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Modernism in English Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How important is the plot of Woolf's To the Lighthouse? Why?

Question 2 2. Which line (or lines) from T. S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' may offer an explanation of the poem's disjointed structure and inclusion of countless snippets of other texts?

Question 3 3.

The following lines are from what Modernist work?

'April is the cruelest month, breeding

Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

Memory and desire, stirring

Dull roots with spring rain.'

Question 4 4. How does Joyce suggest a father/son relationship between Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses?

Question 5 5. When was the Modernist period?

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Question 6 6. How was 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' unique compared to the rest of Eliot's work?

Question 7 7. What is one of the main themes of D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers?

Question 8 8. Why is James Joyce's novel called Ulysses when no character in the novel is named that?

Question 9 9. How are Viginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and James Joyce's Ulysses similar?

Question 10 10. How did Samuel Beckett influence later playwrights?

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Question 11 11. Which modernist author employed Samuel Beckett as a secretary?

Question 12 12. Which recurring pattern of relationships in D.H. Lawrence's fiction may have been influenced by his own marriage?

Question 13 13. 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?

Question 14 14. Which event in T.S. Eliot's life brought about the change in his poetic style and subject matter seen in the poem Ash Wednesday (1930) and the play Murder in the Cathedral (1935)?

Question 15 15. What kind of work did the Hogarth Press, Virginia and Leonard Woolf's publishing house, publish?

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Question 16 16. In Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, which character represents lost love?

Question 17 17. Though born in Ireland and a native speaker of English, Samuel Beckett wrote many of his works in which language?

Question 18 18. Which of the following lines from Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway is an example of free indirect discourse?

Question 19 19. What sort of literary works is Katherine Mansfield most remembered for?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an important tenet of Modernism?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a Modernist?

Question 22 22. Which two Modernist pieces utilize stream of consciousness?

Question 23 23. Playwright Samuel Beckett worked for what other Modernist writer?

Question 24 24. In Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando, what is the title character transformed into?

Question 25 25. In Woolf's To the Lighthouse, why does she use shifting perspectives?

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

Question 27 27.

The following lines from T.S. Eliot's 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' are about what?

'I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?

I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each

I do not think that they will sing to me'

Question 28 28. What quote from Ezra Pound sums up modernist attitudes towards literature?

Question 29 29. How was Imagism different from styles of poetry in the late 19th century?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements is most characteristic of James Joyce's childhood and upbringing?

Modernism in English Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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