Metaphysical Poets of 17th century MCQs

John Donne revolted against the tradition of which of the following?

(a) William Shakespeare

(b) Ben Jonson

(c) Samuel Daniel

(d) Spenser

Question’s Answer: Spenser

Where George Herbert was educated?

(a) Cambridge

(b) Oxford

(c) Harvard

(d) None of these

Question’s Answer: Cambridge

What was the age of Herbert when he pass away at the early age?

(a) 25 years

(b) 40  years

(c) 35 years

(d) 30 years

Question’s Answer: 40 years

Donne’s poetry falls intodivisions.

(a) 5

(b) 6

(c) 4

(d) 3

Question’s Answer: 3

Donne’s The Progress of the Soul and Metempsychosis are illustrations of what kind of poems?

(a) Metaphysical poems

(b) Amorous poems

(c) Satirical poems

(d) Religious poems

Question’s Answer: Metaphysical poems

Herbert’s collection of religious poems The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations was published in

(a) 1633

(b) 1630

(c) 1620

(d) 1635

Question’s Answer: 1633

A Priest to the Temple: or the Country Parson, his Character and Rule of Holy Life

is a______of George Herbert.

(a) Metaphysical poem

(b) Religious poem

(c) Prose work

(d) Cavalier poem

Question’s Answer: Prose work

Which work of John Donne was highly approved by James I as a

contribution to anti-Catholic controversy?

(a) An Anatomy of the World

(b) The Progress of the Soul

(c) Pseudo Martyr

(d) Epithalamium

Question’s Answer: Pseudo Martyr

In ______ , Marvell was appointed Latin Secretary to Milton and elected to the Member of Parliament.

(a) 1657

(b) 1617

(c) 1627

(d) 1607

Question’s Answer: 1657

Marvell’s finest poem is the noble

(a) “Horation Ode”

(b) “Affairs of State”

(c) “The Nymph”

(d) “Growth of Popery”

Question’s Answer: “Horation Ode”

Richard Crashaw was born in

(a) 1610

(b) 1625

(c) 1620

(d) 1612

Question’s Answer: 1612

Richard Crashaw was a

(a) Catholic priest

(b) Protestant priest

(c) Catholic convert

(d) None of these

Question’s Answer: Catholic convert

Steps to the Temple was the name given to his collection of

(a) Lighter poems

(b) Secular poems

(c) Sacred poems

(d) Love poems

Question’s Answer: Sacred poems

Concerning Cowley’s poetry collection, Who was it, the Mistress, who said it lacked seductive power?

(a) Eliot

(b) Charles Lamb (English essayist)

(c) Swinburne

(d) Dr. Johnson

Question’s Answer: Dr. Johnson

Cowley’s imitations of Pindar set the style for the

(a) Eighteenth century Pindaric ode

(b) Neo-classicists

(c) Pre-Raphaelites

(d) None of these

Question’s Answer: Eighteenth century Pindaric ode

John Donne was imprisoned for his

(a) Clandestine marriage

(b) Rebellious writing

(c) Obscene writing

(d) Financial corruption

Question’s Answer: Clandestine marriage

Andrew Marvell was the son of which of the following?

(a) Lawyer

(b) Doctor

(c) Sailor

(d) Yorkshire clergyman

Question’s Answer: Yorkshire clergyman

Annihilating all that’s made, To a green thought in a green shade.’ These lines occur in Marvell’s

(a) “Growth of Popery and Arbitrary”

(b) “The Nymph”

(c) “Affairs of State”

(d) “Thoughts in a Garden”

Question’s Answer: “Thoughts in a Garden”

Henry Vaughan regarded himself as a disciple of which of the following?

(a) Richard Crashaw

(b) Andrew Marvell

(c) John Donne

(d) George Herbert

Question’s Answer: George Herbert

Richard Crashaw was an eloquent

(a) Catholic priest

(b) Puritan divine

(c) Catholic convert

(d) Puritan poet

Question’s Answer: Catholic priest

Crashaw was expelled from his Fellowship for

(a) Refusing to sign the Solemn League and Covenant

(b) Blasphemy

(c) For defying royal orders

(d) Writing vulgar poems

Question’s Answer: Refusing to sign the Solemn League and Covenant

Vaughan pass away in which year?

(a) 1695

(b) 1650

(c) 1655

(d) 1605

Question’s Answer: 1695

Marvell’s political satires look forward to those of

(a) Pope

(b) Heywood

(c) Milton

(d) Dryden

Question’s Answer: Dryden

Crashaw’s secular poems were called

(a) Wishes to his Unknown Mistress

(b) Steps to the Temple

(c) The Flaming Heart

(d) Delights of The Muse

Question’s Answer: Delights of The Muse

Silex Scintillans was a collection of Vaughan’s

(a) Love poems

(b) Secular poems

(c) Religious poems

(d) Metaphysics

Question’s Answer: Religious poems

Vaughan’s “The Retreat” has been compared to Wordsworth’s

(a) “Daffodils”

(b) “Lucy Poems”

(c) “The Solitary Reaper”

(d) “Immortality Ode”

Question’s Answer: “Immortality Ode”

Henry Vaughan stupass away law and became a

(a) Physician

(b) Lawyer

(c) Philosopher

(d) Politician

Question’s Answer: Physician

A serious illness in______led to Vaughan’s deep religious fervour.

(a) 1615

(b) 1652

(c) 1627

(d) 1625

Question’s Answer: 1652

Vaughan was at heart a

(a) Romantic

(b) Classicist

(c) Satirist

(d) Mystic

Question’s Answer: Mystic

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