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The English Reader Quiz: Part Two

Yesterday we presented part one of The English Reader Quiz and today we are back with five more questions you should know the answer to. We’ll admit though, one or two had us stumped. The answers are after the jump.

  1. If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/ And treat those two imposters just the same.
    1. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    2. Thomas Hood
    3. Rudyard Kipling
    4. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
    1. John Keats
    2. William Wordsworth
    3. Percy Bysshe Shelley
    4. William Shakespeare
  3. Death, be not proud, though some have called thee/ Mighty and dreadful.
    1. Christina Rossetti
    2. John Donne
    3. George Herbert
    4. Edmund Spenser
  4. Smart lad, to slip betimes away/ From fields where glory does not stay/ And early though the laurel grows/ It withers quicker than the rose.
    1. Rupert Brooke
    2. Emily Bronte
    3. A.E. Housman
    4. Thomas Hardy
  5. The grave’s a fine and private place,/ But none I think do there embrace.
    1. John Donne
    2. William Shakespeare
    3. Ben Jonson
    4. Andrew Marvell

  1. 3; Rudyard Kipling
  2. 1; John Keats
  3. 2; John Donne
  4. 3; A.E. Housman
  5. 4; Andrew Marvell

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