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On a Poet’s Birthday – Love and Friendship by Emily Brontë

My New Year’s Resolution for 2021 is to read more poetry. So, this new series of quizzes, will take a poem by a famous poet on their birthday and ask you to fill in the missing words. The poem for this quiz is the Love and Friendship by Emily Brontë, better known for her novel, Wuthering Heights, whose birthday is on July 30th.



  • Question of

    Love is like the — rose-briar,

    • wild
    • free
  • Question of

    Friendship like the holly —

    • tree
    • leaf
  • Question of

    The holly is — when the rose-briar blooms

    • dark
    • dim
  • Question of

    But which will bloom most —?

    • constantly
    • certainly
  • Question of

    The wild rose-briar is — in spring,

    • sweet
    • lush
  • Question of

    Its summer blossoms — the air;

    • scent
    • fill
  • Question of

    Yet wait till — comes again

    • winter
    • autumn
  • Question of

    And who will — the wild-briar fair?

    • call
    • speak
  • Question of

    Then — the silly rose-wreath now

    • scorn
    • mock
  • Question of

    And deck thee with the holly’s —,

    • sheen
    • green
  • Question of

    That when December — thy brow

    • blights
    • scars
  • Question of

    He still — leave thy garland green.

    • may
    • will

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