GACE English Test I (020): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. _____ is the type of literary criticism that pays attention solely to the text itself and refuses to acknowledge the talent and influence of the author.

Question 2 2. When we read and evaluate literature, we do so in context, which means in recognition of the situations in which the work was written and is being read. When we interpret literature in the light of what we know about an author's lifetime and personality, we are studying it in _____ context.

Question 3 3. _____ was a reclusive novelist who is considered a founder of Gothic literature. This author was falsely declared dead twice in the media, but his/her prose went far in legitimizing the Gothic genre and enchanting readers.

Question 4 4. Extreme landscapes, innocent protagonists, spooky settings (like catacombs, dungeons, and labyrinths), romance, gloom, mystery, and the supernatural are all important aspects of _____.

Question 5 5. A/an _____ is a list of sources used by an author when researching a topic, meant to show how widely the author researched the topic and to give credibility to the work.

Question 6 6. Because secondary sources claim to present the facts but often simply interpret the facts under their own motivations or biases, we have to ask a few key questions in order to evaluate how reputable the sources are. Which of the following is NOT a question we should ask when evaluating secondary sources?

Question 7 7. Writers of _____ attempted to portray life as it was, with characters living lives the ordinary reader could relate to. A blatant rejection of the romantic, this literature lasted from 1865-1910.

Question 8 8. A 14-line stanza called a _____ can be a poem all by itself, or poems can be composed of many of such stanzas.

Question 9 9. The form of fiction used by both Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe to build their careers is known as _____?

Question 10 10. _____ is the genre of literature that contains special or magical abilities, strange new creatures, settings not found or feasible in reality, and a world entirely constructed by the author.

Question 11 11. The epic poem _____ was written by Virgil for Augustus Caesar, first emperor of Rome, in order to provide Rome with a literary masterpiece on par with Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

Question 12 12. In 1787 the Constitution was delivered to each state to be ratified, but in New York the papers were publishing essays which criticized the Constitution and stoked fears of too much power lying in the hands of the federal government. In quick reaction, Hamilton, John Jay, and Madison began writing articles that explained each part of the Constitution in detail, hoping to educate and persuade citizens that the Constitution should be ratified. These articles are collectively known as _____.

Question 13 13. Writing which provokes the mind to visualize what is written is referred to as _____.

Question 14 14. While most of the extant texts from the _____ Period have obvious religious motivations, the contents of the pieces vary quite widely. From the epic Beowulf to the Cantebury Tales, literature from this period is surprisingly diverse.

Question 15 15. A _____ is a short poem that engages with lighthearted, funny, and bawdy subject matter.

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