Early 17th Century

 

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Early 17th Century

Question 1
What was the general subject of the Welsh poet Katherine Philips's work?
A
celebrations of the transience of all life and beauty
B
celebrations of lesbian sexuality in terms that did not imply a male readership
C
celebrations of religious ecstasy and divine inspiration
D
celebrations of female friendship in Platonic terms normally reserved for male friendships

Question 2
James I liked to imagine himself as a modern version of which ruler?
A
Pericles
B
Genghis Khan
C
Richard Lionheart
D
Augustus Caesar

Question 3
What was the intended target of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605?
A
Westminster Abbey
B
Tower Bridge
C
the Houses of Parliament
D
Buckingham Palace

Question 4
Which of the following colonial ventures took place in the reign of James I (1603-25)?
A
the founding of the Jamestown settlement
B
the founding of the Plymouth colony
C
Henry Hudson's fruitless search for the Northwest Passage
D
all of the above

Question 5
What was the tile of Thomas Hobbes's defense of absolute sovereignty based on a theory of social contract?
A
The Litany in a Time of Plague
B
Utopia
C
Leviathan
D
The Advancement of Learning

Question 6
Who served as Protector under England's first written constitution?
A
Gerrard Winstanley
B
Oliver Cromwell
C
Praisegod Barebone
D
George Monk

Question 7
Which religious radical advocated the civic toleration of all religions, including Catholicism, Judaism, and Islam?
A
John Lilburne
B
William Laud
C
Roger Williams
D
Oliver Cromwell

Question 8
What is the delicate balancing act of Marvell's \ Horatian Ode\?
A
praising Roman virtues whilst endorsing Christian beliefs
B
praising feminine virtue whilst mocking the fixation on chastity
C
celebrating Cromwell's victories whilst inviting sympathy for the executed king
D
celebrating the Restoration whilst regretting the frivolity of the new regime

Question 9
Which of the following was not one of the four bodily humours?
A
choler
B
blood
C
cholesterol
D
black bile

Question 10
What was the licensing system?
A
All royalties from the sale of books went to the crown (hence the name).
B
Poets were required to have a university diploma (the original \ poetic license\ ).
C
All books had to be dedicated to a noble or royal patron.
D
All books had to be submitted for official approval before publication.
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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