Charles Baudelaire Quiz

How much do you know about the author of The Flowers of Evil? Take the Charles Baudelaire quiz from eNotes to find out. Contains ten questions about the French poet and essayist.

  1. Who influenced Baudelaire's collection, "Les Fleurs du Mal"?

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  2. Baudelaire had many weaknesses but chief among them was?

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  3. Where did Baudelaire's father try to send him to reform his ways?

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  4. Though he called Jeanne Duvall his "mistress of mistresses" which of the following is NOT something he referred to his lover as in his poetry?

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  5. One disapproving critic called Baudelaire's work _________ literature.

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  6. True or False: Baudelaire was expelled from school

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  7. True or False: The banned poems excluded from "Le Fleurs du Mal" have yet to be re-instated into the work

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  8. Against which of the following authors did Baudelaire have a grudge?

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  9. Gustav Flaubert said that Baudelaire had found a way to rejuvenate __________.

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  10. How long did it take Baudelaire to finish "Les Fleurs du Mal"?

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