 plays
12.
  As Lovely as a Tree top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Trees pop up in songs and stories, poems and prose. Let's see how well you know these references to trees in well-known poems, by well-known poets.
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Jan 17 07
Tough
Cymruambyth gold member
787 plays
13.
  Two Turtle Doves great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Lovers are often described as turtle doves, star crossed, Derby and Joan, but however you describe them, nothing describes love better than a poem.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jul 10 18
Average
Christinap
Jul 10 18
409 plays
14.
  Playing With Poetry - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here are ten quotations from some well known and well loved poems. You will need to supply an answer either about the poem or the author.
Average, 10 Qns, rubytops, Oct 10 10
Average
rubytops gold member
1014 plays
15.
  Are You Feeling 'Romantic'? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I'll give you two lines of poetry for each question; simply identify the poet: eight are straightforward, plus a couple of 'testers'. All poems were written in the Romantic era (late 18th or early 19th centuries), good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, Mutchisman, Nov 18 10
Tough
Mutchisman
1238 plays
16.
  Eschew Obfuscation popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Simplicity is often elegance. Obscure phrases and unnecessary embellishments often cloud the feelings. Eschew obfuscation and simplify these first lines. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Jun 13 22
Average
alexis722
Jun 13 22
446 plays
17.
  Poems About Birds popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
A quiz which is based on some of my favourite poems about birds. I will ask you to name the poet in the majority of questions and name the bird in a couple. Most, but not all, of the poets are British; have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Mutchisman, May 18 08
Average
Mutchisman
481 plays
18.
  Great Poetry Is Universal - 10 questions - 4 mins
Great poetry speaks to people over time. Here you confront ten questions about great poetry. In each, you will have to discover either the quotation, or the poet, or the poem.
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jan 03 17
Average
lowtechmaster
Jan 03 17
476 plays
19.
  Poetry for All Seasons - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of the year's four seasons in poetry. I think the poets and quotations I've picked are well-known.
Average, 10 Qns, Jomarion, Sep 07 11
Average
Jomarion
521 plays
20.
  From My Favorite Poets... - 10 questions - 4 mins
I've chosen a few lines from some of my favorite poems, and it is your job to match the quote to the poet.
Average, 10 Qns, shechamellion, Oct 14 18
Average
shechamellion
Oct 14 18
618 plays
21.
  Had We But World Enough and Time - 10 questions - 4 mins
This phrase is the first line of the poem "To His Coy Mistress", written by Andrew Marvell. This quiz pays homage to its title by testing your knowledge of the first lines of various poems. Have fun, and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jddrsi_raven, Jul 18 20
Average
jddrsi_raven
Jul 18 20
286 plays
22.
  Lovely Poetry! - 10 questions - 5 mins
The quotations in this quiz are all connected with love. They come from well-known poems. One song and one hymn crept in but I see these as poems set to music and so have included them. Do you know what the missing words are from these excerpts?
Average, 10 Qns, Jomarion, Dec 25 16
Average
Jomarion
Dec 25 16
426 plays
23.
  Famous Poetry by a Line - 10 questions - 4 mins
Choose which of the poems includes the line given. Many of them are the actual opening lines of the poems.
Average, 10 Qns, valrenee, Jun 14 21
Average
valrenee
Jun 14 21
3360 plays
24.
  Pieced-Apart Poems - 20 questions - 6 mins
You've picked up a poetry anthology, looking for something to read- but this anthology is old and dilapidated, most of the poems illegible. Can you identify these poems from what is left of their lines?
Average, 20 Qns, Crystallina, May 06 02
Average
Crystallina
1759 plays
25.
  What's All This Nonsense? - 10 questions - 5 mins
Nonsense poems are lots of fun, They always make you giggle, Finish the rhyme with the right word or pun, So you won't be left in a pickle!
Average, 10 Qns, Maggietabby, Sep 21 09
Average
Maggietabby
551 plays
26.
  Time for Rhyme - 10 questions - 7 mins
All of the following quotes contain interesting, even famous rhymes. In fact, many trivia buffs will recognize some of these famous literary quotes only because of the rhymes!
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Mar 14 06
Tough
NormanW5
565 plays
27.
  Motion in Poetry - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many poems describe ways of movement of people or things e.g. rolling, tumbling or flying. Can you identify the following quotations or their authors? The fact that a previous UK poet Laureate was Andrew Motion has nothing to do with it!
Average, 10 Qns, balaton, Nov 02 13
Average
balaton
322 plays
28.
  What Poem are These Verses From? - 10 questions - 6 mins
I will give you a verse, you tell me what the poem is with some additional information in the questions to give you clues.
Average, 10 Qns, Nammage, Apr 14 16
Average
Nammage
Apr 14 16
382 plays
29.
  Poets - 10 Different Ones - The Second - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz features poetic quotations from fairly modern poets. I will specify the quotation and poet and in nine cases your goal is to identify the poem, in the tenth your goal is to identify for whom the poem was written.
Tough, 10 Qns, mnbates, Sep 11 12
Tough
mnbates
245 plays
30.
Can you identify the poet from the given lines of poems?
Average, 10 Qns, Cristabel56, Dec 23 16
Average
Cristabel56
Dec 23 16
374 plays
31.
  Poems of Sadness and Loss - 10 questions - 4 mins
Match the lines from the poem with the poet who wrote them.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Sep 22 04
Tough
robert362
651 plays
32.
  Memorable Lines from Poetry - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are some memorable lines from some poems. You may recognize some of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 06 18
Tough
robert362
Apr 06 18
2309 plays
33.
  Favourite Lines from Great Poems - 10 questions - 6 mins
Questions about some of my favourite lines from my favourite poems. Should be easy if you have the same taste in poetry as me...!! Otherwise, I can only apologise :)
Tough, 10 Qns, vh219, Dec 21 10
Tough
vh219
2316 plays
34.
  Poetry Last Lines - 20 questions - 5 mins
I'm going to give the last lines of some well known poems - all you have to do is say who wrote the poem - it's easier than it sounds! Hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 20 Qns, Vicki19, Nov 16 12
Tough
Vicki19
1977 plays
35.
  Great Lines from Great Poems - 10 questions - 4 mins
I provide the line from the poem - you identify the poet who wrote it.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 11 04
Tough
robert362
2496 plays
36.
  Name the Poem - 10 questions - 5 mins
In this quiz, a line from a poem by a very famous poet will be given, along with the name of the poet. All you have to do is guess from the options which poem the line is from. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, nutter2002, Dec 23 16
Tough
nutter2002
Dec 23 16
630 plays
37.
  Last Lines of Famous Poems - 10 questions - 4 mins
The title pretty much says it all. Try to identify which poem ends with these lines. If you like this, I have a similar quiz consisting of last lines of famous novels. Yeah, I know, I need a new shtick.
Tough, 10 Qns, kmria, Oct 02 04
Tough
kmria
1407 plays
38.
  The Right Poem To Read By The Fire - 10 questions - 8 mins
Everyone always needs a good read by the fire, if they have a fireplace. Well, these are the poems I think would be the ones to read without the need of an entire book.
Tough, 10 Qns, Nammage, May 02 15
Tough
Nammage
160 plays
39.
  Identify the Poet - 10 questions - 3 mins
Given the first line of a poem, identify the poet who penned the lines.
Average, 10 Qns, BenjiSim, Nov 15 20
Average
BenjiSim
Nov 15 20
629 plays
40.
  Name That Poet - 20 questions - 6 mins
Name the poet who penned each of these famous phrases
Tough, 20 Qns, kalynn, Dec 23 16
Tough
kalynn
Dec 23 16
722 plays
41.
  More Great Lines From Poetry - 10 questions - 6 mins
Try these lines from some classic poems. Might be difficult.
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 05 03
Difficult
robert362
1933 plays
42.
  Complete the Quote - 10 questions - 8 mins
This quiz is designed to introduce you to contemporary poets well worth reading. Questions ask you to recognize the right word or phrase needed to complete the quote. Some you will recognize; most you will need to work out by reading carefully.
Difficult, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Jan 22 06
Difficult
NormanW5
562 plays
43.
  Poetry Thoughts - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are some interesting lines. See if you can match the excerpt to the poet who wrote it.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 15 02
Tough
robert362
1177 plays
44.
  Great Lines From American Poems - 10 questions - 6 mins
The 'Great Lines' in this quiz have been selected from famous and often anthologised American poems. In all those lines one or more items have been omitted. Up to you to reconstruct the original text.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, May 05 02
Tough
flem-ish
970 plays
45.
  Famous First Lines in Poetry - 10 questions - 5 mins
Many poems are remembered partly for their first lines. See if you can identify the poet by the opening line.
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, May 05 02
Difficult
robert362
2210 plays
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