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British Literature of the 20th Century Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How are Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Joyce's Ulysses similar?

Question 2 2. Why is the structure and form of Finnegans Wake particularly notable?

Question 3 3. Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and Happy Days all premiered within which of the following decades?

Question 4 4. Though many of Woolf's works address women's issues, why was ''A Room of One's Own'' considered particularly important in this regard?

Question 5 5. In Joyce's Ulysses, what does Stephen Dedalus intend to do in the hope of achieving fame and esteem?

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Question 6 6. What kind of work did the Hogarth Press, Virginia and Leonard Woolf's publishing house, publish?

Question 7 7. Why was Joyce's Ulysses banned as a serial publication?

Question 8 8. How does Joyce suggest a father/son relationship between Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is most characteristic of James Joyce's childhood and upbringing?

Question 10 10. Why are Samuel Beckett's plays considered to be 'Theater of the Absurd?

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Question 11 11. Why is James Joyce's work Ulysses so different from his first published work, Dubliners?

Question 12 12. What happened to Samuel Beckett during WWII?

Question 13 13. What literary device is employed in Joyce's Ulysses that uses Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, as a source?

Question 14 14. Which modernist author employed Samuel Beckett as a secretary?

Question 15 15. Though all Joyce's works are set in his home country of Ireland, which particular work is most closely autobiographical?

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Question 16 16. In Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando, what is the title character transformed into?

Question 17 17. Virginia Woolf was a member of a bohemian group of artists, writers, and thinkers called the _____.

Question 18 18. Aside from Ulysses, in which one of Joyce's other works is Stephen Dedalus the protagonist?

Question 19 19. Though born in Ireland and a native speaker of English, Samuel Beckett wrote many of his works in which language?

Question 20 20. Which literary technique is Joyce credited for developing?

British Literature of the 20th Century Chapter Exam Instructions

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