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MEGA English: Literary Periods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Francis Bacon's ideas became the foundation of the modern study of _____.

Question 2 2. In what popular Christopher Marlowe play does his subject sell his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge?

Question 3 3. What of the following is NOT a naturalist author?

Question 4 4. Why did many Lost Generation writers live in Europe?

Question 5 5. Which list puts 3 literary movements in the correct order?

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Question 6 6. The term 'Beat Generation' is attributed to _____.

Question 7 7. The genre of literary criticism evolved alongside which movement?

Question 8 8. Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?

Question 9 9. Which writer is most well known for their choice to write in seemingly simple prose, using dialogue, silences, and action to convey emotion?

Question 10 10. How did the Licensing Act of 1737 contribute to the rise of the novel in the 18th century?

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Question 11 11. Who do critics consider the most important figure of the English Renaissance?

Question 12 12. How do Jane Austen's novels, including Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice have a similar type of plot?

Question 13 13. What writer is credited with putting together the standard English dictionary until Oxford came along in the late 19th century?

Question 14 14. Caedmon's Hymn is the earliest recorded poem in Old English. What about its authorship makes it unique?

Question 15 15. All of the following are Beat poets, EXCEPT _____.

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Question 16 16. All of the following are elements of naturalism, EXCEPT _____.

Question 17 17. According to most modern schools of literary theory, how important is a text's author in determining its meaning?

Question 18 18. How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?

Question 19 19. All of the following are naturalist works, EXCEPT _____.

Question 20 20. How did the Beat Generation compare to the previous literary movements?

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Question 21 21. Which major world event had a profound influence on the modernist movement?

Question 22 22. What period of time would be considered the era of Victorian literature?

Question 23 23. Why did the author of Middlemarch write under the pen name 'George Eliot?'

Question 24 24. What is often considered the first work of literature in the English language?

Question 25 25. In what period did the novel really become the dominant literary form?

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Question 26 26. Which poets are considered part of the second generation of English Romantics?

Question 27 27. Which element of Romanticism is present in both Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights?

Question 28 28. What crucial characteristic of Romantic literature is exemplified in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe?

Question 29 29. Which author coined the phrase 'The Human Beast'?

Question 30 30. William Langland's Piers Plowman is which an allegorical poem, which differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.

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