The Victorian Novel
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Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following best describes the Whig political perspective?
The political and military faction defeated by Charles the II
The liberal party of the new financial and mercantile interests and reformist legislation, who felt the aristocracy ruled only at the consent of the people
Advocates of personal freedom
Strong supporters of William III and his consort Mary
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Henry Mayhew writes at length about the London poor and the types of labor they performed. Identify which type of literary genre Mayhew's work most closely resembles.
Science fiction: He attempts to create a dystopian narrative by merging science and fiction.
Travel literature: He uses drastic shock tactics to convey an exciting discovery of "savages" in the capital city.
Romance: He makes the poor into romantic/tragic heroes so the reader will sympathize.
He does not use a literary technique.
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
A bildungsroman is a novel that concerns itself with:
the architecture of a city or urban landscape, as opposed to the countryside.
the development of a youthful protagonist as he or she matures.
the history of antiquity, particularly of ancient Rome and Greece.
the poor versus the rich.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
In the novel Bleak House, Dickens uses realism to represent the plight of poor laboring classes. Which of these passages best illustrates the use of realism?
"Groups of its inhabitants assemble to discuss the thing, and the outposts of the army of observation (principally boys) are pushed forward to Mr. Krook's window, which they closely invest. A policeman has already walked up to the room, and walked down again to the door, where he stands like a tower, only condescending to see the boys at his base occasionally; but whenever he does see them, they quail and fall back."
"At the appointed hour arrives the coroner, for whom the jurymen are waiting and who is received with a salute of skittles from the good dry skittle-ground attached to the Sol's Arms. The coroner frequents more public-houses than any man alive."
"Mrs. Piper lives in the court (which her husband is a cabinet-maker), and it has long been well beknown among the neighbours (counting from the day next but one before the half-baptizing of Alexander James Piper aged eighteen months and four days old on accounts of not being expected to live such was the sufferings gentlemen of that child in his gums) as the plaintive-so Mrs. Piper insists on calling the deceased-was reported to have sold himself."
Here he is, very muddy, very hoarse, very ragged. Now, boy! But stop a minute. Caution. This boy must be put through a few preliminary paces. Name, Jo. Nothing else that he knows on. Don't know that everybody has two names. Never heerd of sich a think. Don't know that Jo is short for a longer name. Thinks it long enough for HIM. HE don't find no fault with it. Spell it? No. HE can't spell it. No father, no mother, no friends. Never been to school. What's home? Knows a broom's a broom, and knows it's wicked to tell a lie. Don't recollect who told him about the broom or about the lie, but knows both. Can't exactly say what'll be done to him arter he's dead if he tells a lie to the gentlemen here, but believes it'll be something wery bad to punish him, and serve him right-and so he'll tell the truth.
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
The construction of the railways had a great impact on British life and British fiction-particularly on how people judged time and distance. In which of the following novels does the difference between time and distance, as clocked by railways, appear specifically?
The Sign of Four
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