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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

John Dryden, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (died ...

John Dryden, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


1. When was John Dryden born?
a) 2 February 1641
b) 15 May 1636
c) 19 August 1631
d) 15 December 1628

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

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

Portrait of John Dryden (1631-1700) by Gérard ...

Portrait of John Dryden (1631-1700) by Gérard Edelinck after Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

5. Which play did John Dryden write in 1665?
a) Secret Love
b) The Indian Emperour
c) All for Love
d) The Conquest of Granada

6. When did John Dryden write Annus Mirabilis?
a) 1672
b) 1675
c) 1667
d) 1701

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

Frontispiece and title page from volume II of ...

Frontispiece and title page from volume II of a 1716 edition of the Works of Virgil translated by John Dryden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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

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

John Dryden Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was John Dryden born?
c) 19 August 1631

2. Where was John Dryden born?
a) Aldwinkle

Nouormand: Pliaque à Londres

Nouormand: Pliaque à Londres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. Which school did John Dryden attend?
b) Westminster School

4. Which poem did John Dryden write for the coronation of Charles II?
d) To His Sacred Majesty

5. Which play did John Dryden write in 1665?
b) The Indian Emperour

6. When did John Dryden write Annus Mirabilis?
c) 1667

7. Which poem written by John Dryden regarding successor to Charles II angered Whigs?
a) Absalom and Achitophel

8. When was John Dryden poet laureate?
d) 1668-1688

9. When did John Dryden die?
b) 12 May 1700

10. Where did John Dryden die?
b) London

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Updated: June 16, 2013 — 4:53 pm

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