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Question 1:
When did John Dryden die?
1700-05-12
2001-06-12
1964-07-23
1616-11-23

Question 2:
Which of the following titles did John Dryden have?
Articles Related to Caribbean English
The English Dragon
Broken English
English Historiographer Royal

Question 3:

Question 4: It was a modern epic in pentameter quatrains that established him as the preeminent poet of his generation, and was crucial in his attaining the posts of ________ (1668) and historiographer royal (1670).
Joseph BrodskyEnglandPoet LaureateRobert Frost

Question 5:
Where did John Dryden die?
Cape Town, South Africa
Los Angeles, California, USA
Europe
London, England

Question 6: Oedipus (heroic drama), 1679, an adaptation with Nathaniel Lee of Sophocles' ________
OedipusGreek mythologyApolloTrojan War

Question 7:
When is John Dryden's birthday?
1945-12-07
1975-08-23
1631-08-09
1906-10-30

Question 8:
What did John Dryden do for a living?
Novelist, short story writer, poet, literary critic
poet, literary critic, playwright
Poet, journalist, playwright, literary critic
Writer, Literary Critic

Question 9: However, several of Wordsworth’s contemporaries, such as George Crabbe, ________, and Walter Scott (who edited Dryden's works), were still keen admirers of Dryden.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronWilliam BlakeMary ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

Question 10: Thus they are written for the nation rather than the self, and the ________ (as he would later become) is obliged to write a certain number of these per annum.
Poet LaureateEnglandJoseph BrodskyRobert Frost







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