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Turn-of-the-Century Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, who does Dorian kill?

Question 2 2. What is Forster's purpose for writing the novel 'Howards End'?

Question 3 3. Conrad is often considered a precursor to what literary movement?

Question 4 4. Yeats is often considered the father of what literary movement?

Question 5 5. George Bernard Shaw is famously identified under what umbrella of political beliefs?

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Question 6 6. In Forster's A Passage to India, what in part leads Adela to accuse Aziz of sexual assault at the Marabar Caves?

Question 7 7. True or False: Famous playwright Oscar Wilde died destitute.

Question 8 8. Who is the protagonist of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion?

Question 9 9. The storytelling device used to set up Conrad's Heart of Darkness is called _____.

Question 10 10. George Bernard Shaw's 'Man and Superman' presents his take on what classic story?

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Question 11 11. In Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness,' what are Kurtz's famous last words?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is among Yeats' political accomplishments?

Question 13 13. How did George Bernard Shaw first find financial success?

Question 14 14. How does E. M. Forster's A Passage to India differ from his other novels?

Question 15 15.

What adjective could be used to describe the following passage from Yeats' 'The Second Coming?'

'The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi

Troubles my sight; a waste of desert sand;

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it

Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.'

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Question 16 16. In Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, what is Dorian's Faustian bargain?

Question 17 17. What languages could Joseph Conrad speak?

Question 18 18. How does The Second Coming portray Yeats' view of reality?

Question 19 19. In Conrad's Heart of Darkness, when Marlow finally finds Kurtz, what does he discover?

Question 20 20. What two themes are often found in E.M. Forster's novels?

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Question 21 21.

The following lines are from what turn-of-the-century work?


'Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold....'

Question 22 22. What historical event is considered largely responsible for the sentiment expressed in Yeats' 'The Second Coming'?

Question 23 23. Though many of E. M. Forster's novels involve travel, two in particular feature female English tourists visiting one country. What country is that?

Question 24 24. Which of the following artistic movements correlates with Yeats poem 'The Second Coming'?

Question 25 25. What is Oscar Wilde's only novel?

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Question 26 26. Both E.M. Forster's A Passage to Ending and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness focus on what?

Question 27 27. What happens at the end of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness?

Question 28 28. What popular musical did George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' inspire?

Question 29 29. What did E.M. Forster's Howards End and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion have in common?

Question 30 30. What is one of the themes of Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray?

Turn-of-the-Century Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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