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The English Reader Quiz: Part Four

Ready to go up against Michael and Diane Ravitch, authors of The English Reader again? Try the next five questions to test your literary IQ, the answers are after the jump. Be sure to try parts one, two and three of the quiz also.

  1. Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting
    1. William Wordsworth
    2. Emily Bronte
    3. Robert Browning
    4. John Keats
  2. Love is not love/ Which alters when it alteration finds.
    1. William Shakespeare
    2. John Donne
    3. Christopher Marlowe
    4. John Dryden
  3. By this unprincipled facility of changing the state as often, and as much, and in as many ways, as there are floating fancies or fashions, the whole chain and continuity of the commonwealth would be broken. No one generation could link with the other. Men would become little better than the flies of a summer.
    1. John Locke
    2. William Pitt
    3. Winston Churchill
    4. Edmund Burke
  4. The night is darkening around me,/ The wild winds coldly blow;/ But a tyrant spell has bound me/ And I cannot, cannot go.
    1. Thomas Hardy
    2. Emily Bronte
    3. Gerard Manley Hopkins
    4. Christina Rossetti
  5. To burn always with this hard, gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
    1. D.H. Lawrence
    2. John Ruskin
    3. Virginia Woolf
    4. Walter Pater

  1. 1; William Wordsworth
  2. 1; William Shakespeare
  3. 4; Edmund Burke
  4. 2; Emily Bronte
  5. 4; Walter Pater

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