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To a Mouse
To a Mouse
by Robert Burns

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Q. How many children did Robert Burns have, and with how many different mothers?


25 children, 15 mothers
14 children, 6 mothers
0 children, 0 mothers
2 children, 1 mother
Q. What was Robert Burns' occupation before he became a poet?


a lawyer
A literature professor
a tenant farmer
a Bible salesman
Q. Why was he called "the Heaven-Taught Ploughman"?


Because his tutor was actually an archangel in disguise
Because he was a farmer's son and he lacked formal education, but still turned out to be a chess genius
Because his work as a ploughman seemed to be inspired by heaven
Because he was a farmer's son and he lacked formal education, but still became a great poet
Q. What year was Robert Burns' first collection of poetry (Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect) published?


1786
1918
1215
1837
Q. What made Burns' poetry so Romantic, according to later definitions of British Romantic literature?


It was all about looooooove.
It was about common subjects and written in common, everyday language
It was all about classical mythology
It was all written in a formal style

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