Tennyson MCQs Part 01 l Tennyson Quiz l Facts about Alfred Tennyson

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Q. Who produced an authorized biography of Alfred Tennyson in 1897?
Ans. His son Hallam Tennyson
Q. Tennyson left an estate of……..?
Ans. £57,206
Q. Who said, “I do not think that since Shakespeare there has been such a master of the English language as I?”
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. Alfred Tennyson’s ambition of writing poetry was……?
Ans. To take the hiss out of the language
(means to avoid “S” sound wherever possible)
Q. Alfred Tennyson became curiously involved in the movement for…….?
Ans. Irish Independence
Q. The degree of D.C.L was conferred on Tennyson by the……..?
Ans. Oxford University
Q. Alfred Tennyson’s last words were…….?
Ans. “Oh that press will have me now!”
Q. What was Alfred Tennyson’s first collection of poems?
Ans. Poems Chiefly Lyrical 
Q. Alfred Tennyson published his first collection of poems titled Poems Chiefly Lyrical in…….?
Ans. 1830
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Q. Alfred Tennyson’s most celebrated poems “Claribel” and “Mariana” were included in the volume titled…….?
Ans. Poems Chiefly Lyrical

Q. Much of Alfred Tennyson’s verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as………?
Ans. “Ulysses”
Q. The phrase, “Nature, red in tooth and claw” occurs in………?
Ans. In Memoriam by Alfred Tennyson
Q. This publication of Alfred Tennyson was a collection of “his boyish rhymes and those of his elder brother Charles” entitled……..?
Ans. Poems by Two Brothers
Q. When was Poems by Two Brothers published?
Ans. 1827
Q. Alfred Tennyson was born in……?
Ans. 1809. He died in 1892
Q. Walt Whitman called Tennyson……..?
Ans. “The Boss”
Q. Alfred Tennyson’s father was a…….?
Ans. Rector
Q. The poem “In the Valley of Cauteretz” by Tennyson was inspired by…….?
Ans. The Death of Arthur Hallam
Q. It is a long poem by Tennyson which details the “Way of the Soul.” Which poem?
Ans. In Memoriam
Q. “The Princess: A Medley” by Alfred Tennyson is a satire on…….?
Ans. Women’s education

Q. The Princess by Tennyson came out in…….?
Ans. 1847
Q. Who adapted and parodied The Princess twice?
Ans. W S Gilbert
Q. Alfred Tennyson’s masterpiece is……?
Ans. In Memoriam
Q. In Memoriam by Alfred Tennyson is dedicated to…….?
Ans. Arthur Hallam
Q. It was in 1850 that Tennyson reached the pinnacle of his career by publishing……..?
Ans. In Memoriam
Q. Tennyson’s two elder brothers were…….?
Ans. Poets
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Q. What happened to Tennyson’s brother named Edward?
Ans. He died in a private mental asylum
Q. Tennyson attended……?
Ans. The Trinity College, Cambridge
Q. At Trinity College, Tennyson became the center of……..?
Ans. A group of intellectual friends
Q. Who wrote the poem Come down O Maid From Yonder Mountain Height?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson

Q. Well-known among Alfred Tennyson’s longer works are…..?
Ans. Maud AND Idylls of the King
Q. Which work of Tennyson is the most famous Victorian adaptation of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table?
Ans. Idylls of the King
Q……..alone was a subject for Rossetti, Hunt, John William Waterhouse  and Elizabeth Siddall?
Ans. The Lady of Shalott
Q. Who wrote the poem Nothing will Die?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. Tennyson studied at the Youth Grammar School for………?
Ans. 5 years
Q. Whom did Tennyson marry?
Ans. Emily Sellwood
Q. Tennyson succeeded whom as Poet Laureate of England?
Ans. William Wordsworth
Q. Alfred Tennyson wrote In Memoriam on the death of………?
Ans. Arthur Hallam
Q. Who wrote the works The Palace of Art AND Tithonus?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. In which poem Tennyson anticipates his death?
Ans. Crossing The Bar

Q. Alfred Tennyson wrote “Crossing The Bar” when he was……..?
Ans. 81
Q. In his poem “The Princess,” Tennyson takes up the subject of education for…….?
Ans. Women
Q. Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Revenge” shows his deep love of………?
Ans. The country
Q. Alfred Tennyson’s poem Ulysses is based on a story from……..?
Ans. Greek Mythology.
Q. Ulysses was published in……..?
Ans. 1842
Q. Tennyson kept writing until……..?
Ans. His death
Q. The brother who shared with Tennyson in his literary volume was……?
Ans. Charles Tennyson
Q. Tennyson was made Poet Laureate in…..?
Ans. 1850
Q. Alfred Tennyson is buried in……?
Ans. Westminster Abbey
Q. Who wrote The Dying Swan?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson

Q. What is the theme of Mariana by Alfred Tennyson?
Ans. Despondent isolation
Q. In which poem a woman continuously laments her lack of connection with society?
Ans. Mariana
Q. Who wrote the poem Lady Clara Vere de Vere?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. Who wrote The Lotos-Eaters?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. This poem was inspired by Tennyson’s trip to Spain with his close friend Arthur Hallam. Which poem?
Ans. The Lotos-Eaters
Q. This poem describes a group of mariners who are put into an altered state and isolated from the outside world. Which poem?
Ans. The Lotos-Eaters
Q. Who said about Tennyson, “Tennyson is the most restful, brother, solid-hearted man?”
Ans. Thomas Carlyle
Q. The most representative poet of the Victorian Age is……..?
Ans. Tennyson
Q. Who said about Tennyson, “His age was vividly with him and he wrote of patriotism?”
Ans. Stopford Brooke
Q. Alfred Tennyson’s love is…….?
Ans. Domestic

Q. Tennyson’s Morte d’Arthur was written in 1835 and published in……..?
Ans. 1842
Q. Morte d’Arthur is an adaptation of…….?
Ans. Homer
Q. King Arthur on which Morte d’Arthur is based believed to be alive about…….?
Ans. 500 AD
Q. Teresa, Demeter, Locksley Hall and The Foresters are all written by?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. The novel of an Australian author took its title from which line of The Lady Of Shalott by Tennyson?
Ans. Tirra Lirra By The River
Q. A mystery novel by Agatha Christie takes its title from a line of The Lady Of Shalott. What is the name of the novel?
Ans. The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side
Q. J.W Waterhouse gave name to his painting from which line of The Lady Of Shalott?
Ans. “I am half sick of shadows”
Q. Who wrote Mariana AND The Two Voices?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. Who said about Tennyson, “The gifts by which Tennyson has won and will keep his place among the great poets of England are pre-eminently of an artist?”
Ans. R.C Jebb
Q. “The Apostles” was the name of……..?
Ans. Tennyson’s circle of friends at college

Q. For what illness did Tennyson seek a series of visits to a sanatorium with diet and body wraps?
Ans. Depression
Q. Who was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria’s reign and remains one of the most popular British poets?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. The poem “Maud” was inspired by………?
Ans. Charlotte Rosa Baring
Q. The volume Maud and Other Poems was published in?
Ans. 1855
Q. This poem was written after the Light Cavalry Brigade suffered great casualties in the Battle of Balaclava. Which poem?
Ans. The Charge of the Light Brigade
Q. Idylls of the King is a cycle of………narrative poems by Alfred Tennyson?
Ans. Twelve
Q. Which poem retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur’s kingdom?
Ans. Idylls of the King
Q. Enoch Arden by Tennyson was published in?
Ans. 1864
Q. The story on which the poem Enoch Arden was based was provided to Tennyson by……..?
Ans. Thomas Woolner
Q. Alfred Tennyson’s verse was criticized by some critics as…….?
Ans. Overly sentimental

Q. Tennyson’s early poetry was a major influence on the……..?
Ans. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Q. Why was Tennyson’s early poetry a major influence on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood?
Ans. Because of its medievalism and powerful visual imagery
Q. Who succeeded Alfred Tennyson as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom?
Ans. Alfred Austin
Q. This poem is inspired by the 13th-century short prose text Donna di Scalotta. Which poem?
Ans. The Lady of Shalott
Q. Which poem of Tennyson tells the tragic story of Elaine of Astolat, a young noblewoman stranded in a tower?
Ans. The Lady of Shalott
Q. Tennyson wrote two versions of this poem, one published in 1833, of 20 stanzas, the other in 1842, of 19 stanzas. Which poem?
Ans. The Lady of Shalott
Q. Feminist critics see this poem as concerned with issues of women’s sexuality and their place in the Victorian world. Which poem?
Ans. The Lady of Shalott
Q. This poem is an elegy that describes Tennyson’s feelings of loss after Arthur Hallam died and his feelings of isolation. Which poem?
Ans. Break, Break, Break
Q. How many lines are there in the poem Break, Break, Break?
Ans. 16
Q. This poem narrates the emotions of a rejected suitor upon coming to his childhood home. Which poem?
Ans. Locksley Hall

Q. According to Tennyson, this poem represents “young life, its good side, its deficiencies, and its yearnings.” Which poem?
Ans. Locksley Hall
Q. Alfred Tennyson remained the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from……?
Ans. 1850 to 1892
Q. Alfred Tennyson was born in……..?
Ans. Lincolnshire, England
Q. Alfred Tennyson died at the age of……?
Ans. 83
Q. How many children did Alfred Tennyson have?
Ans. Two
Q. In Memoriam consists of……pages?
Ans. 90
Q. The original title of the poem In Memoriam was……..?
Ans. “The Way of the Soul”
Q. In Memoriam” is written in………stanzas of iambic tetrameter, and such stanzas are now called In Memoriam Stanzas?
Ans. Four-line ABBA
Q. Who wrote Ring Out, Wild Bells?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. What is the subject of Ring Out, Wild Bells?
Ans. New year

Q. This poem……….shows Tennyson’s appreciation of nature. Which poem?
Ans. The Eagle
Q. Faced with old age, Tithonus, weary of his immortality, yearns for……..?
Ans. Death
Q. In which poem the narrator uses an extended metaphor to compare death with crossing the “sandbar” between the river of life and the ocean that lies beyond death?
Ans. Crossing the Bar
Q. The poem Kapiolani by Alfred Tennyson was published……?
Ans. Posthumously
Q. Alfred Tennyson did not get any degree from Trinity College, Cambridge?
Ans. True
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