Poetry Trivia Questions

In case you missed them, here are the past five Columbia Granger's World of Poetry trivia questions of the day. You can also receive our poetry trivia questions via RSS Feed Trivia RSS Feed.

  • February 23

    Question:

    What was the pen name of the French Surrealist poet Eugène Grindel?

    Answer ->

    Paul Éluard.

  • February 22

    Question:

    What was the pen name of mathematician / logician / poet Charles Lutwidge Dodgson?

    Answer ->

    Lewis Carroll.

  • February 21

    Question:

    Which poem did W.H. Auden consider the most perfect in the English language?

    Answer ->

    Pope's The Rape of the Lock.

  • February 20

    Question:

    What 1854 military action, described by a French observer as "C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre" (It is magnificent, but it is not war), was immortalized in a famous poem by Lord Alfred Tennyson)?

    Answer ->

    "The Charge of the Light Brigade."

  • February 19

    Question:

    What poet, grandfather to the most famous biologist of the nineteenth century, was known in his day for writing biological treatises in verse?

    Answer ->

    Erasmus Darwin. His Temple of Nature details the scientific discoveries of his age in heroic couplets. His grandson Charles Darwin wrote The Origins of the Species .

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