AP English: English Literary Periods and Movements Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Approximately when was modernist literature produced?

Question 2 2. Which of the following are three notable Victorian poets?

Question 3 3. William Langland's Piers Plowman is an allegorical poem that differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.

Question 4 4. How did the Romantic period differ from the Age of Enlightenment?

Question 5 5. Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?

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Question 6 6. Julian of Norwich is quoted by which twentieth-century poet?

Question 7 7. What is the title of John Milton's epic poem about the fall of mankind?

Question 8 8. Why did the author of Middlemarch write under the pen name 'George Eliot?'

Question 9 9. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

Question 10 10. What period of time would be considered the era of Victorian literature?

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Question 11 11. What crucial characteristic of Romantic literature is exemplified in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe?

Question 12 12. Charles Dickens became well-known for consistently utilizing what theme throughout his writings?

Question 13 13. How are the various different kinds of irony similar?

Question 14 14. How did the Licensing Act of 1737 contribute to the rise of the novel in the 18th century?

Question 15 15. What historical event was one of the main sparks for the birth of Romantic poetry?

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Question 16 16. Who was England's first official poet laureate?

Question 17 17. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'The Alchemist'?

Question 18 18. Why was Lady Chatterley's Lover controversial?

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

Question 20 20. In what popular Christopher Marlowe play does his subject sell his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge?

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

Question 22 22. How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?

Question 23 23. How do Jane Austen's novels, including Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice have a similar type of plot?

Question 24 24. Francis Bacon's ideas became the foundation of the modern study of _____.

Question 25 25. Who wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?

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Question 26 26. Which two poets are credited with launching the Romantic poetry movement in England?

Question 27 27. What is the moral of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

Question 28 28. One of the biggest difference between poetry themes from The Age of Enlightenment and the Romantic period is that the Enlightenment focused on _____ and the Romantics focused on _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following poets is not considered part of the Romanticism movement?

Question 30 30. During the Victorian era, improvements in technology increased rapidly. In what way was British society altered as a result of these changes?

AP English: English Literary Periods and Movements Chapter Exam Instructions

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