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NES ELA: English Literature in the 17th & 18th Century Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is John Milton's most lasting work of poetry?

Question 2 2. Who was England's first official poet laureate?

Question 3 3. What is Pope's ultimate position in An Essay on Man?

Question 4 4. Why did Pope publish The Dunciad anonymously?

Question 5 5. Milton's 'Paradise Lost' explicitly offers up a silver lining of sorts, an eventual redemption, that results from Adam and Eve getting cast out of the Garden of Eden. What is it?

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Question 6 6. In Milton's 'Paradise Lost,' whom does Satan directly tempt (while in the form of a serpent) to get revenge on God and mankind?

Question 7 7. Which work caused Defoe to be thrown in jail?

Question 8 8. What did the Conventicle Act prohibit?

Question 9 9. What is John Milton's most celebrated work of prose?

Question 10 10. In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, why does Gulliver go to Lilliput?

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Question 11 11. What exactly is the 'modest proposal' named in the title of Swift's essay?

Question 12 12. Milton's Paradise Lost is primarily about which Biblical event?

Question 13 13. How does Swift's 'A Modest Proposal' function as a piece of satire?

Question 14 14. In Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, what does Crusoe do when he is in Brazil?

Question 15 15. Which of the following was NOT a major trait of Restoration comedy?

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Question 16 16. The Monmouth Rebellion was _____.

Question 17 17. How is Ariel in 'The Rape of the Lock' related to more traditional myths?

Question 18 18. How do you know that John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory and not just a story?

Question 19 19. Who do critics consider the most important figure of the English Renaissance?

Question 20 20. In Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, who is the character Robinson Crusoe based on?

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Question 21 21. What is the term for a highly sexualized, womanizing male character found in a Restoration comedy?

Question 22 22. How did the Licensing Act of 1737 contribute to the rise of the novel in the 18th century?

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

Question 24 24. Even though Satan is, in theory, a really bad guy, why might Milton sympathize with him in 'Paradise Lost?'

Question 25 25. In Pope's 'The Rape of the Lock,' what prized possession does the wicked Baron steal from Belinda?

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Question 26 26. One of the most popular and vulgar examples of Restoration comedy is William Wycherley's _____.

Question 27 27. To what genre does Pope's 'The Rape of the Lock' belong?

Question 28 28. Which Defoe poem uses satire to support King William III?

Question 29 29. Which novel is based on Defoe's own experience?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is one of John Milton's unpopular beliefs?

NES ELA: English Literature in the 17th & 18th Century Chapter Exam Instructions

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