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British Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is Aphra Behn notable?

Question 2 2. Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?

Question 3 3. How did the Romantic period differ from the Age of Enlightenment?

Question 4 4. Francis Bacon's ideas became the foundation of the modern study of _____.

Question 5 5. How did the Licensing Act of 1737 contribute to the rise of the novel in the 18th century?

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

Question 7 7. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'The Alchemist'?

Question 8 8. In what style are most of Shakespeare's lines written?

Question 9 9. How do Jane Austen's novels, including Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice have a similar type of plot?

Question 10 10. What is the title of John Milton's epic poem about the fall of mankind?

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Question 11 11. During the Victorian era, improvements in technology increased rapidly. In what way was British society altered as a result of these changes?

Question 12 12. Which major world event had a profound influence on the modernist movement?

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

Question 14 14. What is the moral of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

Question 15 15. Which of the following are three notable Victorian poets?

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Question 16 16. Charles Dickens became well-known for consistently utilizing what theme throughout his writings?

Question 17 17. What marked the beginning of the period of Restoration comedies in English theatrical history?

Question 18 18. How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?

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. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

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Question 21 21. Why was Lady Chatterley's Lover controversial?

Question 22 22. Who was England's first official poet laureate?

Question 23 23. Which of the following was NOT a major trait of Restoration comedy?

Question 24 24. One of the most popular and vulgar examples of Restoration comedy is William Wycherley's _____.

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

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Question 26 26. _____ is an example of a Shakespearean _____, typically categorized by a happy ending, in comparison to _____, which is known as a tragedy because of the deaths of most of the characters.

Question 27 27. In what popular Christopher Marlowe play does his subject sell his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge?

Question 28 28. What period of time would be considered the era of Victorian literature?

Question 29 29. Approximately when was modernist literature produced?

Question 30 30. Who do critics consider the most important figure of the English Renaissance?

British Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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