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Question of the Exams on the History OF English Literature


Question #1: Indicate which of the following statements is right (P) & which is wrong (X)


9) British literary Romanticism should be used in Plural.
1)      The sailors first approved the ancient mariner’s act.
10) The poet as “a speaker” avoids predeliberating artistry.
2)      “Intellectual Beauty” was written on a walking tour.
11) Cowper realizes that poetry, unless useful, is vanity.
3)      The Baron in The Rape of the Lock failed twice
12) Shelley’s “spirit of beauty” is often called a ‘‘devil.’’
4)      “Wanted fires” in Gray’s Elegy in the desire for love.
13) ‘‘Belle’’ in The Rape of the Lock means a woman.
5)      In his Elegy, Gray shifts from one speaker to another.
14) ‘‘Through & through’’ in Cowper means ‘‘slowly’’.
6)      “Stints” in The Deserted Village means “limit”
15)‘‘Cheered’’ in The Ancient Mariner is ‘‘bidden goodbye,”
7)      “Tintern Abbey” explores the concept of imagination.
16) Neoclassicists believed that art requires skills.
8)      The Glorious Revolution is a reason for Neoclassicism


Question # 2: Choose the most accurate answer:
A
B
C
D
1.      In what year did King George II ascend the throne
1714
1760
1720
1727
2.      The most popular Neoclassicist genre is:
satire
prose
criticism
essay
3.      Which of these literary figures does a Neoclassicist accept?
Dracula
Alladdin
Oedipus
Hamlet
4.      The word “romantic” as a critical term was first used in
1780
1830
1887
1889
5.      To Neoclassicists, imagination politically indicates strong
feelings
ideas
convictions
rule
6.      Which of these reflects Neoclassicism
the Civil War
the Glorious evolution
the Parliament
the King
7.      The romantic poet aims to describe the
sublime
noumenon
phenomenon
supernatural
8.      The Arabian Nights came to England in the 1” ----- of the 18th cent.
decade
quarter
third
half
9.      The Schlegels described ‘‘romanticism’’ in
1767
1776
1789
1798
10. Which of these phrases is a synesthesia:
soft voice
smell burning
cut tension
sweet incense
11. The epic battles have become in The Rape of the Lock
jewelry
cosmetics
clothing
gambling
12. Pope was disadvantaged from childhood by
wealth
health
education
family
13. What is Umbrief in The Rape of the Lock made up of?
earth
water
fire
air
14. ‘‘Timrous Ray’’ in The Rape of the Lock is
metaphor
synecdoche
personification
pun
15. ‘‘Elemental’’ in Pope’s "elemental tea” means
basic
natural
main
primary
16. During his later years Gray ceased to write poetry because of
criticism
old age
poverty
sickness
17. On how many devices does Gray’s technique in Elegy depend?
one
two
three
four
18. ‘‘Celestial fire’’ in Gray’s Elegy means
inspirations
stars
gifts
potentials
19. William Cowper studied law at the
Gray’s Inn
Lincoln’s Inn
Middle Temple
Inner Temple
20. Who asks about the poet’s fate in Gray’s Elegy?
the swain
a spirit
the swain’s companion
a friend
21. ‘‘Lea’’ in Gray’s Elegy means
valley
leaf
pasture
sea
22. Faith for Cowper meant the conviction of
pardon
salvation
election
conversation
23. Which book of The Task shows Cowper’s new beginning?
Four
Three
Two
One
24. ‘‘Flight’’ in Cowper’s ‘‘advent’rous flight’’ refers to
Poetry
imagination
the sofa
salvation
25. The subject of the clause ‘‘art partner’’ in Cowper is
nature
raptures
occasions
thou
26. Goldsmith studies medicine in/
America
Dublin
Holland
London
27. Thematically, interstanzaic antitheses in Goldsmith treat
the past
emotions
thoughts
condemnation
28. How many long sections in The Deserted Village does the 1st part have?
two
three
four
five
29. ‘‘Hand’’ in Goldsmith’s ‘‘tyrant’s hand’’ means
help
power
friend
impact
30. What kind of creatures did the ancient mariner bless to pray?
spirits
fish
snakes
Albatross
31. To Wordsworth existence is
divine
joy
alive
a Presence
32. Where is the river Wye in ‘‘Tintern Abbey’’?
Wales
London
Edinburgh
Dublin
33. ‘‘Impress’’ in Wordsworth’s ‘‘impress Thoughts’’ means
suppress
impact
implant
express
34. The ‘‘blessed mood’’ in ‘‘Tintern Abbey’’ helps one become
eyes
a soul
calm
kind
35. ‘‘Tintern Abbey’’ approaches the natural speech by varying
structure
rhyme
tone
meter
36. How many aspects did Coleridge change in the ‘‘conversation poem’’?
Four
Three
Five
Two
37. How many voices does the ancient mariner hear when he faints?
many
four
three
two
38. ‘‘Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade,” says who”?
Gray
Pope
Goldsmith
Copwer
39. ‘‘Loon’’ in The Ancient Mariner means
old
crazy
soon
mariner
40. How many meters does Shelley use in ‘‘Intellectual Beauty’’?
Four
Three
Two
One
41. ‘‘He’’ in Coleridge’s ‘‘Out of the sea came he’’ refers to the
sun
storm
moon
ship
42. Art, says Shelley, is only a ---- picture of ‘‘truth.”
faithful
direct
sincere
close
43. Shelley’s “Intellectual Beauty” was composed in
Italy
France
Switzerland
Austria
44. “Inconstant” in Shelley’s “inconstant wing” means
temporary
quickly
stable
continuing

1.      Who is expected to answer Shelley’s questions about the “spirit of beauty”?
none
poets
sages
priests
2.      “Perforated” in Cowper’s The Task means having
worms
holes
halls
balls
3.      Which of the following did the Neoclassicists adopt?
inspiration
innovation
harmony
aesthetics
4.      Shelley considers poets as the --- of the world.
lawmakers
philosophers
priests
professors






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