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Poetry Trivia Game: Play Today!

Trivia about Poems

In the Big Poetry Trivia Game we are testing your knowledge of poets and their famous works.

The earliest forms of poetry predate written language. Therefore, they were sung or recited to help people remember genealogy, laws, and oral history.

The 10 question quiz features everything from Yosa Buson to Homer so the quiz really does have something for any true poetry fan.

Find out how well you can do by taking the Big Poetry Trivia game now. And be sure to share your results as evidence of all your knowledge. Your friends may even want to take the quiz themselves in an attempt to beat your score!

  • Question of

    Who was the first westerner to write haiku in Japanese?

    • Hendrik Doeff
    • Isaac Titsingh
    • Engelbert Kaempfer
    • Fleetwood Pellew
  • Question of

    Basho, Buson, Shiki and who else are regarded as the four haiku masters in Japan?

    • Issa
    • Taneda
    • Takahama
    • Natsume
  • Question of

    The Japanese poet Yosa Buson lived during which period?

    • Edo
    • Jomon
    • Yayoi
    • Kofun
  • Question of

    The poet WB Yeats was from which country?

    • Ireland
    • France
    • Wales
    • Scotland
  • Question of

    The Odyssey by Homer is the sequel to which other poem?

    • Iliad
    • Aeneid
    • Epic of Gilgamesh
    • Divine Comedy
  • Question of

    What is the lost sequel to the epic poem Odyssey called?

    • Telegony
    • Aeneid
    • Ulysses
    • Divine Comedy
  • Question of

    The Odyssey epic poem is set 10 years after the end of which war?

    • Trojan War
    • Spartan War
    • Greco-Persian War
    • Corinthian War
  • Question of

    Poems are divided into what?

    • Lines
    • Paragraphs
    • Chapters
    • Statements
  • Question of

    Repetition of similar sounds in two or more words is known as what?

    • Rhyme
    • Rhythm
    • Rouse
    • Rent
  • Question of

    Which of these is a commonly used type of metrical line in poetry?

    • Iambic pentameter
    • Riding rhyme
    • Enjambment
    • Free verse

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