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This quiz will explore your knowledge of 20th century poetry and poets.
1. How has Stephen Dunn been described in 'the Oxford Companion to 20th Century Poetry?
a.A poet of middleness
b.Capturing a sense of spiritual marooness
c.One of the leading prairie poets
d.Has some distinction as a critic

2. 'The Cambridge school' refers to a group who emerged when?
a.The 1900's
b.The 1960's
c.The 1920's
d.The 1930's
3. Margaret Atwood was born in which Canadian city?
a.Vancouver
b.Toronto
c.Ottowa
d.Montreal
4. How did W.H.Auden describe poetry?
a.An awful way to earn a living
b.A game of knowledge
c.The soul exposed
d.An explosion of language
5. Sassoon and Brooke wrote whatt kind of poetry?
a.Light verse
b.Romantic
c.Political satire
d.War poems
6. Where did T.S.Eliot spend most of his childhood?
a.Denver
b.St Louis
c.Cuba
d.Toronto
7. Ted Hughes was married to which American poetess?
a.Carolyn Kizer
b.Mary Oliver
c.Sylvia Plath
d.Marianne Moore
8. How old was Rupert Brooke at the time of his death?
a.24
b.31
c.21
d.28
9. In what form did Dylan Thomas's 'Under Milk Wood' first become known?
a.Book of poetry
b.A radio play
c.A stage play
d.a short film
10. The magazine 'Contemporary Poetry and Prose' was inspired by which exhibition?
a.The Festival of Britain
b.The Surrealist Exhibition
c.People of the 20th Century
d.Drawing the 20th CEntury
11. Why did 'Poetry Quarterly' cease publication in 1953?
a.Owner convicted of fraud
b.Fall in Sales
c.Rise in taxation on magazines
d.Shortage of paper
12. Aldous Huxley was a poet, but was better known as what?
a.Politician
b.Dramatist
c.Novelist
d.Architect
13. Of which poet was it said 'Even if he's not a great poet, he's certainly a great something'?
a.Elliot
b.Kipling
c.Cummings
d.Brooke
14. What was the only regular employment e.e.cummings ever had?
a.Working in a bank
b.Working in a mail order company
c.Working as a mail man
d.Owning a chicken farm
15. In which two countries was the term 'concrete poetry' evolved at about the same time?
a.Sweden and Brazil
b.U.S.A. and Ireland
c.Nigeria and Canada
d.England and Germany
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