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Q. Who calls William Wordsworth, “the historian of Wordsworthshire?”
Ans. Lowell
Q. Who was the master and idol of William Wordsworth?
Ans. John Milton
Q. Who was Dora Wordsworth?
Ans. The daughter of William Wordsworth
Q. What caused William Wordsworth’s death?
Ans. Pleurisy
Q. In 1795, William Wordsworth received a legacy of…….from Raisley Calvert?
Ans. £900
Q. William Wordsworth’s hostile interactions with his maternal grandparents and uncle distressed him to the point of……..?
Ans. Contemplating suicide
Q. Who was struck by William Wordsworth’s boldness in centering his poetry on the human mind?
Ans. William Blake
Q. Who wrote to his friend Henry Crabb Robinson that a passage by William Wordsworth “caused him a bowel complaint which nearly killed him”?
Ans. William Blake
Q. William Wordsworth’s magnum opus is generally considered to be……?
Ans. The Prelude
Q. The Prelude is a/an……..poem of William Wordsworth’s early years?
Ans. Semi-autobiographical

Q. Wordsworth revised and expanded this poem a number of times. Which poem?
Ans. The Prelude
Q.  The Prelude was posthumously titled and published by……….in 1850?
Ans. Mary Hutchinson
Q. Before 1850, The Prelude was generally known as……….?
Ans. “Poem to Coleridge”
Q. This poem by Wordsworth recalls a seaside walk with the 9-year-old Caroline. Which poem?
Ans. It is a Beauteous Evening
Q. Who launched the Romantic Age in English literature?
Ans. Wordsworth and Coleridge
Q. As poet laureate, Wordsworth was preceded by Robert Southey and succeeded by…….?
Ans. Alfred Tennyson
Q. Wordsworth’s father was a legal representative of…….?
Ans. James Lowther
Q. The first edition of The Lyrical Ballads published in 1798 had neither Wordsworth’s nor Coleridge’s name as author?
Ans. True
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Q. The second edition of The Lyrical Ballads published in 1800 had only Wordsworth listed as the author?
Ans. True
Q. Wordsworth wrote just one play. Name the play?
Ans. The Borderers

Q. The Borderers by William Wordsworth is………?
Ans. A verse tragedy
Q. The Borderers by William Wordsworth is set during the reign of…….?
Ans. King Henry III of England
Q. Which poem of William Wordsworth features three central characters: the Wanderer, the Solitary and the Pastor?
Ans. The Excursion
Q. William Wordsworth first attended a tiny school of low quality in Cockermouth?
Ans. True
Q. After that William Wordsworth attended a school in…….for the children of upper-class families?
Ans. Penrith
Q. It was at the school in Penrith that William Wordsworth met……..?
Ans. Mary Hutchinson
Q. The work Ecclesiastical Sonnets by William Wordsworth was published in……..?
Ans. 1822
Q. What is the full title of The Prelude?
Ans. The Prelude or, Growth of a Poet’s Mind: An Autobiographical Poem
Q. Which work was intended as the introduction to the more philosophical poem The Recluse?
Ans. The Prelude
Q. William Wordsworth never finished The Recluse?
Ans. True

Q. Wordsworth began The Prelude at the age of…….?
Ans. 28
Q. The 1805 Prelude is in………?
Ans. Thirteen books
Q. The 1850 Prelude is in……….?
Ans. Fourteen books
Q. Peter Bell is a……..poem by Wordsworth?
Ans. Long narrative
Q. Peter Bell was written in 1798 but not published until……?
Ans. 1819
Q. What is the full title of Peter Bell?
Ans. Peter Bell: A Tale in Verse
Q. In 1778, Wordsworth’s father sent him to……..?
Ans. Hawkshead Grammar School
Q. When Wordsworth was sent to Hawkshead Grammar School, he and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth did not meet again for…….years?
Ans. Nine
Q. Wordsworth made his debut as a writer in……..when he published a sonnet in The European Magazine?
Ans. 1787
Q. Who wrote the long narrative poem The White Doe of Rylstone; or, The Fate of the Nortons?
Ans. Wordsworth

Q. The White Doe of Rylstone; or, The Fate of the Nortons is set during the……..?
Ans. Rising of the North in1569
Q. It is a narrative poem by William Wordsworth based on a story from the Trojan War. Which poem?
Ans. Laodamia
Q. The Excursion is arranged into……?
Ans. Nine books
Q. What is the full title of Guide to the Lakes by William Wordsworth?
Ans. A Guide through the District of the Lakes
Q. What is Guide to the Lakes?
Ans. Travellers’ guidebook
Q. In which poem William Wordsworth criticises the world of the First Industrial Revolution for being absorbed in materialism and distancing itself from nature?
Ans. The World Is Too Much with Us
Q. This poem reflects William Wordsworth’s view that humanity must get in touch with nature to progress spiritually. Which poem?
Ans. The World Is Too Much with Us
Q. William Wordsworth received his BA degree in……..?
Ans. 1791
Q. William Wordsworth visited France in?
Ans. 1791
Q. Who gave birth to Wordsworth’s illegitimate daughter Caroline?
Ans. A French woman named Annette Vallon

Q. In which poem Wordsworth castigates the English people as stagnant and selfish, and eulogises John Milton?
Ans. “London, 1802”
Q. London, 1802 reveals both Wordsworth’s moralism and his growing……?
Ans. Conservatism
Q. “Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802” is a………by Wordsworth?
Ans. Petrarchan sonnet
Q. Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 describes…….viewed from Westminster Bridge in the early morning?
Ans. London and the River Thames
Q. Poems, in Two Volumes by Wordsworth was published in………?
Ans. 1807
Q. What is the full title of Elegiac Stanzas by Wordsworth?
Ans. “Elegiac Stanzas, Suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Storm, Painted by Sir George Beaumont.”
Q. The Solitary Reaper was first published in…….?
Ans. 1807
Q. The Solitary Reaper was published in………?
Ans. Poems, in Two Volumes
Q. Wordsworth, Dorothy and Coleridge travelled to Germany in the autumn of…….?
Ans. 1798
Q. The main effect of Wordsworth’s journey to Germany on Wordsworth was to produce……?
Ans. Homesickness

Q. In 1810, William Wordsworth and Coleridge were estranged over Coleridge’s……?
Ans. Opium addiction
Q. William Wordsworth and Coleridge were fully reconciled by……..?
Ans. 1828
Q. The fourth and final edition of Lyrical Ballads was published in…….?
Ans. 1805
Q. In this poem, the poet tells us about a girl who is in a field alone. In which poem?
Ans. The Solitary Reaper
Q. This poem describes the death of a young girl named Lucy Gray, who went out one evening into a storm. Which poem?
Ans. Lucy Gray
Q. Upon receiving William Wordsworth’s letter containing a copy of “A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal”, Coleridge described the work as?
Ans. A “sublime epitaph”
Q. A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal consists of……..?
Ans. Eight lines
Q. “She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways” is a……poem written by William Wordsworth?
Ans. Three-stanza
Q. According to the literary critic……., the poem She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways describes the “growth, perfection, and death” of Lucy?
Ans. Kenneth Ober
Q. According to the critic Carl Woodring, “She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways” can also be read as a/an…….?
Ans. Elegy

Q. Who remarked in 1812 that he was willing to shed his blood for the established Church of England?
Ans. William Wordsworth
Q. Who said about Wordsworth, “He looks like a man that one must not speak to unless one has some sensible thing to say?”
Ans. Joanna Baillie
Q. Wordsworth received honorary doctorates in Civil Law from both the University of Durham and The University of Oxford in 1838 and 1839 respectively?
Ans. True
Q. Who praised Wordsworth as the “poet of humanity”?
Ans. John Keble
Q. “Strange fits of passion have I known” is a………by William Wordsworth?
Ans. Ballad
Q. This poem describes the poet’s trip to his beloved Lucy’s cottage, and his thoughts on the way. Which poem?
Ans. Strange fits of passion have I known
Q. The Preface to Lyrical Ballads is a/an…….by Wordsworth for the second edition of Lyrical Ballads, and then greatly expanded in the third edition of 1802?
Ans. Essay
Q. What has come to be seen as a de facto manifesto of the Romantic movement?
Ans. The Preface to Lyrical Ballads
Q. This poem is written in tightly structured decasyllabic blank verse and comprises verse paragraphs rather than stanzas. Which poem?
Ans. Tintern Abbey
Q. Wordsworth was a great influence on John Keble’s immensely popular book of devotional poetry titled……..?
Ans. The Christian Year

Q. In 1843, William Wordsworth initially refused the honour of Poet Laureateship, saying that he was too old, but accepted when the Prime Minister…….assured him that “you shall have nothing required of you?”
Ans. Robert Peel
Q. Who became the only poet laureate to write no official verses?
Ans. William Wordsworth
Q. William Wordsworth was buried at…….?
Ans. St Oswald’s Church, Grasmere
Q. An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches were published by William Wordsworth in…….?
Ans. 1793
Q. In An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches, William Wordsworth used………?
Ans. Regular classic couplet
Q. Lyrical Ballads were published in…….?
Ans. 1798
Q. Lyrical Ballads were published with the help of……….?
Ans. Coleridge
Q. William Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem is titled……..?
Ans. The Prelude
Q. William Wordsworth was born in…….?
Ans. Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Q. William Wordsworth was born in……?
Ans. 1770

Q. The name of Wordsworth’s father was?
Ans. John Wordsworth
Q. Wordsworth spent his boyhood among…….?
Ans. Shepherds
Q. Upon Wordsworth’s death in 1850, The Westminster Review called “I wandered lonely as a Cloud” as…….?
Ans. Very exquisite
Q. This poem describes Wordsworth’s encounter with a leech-gatherer near his home in the Lake District of England. Which poem?
Ans. Resolution and Independence
Q. Michael is a……….poem by Wordsworth?
Ans. Pastoral
Q. The epigraph of George Eliot’s Silas Marner is taken from the poem…….?
Ans. Michael
Q. This poem tells the story of an aging shepherd, Michael, his wife, and his only child Luke. Which poem?
Ans. Michael
Q. This poem tries to show how adults should learn from children and echoes Wordsworth’s idea that “The child is father to the man.” Which poem?
Ans. Anecdote for Fathers
Q. Anecdote for Fathers is included in……..?
Ans. Lyrical Ballads
Q. Wordsworth was the……child of his parents?
Ans. Second
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