Victorian Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' is a line from what Victorian novel?

Question 2 2. Why is Dickens' Oliver Twist called a social novel?

Question 3 3. What is the reason for Charles Darnay changing his name?

Question 4 4. In Dickens' Great Expectations, which of the following is an example of a character seeking to improve his or her social standing?

Question 5 5. Who are the main villains in Dickens' David Copperfield?

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Question 6 6. Why did the author of Middlemarch write under the pen name 'George Eliot?'

Question 7 7.

What Victorian poet wrote the following poems?

'Glory be to God for dappled things -

For skies of couple-colour as a brindled cow;

For rose-moles in all stipple upon trout that swim;

Fresh-firecoals chestnut-falls; finches' wings;

Landscape plotted and pieced - fold, fallow, and plough;

And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.'

Question 8 8. What are the two major themes of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations?

Question 9 9. How does the poetic style of Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess' reinforce the poem's thematic focus?

Question 10 10. What was Dickens' first novel?

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Question 11 11. How is Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam, A.H.H.' organized?

Question 12 12. Which of these is an example of stuttering by the narrator in Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess'?

Question 13 13. Which character was driven mad after 18 years in the Bastille?

Question 14 14. What poetic form is Robert Browning most known for?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is the primary concern of sprung rhythm?

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Question 16 16. What book first brought Robert Browning fame?

Question 17 17. Who is NOT a character in George Eliot's Middlemarch?

Question 18 18. Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and David Copperfield are coming-of-age stories. What is another term for this type of novel?

Question 19 19. In George Eliot's Middlemarch, why does Casaubon place a condition on Dorothea to lose her inheritance from him if she marries Ladislaw?

Question 20 20. Hopkins's poems, like Hurrahing the Harvest and Harry Ploughman, combine which of the following themes?

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Question 21 21. In Tennyson's poem, why does Ulysses (the narrator) hunger for adventure?

Question 22 22. Which of the following are three notable Victorian poets?

Question 23 23. What best explains Tennyson's position on religion by the conclusion of In Memoriam, A.H.H.?

Question 24 24. In Dickens' David Copperfield, who acts as an early mother figure for David?

Question 25 25. Which Hopkins poem contains the line 'o Christ, Christ, come quickly'?

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Question 26 26. What style of poem is Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess'?

Question 27 27. What was George Eliot's real name?

Question 28 28. How is the plot in George Eliot's Middlemarch different from the common Victorian marriage plot?

Question 29 29. Given Robert Browning's typical poetic subjects, what did he seem to have a fascination with?

Question 30 30. What is especially interesting about Alfred, Lord Tennyson's version of 'Ulysses'?

Victorian Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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