If Overview Quiz

If you think you know the context and meaning of Rudyard Kipling's poem, take eNotes' "If" Overview Quiz! Five quick questions on one influential poem, found below.

  1. For whom is the poem intended?

  2. What two things are impermanent by nature?

  3. What sort of balance should one try to achieve?

  4. What must a righteous person avoid?

  5. What does the speaker say is necessary to be self-confident?