NES ELA: Victorian Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What led to Tennyson's recognition as England's Poet Laureate?

Question 2 2. The theme of the importance of marriage is highlighted after which event in Dickens' David Copperfield?

Question 3 3. Why are Browning's dramatic monologues challenging?

Question 4 4. Who are the main villains in Dickens' David Copperfield?

Question 5 5. Why did the author of Middlemarch write under the pen name 'George Eliot?'

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Question 6 6. Why is the novel 'David Copperfield' considered to be Dickens' bildungsroman?

Question 7 7. In Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess,' where does the duke keep the painting of the duchess?

Question 8 8. How is the plot in George Eliot's Middlemarch different from the common Victorian marriage plot?

Question 9 9. In George Eliot's Middlemarch, why does Casaubon place a condition on Dorothea to lose her inheritance from him if she marries Ladislaw?

Question 10 10. In Dickens' Great Expectations, why does Magwitch gives Pip money?

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Question 11 11. In Tennyson's poem, why does Ulysses (the narrator) hunger for adventure?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the primary concern of sprung rhythm?

Question 13 13. How are the events from 'David Copperfield' similar to Dickens' life?

Question 14 14. The line 'Theirs not to reason why / Theirs but to do or die' comes from what work?

Question 15 15. In Dickens' Great Expectations, why did Miss Havisham raise Estella?

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Question 16 16. What was Dickens' first novel?

Question 17 17. Given Robert Browning's typical poetic subjects, what did he seem to have a fascination with?

Question 18 18. Tennyson wrote Ulysses in response to what major biographical event?

Question 19 19. In George Eliot's Silas Marner, how does she challenge one of the norms of her time period?

Question 20 20. Which character was driven mad after 18 years in the Bastille?

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Question 21 21. Which theme is suggested in the opening lines, 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,' from Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities?

Question 22 22. Hopkins's poems, like Hurrahing the Harvest and Harry Ploughman, combine which of the following themes?

Question 23 23. What is George Eliot's real name?

Question 24 24. Why does Mr. Bulstrode give alcohol to Raffles?

Question 25 25. How does the poetic style of Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess' reinforce the poem's thematic focus?

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Question 26 26. In Dickens' Oliver Twist, who takes Oliver to Fagin, and why?

Question 27 27. Why is Gerard Manley Hopkins considered to be a forerunner of modernist poetry?

Question 28 28. Charles Dickens became well-known for consistently utilizing what theme throughout his writings?

Question 29 29. The line, 'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all' comes from what work?

Question 30 30. What poetic form is Robert Browning most known for?

NES ELA: Victorian Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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