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English 101: English Literature Final Exam

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Question 1 1. When was On Liberty published?

Question 2 2. For which other modernist author was Samuel Beckett employed as a secretary?

Question 3 3. In Shakespeare's 'Othello,' with whom does Iago get Othello to believe that Desdemona is having an affair?

Question 4 4. In Keats' Ode on Melancholy, what are Wolf's-bane and nightshade?

Question 5 5. In the famous 1931 film adaptation of Frankenstein, what change to Shelley's story made the creature obviously evil?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a Modernist?

Question 7 7. What popular musical did George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' inspire?

Question 8 8. All of the following are examples of self-delusion in George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' EXCEPT:

Question 9 9. What style of poem is Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess'?

Question 10 10. How is a Shakespearean sonnet divided?

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Question 11 11. In Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' what is Prospero's goal in bringing the shipwreck survivors to the island?

Question 12 12. Jane Austen and her novels' typical heroine were similar in all of the following ways EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Julian of Norwich is quoted by which twentieth-century poet?

Question 14 14. What was William Blake's primary source of income?

Question 15 15. Translate this passage from the Miller's Tale in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: 'This Nicholas anon leet fle a fart:'

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Question 16 16. The opening lines of T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (Let us go then, you and I / When the evening is spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherized upon a table) serve which purpose (of the following)?

Question 17 17. Which is notable about the form and structure of Joyce's Finnegans Wake?

Question 18 18. Which phrase from 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' summarizes Keats' Romantic philosophy?

Question 19 19. In Songs of Innocence's 'The Little Black Boy,' what reason does Blake provide for the boy's skin color?

Question 20 20. In Shakespeare's Hamlet, in his 'to be or not to be' speech, Hamlet worries about dying because:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a concept that shows up in John Stuart Mills' writing?

Question 22 22. What is Ruskin's primary critique of typical capitalist economies in 'Unto the Last?'

Question 23 23. Where did Sir Walter Scott first pick up his love of historical tales?

Question 24 24. Which figure is introduced in the final stanza of Coleridge's Kubla Khan?

Question 25 25. Pope's main satirical source in 'The Rape of the Lock' comes from...

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Question 26 26. In Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness,' what are Kurtz's famous last words?

Question 27 27. T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is organized as:

Question 28 28. What exactly is the 'modest proposal' named in the title of Swift's essay?

Question 29 29. How does the epic poem Beowulf end?

Question 30 30. In Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities,' what code name do the revolutionaries use?

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Question 31 31. What is one accolade for which Tennyson is well-known?

Question 32 32. Though many of Virginia Woolf's works deal with women's issues, which is an essay specifically targeting inequality in access to education?

Question 33 33. What is the moral of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

Question 34 34. Which Dickens novel begins with the line, 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'?

Question 35 35. In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, why doesn't Catherine marry Heathcliff even though she loves him?

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Question 36 36. In Dickens' 'David Copperfield,' when he is a child, who makes David's life miserable?

Question 37 37. In Forster's A Passage to India, what eventually happens to poor Mrs. Moore?

Question 38 38. What role did opium play in Coleridge's Kubla Khan?

Question 39 39. In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, what does Malvolio want Sir Toby to stop doing?

Question 40 40. T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' is a crucial example of...

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Question 41 41. In Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, what is the name of the character who inspires Christian to go on his journey?

Question 42 42. Sidney's work can rightfully be said to have influenced, at least in part:

Question 43 43. Playwright Samuel Beckett worked for what other Modernist writer?

Question 44 44. All of the following are themes of Romantic poetry EXCEPT

Question 45 45.

The lines below are from what Renaissance work?

'Out, damn'd spot! out, I say!--One; two: why, then

'tis time to do't.--Hell is murky.'

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Question 46 46. In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, into what type of animal does Bottom's head transform?

Question 47 47. The 'shatter'd visage,' as described in Percy Shelley's 'Ozymandias,' refers to what?

Question 48 48. What are the elements involved in basic comprehension?

Question 49 49. One of the most popular and vulgar examples of Restoration comedy is William Wycherley's...

Question 50 50. In Coleridge's Kubla Khan, compared to the outside world, Xanadu is described as

English 101: English Literature Final Exam Instructions

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