English Literary History Quiz

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1. When did the famed playwright and poet William Shakespeare write Hamlet?

  • 15th Century
  • 16th to 17th Century
  • 16th Century
  • 15th to 16th Century
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2. When did the poet Thomas Wyatt write Whoso List To Hunt?

  • 17th Century
  • 15th Century
  • 16th Century
  • 14th Century

3. Thomas Malory, a prose writer, wrote a set of tales in the 14th Century. Which is the correct spelling?

  • Morte Dature
  • Morte Darthur
  • Morte Dathure
  • Morte Darthure

4. What did John Gower, a poet, write in the 14th Century?

  • Volpone
  • Morte Darthure
  • Confessio Amantis
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

5. An anonymous poet wrote Beowulf... when?

  • 10th Century
  • 12th Century
  • 9th Century
  • 11th Century


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