Alex Speedback 1 poetry

“The fate of all extreme is such: Men may be read, as well as books, too much.”
Books are bad.
One can have too much of a good thing.
Reading is dangerous.
Good things should not be pursued.
One can have too much of a good thing.

The Anglo-Saxons valued poets for which of the following reasons?
Poets immortalized warriors.

“There’s nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
There’s no good or bad.
There’s no right or wrong.
The quality of a thing is defined only in the
perception of an observer.
All things are good.
The quality of a thing is defined only in the perception of an observer.

Which term suggests substandard poetry?
doggerel

Which of the following is an Old English term for poet?
bard

Which of the following terms does not suggest the traditional view that poets possessed “divine” powers?
epic poet

Which is not a function of true poetry?
to be common

In what way did poetry change over the centuries?
It began to inspire.
Poet-warriors began to write.
It became more personal.
It focused more on warriors.
It became more personal.

A brief, witty, insightful observation is known as what?
epigram

Complete the following quotation: “Don’t let your poetry be _______.”
ordinary

The word poet is of what language origin?
Greek

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute; we read and write poetry because we’re members of the human race, and the human race is filled with _______.”
passion

A combination of ancient groups from the lands around the North Sea who conquered post-Roman Britain is known as which of the following?
Anglo-Saxon

Which of the following options best reflects the real purpose of poetry?
insight

Which of the following poets introduced the common poetic themes of pain associated with love?
Francis Petrarch

A goddess presiding over an art is known as what?
a muse

“Poetry can come from anything with ________ in it.”
the stuff of revelation

“Not everyone can be a hero; someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”
One shouldn’t try to be a hero.
One should try to be a hero.
Opportunity for heroism is rare.
Fame exists only in admiration.
Fame exists only in admiration.

Which of the following poets did not write during the middle ages?
Walt Whitman

Virgil is an example of an epic poet from which period?
Roman

A very long poem dealing with heroism is known as what?
epic poem

A poet who recorded the heroic acts of others was known as what?
a poet-warrior

“Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.”
All honor lies in doing your best.
There is no such thing as shame.
All people are honorable.
Honor depends on ability.
All honor lies in doing your best.

Homer is an example of an epic poet from which period?
ancient Greek

The word classical refers to what?
ancient Greece or Rome

Which of the following poets is not considered modern?
Geoffrey Chaucer

Which term suggests that something is boring and ordinary?
banal

Poets in ancient times supposedly received inspiration from what?
muses