17th and 18th Century English Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which Defoe poem uses satire to support King William III?

Question 2 2. In John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, why does Evangelist encourage Christian to journey to Celestial City?

Question 3 3. Which of the following was NOT a major trait of Restoration comedy?

Question 4 4. John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is what kind of work?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the most likely setting for a Gothic novel, and why?

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Question 6 6. In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, why is Gulliver exiled by the Houyhnhnms?

Question 7 7. What profession did Samuel Richardson take up before becoming a novelist?

Question 8 8. What did the Conventicle Act prohibit?

Question 9 9. What marked the beginning of the period of Restoration comedies in English theatrical history?

Question 10 10. What is John Milton's most celebrated work of prose?

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Question 11 11. Why did Pope publish The Dunciad anonymously?

Question 12 12. What is the title of John Milton's epic poem about the fall of mankind?

Question 13 13. John Milton influenced what later literary group?

Question 14 14. What genre was most popular during the 18th century?

Question 15 15. In Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, why did Crusoe go to the trouble of building a house, learning to cook, making his own clothes, raising goats and planting crops even though he was alone on the island?

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Question 16 16. Who wrote Robinson Crusoe?

Question 17 17. What is Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock about?

Question 18 18. The Monmouth Rebellion was _____.

Question 19 19. Which novel is based on Defoe's own experience?

Question 20 20. From what year did the Restoration period began, and when did it end?

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Question 21 21. Which of these terms do you think would be the best synonym for 'explained supernatural'?

Question 22 22. Which Defoe novel is written from a woman's perspective?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT an element of Gothic literature?

Question 24 24. What is the subtitle of Richardson's Pamela?

Question 25 25. Why did the Restoration period get its name?

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Question 26 26. Who was England's first official poet laureate?

Question 27 27. What is Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock about?

Question 28 28. True or False: Satan is cast in a positive light in John Milton's Paradise Lost.

Question 29 29. Pope's big financial break came from _____?

Question 30 30. What word would best describe the tone of Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal?

17th and 18th Century English Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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