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Q. P B Shelley wrote essays on political, social and……..issues?
Ans. Philosophical
Q. Who were the admirers of P B Shelley?
Ans. Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, and George Bernard Shaw
Q. Whom did Shelley call the “sister of my soul” and “my second self”?
Ans. Elizabeth Hitchener
(She was a 28-year-old unmarried schoolteacher of advanced views)
Q. Shelley’s life and works inspired the founding of the…….in England and directly influenced the vegetarianism of George Bernard Shaw and perhaps Gandhi?
Ans. Vegetarian Society
Q. P B Shelley’s grave bears the Latin inscription Cor Cordium which means…….?
Ans. Heart of Hearts
Q. What was the nickname of P B Shelley?
Ans. Mad Shelley
Q. Who describes Shelley as, “A superb craftsman, a lyric poet without rival, and surely one of the most advanced sceptical intellects ever to write a poem?”
Ans. Harold Bloom
Q. The first novel of P B Shelley is……?
Ans. Zastrozzi
Q. Shelley wrote Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire with……..?
Ans. His sister Elizabeth
Q. The Wandering Jew is a…..by P B Shelley?
Ans. Verse monodrama

Q. St. Irvine is a……..by P B Shelley?
Ans. Gothic novel
Q. St. Irvine is subtitled……?
Ans. The Rosicrucian: A Romance
Q. P B Shelley was a……in his poetry as well as in his political and social views?
Ans. Radical
Q. Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime?
Ans. True
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Q. Shelley became an important influence on poets like Browning, Swinburne, Hardy and? 
Ans. Yeats
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Q. Shelley wrote Posthumous Fragments of Margaret Nicholson, The Necessity of Atheism in collaboration with?
Ans. Thomas Jefferson Hogg
Q. Shelley mailed…….to all the bishops and heads of colleges at Oxford?
Ans. The Necessity of Atheism
Q. Shelley’s refusal to college authorities to answer questions regarding whether or not he authored The Necessity of Atheism resulted in his…….?
Ans. Expulsion from Oxford
Q. Which work of P B Shelley is a utopian allegory with extensive notes preaching atheism, free love, republicanism and vegetarianism?
Ans. Queen Mab
Q. Shelley was a poet, a dramatist, a novelist and a/an……?
Ans. Essayist

Q. In recent decades P B Shelley has achieved increasing critical acclaim for his poetic imagery, his mastery of genres and verse forms, and the complex interplay of sceptical, idealist, and materialist ideas in his work?
Ans. Very true
Q. Shelley went into permanent self-exile in Italy in…….?
Ans. 1818
Q. P B Shelley had four younger sisters and one much younger brother?
Ans. True. He was the eldest
Q. It is a long poem by Shelley written in blank verse based on the myth of Narcissus and Echo. Which poem?
Ans. Alastor
Q. Shelley and Byron took a boating tour around Lake Geneva, which inspired Shelley to write his poem…….?
Ans. “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”
Q. Which work of Shelley has been described as an atheistic response to Coleridge’s “Hymn before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamoni”?
Ans. Mont Blanc
Q……….is a long narrative poem by Shelley which features incest and attacks on religion?
Ans. Laon and Cythna
Q. Laon and Cythna was re-edited and reissued as…..?
Ans. The Revolt of Islam
Q. Shelley’s best-known works are…….?
Ans. “Ozymandias, ” “Ode to the West Wind,” “To a Skylark,”and “The Mask of Anarchy”
Q. The Mask of Anarchy is a…….ballad?
Ans. Political

Q. Shelley was particularly close to his sisters and his mother, who encouraged him to…..?
Ans. Hunt, fish and ride
Q. Nightmares, hallucinations and sleep walking periodically afflicted Shelley throughout his life?
Ans. True
Q. Shelley voraciously read tales of mystery, romance and the…….?
Ans. Supernatural
Q. During his holidays at Field Place, P B Shelley often experimented with……?
Ans. Gunpowder, acids and electricity
Q………by Shelley was written as part of a competition with friend and fellow poet Horace Smith?
Ans. Ozymandias
Q…….. is an autobiographical poem which explores the relationship between Shelley and Byron and analyses Shelley’s personal crises of 1818 and 1819?
Ans. Julian and Maddalo
Q……… is a long dramatic poem inspired by Aeschylus’s retelling of the Prometheus myth?
Ans. Prometheus Unbound
Q…….. is a verse drama of rape, murder and incest based on the story of the Renaissance Count Cenci of Rome and his daughter Beatrice?
Ans. The Cenci
Q. Who became the inspiration for Shelley’s poem “The Sensitive Plant”?
Ans. Mrs Mason
Q. Which essay of Shelley is called, “One of the most advanced and sophisticated documents of political philosophy in the nineteenth century?”
Ans. A Philosophical View of Reform

Q. In 1804, Shelley entered…….?
Ans. Eton College
Q. What earned him the nickname “Mad Shelley”?
Ans. His peculiarities and violent rages
Q. In his senior years, Shelley came under the influence of a part-time teacher……?
Ans. Dr James Lind
Q. Shelley took admission in University College, Oxford in…….?
Ans. 1810
Q. Emilia was the inspiration for Shelley’s major poem…….?
Ans. Epipsychidion
Q. “A Defence of Poetry” by Shelley is a response to Peacock’s article……..?
Ans. “The Four Ages of Poetry”
Q. Which poem of Shelley did Harold Bloom call “the most despairing poem he wrote”?
Ans. The Triumph of Life
Q. Shelley’s poem…….has been called “Perhaps the first modern statement of the principle of nonviolent resistance?”
Ans. The Mask of Anarchy
Q…….. influenced poets sympathetic to the workers’ movement such as Thomas Hood, Thomas Cooper and William Morris?
Ans. The Revolt of Islam
Q. At Oxford, Shelley met a fellow student……..who became his closest friend?
Ans. Thomas Jefferson Hogg

Q. It was under the influence of………that Shelley became increasingly politicized AND developed strong radical and anti-Christian views?
Ans. Thomas Jefferson Hogg
Q. Shelley’s father warned him against whose influence?
Ans. Thomas Jefferson Hogg’s influence
Q. Hearing of his son’s expulsion, Shelley’s father threatened……with Shelley unless he agreed to return home and study under tutors appointed by him, but he refused?
Ans. To cut all contact
Q. Zastrozzi is a………in the novel Zastrozzi by P B Shelley?
Ans. Villain
Q. Shelley’s first published prose work was?
Ans. Zastrozzi
Q. Shelley’s first published volume of poetry was…….?
Ans. Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire
Q.  A follow-up to Shelley’s first prose work Zastrozzi was?
Ans. St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian
Q. Who wrote The Devil’s Walk?
Ans. P B Shelley
Q. This poem was a satirical attack and criticism of the British government. Which poem?
Ans. The Devil’s Walk
Q. The first large poetic work written by Percy Bysshe Shelley was?
Ans. Queen Mab

Q. Queen Mab was published in……?
Ans. 1813 in nine cantos
Q. This poem is 720 lines long. Which poem?
Ans. Alastor
Q. In……. P B Shelley compares the power of the mountain against the power of the human imagination?
Ans. Mont Blanc
Q. The main theme of……..examines the relationship between the human mind and the universe?
Ans. Mont Blanc
Q. Shelley was almost certainly having a sexual relationship with Mary Shelley’s step-sister…….?
Ans. Claire Clairmont
Q. With Shelley’s encouragement, Mary Shelley was also having a sexual relationship with……?
Ans. Thomas Jefferson Hogg
Q. Who arranged for Byron to meet Shelley?
Ans. Claire Clairmont
Q. P B Shelley was born in…….?
Ans. 1792
Q. Hymn to Intellectual Beauty by P B Shelley was published in?
Ans. 1817
Q. Despite its title, this poem is not focused on Islam as a specific religion. Which poem?
Ans. The Revolt of Islam

Q. The Revolt of Islam has been dedicated to?
Ans. Mary Shelley
Q. Which collection contains the poems “Lines written on the Euganean Hills”, “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty”, and Ozymandias”?
Ans. Rosalind and Helen, A Modern Eclogue; With Other Poems
Q. The character Marzio figures in……?
Ans. The Cenci by P B Shelley
Q. Ode to the West Wind was published in?
Ans. 1820
Q. At the time of composing this poem, Shelley without doubt had the Peterloo Massacre of August 1819 in mind. Which poem?
Ans. Ode to the West Wind
Q. Which poem by Shelley was written in 1819 but published in 1832?
Ans. The Mask of Anarchy
Q. Where was P B Shelley born?
Ans. Horsham, Sussex, England
Q. P B Shelley was the son of……..?
Ans. Sir Timothy Shelley
Q. What was the name of P B Shelley’s first wife?
Ans. Harriet Westbrook
Q. Which university expelled P B Shelley?
Ans. Oxford

Q. It is a political sonnet by P B Shelley which reflects his liberal ideals. Which poem?
Ans. England in 1819
Q. What is the full title of Julian and Maddalo by P B Shelley?
Ans. Julian and Maddalo: A Conversation
Q. It is concerned with the torments of the Greek mythological figure Prometheus, who defies the gods and gives fire to humanity. Which drama?
Ans. Prometheus Unbound
Q. Shelley compares his Romantic hero Prometheus to Milton’s………from Paradise Lost?
Ans. Satan
Q. It was inspired by an evening walk in the country near Livorno, Italy, with his wife Mary Shelley, and describes the appearance and song of a…….they come upon. Name the poem?
Ans. To a Skylark
Q. The poem The Cloud by Shelley is a metaphor for the unending……..?
Ans. Cycle of nature
Q. In 1919, a silent black and white movie was released in the US entitled The Cloud which was “a visual poem featuring clouds and landscapes in accompaniment to the words of Shelley’s poem…….?
Ans. The Cloud
Q. Who is the biographer of P B Shelley?
Ans. James Bieri
Q. After his death, London newspaper……. printed: “Shelley, the writer of some infidel poetry, has been drowned; now he knows whether there is God or no?”
Ans. The Courier
Q. Shelley had two children by his first wife Harriet and…….by his second wife Mary?
Ans. Four children

Q. Shelley also declared himself to be the father of……..who might have been an illegitimate or adopted daughter?
Ans. Elena Adelaide Shelley
Q. The theme of this poem is a quest for the perfect union. Which poem?
Ans. The Witch of Atlas
Q. Adonais was published by…….in 1821?
Ans. Charles Ollier
Q. The title of this poem is Greek for “concerning or about a little soul”, from epi, “around”, “about”; and psychidion, “little soul”. Which poem
Ans. Epipsychidion
Q. The theme of this work is a meditation on the nature of ideal love. Which work?
Ans. Epipsychidion
Q. Shelley wrote this verse drama while living in Pisa, with a view to raising money for the Greek War of Independence. Which one?
Ans. Hellas
Q. Shelley modelled this poem on Petrarch’s Trionfi and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Which poem?
Ans. The Triumph Of Life
Q. Who wrote the prose work The Assassins, A Fragment of a Romance?
Ans. P B Shelley
Q. Which work was lost since its first appearance in 1811 until a copy was found in 2006? 
Ans. Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things
Q. Shelley was a political radical who was influenced by thinkers such as Rousseau, Paine, Godwin, Wollstonecraft and?
Ans. Leigh Hunt

Q. P B Shelley was a……..?
Ans. Vegetarian
Q. Matthew Arnold famously described Shelley as a…….?
Ans. “Beautiful and ineffectual angel”
Q. According to…….., “Shelley belongs to the great tradition of Western writers that includes Dante, Shakespeare and Milton?”
Ans. Donald H. Reiman
Q. The review………was written by Percy Bysshe Shelley to help promote the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and to counter expected negative reviews?
Ans. On Frankenstein
Q. A Defence of Poetry by Shelley was written in 1821 but published in…….?
Ans. 1840
Q.  Which work of Shelley contains his famous claim that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”?
Ans. A Defence of Poetry
Q. Who wrote Wolfstein; or, The Mysterious Bandit?
Ans. P B Shelley
Q. By whom was Shelley inspired when he wrote The Necessity of Atheism?
Ans. Hume
Q. Who is called a perfect singing god?
Ans. P B Shelley
Q. Who called Shelley a perfect singing god?
Ans. A C Swinburne

Q. Who termed Shelley as Melopoeic?
Ans. Matthew Arnold
Q. Where did Shelley settle and wrote his best poetry?
Ans. Pisa
Q. The writing of which pamphlet caused P B Shelley’s expulsion?
Ans. The Necessity of Atheism
Q. Which poem did P B Shelley write when he heard about Peterloo massacre?
Ans. The Mask of Anarchy
Q. P B Shelley’s final, unfinished poem is titled, “The Triumph of………..?”
Ans. Life
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Q. In “Sonnet: England in 1819,” Shelley refers to “a glorious Phantom” as a metaphor for……..?
Ans. A revolution against the government
Q. What was the name of P B Shelley’s second wife?
Ans. Mary Shelley
Q. How old was P B Shelley’s second wife Mary when she eloped with him?
Ans. 16
(They eloped to Switzerland)
Q. For which magazine did P B Shelley write articles?
Ans. The Examiner
Q. How did P B Shelley die?
Ans. He drowned
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