20th Century

 

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20th Century

Question 1
Which of the following was originally the Irish Literary Theatre?
A
the Irish National Theatre
B
the Globe Theatre
C
the Abbey Theatre
D
both A and C

Question 2
Which of the following writers did not come from Ireland?
A
W. B. Yeats
B
James Joyce
C
Seamus Heaney
D
none of the above

Question 3
What event allowed mainstream theater companies to commission and perform work that was politically, socially, and sexually controversial without fear of censorship?
A
the abolition of the Lord Chamberlain's office in 1968
B
the illegal performance of work by Howard Brenton and Edward Bond
C
the collapse of liberal humanist consensus in the late 1960s
D
the foundation of the Field Day Theater Company in 1980

Question 4
Which events in and after the 1960s contributed significantly to the decentralization of England from London to a more regional focus, ultimately also making way for a less homogenous vision of England and the popularity of postcolonial fiction?
A
Radio announcers were permitted to speak in regional dialects and multicultural accents.
B
The Arts Council designated many of its resources to supporting regional arts councils.
C
Regional radio and television stations appeared throughout the country.
D
all of the above

Question 5
Which of the following has been a significant development in British theater since the abolition of censorship in 1968?
A
the rise of workshops and the collaborative ethos
B
the diversifying impact of playwrights from the former colonies
C
the death of the musical
D
all but C

Question 6
Which of the following is not associated with high modernism in the novel?
A
stream of consciousness
B
free indirect style
C
irresolute open endings
D
narrative realism

Question 7
Which novel did T. S. Eliot praise for utilizing a new \ mythical method\ in place of the old \ narrative method\ and demonstrates the use of ancient mythology in modernist fiction to think about \ making the modern world possible for art\?
A
Virginia Woolf's The Waves
B
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
C
James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake
D
James Joyce's Ulysses

Question 8
Which of the following phrases best characterizes the late-nineteenth century aesthetic movement which widened the breach between artists and the reading public, sowing the seeds of modernism?
A
art for intellect's sake
B
art for God's sake
C
art for the masses
D
art for art's sake

Question 9
What was the impact on literature of the Education Act of 1870, which made elementary schooling compulsory?
A
the emergence of a mass literate population at whom a new mass-produced literature could be directed
B
a new market for basic textbooks which paid better than sophisticated novels or plays
C
a popular thirst for the "classics, " driving contemporary writers to the margins
D
a, b and c

Question 10
When was the ban finally lifted on D. H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, written in 1928.
A
1930
B
1945
C
1960
D
2000
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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