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Quiz – John Keats – To Autumn

In honour of Keats’ birthday on October 31st this quiz uses the first stanza of his most famous poem, written in 1819. The lines are as written, simply match up the missing words.


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    Season of mists and — fruitfulness,

    • Mellow
    • Mature
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    Close bosom-friend of the — sun;

    • Warming
    • Maturing
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    Conspiring with him how to load and —

    • Bless
    • Anoint
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    With fruit the — that round the thatch-eves run;

    • Climbers
    • Vines
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    To bed with — the moss’d cottage-trees,

    • Apples
    • Plums
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    And fill all — with ripeness to the core;

    • Berry
    • Fruit
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    To swell the gourd, and — the hazel shells

    • Plump
    • Fleshy
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    With a — kernel; to set budding more,

    • Sugary
    • Sweet
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    And still more, later — for the bees,

    • Flowers
    • Blossoms
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    Until they think — days will never cease,

    • Mild
    • Warm
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    For summer has o’er-brimm’d their — cells.

    • Clammy
    • Sweaty

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