The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part One: Chapter II.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What literary genre emphasizes the intimate, and sometimes unflattering, information about details of the poet's personal life, such as in poems about mental illness, sexuality, and despondence?
(a) Truthful poetry.
(b) Confessional poetry.
(c) Sinful poetry.
(d) Realistic poetry.

2. What American analytic philosopher best known for his work in ethics and aesthetics was the father of Anne Stevenson?
(a) Charles Stevenson.
(b) Harold Stevenson.
(c) Richard Stevenson.
(d) Robert Stevenson.

3. Where did Anne Stevenson move after college and marrying?
(a) England.
(b) Spain.
(c) Canada.
(d) Italy.

4. When did the Inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church begin?
(a) 14th Century A.D.
(b) 13th Century A.D.
(c) 12th Century A.D.
(d) 11th Century A.D.

5. Where was Sylvia Plath born?
(a) Maine.
(b) Rhode Island.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Vermont.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Anne Stevenson wrote her biography of Sylvia Plath, she found that she and Sylvia had gone through the same teen-aged angst and sexual frustrations of the American youth of what era?

2. How many children did Sylvia Plath have?

3. When was Anne Stevenson born?

4. When did Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath marry?

5. For what magazine is Janet Malcolm on staff?

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