Dark Romantics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why does Poe personify the house in The Fall of the House of Usher?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe?

Question 3 3. Which of the following stories was influenced by Nathaniel Hawthorne's time at the utopian community Brook Farm?

Question 4 4.

In the following lines from Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' what literary technique is he using?

'I looked upon the scene before me - upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain - upon the bleak walls - upon the vacant eye-like windows - upon a few rank sedges - and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees - with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after-dream of the reveller upon opium - the bitter lapse into everyday life - the hideous dropping off of the veil.'

Question 5 5. Edgar Allan Poe was of the opinion that all parts of the writing process should be intentional, this writing method is called _____.

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Question 6 6. What symbol would best represent the ideals of the Dark Romantics?

Question 7 7. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, which of the following best explains Dimmesdale's ill health?

Question 8 8. Even though Nathaniel Hawthorne was descended from Puritans, he used _____ to show the hypocrisy, sin, and corruption within the Puritan beliefs.

Question 9 9. The following line from Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' has eight feet: 'Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.' What would this be called?

Question 10 10. What happens to the main character in Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart?

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Question 11 11. One of the devices used in poetry is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line of the poem. What is the name for this poetic device?

Question 12 12. What was the collection of previously published Nathaniel Hawthorne short stories called?

Question 13 13. Which of the following Dark Romantic characteristics is NOT found in the story The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe?

Question 14 14. Which of the following works by Nathaniel Hawthorne is about a woman with an illegitimate daughter overcoming social discrimination?

Question 15 15. How do the works of Dark Romantic writers differ from others during the American Renaissance?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following words has a dark connotation?

Question 17 17. What Dark Romantic's work inspired the contemporary works of Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock and Ray Bradbury?

Question 18 18. Why are characters in Dark Romantic literature often mad or deranged?

Question 19 19. What are the two subgenres of the American Renissance?

Question 20 20. Which of the following words BEST describes the connotation of the words 'insufferable gloom,' 'unrelieved,' 'half-pleasurable,' 'sternest,' 'desolate,' and 'terrible'?

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Question 21 21. Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is a cautionary tale about what human emotion?

Question 22 22. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, what does the character of Pearl symbolize?

Question 23 23. What other Dark Romantic writer inspired Herman Melville to write the novel Moby Dick?

Question 24 24. How were Herman Melville's earliest novels different from those he wrote later in life?

Question 25 25. Edgar Allan Poe's work influenced which of the following 20th century authors?

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Question 26 26. What is Edgar Allan Poe's main purpose in The Fall of the House of Usher?

Question 27 27. Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick, was:

Question 28 28. What is the climax of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado?'

Question 29 29. The narrator of 'Moby Dick' opens the story with what famous line?

Question 30 30. How does Poe utilize the unity of effect in 'The Cask of Amontillado'?

Dark Romantics Chapter Exam Instructions

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