AP English: Examples of English Literary Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen's encounter with the 'bird girl' on the beach is an example of which typically Joycean technique?

Question 2 2. In The Knight's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, who ends up getting married?

Question 3 3. A medieval chivalric romance is closest to which modern genre, and why?

Question 4 4. What code name do the revolutionaries use?

Question 5 5. What genre did Shelley pioneer with Frankenstein?

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Question 6 6. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, why is Romeo upset at the start of the play?

Question 7 7. After the couple's wedding night, why are the nightingale and the lark referenced?

Question 8 8. In Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen's last name, Dedalus, is a reference to which Greek myth?

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. Which of the following witchy lines is from Shakespeare's Macbeth?

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Question 11 11. In a surprise twist in Dickens' Great Expectations, which character is revealed to be the child of Magwitch?

Question 12 12. Why does Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man begin: ''Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road''?

Question 13 13. Morality is a central theme in Dickens' Great Expectations. Which of the following is an example of a character exhibiting moral behavior?

Question 14 14. In Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, who is the character Robinson Crusoe based on?

Question 15 15. In Byron's Don Juan, why is Don Juan's affair with Donna Julia considered scandalous?

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Question 16 16. What is the reason for Charles Darnay changing his name?

Question 17 17. What is a caesura?

Question 18 18. _____ kills Tybalt, which leads to him being punished by _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following represents the rhyme scheme in ottava rima?

Question 20 20. What are some other notable examples of Shelley's Frankenstein showing up in pop culture? (A) DC Comics (B) An Abbott and Costello bit (C) 'The Munsters' sitcom (D) The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Question 21 21. In the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, the prioress affects the manners of a _____.

Question 22 22. In Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' why did the sailors hang the albatross around the mariner's neck?

Question 23 23. Which occurrence in the novel highlights the theme of resurrection?

Question 24 24. In the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath is quite interesting and one of the only female characters who gets to tell stories. All of the following are true about the Wife of Bath EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. In Dickens' Great Expectations, why did Miss Havisham raised Estella?

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Question 26 26. In Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which of the following is NOT a chapter-ending 'triumph' for Stephen?

Question 27 27. Even though Satan is, in theory, a really bad guy, why might Milton sympathize with him in 'Paradise Lost?'

Question 28 28. All of the following are examples of supernatural forces in Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' EXCEPT:

Question 29 29. The opening line of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, 'April is the cruellest month,' is an allusion to which work of medieval literature?

Question 30 30. What classic work most influences Tennyson's poem, Ulysses?

AP English: Examples of English Literary Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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