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Spring and Fall

Spring and Fall

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Spring and Fall: Gerard Manley Who-Kins? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Spring and Fall? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why did Hopkins stop writing poetry?


He thought his poems weren't any good.
He thought priests shouldn't write poetry.
He didn't get invited back to the coffee shop poetry reading contest.
He didn't have time.
Q. Why did Hopkins start writing poetry again?


He felt inspired again.
He stopped being a priest.
He found a way to reconcile his religion and his poetry.
His mother encouraged him.
Q. When were Hopkins's poems first published?


1918
1889
1868
1945
Q. What was Hopkins's religion as an adult?


Anglican
Methodist
Russian Orthodox
Jesuit
Q. How many children did Hopkins have?


1, a daughter named Margaret
0. He was a priest.
So many that he didn't know what to do.
2. A daughter named Margaret and a son named Henry.
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