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MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is the most likely setting for a Gothic novel, and why?

Question 2 2. What profession did Samuel Richardson take up before becoming a novelist?

Question 3 3. Which Radcliffe character is said to delight in 'the difficulties and tempests of life, which wreck the happiness of others'?

Question 4 4. How did the Licensing Act of 1737 contribute to the rise of the novel in the 18th century?

Question 5 5. The Monmouth Rebellion was _____.

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Question 6 6. What is John Milton's most lasting work of poetry?

Question 7 7. In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, why is Gulliver exiled by the Houyhnhnms?

Question 8 8. What is the title of John Milton's epic poem about the fall of mankind?

Question 9 9. What exactly is the 'modest proposal' named in the title of Swift's essay?

Question 10 10. Who were Alexander Pope's greatest influences?

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Question 11 11. In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the Brobdingnagians are primarily characterized by what trait?

Question 12 12. In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, why does Gulliver go to Lilliput?

Question 13 13. All of the following are important elements of Gothic literature, EXCEPT _____.

Question 14 14. What is John Milton's most celebrated work of prose?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is one of John Milton's unpopular beliefs?

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Question 16 16. Pope's big financial break came from _____?

Question 17 17. How does Swift's 'A Modest Proposal' function as a piece of satire?

Question 18 18. Which novel is based on Defoe's own experience?

Question 19 19. During the English Civil War, why did John Milton support Oliver Cromwell?

Question 20 20. Before Samuel Richardson started writing Pamela, what kind of work was it intended to be?

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Question 21 21. Which novel by Radcliffe features feuding Scottish clans?

Question 22 22. Why is Pamela considered to be an epistolary novel?

Question 23 23. What is the subtitle of Richardson's Pamela?

Question 24 24. What is Pope's ultimate position in An Essay on Man?

Question 25 25. Which of these terms do you think would be the best synonym for 'explained supernatural'?

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Question 26 26. Who do critics consider the most important figure of the English Renaissance?

Question 27 27. Pope was known for embracing what poetic style?

Question 28 28. Why did Pope publish The Dunciad anonymously?

Question 29 29. Which work caused Defoe to be thrown in jail?

Question 30 30. What writer is credited with putting together the standard English dictionary until Oxford came along in the late 19th century?

MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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