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John Dryden Quiz

Dryden was an influential , literary critic, translator, and who dominated the literary life of Restoration to such a that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. called him “Glorious John”. He was made Poet Laureate in . Source:

1. When was John Dryden born? (Dates according to )
a) 2 February
b) 15 May
c) 1 (Correct)
d) 15

2. Where was John Dryden born?
a) Aldwinkle  (Correct)
b) Cardiff
d) Dorchester

3. Which school did John Dryden attend?
a) Shrewsbury School
b) Westminster School (Correct)
c) School
d) ’s School


4. Which poem did John Dryden write for the coronation of ?
a) The Medall
b) The Hind and the Panther
c) Religio Laici
d) To His Sacred Majesty (Correct)

5. Which did John Dryden write in ?
a) Secret Love
b) The Indian Emperour (Correct)
c) All for Love
d) The Conquest of Granada

6. When did John Dryden write Annus Mirabilis?
c) 1667 (Correct)

7. Which poem written by John Dryden regarding successor to II angered Whigs?
a) Absalom and Achitophel (Correct)
b) Eleonara
c) Love Triumphant
d) Cleomenes


8. When was John Dryden poet laureate?
a) -
b) 1701-
c) -
d) - (Correct)

9. When did John Dryden die?
a) 26 1715
b) 12 May 1700 (Correct)
c) 11 July
d) 12

10. Where did John Dryden die?
b) (Correct)
d) Bristol