Byron Test Questions

and Answers

Describe how Byron's personality exemplified the Romantic spirit.




Why did Byron find himself ostracized by English society?




Why is Byron regarded as a national hero in Greece?




Byron announces in Canto I from Don Juan that this poem is an epic.  How does he defend that statement?




How does the poem answer the question in line 145 of Canto I?




The Byronic hero was described by Macaulay as "a man proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on his brow, and misery in his heart, a scorner of his kind, implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection."  Many readers through the years have felt the Byronic hero is the poet himself.  From the poem you have read, explain in a brief paragraph why you agree or disagree, using examples from the poem.