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English Literature Quiz 1

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Philip Sidney?s Apologie for Poetrie is a defence of poetry against the charges brought against it by____________?

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When the Parliament, controlled by the puritans, took power in England, one of the acts that greatly influenced Literature of that time was_____________?

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For what historical event did the Gothic serve as a metaphor ?

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Which of the following does NOT characterize Matthew Arnold?s ?Dover Beach? ?

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What historical figure promoted the rapid growth of a high Anglican faction within the church whose ceremony, ritual, and doctrine more closely resembled Roman Catholicism ?

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Desdemona was killed by _________________?

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In Beowulf, what is the significance of wergild ?

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Who is called the ?Mock heroic poet? ?

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Words with more than three syllables are called __________words?

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Phillis Wheatley?s poetry is considered_____________?

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Marlowe born in______________?

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What is the significance of Sutton Hoo ?

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Who is known as an anti-romantic novelist in the Romantic Age ?

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To which country do George and Eliza plan to immigrate ?

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What does Faustus promise to the devil in exchange for great knowledge, riches and power for a period of 24 years ?

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Fill in the blank. The economic analysis of poverty was advanced by______________ in the fourteenth century?

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When was William Wordsworth born ?

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In Finnegans Wake, which of the following typify family life ?

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What is the ?double-bind? that African- American women poets encountered in the thirties and forties, according to Anthony Walton?s essay ?

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Who is NOT considered to be a representative of the Southern Renaissance ?

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Complete the following sentence. Wordsworth?s advocacy of poets drawing on the ?language really used by men? in his preface to Lyrical Ballads represents______________?

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Who is the American transcendental philosopher who was much influenced by Samuel Taylor Coleridge ?

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The opening lines of Charlotte Smith?s ?Beachy Head? refer to the speaker ?reclin[ing]? on the ?stupendous summit? of a ?rock sublime? as her ?Fancy? went forth. This poem reflects which of the following features common to much Romantic poetry ?

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Which of the following was a popular medieval criticism about the Church ?

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The Weary Blues______________?

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Between which movements do historians situate literature in the Middle Ages ?

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In Books I-II, the rebels of Satan build the Pandemonium. What is it ?

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What author wrote ?Life of Milton? ?

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The levels of purgatory are associated with which religious concept ?

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Section 4, of the Sale of Goods Act 1930, deals with_______________?

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which of these kings was not served by Chaucer ?

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According to Constitution of 1962, age limit to cast vote was ___________________?

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Which best describes A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in terms of genre ?

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Fill in the blank. The plot of ?Venus and Adonis? is based on passages from_____________?

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In the United States, Reconstruction_______________?

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What literary work best captures a sense of the political turmoil, particularly regarding the issue of religion, just after the Restoration ?

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What is phenomenology ?

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Historical events often influence literature. Which of the following did NOT occur during the Restoration period ?

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What is the author?s purpose in the Zuni origin tale ?The Flood? ?

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The work of John Foxe was no longer read or heeded in educated circles after which major historical event ?

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Which best summarizes Christine de Pizan?s reaction to The Romance of the Rose ?

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Which of the following figures was an important political theorist of the Renaissance ?

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What is the meaning of the term Hamartia as used by Aristotle in his Theory of Tragedy ?

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Who has been teaching Uncle Tom to read ?

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According to the Geneva School, what is the function of the reader ?

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Which school of theorists is most closely associated with phenomenology ?

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The term ?Agonistes? is Greek and it means______________?

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John Milton?s ?Paradise Regained? is most similar in linguistic style to what books from ?Paradise Lost? ?

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Which of the following authors would be most likely to use the supernatural in his poems ?

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What was the cause of William?s death in Sons and Lovers ?

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