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Praxis English: Historical, Cultural & Critical Contexts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What period of time would be considered the era of Victorian literature?

Question 2 2. In order to show a character's search for self, contemporary American writers often use all of the following techniques, EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. The genre of literary criticism evolved alongside which movement?

Question 4 4. Which two poets are credited with launching the Romantic poetry movement in England?

Question 5 5. William Langland's Piers Plowman is an allegorical poem that differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.

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Question 6 6. Why did many Lost Generation writers live in Europe?

Question 7 7. In contemporary American literature, what is the hero often on a quest for?

Question 8 8. Which major world event had a profound influence on the modernist movement?

Question 9 9. Julian of Norwich is quoted by which twentieth-century poet?

Question 10 10. Why was Lady Chatterley's Lover controversial?

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Question 11 11. Francis Bacon's ideas became the foundation of the modern study of _____.

Question 12 12. With what is the development of The Lost Generation most closely associated?

Question 13 13. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

Question 14 14. The Beat poets were closely associated with _____.

Question 15 15. What crucial characteristic of Romantic literature is exemplified in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe?

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Question 16 16. How did the Romantic period differ from the Age of Enlightenment?

Question 17 17. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'The Alchemist'?

Question 18 18. Charles Dickens became well-known for consistently utilizing what theme throughout his writings?

Question 19 19. What is the moral of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

Question 20 20. What is one of the primary interests of postmodern literary theory?

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Question 21 21. The following are all common traits of Lost Generation writing, EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. Why did the author of Middlemarch write under the pen name 'George Eliot?'

Question 23 23. What is often considered the first work of literature in the English language?

Question 24 24. What writer is credited with putting together the standard English dictionary until Oxford came along in the late 19th century?

Question 25 25. In what period did the novel really become the dominant literary form?

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Question 26 26. Who was England's first official poet laureate?

Question 27 27. How did the printing press help propagate literary culture in the English Renaissance?

Question 28 28. This image is an example of what device?

Question 29 29. Which of the following examples from Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man BEST exemplifies the use of rhythm and tone?

Question 30 30. What historical event was one of the main sparks for the birth of Romantic poetry?

Praxis English: Historical, Cultural & Critical Contexts Chapter Exam Instructions

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