Nonfiction in English Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these is the most clear indicator of Romantic influence on Ruskin's thought?

Question 2 2. How did William Godwin hurt Mary Wollstonecraft's reputation?

Question 3 3. In which of the following ways did William Godwin have a substantial influence?

Question 4 4. William Godwin is known as a/an _____.

Question 5 5. During what literary period did Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin write?

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Question 6 6. To Sidney, what is the primary reason poetry is the most important discipline?

Question 7 7. What is Ruskin's ideal social system, as described in Unto the Last?

Question 8 8. What is Ruskin's primary critique of typical capitalist economies in Unto the Last?

Question 9 9. Why do critics recommend not reading Astrophel and Stella completely earnestly?

Question 10 10. What did Mary Wollstonecraft principally argue in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman?

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Question 11 11. Why did Sidney argue against the notion that poets can lead society astray?

Question 12 12. Which idea from On Liberty is the BEST example of incorporating emotional, imaginative Romantic thought into Enlightenment-era philosophies of empiricism?

Question 13 13. Refer to the Star Trek analogy. If Spock hadn't sacrificed himself to save his friends, which of the following responses by Captain Kirk would John Stuart Mill have considered unethical?

Question 14 14. What is the focus of John Ruskin's Unto This Last?

Question 15 15. Why does Philip Sidney say poetry (and all fictionalized arts) is better than other disciplines in his tract The Defense of Poesy?

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Question 16 16. Why is Sidney's Astrophel and Stella noteworthy?

Question 17 17. What is the most important part of John Stuart Mill's utilitarianism theory?

Question 18 18. According to John Stuart Mill's harm principle as described in On Liberty, which of the following is NOT acceptable?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a concept that shows up in John Stuart Mills' writing?

Question 20 20. Who said, 'The art of any country is the exponent of its social and political virtues'?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to John Stuart Mill's philosophy of utilitarianism?

Question 22 22. Which of the following literary styles did Philip Sidney make important contributions to?

Question 23 23. According to Ruskin, why should an artist not work in the studio?

Question 24 24. Who was one of the first early English-language critics?

Question 25 25. Which of the following was one of the reasons for the development of Ruskin's interest in social and economic justice?

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Question 26 26. According to A Vindication of the Rights of Men, what did Wollstonecraft believe about the French Revolution?

Question 27 27. According to John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, why do people end up making choices that benefit society?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a significant literary contribution of Mary Wollstonecraft?

Question 29 29. In Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, what is NOT one of the points made?

Question 30 30. When was On Liberty published?

Nonfiction in English Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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