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Question 11.Francis Bacon's ideas became the foundation of the modern study of _____.
Question 22.In what popular Christopher Marlowe play does his subject sell his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge?
Question 33.What of the following is NOT a naturalist author?
Question 44.Why did many Lost Generation writers live in Europe?
Question 55.Which list puts 3 literary movements in the correct order?
Question 66.The term 'Beat Generation' is attributed to _____.
Question 77.The genre of literary criticism evolved alongside which movement?
Question 88.Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?
Question 99.Which writer is most well known for their choice to write in seemingly simple prose, using dialogue, silences, and action to convey emotion?
Question 1010.How did the Licensing Act of 1737 contribute to the rise of the novel in the 18th century?
Question 1111.Who do critics consider the most important figure of the English Renaissance?
Question 1212.How do Jane Austen's novels, including Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice have a similar type of plot?
Question 1313.What writer is credited with putting together the standard English dictionary until Oxford came along in the late 19th century?
Question 1414.Caedmon's Hymn is the earliest recorded poem in Old English. What about its authorship makes it unique?
Question 1515.All of the following are Beat poets, EXCEPT _____.
Question 1616.All of the following are elements of naturalism, EXCEPT _____.
Question 1717.According to most modern schools of literary theory, how important is a text's author in determining its meaning?
Question 1818.How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?
Question 1919.All of the following are naturalist works, EXCEPT _____.
Question 2020.How did the Beat Generation compare to the previous literary movements?
Question 2121.Which major world event had a profound influence on the modernist movement?
Question 2222.What period of time would be considered the era of Victorian literature?
Question 2323.Why did the author of Middlemarch write under the pen name 'George Eliot?'
Question 2424.What is often considered the first work of literature in the English language?
Question 2525.In what period did the novel really become the dominant literary form?
Question 2626.Which poets are considered part of the second generation of English Romantics?
Question 2727.Which element of Romanticism is present in both Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights?
Question 2828.What crucial characteristic of Romantic literature is exemplified in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe?
Question 2929.Which author coined the phrase 'The Human Beast'?
Question 3030.William Langland's Piers Plowman is an allegorical poem that differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.
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