Authors & Works from English Literature: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How did George Bernard Shaw first find financial success?

Question 2 2. In what form did Shakespeare write many of his poems?

Question 3 3. George Bernard Shaw's 'Man and Superman' presents his take on what classic story?

Question 4 4. Refer to the Star Trek analogy. If Spock hadn't sacrificed himself to save his friends, which of the following responses by Captain Kirk would John Stuart Mill have considered unethical?

Question 5 5. What was the format for most of Dickens' published work?

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Question 6 6. Why did Pope publish The Dunciad anonymously?

Question 7 7. According to John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, why do people end up making choices that benefit society?

Question 8 8. What is the defining feature of alliterative verse?

Question 9 9. How was 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' unique compared to the rest of Eliot's work?

Question 10 10. Why did Dickens use satire in his work?

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Question 11 11. George Bernard Shaw is famously identified under what umbrella of political beliefs?

Question 12 12. Byron died while fighting alongside the soldiers of _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is one of the things Romantic thinkers appreciated about Milton's writing?

Question 14 14. In Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the Bennets are excited when _____ moves in to Netherfield Hall?

Question 15 15. Why did Keats consider his sonnet, 'O Solitude,' to be his first breakthrough?

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Question 16 16. According to John Stuart Mill's harm principle as described in On Liberty, which of the following is NOT acceptable?

Question 17 17. In Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the following famous line occurs at the beginning of the novel: ''It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a _____.

Question 18 18. Why was the fact that Chaucer wrote in the vernacular of the time in which he was living considered pretty revolutionary?

Question 19 19. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, who torments Jane while she is at Lowood?

Question 20 20. Where was Keats when he had his most prolific year of writing and fell in love with Fanny Brawne?

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Question 21 21. What is John Milton's most lasting work of poetry?

Question 22 22. What is a caesura?

Question 23 23. Why don't we know much about the personal life of Jane Austen?

Question 24 24. Why is T.S. Eliot's Tradition in the Individual Talent controversial?

Question 25 25. Why were Lord Byron's travels throughout Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Turkey important?

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Question 26 26. How was Keats' 'Endymion: A Poetic Romance' received by critics?

Question 27 27. In T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets (1942), which poem is about water?

Question 28 28.

Which is closest in meaning to lines 1-2 of the following passage of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?

'Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote, /

The droghte of March hath perced to the roote /

And bathed every veyne in swich licour, /

Of which vertu engendred is the flour'

Question 29 29. What conflict is a common theme among the heroines in Jane Austen's novels?

Question 30 30. Why did the Bronte sisters use pseudonyms when they published their collection of poetry?

Authors & Works from English Literature: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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