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Modern Era British Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What languages could Joseph Conrad speak?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a recurring trait in most of Conrad's main characters?

Question 3 3. How are the various different kinds of irony similar?

Question 4 4. Which of the following was the new art of Modernism directly responding to?

Question 5 5. Why did Penguin publishing house go to trial in order to publish the full version of D.H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterly's Lover?

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Question 6 6. Which recurring pattern of relationships in D.H. Lawrence's fiction may have been influenced by his own marriage?

Question 7 7. What happened to Samuel Beckett during WWII?

Question 8 8. Which modernist author employed Samuel Beckett as a secretary?

Question 9 9. The Bloomsbury Group once played a practical joke on the British Navy by dressing up as _____.

Question 10 10. Giles Lytton Stratchey wrote_____which portrayed four prominent British citizens of the Victorian Era as being less than ideally moral.

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Question 11 11. Yeats' middle period of poetry is marked by _____.

Question 12 12.

The Second Coming is said to be:

A) A reflection of Europe post-World War I.

B) A metaphysical treatise on the nature of reality.

C) A poem about fairies.

Question 13 13. In what year was George Orwell born?

Question 14 14. What is the name of his first book?

Question 15 15. What popular musical did George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' inspire?

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Question 16 16. George Bernard Shaw's 'Man and Superman' presents his take on what classic story?

Question 17 17. What kind of work did the Hogarth Press, Virginia and Leonard Woolf's publishing house, publish?

Question 18 18. Virginia Woolf was a member of a bohemian group of artists, writers, and thinkers called the _____.

Question 19 19. Why is James Joyce's work Ulysses so different from his first published work, Dubliners?

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

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Question 21 21. Aesthetic literature is literature that is written _____.

Question 22 22. Which Oscar Wilde play is a farcical satire about two friends leading double lives?

Question 23 23. Though many of E. M. Forster's novels involve travel, two in particular feature female English tourists visiting one country. What country is that?

Question 24 24. All of the following E.M. Forster novels were adapted into films, EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. How was 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' unique compared to the rest of Eliot's work?

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Question 26 26. Why is T.S. Eliot's Tradition in the Individual Talent controversial?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about Joseph Conrad is TRUE?

Question 28 28. Why was Lady Chatterley's Lover controversial?

Question 29 29. Which novel was the first work by D.H. Lawrence to be condemned for obscenity?

Question 30 30. Though born in Ireland and a native speaker of English, Samuel Beckett wrote many of his works in which language?

Modern Era British Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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