Thomas Gray Quiz

Thomas Gray Quiz Questions

English: Portrait of the poet Thomas Gray by p...

Portrait of the poet Thomas Gray by painter John Giles Eccardt; oil on canvas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Thomas Gray born?
a) 3 June 1688
b) 1 January 1701
c) 21 July 1714
d) 26 December 1716

2. Where was Thomas Gray born?
a) Bristol
b) Cardiff
c) Liverpool
d) London

3. Where did Thomas Gray have his education in 1725-1734?
a) Queen Mary School
b) Kilkenny Grammar School
c) Eton College
d) Holy Family School

4. Which of the following subjects did Thomas Gray dislike?
a) French
b) Greek
c) Latin
d) Mathematics

5. Which poem of Thomas Gray has the words “where ignorance is bliss,/’Tis folly to be wise"?
a) Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College
b) Ode on the Spring
c) Ode to Adversity
d) A Long Story

English: Reprint of the 1753 edition, from goo...

Reprint of the 1753 edition, from google books. Cropped and modified. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6. Who was with Thomas Gray during European tour of 1739- 1741 and quarrelled and separated in Italy?
a) Richard West
b) Horace Walpole
c) Horace Mann
d) Thomas Ashton

7. When was Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard published?
a) 1751
b) 1702
c) 1738
d) 1712

8. In whose praise did Thomas Gray compose Installation Ode?
a) King of England
b) Archbishop of Canterbury
c) Duke of Grafton
d) Prince of Wales

9. When did Thomas Gray die?
a) 9 March 1780
b) 5 June 1778
c) 30 July 1771
d) 21 October 1775

10. What caused Thomas Gray’s death?
a) Gout
b) Drowning
c) Malaria
d) Pneumonia

Thomas Gray Quiz Questions with Answers

English: Gray's Monument

Thomas Gray’s Monument (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Thomas Gray born?
d) 26 December 1716

2. Where was Thomas Gray born?
d) London

3. Where did Thomas Gray have his education in 1725-1734?
c) Eton College

4. Which of the following subjects did Thomas Gray dislike?
d) Mathematics

5. Which poem of Thomas Gray has the words “where ignorance is bliss,/’Tis folly to be wise"?
a) Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College

6. Who was with Thomas Gray during European tour of 1739 – 1741 and quarrelled and separated in Italy?
b) Horace Walpole

7. When was Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard published?
a) 1751

8. In whose praise did Thomas Gray compose Installation Ode?
c) Duke of Grafton

9. When did Thomas Gray die?
c) 30 July 1771

10. What caused Thomas Gray’s death?
a) Gout

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Updated: January 30, 2017 — 8:48 pm

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