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Quiz: How much can you remember about the Leaving Cert English poetry syllabus?

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…”

FOR SOME OF us, it may be a long time ago. 

But even if it’s been decades, there’s a good chance you may remember the poets that were on the Leaving Cert English course. 

This quiz is about some of the evergreen poets that have appeared on the course over the years.

Best of luck. 

In the poem The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop, what does the narrator do with the fish in the end?
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"And I ate it"
"And I let the fish go"

"And I told the fish I was free"
"And I brought the fish home"
Which poem by Robert Frost starts with these lines: "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both"
Mending Wall
'Out, Out--'

The Road Not Taken
Acquainted With The Night
In which Keats poem would you find this line: "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter"
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode to a Nightingale

To Autumn
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
Finish this line from WB Yeats' September 1913: "Romantic Ireland's dead and gone / It's with ___________ in the grave."
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Parnell
O'Connell

Emmett
O'Leary
At the beginning of Seamus Heaney's The Tollund Man, the narrator says that someday they will go to a European city beginning with the letter A. What city is that?
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Aarhus
Aberdeen

Athens
Amsterdam
Finish the title of this Sylvia Plath poem: "Black ______ in Rainy Weather"
Book
Look

Rook
Luck
In which Adrienne Rich poem would you find these lines: "We talk of people caring for each other / in emergencies - laceration, thirst - / but you look at me like an emergency"
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Trying to Talk With a Man

Living in Sin
Storm Warning
How about finishing the title of this poem by Emily Dickinson: "Hope" is the thing with ______
Liquor
Mammals

Religion
Feathers
"I'm just going outside and may be some time" is the first line of the poem Antarctica. Who wrote it?
Derek Mahon
Michael Longley

Paul Durcan
Patrick Kavanagh
Lastly, fill in the blank from the closing lines of Eavan Boland's The War Horse: "Of burned countryside, illicit braid: / A cause ruined before, a world ________."
Frayed
Betrayed

Afraid
Swayed
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Top Dog
Full marks, well done
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Clever cat
Almost purrfect
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Fintastic
A decent job
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You scored out of !
What are ewe doing?
Baaaaad
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Turtely awful
A shell of a bad effort
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