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English Literature Quiz 72


English Literature Quiz 72

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Who does NOT represent the ?new woman? ?

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Staying alive was a difficult task for Elizabethans. Disease, infection, poverty, childbirth, and occupational accidents could all result in one?s untimely demise. Most people never reached the age of fifty. When an Elizabethan died, intricate rituals were followed. What was NOT a funeral custom ?

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Which of the following statements best represents the main theme of Beckett?s ?Waiting for Godot? ?

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How does St. Clare die ?

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Which of the following best describes epic theater as defined by Berthold Brecht ?

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African American dialects grew out of_______________?

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Who wrote ?Hard Times? and ?A tale of two Cities? ?

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Chaucer acted as a controller of custom during_______________?

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Which famous Shakespeare play does the quote, ?Neither a borrower nor a lender be? come from ?

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Well, then; I have received personal information, from a very high quarter, that a certain document of the last importance, has been purloined from the royal apartments. The individual who purloined it is known; this beyond a doubt; he was seen to take it. It is known, also, that it still remains in his possession. What is the meaning of the verb to purloin ?

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Why is the couple in Arna Bontemps?s ?A Summer Tragedy? getting dressed up ?

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Elizabethan England was largely rural, with the majority of its population living in the verdant countryside. Towns and cities, however, were growing?and the most prominent of all was London. While Londoners were considered wealthy and arrogant, the city was begrimed, filthy, and infested with vermin. Where did people primarily dispose of their trash and wastes ?

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What is the title of the prose pamphlet Edmund Spenser wrote in the year 1596 ?

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Renaissance first came to the ?

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Which literary theory would most directly explore questions of the role of spatial setting in a poem ?

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Fill in the blank. A ____________ was a spectacle performed at court or at the manor of a member of the nobility and was staged to glorify the court or the particular aristocrat?

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Complete the following sentence. Tennyson?s In Memoriam and Browning?s dramatic monologues can best be seen as combining neoclassicism with romanticism through their ?

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Arnold?s Culture and Anarchy deals with the subject of_____________?

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What is an Effigy ?

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In Chaucer?s ?The Miller?s Tale,? why would the miller?s determination to speak following the knight appear unsettling to the 14th century audience ?

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What was the title of the play by Marlowe that portrayed the events surrounding the Saint Bartholomew?s Day Massacre in 1572 ?

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In The Inferno, Cerberus is the protector of which circle of hell ?

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What was the impact on literature of the Education Act of 1870, which made elementary schooling compulsory ?

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?Blow, blow thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind.?-Example of ?

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Which phrase indicates the interior flow of thought employed in high-modern literature ?

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Who is the representative figure of the ?Jazz Age? ?

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Which century is known as Dawn of Renaissance ?

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In which year Globe theater got fire and destroyed ?

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Which poem ends ?I shall but love thee better after death? ?

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Maggie is the central character in George Eliot?s________________?

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Who is the author of the book ?Around the World in Eighty Days? ?

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Who defined language as ?a set or (finite or infinite) sentences, each finite in length and constructed out of a finite set of elements? ?

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Who is the author of ?The Origin of Species? ?

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According to Robert Hollander, what are the two types of allegory used by Dante ?

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Who began to ignite the embers of dissent against the Catholic church in November 1517 in a movement that came to be known as the Reformation ?

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Harold Nicholson described which poet as ?Very yellow and glum. Perfect manners? ?

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The fall of the prison of Bacille, that marks the begining of French Revolution occurred on______________?

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Which of the following is a ceremony in which a sovereign is officially crowned ?

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My present business,? continued he, speaking with lofty confidence, ?is merely to inquire my way to the dwelling of my [relative].? ? There was a sudden and general movement in the room, which Robin interpreted as expressing the eagerness of each individual to become his guide. This passage exemplifies____________?

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Both Shakespeare and Christopher Marlow are thought to have been born in what year ?

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Slavery in the United States was officially abolished in ______________?

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By 1890, what percentage of the earth?s population was subject to Queen Victoria ?

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Which is called the Golden Period of English Literature?

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The American Renaissance overlapped the time period, in which American writers were trying to____________?

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Which statement(s) about inventions during the Industrial Revolution are true ?

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Biographia Literaria was written by_________________?

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What literary term is suggested by thequote steadfast companions will stand by him from Beowulf ?

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Byron?s journey to Spain, Malta, Albania and Greece resulted in the production of the first two cantos of his poem_______________?

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In Charles Chesnutt?s ?The Goophered Grape Vine,? why does Uncle Julius tell the Northern visitors the story of the spell put on the grapes ?

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Which king began a war to enforce his claims to the throne of France in 1336 ?

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