Post-1945 Modern Pastoral Poetry Quotes

Question 1 of 34

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In Dylan Thomas's 'Fern Hill', what is the rest of this quote: "lilting house and …"

Select one of the following:

  • I was green and carefree

  • happy as the grass was green

  • hay fields high as a house

Question 2 of 34

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Complete the quote from 'Poem in October': "__________ /____________ shore"

Select one of the following:

  • other

  • springful larks

  • heron priested

Question 3 of 34

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In 'Poem in October', what did the speaker's birthday begin with?

Select one of the following:

  • water

  • rain

Question 4 of 34

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Fill in the blanks of the quote from 'Poem in October': "his _____ burned my _______ and his _____ moved in ________"

Select one of the following:

  • tears / face / hands / mine

  • smell / cheek / heart / yours

  • tears / cheeks / heart / mine

Question 5 of 34

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Complete the quote from 'Going, going': "We can always … "

Select one of the following:

  • stand in silence

  • escape in the car

  • remember this place

Question 6 of 34

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Fill in the blanks of the quote and name the poem: "but ______/ And _______ are too ______-_______ / To be _____ up now"

Select one of the following:

  • Church Going: greed, rubbish, thick-spread, cleaned

  • Horticultural Show: beetroots, rinds, far under, picked

  • Going Going: greeds, garbage, thick-strewn, swept

Question 7 of 34

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Is this quote from 'Church Going' correct? : "Cathedrals chronically on show/Their pyx, plate and parchment in locked cases"

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 34

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Fill in the blanks of this quote from 'Church Going': "but _________ like ______, must die"

Select one of the following:

  • disbelief, religion

  • churches, belief

  • superstition, belief

Question 9 of 34

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In 'Show Saturday', what are the leeks described to be like?

Select one of the following:

  • church candles

  • blanched candles

  • blanched extrusions

Question 10 of 34

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Is this quote from the final stanza of 'Show Saturday' correct? : "Something people do,/Not realising how time's rolling smithy-smoke/Shadows much greater gestures"

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 11 of 34

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Which poem does this quote come from?: "Man's a believer/Until corrupted"

Select one of the following:

  • UA Fanthorpe - Canal:1977

  • Elizabeth Jennings - A Chorus

  • RS Thomas - A Peasant

Question 12 of 34

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Fill in the blanks of this quote from 'Absence' : "It was because the place was just the same/That made your absence seem a ______ _______"

Select one of the following:

  • savage force

  • earthquake tremor

  • terrible loss

Question 13 of 34

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In 'In a Garden', how does the gardener leave?

Select one of the following:

  • Quickly god-like

  • Silently christ-like

  • Quietly godlike

Question 14 of 34

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Fill in the blanks of this quote from 'In a Garden': "________ for ________ was too strong"

Select one of the following:

  • Longing, Eve

  • Sickness, Eden

  • Sickness, Adam

Question 15 of 34

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How are the animals described in 'Canal:1977'?

Select one of the following:

  • 'serious lurchers' 'sly horses' and 'superior dogs'

  • 'cunning lurchers' 'superior horses' 'serious dogs'

  • 'sly lurchers' 'serious horses' 'superior dogs'

Question 16 of 34

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How is the sparrow's "taste in clothes" described in 'Sparrow'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • artistic

  • dowdy

  • slummy

  • golden

  • gaudy

Question 17 of 34

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What would the sparrow rather do than "sing solitary" etc etc in 'Sparrow'?

Select one of the following:

  • fist-fight in the slum

  • punch-up in a gutter

  • fly over A-levels and O-levels

Question 18 of 34

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Fill in the blanks from 'Birds all Singing' : "_________ makes them ______ / or so we are told - they woo no ______ and ______"

Select one or more of the following:

  • sweet

  • bliss

  • sweetness

  • fair

  • possession

  • sing

  • territory

  • myth

Question 19 of 34

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What do birds "shake … /Like clenched fists in the world's uncaring face" in 'Birds all Singing'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • false acres

  • possessions

  • savage cries

Question 20 of 34

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The fruits belong to who in 'Horticultural Show'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Proserpine

  • Persephone

  • Hades

Question 21 of 34

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Where have the carrots been in 'Horticultural Show'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • heart of darkness

  • depths of underworld

  • depths of darkness

Question 22 of 34

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What does the "ordinary man of the bald welsh hills" do in 'A Peasant'?

Select one of the following:

  • "pens some sheep in a gap of clouds"

  • "pens a few sheep in a gap of cloud"

  • "draws a few sheep in a gap of clouds"

Question 23 of 34

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In 'A Peasant', what is described as "crude'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • hands

  • earth

  • skin

  • land

Question 24 of 34

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How often does the sun "crack[s] the cheeks/Of the gaunt sky" in 'A Peasant'?

Select one of the following:

  • once a month

  • once a year

  • once a week

Question 25 of 34

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Fill in the gaps of the quote from 'Welsh Landscape': "Above the noisy _______/And ___ of the _________/Of _________ in the strung ______"

Select one or more of the following:

  • forest

  • hum

  • vehicle

  • strife

  • struggle

  • tractor

  • woods

  • machine

Question 26 of 34

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What are the "impotent people" "sick" with in 'Welsh Landscape'?

Select one of the following:

  • Disease

  • Inbreeding

  • Incest

Question 27 of 34

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Fill in the blank of the quote from 'Invasion on the Farm': "the old farm/Warm as a _____ about me, feel the cold/Winds of the world"

Select one of the following:

  • sack

  • bag

  • coat

Question 28 of 34

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"last year", what was Harrison "full of" in 'A Kumquat for John Keats'?

Select one or more of the following:

  • self-loathing

  • self-defeat

  • sick

  • bile

  • hate

Question 29 of 34

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Fill in the blanks of the quote from 'A Kumquat for John Keats': "Instead of 'grape against the ________ _____',/would have, if he'd known it, ______ for mine"

Select one or more of the following:

  • taste

  • palate

  • plate

  • fine

  • wine

  • plumped

  • went

Question 30 of 34

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Was Harrison "forced to write/how Eve's apple tasted at the first bite" in 'A Kumquat for John Keats'?

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 31 of 34

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Which is the correct order of the missing blanks in 'A Kumquat for John Keats': "crunching kumquats, thinking, as he eats/ the _______, the _______, the _____, the ______, the peel/ that this is how a full life ought to _______"

Select one of the following:

  • peel, juice, flesh, pith, pips, feel

  • flesh, pith, pips, peel, juice, feel

  • flesh, juice, pith, pips, peel, feel

  • juice, flesh, pips, pith, peel, feel

  • pips, pith, peel, juice, flesh, feel

  • none of the above

Question 32 of 34

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Fill in the blanks: "A thing no bigger than an ___ explodes/and ________ all silence and all _____"

Select one or more of the following:

  • apple

  • urn

  • destroys

  • burn

  • odes

  • ravishes

Question 33 of 34

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What is the name of Keats's lover?

Select one of the following:

  • Fanny Dawn

  • Fanny Brawne

  • Granny Morn

Question 34 of 34

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The " strong sun burns away the sky's grey haze"

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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Post-1945 Modern Pastoral Poetry Quotes

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Quote test on modern pastoral poetry for the AQA litb4 exam

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