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NES ELA: Modernist Authors in English Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the meaning of Vladimir and Estragon's poor memories?

Question 2 2. Katherine Mansfield was most famous for writing in which form?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. Which T.S. Eliot poem contains the famous lines, This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper?

Question 5 5. Why are Samuel Beckett's plays considered to be 'Theater of the Absurd?

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Question 6 6. Which of these writers were born in England?

Question 7 7. In Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen's last name, Dedalus, is a reference to which Greek myth?

Question 8 8. Which of the following lines from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock best exhibit T. S. Eliot's use of internal and half-rhymes?

Question 9 9. In Woolf's To the Lighthouse, what is the significance of the lighthouse in the title?

Question 10 10. Who is Godot, in Waiting for Godot?

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Question 11 11. In Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen's encounter with the 'bird girl' on the beach is an example of which typically Joycean technique?

Question 12 12. How are the various different kinds of irony similar?

Question 13 13. What happened to Samuel Beckett during WWII?

Question 14 14. Which modernist author employed Samuel Beckett as a secretary?

Question 15 15. Which literary technique is Joyce credited for developing?

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Question 16 16. How are the opening lines of T. S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock meant to affect the reader?

Question 17 17. In Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which of the following is NOT a chapter-ending 'triumph' for Stephen?

Question 18 18. Why does Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man begin: ''Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road''?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is most characteristic of James Joyce's childhood and upbringing?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. Which novel was D.H. Lawrence's first major work?

Question 22 22. Ezra Pound's poem, 'In the Station of the Metro,' was a part of which literary movement?

Question 23 23. T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land is divided into five main sections. Which of the following is NOT a section?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements accurately summarizes the point of Waiting for Godot?

Question 25 25. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was written by whom?

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Question 26 26. In Woolf's To the Lighthouse, why does she use shifting perspectives?

Question 27 27. Approximately when was modernist literature produced?

Question 28 28. Why is the structure and form of Finnegans Wake particularly notable?

Question 29 29. How are Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Joyce's Ulysses similar?

Question 30 30. Virginia Woolf was a member of a bohemian group of artists, writers, and thinkers called the _____.

NES ELA: Modernist Authors in English Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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