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101. Keat's Endymion has 111.

How do we classify Shelley's

(a) 3,000 lines Prometheus Unbound? As
(b) 4,000 lines (a) an epic
(c) 2500 lines (b) a legendary story
(d) 4,500 lines (c) mythological story
102. Which is the pair of lovers (d) a lyrical drama
Endymion does not meet in Keat's 112. Who wrote this: "He prayed well,
Endymion? who loved well both man and bird
(a) Venus and Adonis and beast"?
(b) Romeo and Juliet (a) William Wordsworth
(c) Glaucus and Scylla
(d) Arcthusa and Alpheus (b) S.T Coleridge
103. Who wrote the famous Preface (c) Leigh Hunt
to the Lyrical Ballads? (d) Cardinal Newman
(a) Coleridge 113. Name the journal to which
(b) Southey Southey contributed regularly.
(c) Wordsworth (a) The Quarterly Review
(d) Byron (b) The Backwoods Magazine
104. When were the Lyrical Ballads (c) The Edinburgh Review
published? (d) The Westminster Review
(a) 1797 114. Sir Walter Scott collected
(b) 1798 Scottish ballads, and published them
(c) 1800 along with his own, in
(d) 1801 (a) The Lay of the Last Minstrel
105. The Lyrical Ballads opens with (b) Marion
(a) Kubla Khan (c) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border
(b) Ode to Duty (d) The Lord of the Isles
(c) Rime of the Ancient Mariner 115. How old was Byron when he
(d) Immortality Ode published Hours of Idleness, a
106. The Lyrical Ballads closes with collection of poems in heroic couplet?
(a) Kubla Khan (a) 19 (b) 29
(b) Immortality Ode (c) 18 (d) 30
(c) Cristobel 116. When Hours of Idleness was
(d) Lines Written above Tin tern Abbey criticized by the Edinburgh Review,
107. Who was the third person with Lord Byron retaliated by writing a
Coleridge and Wordsworth at satiric piece. What was the title of
Quantico Hills when the Lyrical this satire?
Ballads were composed? (a) The Vision of Judgment
(a) Robert Southey (b) Mazeppa
(b) Walter Scott (c) The Giaour
(c) Dorothy Wordsworth (d) English Bards and Scotch Reviewers
(d) Mary Lamb 117. How many cantos could Byron
108. William Wordsworth was born in complete of Childe Harold's
(a) 1770 (b) 1771 Pilgrimage during his two years tour
(c) 1768 (d) 1769 of the continent?
109. Who of the following is known (a) All four
for his Hellenic Spirit? (b) First two
(a) Lord Byron (c) One and three
(b) RB. Shelley (d) Only one
(c) Southey 118. The first two cantos of Childe
(d) John Keats Harold take a reader to
110. Who wrote: (a) Spain
"Our Sweetest songs are those that (b) Portugal
tell our saddest thoughts"? (c) Greece and Albania
(a) RB. Shelley (d) All of the above.
(b) Robert Southey 119. What is the tone of the ending of
(c) Cardinal Newman the second canto of Childe Harold?
(d) S.T. Coleridge (a) Joyous
(b) Melancholy
(c) Self-pitying (c) Childe Harold
(d) Optimistic (d) Lara
120. In which canto does the 130. Where do we meet these
description of the "Battle of characters? Don Alfonso, Julia,
Waterloo" appear? Sultana? In
(a) Canto I (a) Lara
(b) It is an independent poem (b) Don Juan
(c) Canto III (c) Childe Harold
(d) Canto IV (d) Beppo
121. Who is the hero of Childe 131. When he wrote Queen Mab,
Harold? Shelley was only
(a) Nature (a) 19 (b) 18
(b) An unnamed traveler (c) 21 (d) 22
(c) A legendary king 132. Which of Shelley's poems has a
(d) The poet himself story from Greek mythology?
122. "Michael", "The Solitary Reaper," (a) Prometheus Unbound
"To a Highland Girl" - all these poems (b) Alastor
depict (c) Queen Mab
(a) the poet's joy at the beauty of nature (d) Julian and Maddalo
(b) simple common folk 133. Which poem was inspired by the
(c) poet's awe at the spiritual presence Greek proclamation of independence,
(d) deep sense of music followed by Greek revolt against
123. What was Wordsworth's Turkish rule?
professed aim in the Lyrical Ballads? (a) Epipsychidion (b) Queen Mab
(a) Purge poetry of all conceit (c) Hellas (d) Prometheus
(b) Simplicity of diction 134. Who is Adonais of the poem
(c) Make it intelligible to common people Adonais?
(d) All of the above (a) Lord Byron
124. Which work inspired Coleridge's (b) John Keats
Kubls Khan? (c) Shelley himself
(a) Holinshed's Chronicle (d) None of the above
(b) Plutarch's Lives 135. We meet characters such as
(c) Travels in Scotland Asia, Hercules, Jupiter in
(d) Purchas's Pilgrimage (a) Hellas
125. The name of the prisoner of (b) Prometheus Unbound
Chillon was (c) Adonais
(a) Beppo (d) Queen Mab
(b) Giaour 136. In which novel Scott projects
(c) Francois de Bonnivard Scotland under Robert Bruce, King
(d) Pasha and national hero?
126. The Vision of Judgment is (a) Quentin Durward
(a) an attack on Jeffrey, the editor (b) Kenilworth
(b) satire on Southey (c) Castle Dangerous
(c) satire on a young man of Seville (d) St. Ronan's Well
(d) satire on society 137. Which of the following is not
127. Don Juan has written by Walter Scott?
(a) 5 cantos (b) 15 cantos (a) The Black Dwarf
(c) 16 cantos (d) 20 cantos (b) The Legend Montrose
128. Who is Halide in Don Juan? (c) The Talisman
(a) Wife of Don Alfonso (d) None of the above
(b) Daughter of an old pirate 138. What is the background of
(c) Princess of Constantinople Ivanhoe?
(d) A Duchess (a) The first crusade of Constantinople
129. Where do we find these lines? (b) Contemporary life in the Scottish span
"Man's love is of man's life a thing of St. Ronan's well
apart, "Tis woman's whole (c) Enmity of Saxon and Norman
existence...."? (d) Wales under Henry II
(a) Don Juan 139. Who wrote the following?
(b) Bipod
Castle Rackrent, the Absentee, (d) William Wordsworth
Ormond? 146. Where do we find Bingley?
(a) Fanny Burney (a) Pride and Prejudice
(b) Jane Poster (b) Sense and Sensibility
(c) Thomas Peacock (c) Mansfield Park
(d) Maria Edge worth (d) Persuasion
140. This woman novelist wrote 147. When was the unfinished dream
"Scotch" novels: Thaddeus of Warsaw poem 'Kubla Khan' published?
and The Scottish Chiefs. Who is she? (a) 1816 (b) 1810
(a) Jane Porter (c) 1820 (d) 1821
(b) Susan Ferrier 148. Read the line: "About thirty
(c) Marry Russell Mitford years age, Miss Maria Ward of
(d) Maria Edge worth Huntingdon, with only seven
141. Who wrote Headlong Hall, Maid thousand pounds, had the good luck
Marian, Melincourt, Nightmare Abbey, to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram ".
Misfortunes of Elphin, Crotchet Castle This is the beginning of a novel by
and Gryll Grange? Jane Austen. Which one?
(a) Thomas Peacock (a) Mansfield Park
(b) G.P.R. James (b) Emma
(c) George Meredith (c) Sense and Sensibility
(d) Charles Lever (d) Northanger Abbey
142. One of the following was not 149. "It is a truth universally
associated with the 'Edinburgh acknowledged that a single man in
Review'. Identify him. possession of a good fortune must be
(a) Sidney Smith in want of a wife." Which of Jane
(b) William Blackwood Austen's novels begins with these
(c) Henry Brougham words?
(d) Francis Jeffrey (a) Sense and Sensibility
143. One of the characters of Jane (b) Northanger Abbey
Austen remarks, "A lady's (c) Pride and Prejudice
imagination is very rapid; it jumps (d) Emma
from admiration to love, from love to 150. Which of Scott's novels depicts
matrimony in a moment." Who said the conflict between the Puritans, the
this and in which novel? Covenanters, and the royal forces
(a) Mr. Woodhouse in Emma under Culverhouse"?
(b) Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (a) Old Morality
(c) Catherine in Northanger Abbey (b) Castle Dangerous
(d) None of the above (c) Heart of Midlothian
144. His sonnet was rejected by a (d) Talisman
magazine Gem, on the plea that it Answers:
would "shock mothers". At this he
wrote to a friend, "I am born out of 101. b) 102. b) 103. 104. b) 105. (c)
time .... When my sonnet was (c)
rejected, I exclaimed 'Hang the age, I
will write for antiquity.' Who is he?
106. d) 107. c) 108. 109. d) 110.
(a) Thomas Peacock (a) (a)
(b) Hazlitt
(c) Charles Lamb
111. d) 112. b) 113. 114. c) 115.
(d) Leigh Hunt (a) (a)
145. This patriotic song is often
116. d) 117. b) 118. 119. r) 120.
prescribed for school anthologies in
India: (d) (c)
"Breathes there the man, with soul so
121. d) 122. b) 123. 124. d) 125.
dead who never to himself hath said,
this is my own, my native land." Who (d) (c)
is the poet?
126. b) 127. c) 128. 129. a) 130.
(a) Robert Southey
(b) Walter Scott
(b) (b)
(c) Lord Byron
Bysshe Shelley's poems to the working classes
131. b) 132. a) 133. 134. b) 135. A Song: "Men of England" and England in
(c) (b) 1819?

136. c) 137. d) 138. 139. d) 140. a) the organization of a working class men's
(c) (a) choral group in Southern England
b) the Battle of Waterloo
141. a) 142. b) 143. 144. c) 145. c) the Peterloo Massacre
(b) (b) d) the storming of the Bastille
e) the first Reform Bill, passed in 1832, which
146. a) 147. a) 148. 149. c) 150. aimed to bring greater Parliamentary
(a) (b) representation to the working classes

Romantic Period
1. Which of the following English groups were 6. Who applied the term "Romantic" to the
supportive of the French Revolution during its literary period dating from 1785 to 1830?
early years?
a) Wordsworth because he wanted to
a) Tories distinguish his poetry and the poetry of his
b) Republicans friends from that of the ancien rgime,
c) Liberals especially satire
d) Radicals b) English historians half a century after the
e) both c and d period ended
c) "The Satanic School" of Byron, Percy
Shelley, and their followers
2. Which statement(s) about inventions during d) Oliver Goldsmith in The Deserted Village
the Industrial Revolution are true? (1770)
e) Harold Bloom
a) Hand labor became less common with the
invention of power-driven machinery.
b) Velcro replaced buttons and snaps. 7. Which poets collaborated on the Lyrical
c) Steam, as opposed to wind and water, Ballads of 1798, thus demonstrating the "spirit
became a primary source of power. of the age," which, in an era of revolutionary
d) The invention of textile processing machines thinking, depended on a belief in the limitless
marked the end of the Industrial Revolution. possibilities of the poetic imagination?
e) both a and c
a) Mary Wollstonecraft and William Blake
3. What is the name for the process of dividing b) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Percy
land into privately owned agricultural holdings? Bysshe Shelley
c) William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor
a) partition Coleridge
b) segregation d) Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt
c) enclosure e) Dorothy Wordsworth and Sally Ashburner
d) division
e) subtraction
8. Which of the following became the most
popular Romantic poetic form, following on
4. Which social philosophy, dominant during Wordsworth's claim that poetic inspiration is
the Industrial Revolution, dictated that only the contained within the inner feelings of the
free operation of economic laws would ensure individual poet as "the spontaneous overflow of
the general welfare and that the government powerful feelings"?
should not interfere in any person's pursuit of
their personal interests? a) the lyric poem written in the first person
b) the sonnet
a) economic independence c) doggerel rhyme
b) the Rights of Man d) the political tract
c) laissez-faire e) the ode
d) enclosure
e) lazy government 9. Romantic poetry about the natural world
uses descriptions of nature _________.

5. What served as the inspiration for Percy a) for their own sake; to merely describe
natural phenomenon a) smoking opium
b) to depict a metaphysical concept of nature b) hypnotism
by endowing it with traits normally associated c) psychoanalysis
with humans d) dream interpretation
c) as a means to demonstrate and discuss the e) Satanism
processes of human thinking
d) symbolically to suggest that natural objects 14. Romantic poets would have enjoyed,
correspond to an inner, spiritual world agreed with, and perhaps written about which
e) b, c, and d of the following figures as depicted?

a) Goethe's Faust in Faust, who is sinful

10. How would "Natural Supernaturalism" be because he attempts to exceed the bounds of
best characterized as a Romantic notion human knowledge by making a pact with the
introduced by Carlyle? devil but is nonetheless redeemed in his
striving to break free of the bounds of
a) a form of animism in which objects in the mortality
natural world are believed to be inhabited by b) Icarus, who is killed in attempting to fly
spirits because only Gods have the power to fly and
b) a spontaneous belief in the supernatural mortals must be taught the limitations of
based upon a surprise encounter with a human existence
supernatural being c) Prometheus, who succeeds in stealing fire
c) a process by which things that are familiar from the Gods and thereby surpasses the
and thought to be ordinary are made to appear limitations placed on humans by the Gods
miraculous and new to our eyes d) all of the above
d) the experience of hallucinating contact with e) a and c only: Romantics were more
the supernatural world when taking opium interested in representations of humans as
e) an oxymoron that nobody understood and they were able to exceed their human
that cannot be explained in the context of a limitations.
discussion of Romantic literature

15. Which of the following best describes the

11. Which setting could you not imagine a sort of language and tone most often used
work of Romantic literature employing? when Romantic writers discuss the French
a) a field of daffodils
b) the "Orient" a) snide indifference
c) a graveyard b) biblical reverence
d) a medieval castle c) condemning censure
e) All of the above would be appropriate d) satirical derision
settings for Romantic literature. e) none of the above: Romantic writers had no
interest in the French Revolution.

12. Which poet asserted in practice and theory

the value of representing rustic life and 16. Which of the following descriptions would
language as well as social outcasts and not have applied to any Romantic text?
delinquents not only in pastoral poetry,
common before this poet's time, but also as a) a spiritual autobiography written in an epic
the major subject and medium for poetry in style
general? b) a lyric poem written in the first person
c) a comedy of manners
a) William Blake d) a political tract demanding labor reform
b) Alfred Lord Tennyson e) a novel written about the intellectual and
c) Samuel Johnson emotional development of a monster created
d) William Wordsworth by a scientist
e) Mary Wollstonecraft

17. Which of the following poems describe or

13. What is the term we now use for what the celebrate an apocalyptic regeneration of
Romantics called "mesmerism," one of the humanity and the world effected by the
"occult" practices that allowed people to creative capacity of the human mind?
explore altered states of consciousness?
a) Coleridge's Dejection: An Ode
b) Blake's "Prophetic Books"
c) Carlyle's Sartor Resartus 22. The Gothic novel, a popular genre for the
d) Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Romantics, exemplified in the writing of Horace
Woman Walpole and Ann Radcliffe, could contain which
e) all but d of the following elements?

a) supernatural phenomenon
18. Which sorts of political reform took place b) perversion and sadism, often involving a
during the Romantic period? maiden's persecution
c) plots of mystery and terror set in
a) Parliamentary reform, increasing inhospitable, sullen landscapes
representation of the working classes d) secret passages, decaying mansions,
b) Labor reform, improving working conditions gloomy castles, and dark dungeons
for industrial laborers e) all of the above
c) Voting reform, extending suffrage to men
and women
d) Educational reform, producing a dramatic 23. Given the popularity of the Gothic novel
increase in literacy and the novel of purpose, which of the
e) a and d only: Significant labor and voting following novelists wrote fiction that is closer in
reform would have to wait for the Victorian era subject matter to the novel of manners than it
and later. is to the writing of her own era?

a) Fanny Burney
19. Which of the following factors contributed b) Mary Wollstonecraft
to literature becoming a profitable business? c) Anna Letitia Barbauld
d) Jane Austen
a) Commercial and public lending libraries were e) Mary Shelley
established in order to provide for an enlarged
reading public.
b) Education reform increased literacy, thus 24. Which two writers can be described as
creating a demand for commercial and public writing historical novels?
lending libraries.
c) A new aesthetics of valuing literature for its a) Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley
own sake emphasized reading for pleasure. b) William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor
d) People had more leisure time to read and Coleridge
more disposable income to spend on reading c) Sir Walter Scott and Maria Edgeworth
materials. d) Jane Austen and Charlotte Bront
e) all of the above e) none of the above: Romantic novelists never
wrote historical novels.

20. Which of the following periodical

publications (reviews and magazines) 25. Which of the following texts addresses
appeared in the Romantic era? class as a social and economic reality?

a) London Magazine a) William Godwin's Inquiry Concerning

b) The Spectator Political Justice
c) The Edinburgh Review b) Percy Bysshe Shelley's England in 1819
d) The Tatler c) William Godwin's Caleb Williams
e) a and c only d) Sir Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian
e) all of the above

21. According to a theater licensing act,

repealed in 1843, what was meant by 26. Which Romantic writer(s) wrote in more
"legitimate" drama? than one of these popular literary forms:
essay, novel, drama, poetry?
a) The dramaturge and playwright had to be
related. a) Percy Bysshe Shelley
b) All of the actors were male. b) William Wordsworth
c) All of the actors were British. c) George Gordon, Lord Byron
d) The play was spoken. d) Samuel Taylor Coleridge
e) The play had to be a full musical or e) all of the above
produced in full pantomime.
the major subject and medium for poetry in
27. Which of the following would not have general?
been an appropriate protagonist for a Romantic
literary text? a) William Blake
b) Alfred Lord Tennyson
a) a French revolutionary c) Samuel Johnson
b) a Greek or Roman mythological figure d) William Wordsworth
c) a monster fabricated in a laboratory e) Mary Wollstonecraft
d) a vagrant, gypsy, or any other itinerant
social outcast
e) All would have been appropriate 33. Which of the following was a typically
protagonists for a Romantic literary text. Romantic means of achieving visionary states?

a) opium
28. In which of the following works is the b) dreams
social outcast represented and addressed? c) childhood
d) a and b
a) Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein e) a, b and c
b) William Worsworth's Lyrical Ballads
c) Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the
Ancient Mariner 34. Which philosopher had a particular
d) John Keats's "To Autumn" influence on Coleridge?
e) all but d
a) Aristotle
b) Duns Scotus
29. Looking to the ancient past, many c) David Hume
Romantic poets identified with the figure of the d) Immanuel Kant
e) Bertrand Russell
a) troubadour
b) skald 35. Which of the following was not considered
c) chorister a type of the alienated, romantic visionary?
d) minstrel
e) bard a) Prometheus
b) Satan
30. What did Byron deride with his scathing c) Cain
reference to "'Peddlers,' and 'Boats,' and d) Napoleon
'Wagons'!"? e) George III

a) the neo-classical influence of Pope and

Dryden 36. Who remained without the vote following
b) the clumsiness of Shakespeare's plots the Reform Bill of 1832?
c) the Orientalist fantasies of Coleridge
d) Wordsworth's devotion to the ordinary and a) about half of middle class men
everyday b) almost all working class men
e) Blake's apocalyptic visions c) all women
d) b and c
e) a, b and c
31. Wordsworth described all good poetry as
37. Which of the following charges were
a) the rhythmic expression of moral intuition commonly leveled at the novel by its detractors
b) the spontaneous overflow of powerful at the dawn of the Romantic era?
c) the polite patter of a corrupted age a) Too many of its readers were women.
d) the divine gift of grace b) It required less skill than other genres.
e) the foul rag and bone shop of the heart. c) It lacked the classical pedigree of poetry and
d) Too many of its authors were women.
32. Which poet asserted in practice and theory e) all of the above
the value of representing rustic life and
language as well as social outcasts and
delinquents not only in pastoral poetry, 38. Which chilling novel of surveillance and
common before this poet's time, but also as entrapment had the alternative title Things as
They Are? a) Paris
b) Tokyo
a) Jane Austen's Emma c) London
b) Mary Shelley's Frankenstein d) Amsterdam
c) William Godwin's Caleb Williams e) New York
d) Sir Walter Scott's Waverley
e) Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto 3. By 1890, what percentage of the earth's
population was subject to Queen Victoria?

39. Which of the following is a typically a) 1%

Romantic poetic form? b) 10%
c) 15%
a) the fractal d) 25%
b) the figment e) 95%
c) the fragment
d) the aubade
e) the comedy of manners 4. What did Thomas Carlyle mean by "Close
thy Byron; open thy Goethe"?

40. Who exemplified the role of the "peasant a) Britain's preeminence as a global power will
poet"? depend on mastery of foreign languages.
b) Even a foreign author is better than a
a) John Clare homegrown scoundrel.
b) John Keats c) Abandon the introspection of the Romantics
c) Robert Burns and turn to the higher moral purpose found in
d) a and c only Goethe.
e) b and c only d) In a carefully veiled critique of the
monarchy, Byron and Goethe stand in
symbolically for Queen Victoria and Charles
41. Who in the Romantic period developed a Darwin respectively.
new novelistic language for the workings of the e) Leave England and emigrate to Germany.
mind in flux?

a) Maria Edgeworth 5. To whom did the Reform Bill of 1832 extend

b) Sir Walter Scott the vote on parliamentary representation?
c) Thomas De Quincey
d) Joanna Baillie a) the working classes
e) Jane Austen b) women
1)e 2)e 3)c 4)c 5)c 6)b c) the lower middle classes
7)c 8)a 9)e 10)c 11)e 12)d d) slaves
13)b 14)e 15)b 16)c 17)e 18)e e) conservative landowners
19)e 20)e 21)d 22)e 23)d 24)c
25)e 26)e 27)e 28)e 29)e 30)d
31)b 32)d 33)e 34)d 35)e 36)e
37)e 38)c 39)c 40)d 41)e 6. Elizabeth Barrett's poem The Cry of the
Children is concerned with which major issue
Victorian Age attendant on the Time of Troubles during the
1. Which ruler's reign marks the approximate 1830s and 1840s?
beginning and end of the Victorian era?
a) women's rights and suffrage
a) King Henry VIII b) child labor
b) Queen Elizabeth I c) Chartism
c) Queen Victoria d) the prudishness and old-fashioned ideals of
d) King John her fellow Victorians
e) all of the above, in that order, with Victoria's e) insurrection in the colonies
reign marking the most pivotal period for
England's colonial efforts in India, Africa, and
the West Indies 7. Who were the "Two Nations" referred to in
the subtitle of Disraeli's Sybil (1845)?

2. Which city became the perceived center of a) the rich and the poor
Western civilization by the middle of the b) Anglicans and Methodists
nineteenth century? c) England and Ireland
d) Britain and Germany keep what we use on a daily basis.
e) the industrial north and the agrarian south e) a form of nonconformism

8. Which of the following novelists best 12. Which of the following discoveries,
represents the mid-Victorian period's theories, and events contributed to Victorians
contentment with the burgeoning economic feeling less like they were a uniquely special,
prosperity and decreased restiveness over central species in the universe and more
social and political change? isolated?

a) Anthony Trollope a) geology

b) Charles Dickens b) evolution
c) John Ruskin c) discoveries in astronomy about stellar
d) Friedrich Engels distances
e) Oscar Wilde d) all of the above
e) tractarianism
9. Which event did not occur as part of the rise
of the British Empire under Queen Victoria?
13. Which of the following contributed to the
a) Between 1853 and 1880, 2,466,000 growing awareness in the Late Victorian Period
emigrants left Britain, many bound for the of the immense human, economic, and political
colonies. costs of running an empire?
b) In 1876, Queen Victoria was named
empress of India. a) the India Mutiny in 1857
c) To save costs and maximize profits, the day- b) the Boer War in the south of Africa
to-day government of India was transferred c) the Jamaica Rebellion in 1865
from Parliament to the private East India d) the Irish Question
Company. e) all of the above
d) From 1830 to 1870, the sum total of
investments abroad by British capitalists had
risen from 300 billion to 800 billion. 14. Which of the following authors promoted
e) In 1867 the Canadian provinces were unified versions of socialism?
into the Dominion of Canada.
a) William Morris
b) John Ruskin
10. What does the phrase "White Man's c) Edward FitzGerald
Burden," coined by Kipling, refer to? d) Karl Marx
e) all but c
a) Britain's manifest destiny to colonize the
b) the moral responsibility to bring civilization 15. Which best describes the general feeling
and Christianity to the peoples of the world expressed in literature during the last decade
c) the British need to improve technology and of the Victorian era?
transportation in other parts of the world
d) the importance of solving economic and a) studied melancholy and aestheticism
social problems in England before tackling the b) sincere earnestness and Protestant zeal
world's problems c) raucous celebration mixed with self-
e) a Chartist sentiment congratulatory sophistication
d) paranoid introspection and cryptic dissent
e) all of the above
11. Which of the following best defines
16. Which of the following acts were not
a) a farming technique aimed at maximizing passed during the Victorian era?
productivity with the fewest tools
b) a moral arithmetic, which states that all a) a series of Factory Acts
humans aim to maximize the greatest pleasure b) the Custody Act
to the greatest number c) the Women's Suffrage Act
c) a critical methodology stating that all words d) the Married Women's Property Rights Acts
have a single meaningful function within a e) the Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Act
given piece of literature
d) a philosophy dictating that we should only
17. Which contemporary discussions on c) It was seen as a frivolous form where one
women's rights did Tennyson's The Princess shouldn't make serious statements about
address? society.
d) It often concerned the domestic world with
a) the grueling working conditions for women which women were familiar.
in textile factories e) all but c
b) the debate on women's suffrage
c) the need to enlarge and improve educational
opportunities for women, resulting in the 22. What was the relationship between
establishment of the first women's college in Victorian poets and the Romantics?
d) the question of monarchical succession and a) The Romantics remained largely forgotten
if a woman should hold royal power until their rediscovery by T. S. Eliot in the
e) the establishment of a civil divorce court 1920s.
b) The Victorians were disgusted by the
immorality and narcissism of the Romantics.
18. Fill in the blanks from Tennyson's The c) The Romantics were seen as gifted but
Princess. crude artists belonging to a distant, semi-
Man for the field and woman for the _____: barbarous age.
Man for the sword and for the _____ she: d) The Victorians were strongly influenced by
Man with the head and woman with the _____: the Romantics and experienced a sense of
Man to command and woman to _____. belatedness.
e) The Victorians were aware of no distinction
a) crop; scabbard; foot; agree between themselves and the Romantics; the
b) throne; scepter; soul; decree distinction was only created by critics in the
c) school; scalpel; pen; set free twentieth century.
d) hearth; needle; heart; obey
e) field; sword; head; command
23. Experimentation in which of the following
areas of poetic expression characterize
19. Which of the following Victorian writers Victorian poetry and allow Victorian poets to
regularly published their work in periodicals? represent psychology in a different way?

a) Thomas Carlyle a) the use of pictorial description to construct

b) Matthew Arnold visual images to represent the emotion or
c) Charles Dickens situation of the poem
d) Elizabeth Barrett Browning b) sound as a means to express meaning
e) all of the above: (In addition to short fiction, c) perspective, as in the dramatic monologue
most Victorian novels appeared serialized in d) all of the above
periodicals.) e) none of the above: Victorians were not
experimental in their poetry.

20. What best describes the subject of most

Victorian novels? 24. What type of writing did Walter Pater
define as "the special and opportune art of the
a) the representation of a large and modern world"?
comprehensive social world in realistic detail
b) a surrealist exploration of alternate states of a) the novel
consciousness b) nonfiction prose
c) a mythic dream world c) the lyric
d) the attempt of a protagonist to define his or d) comic drama
her place in society e) transcripts of Parliamentary debates
e) a and d

25. What factors contributed to the increased

21. Why did the novel seem a genre popularity of nonfiction prose?
particularly well-suited to women?
a) a new market position for nonfiction writing
a) It did not carry the burden of an august and an exalted sense of the didactic function of
tradition like poetry. the writer
b) It was a popular form whose market women b) a Puritanical distrust of fictions and a thirst
could enter easily. for trivia
c) the forbiddingly high cost of three-volume o B.
novels and the difficulty of finding poetry in Lord Byron
bookshops outside of London o C.
d) the deconstruction of the truth-fiction John Keats
dichotomy and an accompanying relativistic 4.
sense that every opinion was of equal value Who wrote "Tinturn Abbey," "The Lucy
e) c and d Poems," "The World is too Much With
Us," and "Surprised by Joy?"
26. For what do Matthew Arnold's moral o A.
investment in nonfiction and Walter Pater's Dorothy Wordsworth
aesthetic investment together pave the way? o B.
William Wordsworth
a) a renewed secularism in the twentieth o C.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
b) modern literary criticism
c) latenineteenth-century and early
Who wrote the journals?
twentieth-century satirical drama
o A.
d) the surrealist movement
Thomas De Quincey
e) none of the above: Victorian prose was
o B.
mostly forgotten until recently and had little
impact on literature of or after its time. Percy Shelley
o C.
Dorothy Wordsworth
27. Which of the following comic playwrights 6.
made fun of Victorian values and pretensions? Who wrote "Kubla Khan," "The Rime
of the Ancient Mariner," "Dejection
a) W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Ode," and "The Pains of Sleep?"
b) Oscar Wilde o A.
c) George Bernard Shaw William Blake
d) Robert Corrigan o B.
e) all but d Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1)c 2)c 3)d 4)c 5)c 6)b o C.
7)a 8)a 9)c 10)b 11)b 12)d John Keats
13)e 14)e 15)a 16)c 17)c 18)d 7.
19)e 20)e 21)e 22)d 23)d 24)b
25)a 26)b 27)e
Who wrote "Confessions of an English
Questions and Answers Opium Eater?"
1. o A.
Who wrote: "Songs of Innocence," Thomas De Quincey
"Songs of Experience," and "Visions of o B.
the Daughters of Albion?" William Wordsworth
o A. o C.
Mary Wollstonecraft Lord Byron
o B. 8.
Lord Byron Who wrote "Childe Harold's
o C. Pilgrimage?"
William Blake o A.
2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Who wrote "A Vindication of the o B.
Rights of Women?" Lord Byron
o A. o C.
Joanna Baillie Percy Shelley
o B. 9.
William Wordsworth Who wrote "Hymn to an Intellectual
o C. Beauty," "To a Skylark," "A Defence of
Mary Wollstonecraft Poetry," and "To Wordworth?"
3. o A.
Who wrote "To a Mouse," "To a Percy Bysshe Shelley
Louse," and "A Red, Red Rose?" o B.
o A. John Keats
Robert Burns o C.
Thomas De Quincey William Wordsworth
10. o C.
Who wrote "La Belle Dame Sans Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Merci," "Sonnet to Sleep," "Ode on a 16.
Grecian Urn," "A Thing of Beauty," and Who said, "Poetry is the experience of
"Ode to a Nightingale?" the spirit and life... (of the) Real Man:
o A. The Imagination which liveth forever?"
William Wordsworth o A.
o B. John Keats
John Keats o B.
o C. William Blake
William Blake o C.
11. Lord Byron
Who said, "A poem is the expression 17.
of "negative capability, that is when What are words and language that
man is capable of being in were once in regular use but are now
uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, relatively rare and suggestive of an
without any irritable reaching after earlier style or period?
fact and reason?"" o A.
o A. Archaisms
Lord Byron o B.
o B. Internal rhyme
William Blake o C.
o C. Medievalism
John Keats 18.
12. What are songs in Scots dialect
Who said, "Poetry is the record of the collected by Robert Burns?
best and happiest moments of the o A.
happiest and best minds?" Iambic pentameter
o A. o B.
Percy Bysshe Shelley Nature
o B. o C.
William Wordsworth Ayres
o C. 19.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge What is a popular four-line verse form
13. using alternating rhyme associated
Who said, "'Tis to create, and in with fold songs/hymn?
creating live / a being more intense?" o A.
o A. Heroic couplet
Lord Byron o B.
o B. Ballad
William Blake o C.
o C. Sonnet
John Keats 20.
14. What are poems written by
Who said, "Simple, sensuous, professional poets that imitate the
passionate and by its imagery elicit story-telling techniques of traditional
truth at a flash?" ballads?
o A. o A.
Percy Bysshe Shelley Art ballads
o B. o B.
William Wordsworth Incremental repetition
o C. o C.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Archaisms
15. 21.
Who said, "The spontaneous overflow What is an unrhymed iambic
of powerful feelings... recollection in pentameter?
tranquility?" Discuss
o A. o A.
William Blake Platonism
o B. o B.
Mythic pattern o C.
o C. Gothicism
Blank verse 27.
22. What are paired lines of iambic
What is a pause usually in the middle pentameter, such as Wordworth's
of a line of verse indicated by a pause "Tintern Abbey?"
in sense? o A.
Discuss Internal rhyme
o A. o B.
Enjambment Heroic couplet
o B. o C.
Gothicism Sonnet
o C. 28.
Caesura What is a verse line consisting of five
23. iambs -- an iamb being a metrical foot
What is a technique used in ballads in in which an unaccented syllable is
which the narrative is presented followed by an accented syllable?
through a question and answer o A.
exchange? Heroic couplet
o A. o B.
Dialogue format Iambic pentameter
o B. o C.
Spenserian stanza Ode
o C. 29.
Orientalism What is a ballad technique in which
24. repetition is used to advance or
What is the running over of two or amplify the narrative?
more lines of verse without end o A.
punctuation? Mythic pattern
Discuss o B.
o A. Internal rhyme
Enjambment o C.
o B. Incremental repetition
Ayres 30.
o C. What is a ballad technique in which
Pisan circle rhyming occurs within a line?
25. o A.
What is an imaginative type of essay Internal rhyme
popular during the Romantic period? o B.
E.g. Thomas De Quincey's "The Heroic couplet
Confessions of an English Opium o C.
Eater." Negative capability
o A. 31.
Iambic pentameter What is a love fo the Middle ages,
o B. especially strong in the 19th c. as an
Familar essay expression of a longing for more
o C. colorful pre-Industrial times?
Mythic pattern o A.
26. Orientalism
What is a popular literary and art o B.
movement in the late 18th c. and Medievalism
19th c. aimed at evoking primal o C.
emotions of fear and wonder? It Gothicism
constituted a revival of medievalism 32.
which took the form in literature of What is a three-part organizational
"tales of terror" set in castles or principle for the mythic journey
faraway places. consisting of the separation of hero-
o A. in-the-making from the familiar;
Orientalism initiation experiences including a
o B. descent into "hell" and ascent into
Primitivism "heaven"; and a return home with
new knowledge essential for the What is the study of the East shaped
survival of the hero's culture? E.g. by attitudes of European imperialism
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in the 18th and 19th centuries?
o A. o A.
Gothicism Orientalism
o B. o B.
Familiar essay Primitivism
o C. o C.
Mythic pattern Gothicism
33. 38.
What is, for the Neo-Classical Pope, a What is a circle of English friends
source of intelligent principles, and for centering Pisa including Byron and
the Romantic, Wordsworth, a Shelley?
nurturing mother? o A.
o A. Pisan circle
Nature o B.
o B. Sonnet
Caesura o C.
o C. Ode
Primitivism 39.
34. What is the philosophy of Plato that
What is Keats' phrase for the ability poses the existence of "The One" or
he found in Shakespeare to live with transcendental absolute as the source
mysteries and doubts without "any of perfect forms of innate ideas of
irritable grasping reachig after fact which the objects of sense are
and reason?" imperfect copies?
o A. o A.
Negative capability Pisan circle
o B. o B.
Romanticism Platonism
o C. o C.
Spenserian stanza Scot's dialect
35. 40.
What is a lyrical poem in an elevated What is the so-called cult of noble
style on a serious subject consisting of savages; a movement originating in
irregular stanzas -- that is, stanzas the 18th c. and associated with
with an irregular pattern in line Rousseau which believed in man's
lengths and rhymes? natural goodness and the corrupting
o A. of civilization?
Trochaic meter o A.
o B. Primitivism
Opium wars or anglo-chinese o B.
wars Gothicism
o C. o C.
Ode Medievalism
36. 41.
What were the wars the English What is a movement in art and
fought and won against the Chinese to literature occurring in England in the
maintain their control of the opium early 19th century in which the values
trade? of imagination, intuition, self-
Discuss expression, emotion, and non-
o A. conformity supersede Neo-classical
Nature values of reason, order, objectivity,
o B. and rules?
Platonism o A.
o C. Romanticism
Opium wars or anglo-chinese o B.
wars Gothicism
37. o C.
What is an English dialect spoken in o B.
the Scottish lowlands influenced by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Gaelic and Norse? o C.
o A. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Scot's dialect 48.
o B. Who was the natur poet (Lake
Trochaic meter District)?
o C. o A.
Platonism Dorothy Wordworth
43. o B.
What is a verse form consisting of William Wordsworth
fourteen lines of iambic pentameter o C.
divided into an octave or eight lines Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(the "burden") and a sestet or six 49.
lines (the "release")? They are Who was the keen observer of nature
traditionally amatory in nature. ("barometer")?
o A. o A.
Ode John Keats
o B. o B.
Sonnet Dorothy Wordsworth
o C. o C.
Internal rhyme William Blake
44. 50.
What is a nine-line stanza rhyming Who is the addicted, mad poet of the
ABABBCBCC? The poem contains supernatural?
numerous archaisms, as did Spenser's o A.
poem, which give it a mock-medieval Samuel Taylor Coleridge
flavor. o B.
o A. Thomas De Quincey
Scot's dialect o C.
o B. John Keats
Pisan circle 51.
o C. Who was the imaginative essayist?
Spenserian stanza o A.
45. Robert Burns
What is the reverse of iambic meter o B.
and consisting of an accented syllable Thomas De Quincey
followed by an unaccented syllable? o C.
o A.
William Wordworth
Trochaic meter 52.
o B.
Who was the passionate idealist?
Primitivism o A.
o C.
Thomas De Quincey
Negative capability o B.
Dorothy Wordsworth
Who was the visionary artist/poet? o C.
o A.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Dorothy Wordsworth 53.
o B.
Who was the sensuous, passive,
William Blake yearning "singer?"
o C. o A.
Thomas De Quincey John Keats
47. o B.
Who was the farmer poet ("Heaven Robert Burns
taught plowman")? o C.
o A.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Robert Burns