Prominent Authors & Major Works Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Iliad portrays the Trojans as

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Question 2 2. Which of the selections mentioned touches on attraction, relationships, and mistaken identities? These are all elements found in modern romantic comedies.

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Question 3 3. What made The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain such a groundbreaking work of literature when it was first published?

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Question 4 4. A helpful hint for deciphering Middle English is _____.

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Question 5 5. What kind of work did the Hogarth Press, Virginia and Leonard Woolf's publishing house, publish?

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Question 6 6. What led to Tennyson's recognition as England's Poet Laureate?

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Question 7 7. Which of the following is the most accurate statement about Ernest Hemingway?

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Question 8 8. How did Dickens' early life mirror his own novels?

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Question 9 9. Which of the following is TRUE about Yoknapatawpha County?

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Question 10 10. With what region is Kate Chopin most closely associated with?

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Question 11 11. William Shakespeare is often noted to have had his plays performed at _____, which tragically burned down in 1613, but has been restored and is open for visitors today.

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Question 12 12. How did Jane Austen view marriage?

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Question 13 13. During the English Civil War, why did John Milton support Oliver Cromwell?

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Question 14 14. How does Odysseus defeat the cyclops Polyphemus?

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Question 15 15. What is George Eliot's epic, eight-book pastoral novel?

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Question 16 16. Which classic literary text is the second half of 'The Aeneid' modeled upon?

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Question 17 17. Why is the structure and form of Finnegans Wake particularly notable?

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Question 18 18. The Iliad ends with the funeral of

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Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about The Odyssey?

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Question 20 20. What was Mark Twain's given name?

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Question 21 21.

Which is closest in meaning to lines 1-2 of the following passage of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?

'Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote, /

The droghte of March hath perced to the roote /

And bathed every veyne in swich licour, /

Of which vertu engendred is the flour'

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Question 22 22. Virginia Woolf was a member of a bohemian group of artists, writers, and thinkers called the _____.

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Question 23 23. The line 'Theirs not to reason why / Theirs but to do or die' comes from what work?

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Question 24 24. Which novel is widely considered to have established Hemingway's legacy as a great American writer?

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Question 25 25. What was the format for most of Dickens' published work?

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Question 26 26. Requiem for a Nun is a sequel to which novel?

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Question 27 27. Why did Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening' initially cause controversy?

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Question 28 28. _____ is an example of a Shakespearean _____, typically categorized by a happy ending, in comparison to _____, which is known as a tragedy because of the deaths of most of the characters.

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Question 29 29. What conflict is a common theme among the heroines in Jane Austen's novels?

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Question 30 30. What is John Milton's most lasting work of poetry?

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Prominent Authors & Major Works Chapter Exam Instructions

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