1、Which is the oldest poem in the English language?
D、The Canterbury Tales
2、The first christian writer is ______.
3、__________ embellish the whole of Beowulf. For example the sea is often “swan’sway” or “whale-path”; a soldier is often a “ shield-hololder or battle-hero” , etc.
4、The chief form of medieval English literature is ____.
5、_____ is the father of English poetry.
6、The sketch of a middle-class woman in Chaucer’s time was vividly reflected in the tale told by ______.
B、the wife of Bath
D、the Oxford scholar
7、_______ began to come in large bands with the deliberate purpose of permanent settlement.
1、______ introduced into English poetry the sonnet form from the Italian.
2、________ has been chiefly remembered as the first poet to use the English sonnet form.
3、________ best represented the spirit of the Elizabethan Age.
4、________, a master of poetic art and great poet in English renaissance, was acclaimed to be the poet’s poet.
5、_____ is NOT one of the great four comedies of Shakespeare.
A、A Midsummer Night’s Dream
B、The Merchant of Venice
C、The Comedy of Errors
6、_______, which has been recognized as an important landmark in the development of English prose.
A、The Faerie Queene
B、“The Defence of Poetry”
D、The Winter’s Tale
7、_______are great poets in the English Renaissance period.
8、The third period of Shakespeare’s career includes most of his tragedies and two comedies. With the focus upon the tragic figure Shakespeare dramatizes_____.
A、the whole world around the hero
B、the weakness or bias of the hero
C、the sharp conflicts between the individual and the evil force in the society
D、his pessimistic view towards human life and society
9、Thomas More’s masterpiece is Utopia which tells of a journey to an imaginary island named Utopia, an ideal capitalist society.
10、Renaissance, in essence, was a historical period in which the European humanist thinkers and scholars made attempts to get rid of conservatism in feudal Europe and introduce new ideas that expressed the interests of the rising bourgeoisie.第三章测试
1、The greatest poet of the Revolution and Restoration period is ______.
2、_______is the bestselling book only second to the bible in the period of the Revolution and Restoration.
A、The Pilgrim's Progress
3、________’s poems can be divided into two categories: the youthful love lyrics and the later sacred verses.
4、____was the forerunner of the English classical school of literature in the 18th century.
5、In Paradise Lost Milton’s unconsciously depicted Satan in the image of _______.
6、Which has been written in a dream allegory?
C、The Pilgrim’s Progress
7、Which of the following is a Metaphysical poet?
8、The period of Revolution was _____.
A、the first triumph of the democratic system over the monarchist system.
B、the main catalyst for the revolutionary democratic changes in England and the world.
C、carried out under a religious cloak.
D、sometimes called the Puritan Revolution.
9、John Milton towers over his age as Shakespeare towers over the Elizabethan Age.
10、The greatest epic produced by Milton, Paradise Lost, is written in heroic couplets. 第四章测试
1、The main literary stream of the 18th century was ______.
2、A Red, Red Rose is a______.
3、______ was a progressive intellectual movement throughout Western Europe in the 18th century.
C、The Religious Reformation
D、The Chartist Movement
4、Which two periodicals were Steele and Addison's chief contribution to English literature?
A、“The Tatler” and “The Spectator
B、“The Rambler” and“The Spectator”
C、“The Tatler” and “The Review”
D、“The Spectator” and “The Review”
5、William Blake was called the forerunner of Pre-Romanticism. His famous poem “London” was collected in his book ____ .
B、“Songs of Innocence”
C、“Songs of Experience”
D、“The Marriage of Heaven and Hell”
6、_____ found its representative writers in the field of poetry, such as Young and Gray, but it manifested itself chiefly in the novels of Sterne and Goldsmith.
7、Choose the representative poets of the 18th century pre-romanticism and the forerunners of romanticism.
8、Sentimentalism in the 18th century English literature found its fine expression in poetry land novels. Which poems or novels belong to sentimentalism?
B、Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
D、A Sentimental Journey
9、"My Heart's in the Highlands” is one of the best known poems written by Burns in which he poured his unshakable love for his homeland.
10、The novel "Tom Jones” is Henry Fielding's masterpiece.第五章测试
1、The English Romantic Age produced two major novelists. They are _______.
A、Byron and Shelley
B、Wordsworth and Coleridge
C、Scott and Austen
D、Lamb and Hazlitt
2、The Romantic Age came to an end with the death of the last well-known romantic writer _______.
C、Samuel Taylor Coleridge
3、Which poet does not belong to the Active Romantic group?
4、Which is Shelly’s masterpiece?
D、The Revolt of Islam
5、Which was Shelley’s poetic drama?
B、The Masque of Anarchy
6、Which is not the feature of “Byronic Hero”?
7、The Romantic Age began with the publication of “The Lyrical Ballads” which was written by _______ .
C、Samuel Taylor Coleridge
8、Which of the following were written by Wordsworth only?
A、To the Cuckoo
B、The Lyrical Ballads
D、I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
9、The brilliant literary criticism "Biographia Literaria" is written by Samuel Johnson.
10、Chronologically, Jane Austen's career belongs to the Renaissance period. She was a contemporary of Wordsworth and Coleridge.第六章测试
1、Thackeray’s first literary success came with a series of satirical sketches entitled _____.
A、The Snobs of England
2、The followings are Charles Dickens’works except_____ .
A、The Waste Land
B、A Tale of Two Cities
3、______ North and South marks a turning point in the literary creation, abandoning the critical realism for a kind of writing more acceptable to the bourgeois public.
4、“And if God had gifted me with some beauty ,and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me...” comes from ____.
5、Wuthering Heights is a story of _____.
A、love and hatred
B、love and marriage
C、love and fair
D、love and revenge
6、_____brought women questions and presented an image of the feminine personality under the social constrictions of the civilization of the time.
D、T. S. Eliot
7、Thackeray's two historical novels are____.
A、The History of Henry Esmond
8、In the literary field, the Victorian Age produced a group of women novelists, including_____.
9、The Victorian Age is a time of trouble.
10、Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography.第七章测试
1、With its advanced use of interior monologue, the novel Ulysses not only brought the reader deep into Bloom’s sometimes lurid mind but pioneered Joyce’s use of as a literary technique.
A、portrait of life
B、stream of consciousness
2、T. S. Eliot thinks that a poem should be an thing in itself, a made object.
3、Waste Land revealed the spiritual crisis of_____.
4、The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a dramatic______.
5、_____is set in Dublin, the center of Irish life and society.
D、The Waste Land
6、was based on his childhood.
B、Sons and Lovers
C、The White Peacock
D、Women in Love
7、James Joyce focused on_____.
8、Thomas Hardy is a writer.
9、A Tale of Two Cities takes the Industrial Revolution as the subject.
10、James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are the two best-known novelists of the “stream of consciousness” school.第八章测试
1、The ship “__________” carried about one hundred Pilgrims and took 66 days to beat its way across the Atlantic. In December of 1620, it put the Pilgrims ashore at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
2、The common thread throughout American literature has been the emphasis on the__________ .
3、In American literature, the eighteenth century was the age of the Enlightenment. _________ was the dominant spirit.
4、The Puritan dominating values were__________ .
5、In American literature, the Enlighteners were opposed to ________ .
A、the colonial order
C、the Puritan tradition
D、the secular literature
6、Which of the following stirred the world and helped form the American republic?
A、The American Crisis
C、Declaration of Independence
D、The Waste Land
7、The American Puritans,like their brothers back in England,were idealists,believing that the Church should be restored to the“purity”of the first-century Church as established by Jesus Christ Himself.
8、With regard to technique, one naturally thinks of the simplicity which characterizes the Puritan style of writing.
9、American literature grew out of humble origins.
10、In form,if there was any form at all,English literary traditions were faithfully imitated and transplanted.第九章测试
1、_______ was the first great American writer to earn international fame.
2、According to Hawthorne, the scarlet letter “A” which originally stood for “_______” finally obtained the meaning of “able” or “angel” through Hester’s efforts.
3、The period of ______ started with the publication of Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book and ended with Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.
4、_________ was the most leading spirit of the Transcendental Club.
A、Henry David Thoreau
B、Ralph Waldo Emerson
5、Washington Irving was best known for his famous short stories such as____________ and____________ .
A、Rip Van Winkle
B、The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
C、Life of Goldsmith
D、Life of Washington
6、Choose the characters which appear in the novel The Scarlet Letter.
7、The short story as a genre in American literature probably began with Irving’s The Sketch Book.
8、Rip Van Winkle is a simple,good-natured,and hen-pecked man.
9、The House of the Seven Gables isn’t written by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
10、One major element of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s philosophy isn’t his firm belief in the transcendence of the “Oversoul.”第十章测试
1、The impact of Darwin’s evolutionary theory on the American thought and the influence of the nineteenth-century French literature on the American men of letters gave rise to yet another school of realism: American ______.
2、Mark Twain created, in _______, a masterpiece of American realism that is also one of the great books of the world literature.
A、The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
B、The Prince and the Pauper
C、The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
D、The Gilded Age
3、______ is the scene of Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.
4、Naturalism is evolved from realism when the author’s tone in writing becomes less serious and less sympathetic but more ironic and more _____.
5、In ______, Dreiser expressed his naturalistic pursuit by expounding the purposelessness of life and impotence of men.
B、The American Tragedy
6、Mark Twain is regarded as one of the forerunners of _____ in American literature.
7、At the heart of Mark Twain’s achievement is his creation of the characters like ______.
8、Which of the followings are included in Dreiser’s “Trilogy of Desire” concerning the ruthlessness of capitalists?
9、It is not surprising to find in Dreiser’s fiction a world of jungle, where “kill or to be killed” was the law
10、As a literary movement realism came in the first half of the nineteenth century as a reaction against “the lie” of romanticism and sentimentalism.第十一章测试
1、J. D. Salinger’s best-known work is _____, a story about a rebellious teenage schoolboy and his experiences in New York.
A、The Catcher in the Rye
C、The Old Man and the Sea
D、The Bluest Eye
2、Among the following writers, _____ is often acclaimed literary spokesman of the Jazz Age.
B、F. Scott Fitzgerald
3、_______ coined the expression “Lost Generation”.
D、T. S. Eliot
4、Chinese poetry and philosophy have exerted great influence over _____.
5、In 1950, ______ was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for the year 1949.
6、Which novel written by Hemingway is semi-autographical, following a group of expatriate Americans around Paris and Spain?
A、A Farewell to Arms
B、The Sun Also Rises
C、For Whom the Bell Tolls
D、In Our Time
7、What are the obvious themes of The Great Gatsby?
A、The decline of the American dream in the 1920s.
B、The love story between Gatsby and Daisy.
C、The hollowness of the upper class.
D、Harmonious relationship between Gatsby and his friends.
8、Which of the following statements about stream of consciousness are correct?
A、It is “interior monologue’.
B、It was first used by James Joyce.
C、It breaks though the bounds of time and space.
D、It vividly depicts the unconscious activity of the mind
9、Some of the late African American writers are Richard Wright, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison.
10、A Rose for Emily” is a Gothic short story written by William Faulkner.