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Question 1: In 1799, both Southey and Coleridge were involved with early experiments with ________ (laughing gas).
ArylcyclohexylaminePhencyclidineMethorphanNitrous oxide

Question 2: In 1808 he became acquainted with ________ whose early work he had admired, and the two developed mutual admiration of each other's work and became close friends.
Percy Bysshe ShelleyEnglandWalter Savage LandorWilliam Hazlitt

Question 3: The Southeys set up home at Greta Hall, Keswick (pronounced Kesick), in the ________, living on a tiny income.
Scafell PikeHigh Street (Lake District)BlencathraLake District

Question 4: In 1808, Southey used the ________ Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella to write Letters From England, an account of a tour of the country supposedly from a foreigner's perspective.
Joseph StalinPen namePseudonymStage name

Question 5: Although his fame tends to be eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and ________, Southey's verse enjoys enduring popularity.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronPercy Bysshe ShelleyWilliam BlakeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

Question 6: Southey's wife, Edith Fricker, whom he married at ________, Bristol, on 14 November 1795, was the sister of Coleridge's wife, Sara Fricker.
Bristol Harbour RailwaySt Mary RedcliffeSt Philips MarshBristol Temple Meads railway station

Question 7: In 1819, through a mutual friend (John Rickman), Southey met leading civil engineer ________ and struck up a strong friendship.
Thomas TelfordGloucester and Sharpness CanalIronbridgeShropshire

Question 8: e-book of Madoc, an epic poem in two volumes about the legendary Welsh prince ________.
TennesseeMadocVirginiaUnited States

Question 9: In 1837, Southey received a letter from ________ seeking his advice on some of her poems.
Emily BrontëAnne BrontëCharlotte BrontëJane Eyre

Question 10: From 1809, Southey contributed to the Quarterly Review, and had become so well-known by 1813 that he was appointed ________ after Sir Walter Scott refused the post.
Poet LaureateRobert FrostJoseph BrodskyEngland


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