Cultural and Literary 18th/19th Centuries

 

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Question 1
Complete the following sentence. Tennyson's In Memoriam and Browning's dramatic monologues can best be seen as combining neoclassicism with romanticism through their:
A
neoclassical emphasis on traditional form and romantic subjectivism.
B
romantic rejection of science and neoclassical use of mythology.
C
romantic emphasis on personal feelings combined with a neoclassical focus on social context.
D
romantic critique of industrialization and neoclassical use of satire.
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Question 2
Which of the following statements does NOT accurately characterize a lyric poem?
A
The lyric poem is a popular form in the Romantic era.
B
The lyric poem has a song-like quality.
C
The lyric poem creates a personal sense of emotion.
D
The lyric poem focuses on action.
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Question 3
What was the "white man's burden" that Kipling speaks of in his poem of the same title?
A
The pressure of conforming to preexisting social conventions
B
The burden of white colonizers who are forced to learn to live in new lands
C
The Eurocentric idea that the colonizer has a social responsibility to civilize other nations
D
The concept that all white men do not share the same imperial duties
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Question 4
Complete the following sentence. Robert Browning's poem "Porphyria's Lover" is:
A
a sonnet expressing his devotion to his wife.
B
a dramatic monologue spoken by a murderer.
C
a dramatic monologue spoken by Browning.
D
an epic describing a great romance.
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Question 5
Which of the following does NOT accurately describe Robinson Crusoe's and Oroonoko's relationship to central features of the early English novel?
A
Where Oroonoko foregrounds supernatural agents, Robinson Crusoe avoids religion completely.
B
Both are largely set in South America, reflecting the relationship between empire and the early English novel.
C
Oroonoko seems to defend the aristocracy, where Robinson Crusoe elaborates the struggles of the middle class.
D
Both make claims to historical veracity.
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Question 6
In which of the following ways did Hopkins revolutionize poetry?
A
He created a radically new form.
B
He used unusual, arcane words.
C
He made obscure allusions.
D
All of these answers
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Question 7
Which poet did Arthur Henry Hallum associate with "the picturesque"?
A
Alexander Pope
B
Percy Shelley
C
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
D
Alfred Tennyson
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Question 8
"O my death mother! I am miserable, truly miserable! But yet, don't be frightened, I am honest! God, of his goodness, keep me so!" These lines characterize Samuel Richardson's Pamela in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
A
through the personal, direct appeal enabled by his epistolary form.
B
by emphasizing the character's fright.
C
by emphasizing sexual morality.
D
through the sentimental attempt to make readers strongly identify with the character's feelings.
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Question 9
Which of the following works is considered to be the first Gothic novel?
A
Congreve's The Way of the World
B
Richardson's Pamela
C
Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho
D
Walpole's The Castle of Otranto
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Question 10
Complete the following sentence. According to Edmund Burke, the French Revolution was:
A
the ultimate expression of humankind's ability to control its own destiny.
B
a misguided attempt to overthrow human nature by rejecting tradition.
C
a necessary change that was beginning to go astray.
D
an event that had little consequence to England.
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