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EXAM #9 English and American Literature 14.

14. What was Caedmon's gift, and what was his first use of it?
a. Artwork, and a painting of Jesus
1. What is the classical work of the Old English Period? b. Song, and a hymn about Creation
a. Song of a husbandman c. Dance, and an interpretive dance about love
b. The Pardoner's Tale d. All of the above
c. Beowulf 15. What culture/ fighting force is related to the epic, Beowulf?
d. Romeo and Juliet a. MMA fighters
2. Select three trends of literature in the Anglo-Norman period. b. Ninjas
a. Knight literature c. Whatever those people saw in Bird Box
b. Church literature d. Vikings/ Norsemen
c. Folklore 16. Beowulf is written in
d. Drama a. Modern English
3. Church Literature was written in _______. b. Middle English
a. Latin c. Old Norse
b. French d. Old English
c. English 17. Anglo-Saxon literature represents
d. English and French a. Cultures blending and merging peacefully
4. This is an Anglo saxon period, the old english period was marked b. Groups of people learning from each other and sharing
by the influx of the saxons and the Angles tribes invading Celtic culture with one another
England. The invasion extended to the conquest of Englad in 1066 c. Languages rejecting changes
which was led by William the conqueror. d. Cultures clashing as they came together in violent ways
a. Old English Period (450-1066) 18. The Middle-Ages in England began with what event?
b. Old English Period (480-1066) a. Anglo-Saxon Invasion
c. Middle English Period b. Norman Conquest
d. 16th Century c. Hundred Years' War
5. The most influential and important work of this period, also referred d. Black Plague
to as the Anglo-Norman period, saw the revelation of works such 19. Chivalry is..
as Lais and Guillaume de Loris, composed by Marie de France. a. Being nice to women
a. Old English Period b. A set of rules for the underclass
b. Middle English Period c. Fighting in battles
c. Renaissance Period d. A set of rules for the behavior of knights and
d. 17th Century gentlewomen
6. This age was punctuated for its presence having felt int he field of 20. A series of wars waged by European Christians against Muslims
dramatics and poetry, which lays its meaningful head in the lap of were called...
nature. Lyric and narrative poetry were the corner stones of this a. The Crusades
era. b. Hundred Years' War
a. Anglo Saxon c. Magna Carta
b. Elizabeth Age d. Israeli Wars
c. Shakespeare Age 21. Who won the Hundred Years' War?
d. Middle Age a. France
7. Bede the Venerable was a b. England
a. Missionary c. Spain
b. King d. None of the Above
c. Historian 22. The Black Death...
d. Football Coach a. Killed 3/4 of Europe
8. Which of the following is not an action attributed to Alfred the b. Was spread by squirrels
Great? c. Gave the lower classes more power
a. Started schools d. Was cured in the Middle Ages
b. Converted the Norse to Christianity 23. In the Middle-Ages, most learning was done where?
c. Changed the language to Middle English a. In public schools
d. Developed laws b. In private schools
9. Which of the following is NOT a period of the English Language? c. In libraries
a. Old d. In churches and monastaries
b. Middle 24. The printing press was invented by
c. Pagan a. Jan van Eyck.
d. Modern b. Johann Gutenberg.
10. Which language most influenced Middle English? c. Peter Bruegel the Elder.
a. Latin d. Hans Holbein the Younger.
b. German 25. Who defeated the Anglo-Saxon army?
c. Roman a. King John
d. French b. Beowulf
11. Who is responsible for the switch to Middle English and the end of c. William the Conqueror
the Anglo-Saxon era? d. Julius Ceasar
a. King Edwin 26. Who wrote The Canterbury Tales?
b. King Alfred a. Thomas Malory
c. William b. Geoffrey Chaucer
d. Bede c. Carry Slee
12. What did the Romans bring to England/ the British Isles? d. Pieter Brueghel
a. Religion (in the form of Christianity) 27. Why was The First Crusade organised?
b. Arts and entertainment a. To create sins.
c. A lasting government b. To recover the Holy Land from the Saracens and
d. A written writing system called Sanskrit defending Judaism
13. What persuaded Edwin to convert to Christianity? c. To buy off a Crusader's sins.
a. The new religion gave certainty of an afterlife d. To recover the Holy Land from the Saracens and
b. His chief priest didn't see the virtue in his old religion defending Christendom.
c. It increased his land and territories
d. All of these answers are correct
28. Who is the main character in "The Old Man and The Sea" by
Ernest Hemingway? 42. Edgar Allen Poe is considered the inventor of the _____ genre.
a. Manolin a. Comedy
b. Perico b. Horror
c. Santiago c. Suspense
d. Martin d. Detective fiction
29. Which letter is worn by Hester Prynne in "The Scarlet Letter" by 43. The famous novel “The Grapes of Wrath” was written by _____.
Nathaniel Hawthorne? a. John Steinbeck
a. S b. Allen Ginsburg
b. A c. Edwin Arlington Robinson
c. B d. Wila Cather
d. H 44. _____ was an unfortunate American writer involved in two
30. What does the letter that Hester Prynne wears in "The Scarlet successive plane crashes that left him ill for the remainder of his
Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne originally represent? life.
a. Her shame a. Ralph Waldo Emerson
b. Her pride b. Robert Frost
c. Her identity c. Earnest Hemingway
d. It's just her favorite letter d. F. Scott Fitzgerald
31. Which of the following was NOT written by F. Scott Fitzgerald? 45. Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne are known as
a. This Side of Paradise a. Republican writersa
b. The Great Gatsby b. Ironic writers
c. Bartleby, the Scrivener c. Elizabethan writers
d. Tender is the Night d. Dark romantic writers
32. Romanticism was a reaction against... 46. A synonym for self-reliance would be
a. king and queen a. Dependence
b. development of Europe b. Originality
c. Industrial revolution and Enlightenment c. Peace
d. poor peole d. Independence
33. To be a Romantic means ... 47. Romanticism and Transcendentalists value
a. to live in the forest a. nature over civilization
b. to save nature b. books over music
c. to be natural c. speech over writing
d. to take the side of nature against industry d. oceans over lakes
34. What Enlightenment values did Romantics disagree with? 48. The storm near the end of "Fall of the House..." foreshadows
a. building of factories a. the happy ending
b. technological advancement and urbanisation b. Madeline's recovery
c. rational thinking and work in laboratories c. the narrator's death
d. All of the above d. the collapse of the house of UsheR
35. Who of these people is not a Romantic poet? 49. How was the outlook of the Dark Romantics different from the
a. Wordsworths Transcendentalists?
b. Blake a. It was less optimistic.
c. Shakespear b. It was more complex.
d. Keats c. It was more optimistic.
36. What is one way that Medieval and Renaissance artists differ? d. It was more simplistic.
a. Renaissance art focuses more on religion 50. The heroic couplet in Shakespeare’s sonnets contains the...
b. Medieval artists were more realistic a. Conclusion
c. Renaissance artist turned to Roman and Greek works b. Thesis
for inspiration c. Antithesis
d. They are the same d. turn of thought
37. The Sistine Chapel was painted by... 51. Shakespeare's theatre, which opened in 1599, was called....
a. Michalangelo a. The Rose
b. Albrecht Durer b. The Swan
c. Miguel Cervantes c. The Globe
d. Leonardo DaVinci d. The W. Theatre
38. Which of these would be valued most by a Renaissance thinker 52. What did Romantic author focus on in their writings.
who emphasized individualism? a. Nature, emotion, heart
a. a nation's strength b. nature, reason, the body
b. a family's ancestors c. nature, danger, risk
c. A person's achievements d. nature, disease, death
d. an army's success in battle 53. Romanticism was in contrast to what other writing period?
39. Which of the following most accurately characterizes the a. Age of reason
Renaissance? b. Age of depression
a. the spread of democracy c. Ice age
b. the outburst of creativity d. Age of man
c. a growth of religious belief 54. Based on his poems, what did Wordsworth seem to value most?
d. a decline in learning a. Freedom
40. The collection of poems titled, Leaves of Grass was written by b. Love
_____. c. Nature
a. Mark Twain d. Being alive
b. Emily Dickinson 55. Which ruler's reign marks the approximate beginning and end of
c. Walt Whitmn the Victorian era?
d. Edith Wharton a. King Henry VIII
41. Virginia Woolf was a major literary innovator of the _____ b. Queen Elizabeth I
technique. c. Queen Victoria
a. Stream of consciousness d. King John
b. Cliff-hanger 56. One of the earliest Christian poems preserved in the 10th century
c. Anthropomorphism Vercelli book. The poem makes use of dream vision to narrate the
d. All of the above death and resurrection of Christ.
a. The Battle of Maldon a. Thomas Paine
b. The Battle of Brunanburg b. Washington Irving
c. Dream of the Rood c. Benjamin Franklin
d. Dream of the Wanderer d. Jonathan Edwards
57. The best example of the romance of the Middle Ages attributed to 69. Was a leading exponent of the transcendentalist movement who
the Pearl Poet (14th century). called for the birth of American individualism inspired by nature.
a. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight a. Henry David Thoreau
b. The Canterbury Tales b. Ralph Waldo Emerson
c. English and Scottish ballads c. Philip Wheatley
d. Le Morte d’Arthur d. Walt Whitman
58. One of the supreme achievements of the English Renaissance. 70. Was a radical individualist who found deep inspiration in the birds,
This translation was ordered by James I and made by 47 scholars animals, plants, and changing seasons of the New England
working in cooperation. countryside.
a. Shakespearean Sonnets a. Henri Wordsworth Longfellow
b. Elizabethan Tragedies b. Emily Dickinson
c. The King James Bible c. Walt Whitman
d. Song to Cecilia d. Oliver Wendell Holmes
59. An allegory that shows Christian tormented by spiritual anguish. 71. Set his stories in Puritan New England. His greatest novels are
a. Paradise Lost The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables.
b. The Pilgrim’s Progress a. Edgar Allan Poe
c. Easter Wings and the Altar b. Harriet Beecher Stowe
d. Cavalier Poems c. Nathaniel Hawthorne
60. Mockingly describes a furious fight between two families when a d. Herman Melville
young man snips off a lock of the beautiful Belinda's hair. 72. Better known by his pen name of Mark Twain known for his style
a. Gulliver’s Tale which is vigorous, realistic, colloquial American speech, and gave
b. A Modest Proposal American writers a new appreciation of their national voice.
c. The Rape of the Lock a. Ernest Hemmingway
d. She Stoops to Conquer b. Harriet Beecher Stowe
61. Is also known as the national poet of Scotland because he wrote c. Samuel Clemens
not only in Standard English, but also in the light Scot’s dialect. d. Stephen Crane
a. Robert Burns 73. Written by Theodore Dreiser, is a reflection of the dissatisfaction,
b. Horace Walpole envy, and despair that afflicted many poor and working people in
c. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley America's competitive, success-driven society.
d. William Blake a. Muckraking novel
62. Wrote a long narrative poem about sinning and redemption in The b. An American Tragedy
Rime of the Ancient Mariner. c. Death Comes for the Archbishop
a. William Wordsworth d. The American
b. Charles lamb 74. Wrote influential essays and dramas, and championed the
c. Sir Walter Scott importance of literary and social traditions for the modern poet.
d. Samuel Taylor Coleridge a. Robert Frost
63. A writer of realistic novels about English middle-class people. Pride b. Wallace Stevens
and Prejudice is the best-known work. c. William Carlos Williams
a. Sir Walter Scott d. T.S. Eliot
b. Jane Austen 75. Embraced African- American jazz rhythms in his works. He was
c. William Wordsworth one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance.
d. Nathaniel Hawthorne a. Langston Hughes
64. Was an outspoken critic of the evils of his time. He hoped for b. Ted Hughes
human perfection, but his recognition of man's faults led him c. Edward Estlin Cummings
frequently to despair and disillusionment. d. F. Scott Fitzgerald
a. Percy Bysshe Shelley 76. Received the Nobel Prize in 1954 for his The Old Man and the
b. Sir Walter Scott Sea.
c. George Gordon Byron a. William Faulkner
d. John Keats b. Sinclair Lewis
65. Believed that true happiness was to be found in art and natural c. Ernest Hemingway
beauty. d. John Steinback
a. John Keats 77. Is known for novels whose protagonists are disillusioned by the
b. Charles lamb great American dream. The Great Gatsby is his famous work.
c. Jane Austen a. Ernest Hemingway
d. Alfred Tennyson b. F. Scott Fitzgerald
66. Was one of England's greatest women novelists. She is famous for c. Edward Cummings
Silas Marner and Middlemarch. d. Robert Frost
a. Jane Austen
b. George Eliot 78. Is the first American playwright to be honored with the Nobel Prize
c. Elizabeth Barrett Browning for Literature in 1936. His earliest dramas concern the working
class and poor.
d. Virginia Woolf
a. Thornton Wilder
67. Also believed that reality, or consciousness, is a stream. Life, for
b. Eugene O’Neil
both reader and characters, is immersion in the flow of that stream. c. William Wordsworth
a. Virginia Woolf d. Sylvia Plath
b. Doris Lessing 79. Is known for his one highly-acclaimed book the Invisible Man
c. Graham Greene (1952) which is a story of a black man who lives a subterranean
d. William Wordsworth existence in a hole brightly illuminated by electricity stolen from a
68. Was America's "first great man of letters," who embodied the utility company.
Enlightenment ideal of humane rationality.
a. Ralph Waldo Ellison
b. Ralph Waldo Emerson 91. Believed that evolution is the result of the creative will rather than
c. Tennessee Williams of chance selection.
d. Arthur Miller a. Samuel Butler
80. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 for her skillful rendition b. Lewis Carroll
of complex identities of black people in a universal manner. c. Robert Louis Stevenson
a. Jane Austen d. Rudyard Kipling
b. Toni Morrison 92. Wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly which became
c. Virginia Woolf the most popular American book of the 19th Century.
d. Elizabeth Browning
a. Samuel Clemens
81. Combines sound and sense in his frequent use of rhyme and
b. Harriet Beecher Stowe
images. His poems are often deceptively simple but suggest a
deeper meaning. c. Edgar Allan Poe
a. Wallace Steven d. Nathaniel Hawthorne
b. Robert Frost 93. Wrote I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) which
c. William Wordsworth celebrates mother-daughter connection.
d. T.S. Eliot a. Alice Walker
82. Was an Irish expatriate noted for his experimental use of the b. Toni Morrison
interior monologue and the stream of consciousness technique in c. Maya Angelou
landmark novels such as Ulysses. d. Virginia Woolf
a. D.H. Lawrence 94. Created fiction organized around a single narrator telling the story
b. A.E. Housman from a consistent point of view. Her first success, the story
c. James Joyce
Flowering Judas, was set in Mexico during the revolution.
d. E.M. Forster
a. Toni Morrison
83. Is an epic poem in blank verse that tells of the fall of the angels
and of the creation of Adam and Eve and their temptation by Satan b. Maya Angelou
in the Garden of Eden. c. Eudora Whitley
a. Metaphysical Poetry d. Katherine Anne Porter
b. Paradise Regained 95. Was an anti-Victorian who echoed the pessimism found in Thomas
c. Paradise Lost Hardy.
d. The Pilgrim’s Progress a. D.H. Lawrence
84. The following are best examples of Shakespeare’s Tragedies, b. A.E. Housman
except: c. H.G. Wells
a. Hamlet d. T.S. Eliot
b. Othello 96. Was a novelist whose fictional exploration of modern dilemmas
c. Anthony and Cleopatra combines wit, moral earnestness, and touches of the bizarre. He is
d. The Tempest
known for A Clockwork Orange.
85. It is a satire on human folly and stupidity. Swift said that he wrote it
a. Graham Greene
to vex the world rather than to divert it.
a. A Modest Proposal b. Anthony Burgess
b. Gulliver’s Tale c. Salman Rushdie
c. Cavalier Poems d. George Orwell
d. The Rape of the Lock 97. He termed his work "objectivist" to suggest the importance of
86. Is best remembered for his dramatic monologues. My Last concrete, visual objects. His work influenced the "Beat" writing of
Duchess, Fra Lippo Lippi, and Andrea del Sarto are excellent the early 1950s.
examples. a. Wallace Stevens
a. Charles Dickens b. William Carlos Williams
b. Charlotte Bronte c. Edward Estlin Cummings
c. Robert Browning d. Langston Hughes
d. George Eliot 98. Is the first African-American author who wrote of religious themes.
87. An unlearned cowherd who was inspired by a vision and
a. James Fenimore Cooper
miraculously acquired the gift of poetic song produced this nine-
b. Phillis Wheatley
line alliterative vernacular praise poem in honor of God.
c. Ralph Waldo Emerson
a. Beowulf
d. Thomas Paine
b. Cavalier Poems
99. Was an intense, brilliant poet, teacher and minister who sailed to
c. Caedmon’s Hymn
New England in 1668 rather than take an oath of loyalty to the
d. The Wanderer
Church of England.
88. Is the great genius of the Elizabethan Age (1564-1616). He wrote
a. Jonathan Edwards
more than 35 plays as well as 154 sonnets and 2 narrative poems.
b. William Bradford
a. William Wordsworth
c. Edward Taylor
b. William Shakespeare
d. Benjamin Franklin
c. Francis Bacon
100. Wrote remarkable novels as The Nigger of the Narcissus and Lord
d. Jane Austen
Jim where he depicts characters beset by obsessions of
89. Was both poet and artist. He not only wrote books, but he also
cowardice, egoism, or vanity.
illustrated and printed them. He devoted his life to freedom and
a. William Butler Yeats
universal love.
b. William Somerset Maugham
a. William Shakespeare
c. Joseph Conrad
b. William Blake
d. John Galsworthy
c. Francis bacon
d. Ted Hughes
90. Was one of England's greatest women novelists. She is famous for
Silas Marner and Middlemarch.
a. Virginia Woolf
b. Charlotte Bronte
c. George Eliot
d. Jane Austen