Shakespearean Sonnets: AP English Literature Online Test

Shakespeare composed a large number of sonnets. How many are they in all?
None of the above
Shakespearean Sonnets are in the following form? I Three quatrains and a couplet II An octave and a sestet III In heroic couplet 
I, II and III
I and II
III only
II only
I only
Shakespearean sonnets were first printed by:
John Fletcher
Francis Beaumont
Ben Jonson
Thomas Thorpe
Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets are dedicated to:
None of the above
Earl of Southampton
Mr. W. H
His father
His wife
Who among the following was not a Shakespearean sonneteer?
Edmond Spencer
Sir Philip Sydney
Thomas Watson
The majority of Shakespearean sonnets were written in the year:
What is true of Shakespearean sonnets?
All of the above.
He uses bitter images to describe the lady’s lustfulness.
There is a strong biographical note in them.
They reveal emotional crisis of his life.
He is bitter towards the Dark Lady.
Who wrote the following lines about Shakespearean sonnets? “Unlocked the heart”
Charles lamb
Francis Bacon
Sir Philip Sydney
Which among the following is not true about Shakespearean sonnets?
A meditative energy.
Unsurpassable melody
There is a flawless perfection in style and versification.
He chose Italian form for his sonnets.
A rare beauty of images is seen in the sonnets.
What is the rhyme scheme followed by Shakespeare in his sonnets?
None of the above.
Abba, abba, cdcdcd
Abab, cdcd, efef, gg
Abba, abba, cdcd, ee
Abab, bcbc, cdcd, ee
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The Sonnet originated in Italy during the fourteenth century. It was originally a short poem, recited to the accompaniment of music. Sonnet comes from the Latin word ‘Sonetto’ which means little sound or strain. Petrarch and Dante were its chief exponent. Shakespeare the great dramatist has also written some sonnets. This short test is prepared in the multiple choice format, specially designed for students taking AP test in English literature.

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