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Victorian Era British Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Hopkins's poems, like Hurrahing the Harvest and Harry Ploughman, combine which of the following themes?

Question 2 2. Hopkins's poem Pied Beauty consists primarily of which of the following?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is the primary concern of sprung rhythm?

Question 4 4. Why is Gerard Manley Hopkins considered to be a forerunner of modernist poetry?

Question 5 5. Which Hopkins poem contains the line 'o Christ, Christ, come quickly'?

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Question 6 6. What book first brought Robert Browning fame?

Question 7 7. Which famous Victorian figure did Robert Browning marry?

Question 8 8. Given Robert Browning's typical poetic subjects, what did he seem to have a fascination with?

Question 9 9. What poetic form is Robert Browning most known for?

Question 10 10. Why are Browning's dramatic monologues challenging?

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Question 11 11. The themes presented in Victorian poetry were often very different from those in Victorian literature. What characteristic of poetry written during this period would contrast with the tone of a Dickens novel?

Question 12 12. During the Victorian era, improvements in technology increased rapidly. In what way was British society altered as a result of these changes?

Question 13 13. Charles Dickens became well-known for consistently utilizing what theme throughout his writings?

Question 14 14. What period of time would be considered the era of Victorian literature?

Question 15 15. Why did the author of Middlemarch write under the pen name 'George Eliot?'

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Question 16 16. What was the format for most of Dickens' published work?

Question 17 17. Which of Dickens' works is considered to be the most autobiographical?

Question 18 18. Why did Dickens use satire in his work?

Question 19 19. How did Dickens' early life mirror his own novels?

Question 20 20. What was Charles Dickens' first full novel?

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Question 21 21. The line, 'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all' comes from what work?

Question 22 22. How is Tennyson's work most identified?

Question 23 23. What led to Tennyson's recognition as England's Poet Laureate?

Question 24 24. What is one accolade for which Tennyson is well-known?

Question 25 25. The line 'Theirs not to reason why / Theirs but to do or die' comes from what work?

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Question 26 26. What is George Eliot's epic, eight-book pastoral novel?

Question 27 27. What was particularly scandalous about George Eliot's life?

Question 28 28. What theme/trope really drives George Eliot's work?

Question 29 29. In George Eliot's Silas Marner, how does she challenge one of the norms of her time period?

Question 30 30. What is George Eliot's real name?

Victorian Era British Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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