Short Biography of William Wordsworth in English is useful for the candidates preparing for English lectureship. It is good for PGT, TGT, NVS, KVS and other state exams. There are 5 quizzes. They consist of 20 questions. Solve the quiz and see your score. If your score is not satisfactory, retake the quiz.

William Wordsworth Quiz – 1

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William Wordsworth Quiz-1

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Time - 10 min

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Loadamia is a

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"Not without hope we suffer and we mourn."

Where does this line appear?

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"Nature never did betray

The heart that loved her."

These lines are in

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"It may be safely affirmed that there neither is, nor can be, any essential difference between the language of prose and metrical compostion."

Whose comment is this?

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Wordsworth's brother passed away by:

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Which poem was written after the death of Lord Nelson?

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"Stern daughter of the voice of God" Where does this line appear?

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"This old man I met a few hundred yards from my cottage (at Townend, Grasmere); and the account of him is taken from his mouth." This is the reference that Wordsworth gives and it resulted in a poem. Which poem?

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The poem Elegiac Stanzas was suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Strom painted by

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Coleridge was the first to criticise Wordsworth's theory of poetic diction in

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"Milton thou should'st be living at his hour"

This line appears in

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Wordsworth mentions about Burns and Chatterton in the poem

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"Thou soul was like a star, and dwelt apart."

Whose soul is Wordsworth referring there?

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The alternative title of Ruth is

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"The sweetest thing that ever grew

Beside a human door."

Where do these lies appear?

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Resolution and Independence (1802) was originally called

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"If solitude or fear or pain or grief

Should be thy portion."

Whom is Wordsworth referring to?

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Wordsworth settled down with his sister Dorothy and Coleridge at Alfoxden but for the last fifty years of his life lived first at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, and finally at

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Michael is a postoral poem that presents the pathetic life of shepherd Michael. What is the name of his son?

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"The language of poetry is a selection of the real language of men in a state of vivid sensations."

Whose opinion is this?

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William Wordsworth Quiz-2

Question - 20

Time - 10 min

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In which poem does Wordsworth call a child 'best philosopher, Mighty prophet, Seer blest'?

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Moon Doth with delight

Look round her when the heavens are bare

Where do these lines appear

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It was an act of stealth

And troubled pleasure

This is about an episode in Prelude. Which episode?

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"The still sad music of humanity." This line is from

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"Ten Thousand saw I at a glance." What did Wordsworth see at a glance?

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"I wandered lonely as a cloud." Whose line is this?

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The lines "That Shakespeare spake, the faith and morals hold / which Milton help" appear in:

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What is the complete title of the poem Immortality Ode?

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"Like a brook

That did but cross a lonely road, and new

Seen heard and felt, and caught at every turn

.Companion never lost through a many a league

Maintained for me a saving intercourse

With my true self"

These lines are from The Prelude, Book X. Here he tells about the influence of

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Proteus is a Greek sea God who can assume different shapes. The other Greek sea God is Triton who rises with his conch which he blows in order to calm the waves. Where do these two Gods appear in Wordsworth?

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A six years' Darling of a pigmy size. To whom is Wordsworth referring?

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"We are pressed by heavy laws" Where does this line appear

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The Prelude is in

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"The sea that bears her bosom to the moon." This line is in

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The complete title of the poem Tintern Abbey is 'Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey' on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During A Tour July 13, 1798. Wordsworth revisited the place in 1798. When did he visit Tintern Abbey first?

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Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows

Like harmony in music

These lines appear in

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Praise to the end!

Thanks to the means which Nature designed to employ

These lines are from

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The name of the cottage of Michael is

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What is the subtitle of Prelude?

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The first line of Prelude is

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William Wordsworth Quiz – 3

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William Wordsworth Quiz-3

Question - 20

Time - 10 min

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A large portion of Wordsworth's work is

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Wordsworth's best work was done between the years 1798 and 1808, when he was under the influence of

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Who calls Wordsworth "One of the giants of English peotry."?

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Wordsworth was hardly a man, but a wandering spirit with strange adventures and to end to them.

Who said?

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Who calls Wordsworth "one of the chief glories of English poetry."?

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Who calls Wordsworth "a mountain, the most massive in that lofty range which is called the Romantic revival'?

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Who points out that Wordsworth had not stayed out of the Lake District and so never had the chance coming across nature "red in tooth claw"

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I behold in thee what I was once.

who said

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Every great poet is a teacher. I wish to be considered as a teacher or as nothing.

Who said this

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Who calls Wordsworth a moral eunuch

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"There neither is nor can be any essential difference between the language of prose and metrical composition."

Who said?

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"The Prelude, undoubtedly, places Wordsworth the revolutionary, Wordsworth- the man, Wordsworth -  the poet, and finally, Wordsworth - the high priest of Nature." Whose opinion  is this

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We are laid asleep

In body and become a living soul

Where do these lines appear?

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What does Browning call Wordsworth?

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A poet could not but be gay

In such a jocund company

Where do these lines appear?

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Coleridge probably met Wordsworth in Bristol in August 1795 and first visited the Wordsworths at Racedown in June

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The charge of triviality can be brought against the work of

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"We are selfish men

O! raise us up, return to us again"

These lies appear in

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Who was Wordsworth's great idol

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Who calls Wordsworth "the historian of Wordsworthshire."

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William Wordsworth Quiz – 4

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Question - 20

Time - 10 min

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Where does the Lyrical Ballads appreciated more than in England?

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Wordsworth is ever spiritualising the moods of Nature and winning form the moral consolation.

Whose remark is this?

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Which is Wordsworth's first volume of poetry?

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Where does Wordsworth compare himself to an aeolian harp?

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Who criticised Wordsworth for not practising his own theory in his own poems?

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Wordsworth gives you the bird and the flowers, the wind ad the tree and the leaves, just as they are, and is content to let them speak their ow message.

Who expressed this opinion about Wordsworth?

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Wordsworth uttered nothing base. Who said?

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Who is absolutely without humour according to Long?

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The poem Happy Warrior is partly a commemoration on the death of

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For his poem Immortality Ode, Wordsworth is indebted to

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Just for a handful of silver, he left us

Just for a riband to stick in his coat.

These lines are about Wordsworth. Who wrote?

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Who suggests a return to natural and simple living as the only remedy for human wretchedness.

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Wordsworth is not always melodious, that he is seldom graceful, and only occasionally inspired.

Who said?

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Wordsworth had no marked style of his own. When he seeks to have a style, he falls into ponderosity and pomposity.

Who said?

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Coleridge was Wordsworth's friend. He died in

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Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey are famous as the poets of

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Who calls the immortality Ode "The high watermark of poetry"

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Classicism is health and Romanticism is a disease. Whose remark is this?

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He is the greatest poet of Nature that our literature has produced. This is the remark of Long about

 

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The only love sonnet of Wordsworth is

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William Wordsworth Quiz – 5

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Question - 20

Time - 10 min

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The Solitary Reaper was composed in 1805. It was composed two years after a tour of August 1803, Scotland. It was published in

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The Solitary Reaper was singing in

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Lyrical Ballads came in

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No pleasant images of trees of sea or sky, no colours of green fields

But huge and mighty forms that do not live

Like living men

These lines are from Wordsworth's

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To whom is Wordsworth's autobiographical poem The Prelude addressed?

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Preface to the Lyrical Ballads came in

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Who, according to Long, has not only sight, but insight?

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The Prelude is said to be the

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Wordsworth published Descriptive Sketch and An Evening Walking in

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This spiritual love acts not nor can exist

Without imagination, which, in truth

Is but another name for absolute power

And cleanest insight, amplitude of mind

And Reason in her ost exalted mood

This faculty hath been the feeding source

Of our long labour

These lines reveal the Wordsworth concept of imagination. They are the lines of the concluding book of

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Wordsworth's poems, mostly deal with

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William Wordsworth was in 1791 in France where he was witness to the middle stages

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A perfect woman, nobly planned

To warn, to comfort, and command

And yet a Spirit still, and bright

With something of an angel light

These lines are from

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In the Preface to the Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth examines a sonnet of Gray. Which one?

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Wordsworth added an Appendix to the Preface to trace our the history of poetic diction and to point out the effects of

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One of the following is not by Wordsworth?

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Tintern Abbey is

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A poet is a man speaking to man. Who said?

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Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair

Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair

These lines are from the poem she was a phantom of Delight. They are about

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Wordsworth lived for 50 years among the

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William Wordsworth Quiz- 6

Question - 20

Time - 10 min

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When was Appendix on Poetic Diction added to Lyrcal Ballads

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In the poem she was a phantom of delight, Wordsworth celebrates:

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Suck, little babe, suck again!

It cools my blood, it cools my brain

Thy lips I feel them, baby! they

Draw from my heart the pain away.

Who wrote these lines?

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Wordsworth has passion for Nature fixed in his blood.

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Who is Mary Hutchinson?

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She dwelt among untrodden ways

strange fits of passion have i known

A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal, and Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower are the four poems added later (in 1802) Which one?

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To whom is Wordsworth's autobiographical poem The Prelude addressed?

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Name the poem from which the following words have been quoted

The gods approve

The depth, and not the tumult of the soul.

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Who calls as the Stern daughter of the voice of God?

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Who inspired Wordsworth in compose poems?

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I've measured it from side to side

Tis three feet long and two feet wide.

This is about an infant's grave in the poem "The Thorn" composed by

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When was famous Preface added to Lyrical Ballads?

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What does Hazlitt in his essay "My First Acquaintance with Poets" call Wordsworth?

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But she is in her grave, and oh,

The difference to me!

These lines appear in

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This will never do. Who made this comment about Excursion?

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The epical poem Prelude is in the three versions. The 1799 Prelude which is called the Two-Part Prelude was composed during 1798-99. 1805 printed by Ernest de Selincourt in 1926. The third version the 1850 Prelude was published after..........fill in the blanks

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Keats coined a phrase in a letter of 27 October 1818 to describe Wordsworth's Distinctive genius. This phrase is

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The Excursion, dated 1814, marks the beginning of

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Classicism is...............Romanticism is................

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Herbert, Read, Coleridge, Hazlitt, De Quincey, Matthew Arnold. T.S. Eliot Harold Bloom are a few names known for criticism on

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