English Literature Quiz 60
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Who is called the father of English Poetry ?
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Oscar Wilde?s ?The Picture of Dorian Gray? is an example of which of the following literary trends ?
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?Paradise Lost? is considered a______________?
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Which of the following is an important component of John Foxe?s martyrology ?
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John Donne is, in some sense, the originator of metaphysical poetry. But who is most closely associated with the ?founding? of neoclassical poetry ?
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The use of ?whale-road?for sea and ?lifehouse? for body are examples of what literary technique, popular in Old English poetry ?
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In her essay ?The Poem as Event,? Louise M. Rosenblatt sees the reader as performing what function ?
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Which of the following themes or subjects was not common in the works of Cavalier poets, such as Thomas Carew, Sir John Denham, Edmund Walter, Sir John Suckling, James Shirely, Richard Lovelace, and Robert Herrick ?
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The narrator returns home during the_______________?
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Who were the Two Nationsreferred to in the subtitle of Disraeli?s Sybil (1845) ?
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Choose the best answer. Which of the following statements is true concerning epic poetry ?
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What is false consciousness ?
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Which poet would most likely express an adherence to atheism in his writing ?
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In which year did Chaucer fought in Hundred Years? War between France and England ?
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The crisis over the Exclusion Bill effectively divided the country into which two political parties ?
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Which of the following is the best example of a mystery play ?
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The title of Carlyle?s ?Sartor Resartus? means ?
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Which of the following themes/motifs was/were often found in literature of ?courtly love? ?
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It was the very witching time of night that he, heavyhearted and crestfallen, pursued his travel homeward. Far below, the Tappan Zee spread its dusky waters. In the dead hush of midnight he could hear the faint barking of a watchdog from the opposite shore. The night grew darker and darker; the stars seemed to sink deeper in the sky, and driving clouds occasionally hid them from his sight. This passage is from________________?
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Which of these Kings was the subject of a play by Marlowe ?
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Sounds articulated by the tip of the tongue placed against the upper teeth are called___________________?
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How has Stephen Dunn been described in ?the Oxford Companion to 20th Century Poetry ?
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Which writer arranged for the publication of The Dubliners ?
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Words from which language began to enter English vocabulary around the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 ?
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What is the original meaning of the word ?Gothic? ?
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What Renaissance text uses martyrology as a device to historicize the conflict between the true Church and the false Church in England ?
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The poem ?Chicago? is written by________________?
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In which of the following ways does Radcliffe?s The Mysteries of Udolpho combine the features of the Gothic and the sentimental ?
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The term ______________is used to designate words which are spelt differently but pronounced alike and which are different in meaning ?
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Of the two, reverend Sir,? said the voice like the deacon?s, ?I had rather miss an ordination-dinner than to-night?s meeting. They tell me that some of our community are to be here from Falmouth and beyond, and others from Connecticut and Rhode-Island; besides several of the Indian powows, who, after their fashion, know almost as much deviltry as the best of us. A ?powow? in this context is___________?
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Which one of the following writers is not woman ?
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The Battle of Baladava in the Crimean War finds its reference in the poem__________?
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______________are words which differ only in one phoneme ?
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In Beowulf, what does the representation of Hrothgar suggest about rulers ?
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Violet Cristoforo was honored for collecting what kind of poetry in her anthology ?May Sky? ?
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The Lyrical Ballads was published in____________________?
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Which of the following poets would most likely be categorized as a late-Victorian poet ?
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In __________ year Shakespeare bought the largest house in Stratford, called New place ?
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Which British philosopher of the Romantic era despised monarchies, believed that the best form of government was no government at all, and argued that change can only come from people treating each other with sincerity and benevolence ?
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In her text, ?History of the Novel?, How does Dr. Agatha Taormina define the novel ?
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Which writer was not active under both Elizabeth I and James I ?
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?Poetry is emotions recollected in tranquility.? Who has defined poetry in these words ?
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Which of the following texts is an example of epic poetry ?
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Which of the following would most likely be the theme of a medieval romance ?
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In which the the famous work Lyrical Ballads published ?
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In ?The Wife of Bath?s Tale,? what does Alisoun say women want most ?
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The 18th century work ?Tom Jones? was written by whom ?
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She was a blooming lass of fresh eighteen, plump as a partridge, ripe and melting and rosy-cheeked as one of her father?s peaches, and universally famed, not merely for her beauty, but her vast expectations. . . . She wore ornaments of pure yellow gold to set off her charms, and a provokingly short petticoat to display the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round. This is_______________?
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is the end of fame_______________?
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In the play, ?Macbeth,? who becomes king immediately after Duncan?s murder ?
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