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English Literature Quiz 17

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Wordsworth described all good poetry as_______________?

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Which of the following are popular sources of dispute in the critical study of Finnegans Wake ?

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A gothic novel will probably not deal with which of the following themes ?

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In her essay ?The Laugh of the Medusa,? what does H?l?ne Cixous suggest for women ?

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In Nikki Giovanni?s ?The American Vision of Lincoln,? the poet argues that the Capitol needs a statue of _____________next to the one of Abraham Lincoln?

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Complete the following sentence. Keats?s idea of ?negative capability? refers to the idea that______________?

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Which author writes a profound criticism of Joseph Conrad?s ?Heart of Darkness,? accusing Conrad of reinforcing typical European stereotypes of Africa ?

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Which of the following words describe the prevailing attitude of High-Modern Literature ?

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The phonemes which do not occur in the same linguistic environment and which when occur so, do not bring about a change in meaning are said to be in __________?

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What is dialectical materialism ?

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In verse, ?meter? refers to which of the following ?

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Which of the following plays was not authored by Shakespeare in the Jacobean period ?

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which of these is not certain about Chaucer ?

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This checkmark diagram represents the plot structure for what genre of early American writing ?

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In The Purgatorio, what do the steps to the Gate of Purgatory represent ?

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Which of the following traditions was particularlyimportant in Hart Crane?s modernist poetry ?

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Sonia Sanchez?s ?right on: white america? is protesting________________?

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What was Elizabeth?s nickname for Sir Walter Raleigh ?

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What famous modernist short story compares the universe to an infinite library of hexagonal galleries ?

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Shaw died at the age of_______________?

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Frederick Douglass argued that slaves sang spirituals for all of the following reasons except______________?

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?Sweet are the uses of adversity? was stated by__________________?

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In Samuel Taylor Coleridge?s ?Rime of the Ancient Mariner?, why does the Mariner kill the albatross ?

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Which school of literary theory shows a particular interest in the role of testimony in literature ?

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What does Chaucer write concerning the devastating effect of the Black Death upon English social, cultural, and economic life in ?The Canterbury Tales? ?

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Who said that Shakespeare in his comedies has only heroines and no heroes ?

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In The Inferno, how is heresy defined ?

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The period of English literature from 1660to the end of the century is called_____________?

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Yeats?s ?Song of Wandering Aengus? ends with the lines: ?And pluck till time and times are done/The silver apples of the moon/The golden apples of the sun.? Which of the following is NOT a symbolic meaning of the apples ?

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When was William Shakespeare baptized ?

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What is the imitation of natural sounds in word form ?

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Which of the following themes do both Julian of Norwich and Catherine of Siena explore ?

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With which text(s) is the word ?riverrun? associated ?

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Who wrote the fantasy novel ?The Lord of the Rings? ?

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Sir John Falstaff is one of Shakespeare?s greatest ?

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Ezra Pound?s ?Canto XIV? opens with the line ?Io venni in luogo d?ogni luce muto? [I came to a place devoid of light]. This creates a connection between the Canto and which of the following works ?

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Which American writer published ?A brave and startling truth? in 1996 ?

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?The Lay of the Last Minstrel? is written by_______________?

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Which of the following statements best explains Mikhail Bakhtin?s philosophy of language ?

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______________are sounds articulated in the glottis ?

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At what famous university is Faustus a scholar ?

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?Ode to a Nightingale? focuses on ______________?

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What is a Satanic Hero ?

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In the play, ?Richard III,? who is Richard?s primary accomplice ?

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To what idea does the ancient Greek term aporia refer in terms of deconstruction theory ?

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Fill in the blanks. From being narrowly focused on the achievements of north Italians in the______________ and early ____________centuries, the Renaissance is now being seen in a far wider context.

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Which one is not a science fiction writer_________________?

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According to most scholars, what does The Purgatorio allegorically represent ?

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chaucer?s franklin was guilty of which sin ?

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In ?Paradise Lost,? Milton calls his Muse by which of the following names ?

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