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Question 11.Alongside which movement was the genre of literary criticism evolved?
Question 22.In 'The Knight's Tale' in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, cousins Arcite and Palamon end up staging a battle for the heart of which lady?
Question 33.What work of Ben Jonson's did Samuel Taylor Coleridge call one of the most perfect plots in all of literature?
Question 44.In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the Brobdingnagians are primarily characterized by what trait?
Question 55.Which of the following is NOT an element of Gothic literature?
Question 66.All of the following are major negative forces in Blake's Songs of Experience EXCEPT:
Question 77.All of the following are themes of Yeats' 'The Second Coming' except:
Question 88.Who do critics consider the most important figure of the English Renaissance?
Question 99.In Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse,' Lily Briscoe is what kind of artist?
Question 1010.In Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, why doesn't Catherine marry Heathcliff even though she loves him?
Question 1111.Which of Marlowe's plays do critics consider a turning point for thematic and plot complexity in Elizabethan theater?
Question 1212.Which of the following is a poem in dedication to something that has passed?
Question 1313.'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' is a line from what Victorian novel?
Question 1414.What is the center of interest of Byron's poem 'Beppo'?
Question 1515.In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, Jane accepts a job as a governess at Thornfield Hall after leaving where?
Question 1616.Which of the following Shakespeare plays is considered a comedy?
Question 1717.Which of the following describes Byron's Don Juan?
Question 1818.In Dickens' Oliver Twist, which character removes Oliver from the workhouse?
Question 1919.A narrator who describes the main character using the word, 'you,' is a _ person narrator.
Question 2020.What was the common theme in Charles Dickens' novels?
Question 2121.In Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, what is the reason for Charles Darnay changing his name?
Question 2222.Which of the following is not a characteristic of Romantic prose?
Question 2323.Which theatrical movement is Beckett's Waiting for Godot part of?
Question 2424.Mystery writers often foreshadow something false to throw the readers off the trail, which we call which one of the following?
Question 2525.What type of poetry is written in dedication for someone who has passed away?
Question 2626.In Eliot's 'The Waste Land,' the following lines are most closely an example of which modernist device? What are you thinking of? What thinking? What? / I never know what you are thinking. Think.' I think we are in rats' alley / Where the dead men lost their bones.'
Question 2727.In Keats' 'Ode on a Grecian Urn,' in the scene with two lovers beneath a tree, why don't they kiss?
Question 2828.When the audience knows something important that the characters don't, it is called:
Question 2929.Which of the following is NOT a strategy to answer multiple-choice literature questions?
The following lines is from what Romantic text?
'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.'
Question 3131.From what region did magical realism originate?
Question 3232.What role did opium play in Coleridge's Kubla Khan?
Question 3333.In Tennyson's poem, why does Ulysses (the narrator) hunger for adventure?
Question 3434.In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, how do Viola and Sebastian end up on Illyria?
Question 3535.In Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, why does Septimus tries to kill himself after seeing his psychiatrist, Dr. Bradshaw?
Question 3636.What genre is Sir Walter Scott credited with inventing?
Question 3737.In the Nun's Priest's Tale in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the fox captures Chauntecleer by tricking him into:
Question 3838.Which lines from Eliot's 'The Waste Land' may offer an explanation of the poem's disjointed structure and inclusion of countless snippets of other texts?
Question 3939.In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Mark Antony's funeral speech serves to:
Question 4040.William Langland's 'Piers Plowman' is which type of poem?
Question 4141.In a surprise twist in Dickens' Great Expectations, which character is revealed to be the child of Magwitch?
Question 4242.The rhythm of a poem is called the:
Question 4343.In Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, what does Malvolio want Sir Toby to stop doing?
Question 4444.Which E.M. Forster novel expands his critique of class division to include race?
Question 4545.In Dickens' David Copperfield, who acts as an early mother figure for David?
Question 4646.The rhythm of a poem is called:
Question 4747.Both Great Expectations and David Copperfield are what kind of novels?
Question 4848.In Dickens' Great Expectations, why does Magwitch gives Pip money?
Question 4949.What is the moral of 'The Nun's Priest's Tale?'
Question 5050.In the Miller's Tale in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, when Absalon arrives at the window to ask for a kiss, Alisoun presents her:
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