Edmund Spencer (1552-1599): AP Literature Online Test

In which of his works does Spencer celebrate his love for Elizabeth Boyle whom he later married?
Amoretti
Prothalamion
Epithalamion
Astrophel
None of the above
Who said “my master Spencer”?
Dryden
Cowley
Thompson
Gray
None of the above
‘Faerie Queen’ is modeled after:
Homer’s Odyssey
Ariosto’s Orlando Furiose
Virgil’s Aeneid
Aristotle’s Poetics
None of the above
What was the ambition of Edmund Spencer?
To be a rival of Chaucer
To write something on the life of Ariosto
Earn favor in court
Express the dreams of English chivalry
None of the above
Which is the only prose work of Spencer?
Essays of Elia
Vicar of Wakefield
View of the State of Ireland
Shepherd’s Calendar
None of the above
Who is being referred to in the expression of Spencer’s “Gloriana”, Raleigh’s “Cynthia” and Shakespeare’s “Fair Vestal”?
England
Elizabeth I
Queen Mary
Queen Anne
None of the above
In the ‘Faerie Queen’, Spencer had employed the ________ verse form.
Terza Rima
Ottave Rhyme
Heroic-couplet
Spenserian Stanza
None of the above
Spencer’s ‘The Shepherd’s Calendar’ consists of twelve:
Months
Pictures
Stories
Ecologues
None of the above
When Sidney died Spencer published an elegy in 1595. What is its name?
Epithalamion
Amoretti
Astrophel
Orlando furioso
None of the above
What is Spencer’s ‘Mother Hubbard’s Tale’?
An Elegy
A Satire on Society
A poem mourning the loss of youth
Ballad
None of the above
Description:

Edmund Spencer was the greatest non-dramatic poet of the Renaissance Age. He was a true representative of his age and his poetry combines the best of both Renaissance and Reformation. He has been called the ‘Poet’s Poet’ for the immense influence he has had on the later poets. His lofty idealism and a high sense of moral purity, his love for beauty, and his exquisite melody have contributed to his greatness. He set out to show the world that “Modern England was capable of poetry as great as that of any other age and that she had her share of poetic power, art and learning. This test is designed to asses the familiarity of the AP student with this great writer of English literature. This short test is prepared in the multiple choice format, specially designed for students taking AP test in English language

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