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On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer

On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer


by John Keats

On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer: Actual and Factual Quiz

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Q. The poem is written on the occasion of…

the poet's twenty-first birthday.
the death of the poet's mother from tuberculosis.
the poet reading a translation of Homer's poetry.
the poet discovering the planet Uranus.
Q. According to the first four lines, the poet…

has been to Greece and seen the temple of Apollo.
has already read a lot of great works.
was just named the king of the "realms of gold."
is tired from his long journeys.
Q. The poet claims that he never really experienced Homer's work until…

he heard Chapman's translation.
he found a real-life Cyclops and stabbed out its eye.
he watched an opera version of the story in London.
he translated it from the original Greek.
Q. What planet had been discovered only a few decades before this poem was written?

Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tattoine
Q. Contrary to what Keats wrote, which European explorer first discovered the Pacific?

Cabeza de Vaca (the guy whose name means 'head of cow')