Edmund Spenser

Quiz in multiple choice questions on Edmund Spenser. The sonnets, Faerie Queen, Epithalamion, Prothalamion, Amoretti, other works of Spenser are covered in this test. The works and life events of Spenser are also covered in this quiz. The questions are listed here under for you to check the answers. If you attempt the quiz below, you will check your answers with this.


Major Works of Edmund Spenser

Faerie Queen

The Shepheardes Calender, published under the pseudonym Immerito

Amoretti and Epithalamion, containing:



Complaints, Containing sundrie small Poemes of the Worlds Vanitie includes:

“The Ruines of Time”

“The Teares of the Muses”

“Virgil’s Gnat”

“Prosopopoia, or Mother Hubberds Tale”

“Ruines of Rome: by Bellay”

“Muiopotmos, or the Fate of the Butterflie”

“Visions of the worlds vanitie”

“The Visions of Bellay”

“The Visions of Petrarch”

Astrophel. A Pastorall Elegie upon the death of the most Noble and valorous Knight, Sir Philip Sidney.


Edmund Spenser

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Edmund Spenser - His Life and Works

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1. When was Edmund Spenser born?

2. When did Edmund Spenser die?

3.Which royal dynasty Edmund Spenser celebrates in his epic poem The Faerie Queene?

4. Where did he born?

5. In which college he study?

6. In which year did he publish his poem The Shepheardes Calender?

7. To whom did the poet addresses his sonnet sequence Amoretti?

8. In which work Edmund Spenser celebrates his marriage with Elizabeth Boyle?

9. What is the title of the prose pamphlet Edmund Spenser wrote in the year 1596?

10. During which war the castle of Edmund Spenser, Kilcolman by name burnt by native Irish forces?

11.What is the rhyme scheme of the Spenserian stanza?

12.How many lines are in Spenserian stanza?

13. What type of work is the work The Faerie Queene?

14. To whom Edmund Spenser dedicated the work The Faerie Queene?

15. Under which pseudonym the work The Shepheardes Calender was published?

16 To whom did Edmund Spenser dedicate his work The Shepheardes Calender?

17. Which one of the following is an unfinished work of him?

18. How many books were originally planned to form the work The Faerie Queene?

19. In which work of Edmund Spenser the Ape and the Fox serve to satirize the customs of the court? 

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