Anne Sexton Quiz

Anne Sexton was known for her highly personal verse. Her poetry reveals a lot about herself, but how much of it do you know? Take the Anne Sexton quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions on the life and death of this great, tragic poet.

  1. Who did Sexton consider her mentor?

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  2. True or False: Sexton was an unknown housewife before being published in The New Yorker

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  3. Anne Sexton and ___________ often critiqued one another's poems.

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  4. A priest once told Sexton, "God is in your _____________."

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  5. Which of the following was not a motif in Sexton's works?

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  6. True or False: Sexton was nominated, but did not win, a Pulitzer prize

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  7. When Sexton's first therapist asked her what she was good at, what did she say?

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  8. Sexton once claimed, "Poetry led me by the hand out of ___________."

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  9. In what genre of poetry is Sexton typically classified?

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  10. How did Sexton take her own life?

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