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Praxis Middle School ELA: Literary Periods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Who were well-known transcendental writers?

I. Henry David Thoreau

II. Albert Bierstadt

III. Charles Blondin

IV. Ralph Waldo Emerson

V. Edgar Allan Poe

Question 2 2. Which of the following are three notable Victorian poets?

Question 3 3. What is a common theme that runs through many different American Indian literature pieces?

Question 4 4. T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' is a crucial example of which period?

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

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Question 6 6. Caedmon's Hymn is the earliest recorded poem in Old English. What about its authorship makes it unique?

Question 7 7. In what period did the novel really become the dominant literary form?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements is true regarding the philosophy of postmodernism?

Question 9 9. Which list puts 3 literary movements in the correct order?

Question 10 10. Which of the following was the new art of Modernism directly responding to?

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Question 11 11. How did the Licensing Act of 1737 contribute to the rise of the novel in the 18th century?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a reason Mark Twain is considered to be a realist writer?

Question 13 13. All of the following are naturalist works, EXCEPT _____.

Question 14 14. How do Jane Austen's novels, including Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice have a similar type of plot?

Question 15 15. Why is Old English difficult for contemporary people to read?

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Question 16 16. Charles Dickens became well-known for consistently utilizing what theme throughout his writings?

Question 17 17. What does the term Renaissance refer to?

Question 18 18. What writer is credited with putting together the standard English dictionary until Oxford came along in the late 19th century?

Question 19 19. How did the viewpoint of secular and religious political writers differ in the 17th and 18th centuries?

Question 20 20. What crucial characteristic of Romantic literature is exemplified in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe?

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Question 21 21. Which group first popularized art museums and landscape paintings?

Question 22 22. Who wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?

Question 23 23. William Langland's Piers Plowman is an allegorical poem that differs from other kinds of poems because allegorical poems are _____.

Question 24 24. During the Victorian era, improvements in technology increased rapidly. In what way was British society altered as a result of these changes?

Question 25 25. Which author coined the phrase 'The Human Beast'?

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Question 26 26. What is the moral of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

Question 27 27. Which of these writers were born in England?

Question 28 28. Which of these English Renaissance figures was a well-known precise playwright, whose works include 'The Alchemist'?

Question 29 29. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was written by whom?

Question 30 30. How are the various different kinds of irony similar?

Praxis Middle School ELA: Literary Periods Chapter Exam Instructions

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