Poetry Trivia

25+ Best Poetry Trivia Questions & Answers

Mike Oberman

Updated: June 15th, 2023

Explore the enchanting world of poetry with these captivating trivia questions. From famous poets to iconic verses, challenge your poetic prowess and uncover the beauty of words!


Question: Charles Baudelaire is one of the most famous poets from which country?

Answer: France

Question: Poet Pablo Neruda is from which country?

Answer: Chile

Question: What flowers grow in Flanders Fields, according to the John McCrae poem?

Answer: Poppies

Question: Which animal is described as 'sleekit, cowrin' and timorous' by Robert Burns?

Answer: Mouse

Question: Wilfred Owen's poetry is mostly associated with which conflict?

Answer: World War 1

Question: What age was Percy Bysshe Shelley when he died in 1822?

Answer: 29

Question: What two letter word is the title of one of Rudyard Kipling's most famous poems?

Answer: If

Question: The darling buds of which month are mentioned by Shakespeare in sonnet 18?

Answer: May

Question: Jabberwocky' is a nonsense poem by which famous writer?

Answer: Lewis Carroll

Question: Dante's epic poem 'The Divine Comedy' was written in which century?

Answer: 14th

Question: Which successful musical is based on the poems of TS Eliot?

Answer: Cats


Question: What is the first name of French poet Baudelaire?

Answer: Charles

Question: Poet Robert Burns is most associated with which country?

Answer: Scotland

Question: American poet Edgar Allen Poe wrote a famous poem about which type of bird?

Answer: Raven

Question: Which English poet wrote 'Ozymandias'?

Answer: Shelley

Question: A type of five line humorous poem is named after which Irish city?

Answer: Limerick

Question: Epic poem 'Beowulf' is set in which part of the world?

Answer: Scandinavia

Question: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' is divided into how many parts?

Answer: 7

Question: Haiku is a form of poetry from which country?

Answer: Japan


Question: Which American wrote the inspirational poem called 'Still I Rise'?

Answer: Maya Angelou

Question: Poet Pablo Neruda was from which country?

Answer: Chile

Question: William Wordsworth wrote a poem about wandering lonely as a what?

Answer: Cloud

Question: Who wrote the poem which starts 'Tyger, tyger burning bright'?

Answer: William Blake

Question: The Bell Jar' was the only novel by which famous poet?

Answer: Sylvia Plath

Question: What is the name for a group of lines within a poem?

Answer: Stanza