John Dryden Quiz

John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him “Glorious John”. He was made Poet Laureate in 1667. Source: Wikipedia

John Dryden Quiz Questions

1. When was John Dryden born? (Dates according to Gregorian calendar)
a) 2 February 1641
b) 15 May 1636
c) 19 August 1631 (Correct)
d) 15 December 1628

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

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


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

5. Which play did John Dryden write in 1665?
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?
a) 1672
b) 1675
c) 1667 (Correct)
d) 1701

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


8. When was John Dryden poet laureate?
a) 1640-1648
b) 1701-1715
c) 1690-1700
d) 1668-1688 (Correct)

9. When did John Dryden die?
a) 26 January 1715
b) 12 May 1700 (Correct)
c) 11 July 1703
d) 12 November 1699

10. Where did John Dryden die?
a) Cambridge
b) London (Correct)
c) Oxford
d) Bristol