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Secondary school English test: The answers

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1. What poet wrote about two words diverging in a wood? Robert Frost

2. Who was the main character’s  in Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry? Cassie (Logan)

3. From which Yeats poem does the line ‘that is no country for old men’ come from? Sailing to Byzantium

4. Who is this poet (well, statue of a poet) chatting with Jeffrey Archer? It’s Patrick Kavanagh

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5. Which Austin Clarke poem contained the line ‘and oh she was the Sunday in every week’? The Planter’s Daughter

6. What colour were Tich Miller’s glasses in Wendy Cope’s poem? Elastoplast-pink

7. Who wrote the play The Field? John B Keane

8. In Macbeth, who says “out out damn spot”? Lady Macbeth

10. Which poem does the line ‘through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder’ come from? Advent by Patrick Kavanagh

11. In what form did Shylock want payment in the event of Antonio not paying up in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice? Flesh (A pound of flesh)

12. Use the words your and you’re correctly in a sentence. Post those sentences in the comments section below. Your sentence is right if you’re fairly sure you’ve followed these simple rules: Your  = belongs to you; You’re = you are

15. Who is this poet? He wrote Digging and Mid Term Break… It’s Seamus Heaney

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16. What is Romeo’s cousin’s name in Romeo and Juliet? Benvolio

17. What is a simile? It’s a figure of speech that compares two things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’

18. The film Strictly Ballroom what song is played when Scott and Fran dance on the roof? Time after Time

19. How many lines are usually in a sonnet? Fourteen

20. Name King Lear’s three daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia

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