1、Decide True or False: Literature as writing is “imaginative” or fictive, as opposed to factual, true, or historical.
2、What are the Primary Elements of a Plot?
D、falling action and resolution
3、Which of the following can be regarded as a theme statement?
A、The theme of “The Egg” might be “Disillusionment is necessary to the process of maturing”.
B、Disillusionment and psychological paralysis in “The Dead”.
C、Bernard Shaw might suggest in his Widowers’ Houses that “Even the most idealistic young man must compromise his principles”
D、The protagonist Gabriel suffered a psychological breakdown in the end of the story.
4、What are the possible themes of Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path”?
C、compassion and courage
D、ability of the human spirit to endure conflict and poor circumstances
5、Decide True or False: Style is concerned not with “what to say” but “how to say it”.
6、What does the narrative voice in Hemingway’s “In Another Country” sound like?
A、disillusioned and cynical
B、isolated and detached
C、cold and relentless
D、objective and calm
7、In Aspects of the Novel, E.M. Foster classifies characters into ...?
8、What’s true about “indirect characterization”?
A、the author tells us what he or she wants us to know about the character
B、the author shows us the traits of the character by describing his/her appearance, actions
C、the author reveals character's personality through its effect on other characters
D、the author state explicitly the character’s traits
9、What’s true about Gabriel in “The Dead”?
A、He loves his country and is proud of its culture.
B、His character is shaped by frustration, rancor, and disappointment.
C、He finds no genuine joy or pleasure in life.
D、He is obsessed with the past
10、What does the image of “eggs” symbolize in “The Eggs”?
A、love and happiness
B、hope and aspiration
C、the fragile American Dream
1、The earliest theoretical work on drama is Plato’s Poetics.
2、________________ is the reasoning aspect of drama.
3、Negative capability refers to the capability of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.
4、Which word did Portia use to address Shylock?
5、Kristine Linde is a round character.
6、In what is the theme of love presented?
7、What type of woman is Vivie?
A、A traditional woman in most aspects
B、A New Woman in some aspects
C、A radical feminist
D、An angel in the house
8、To what does Waiting for Godot owe part of its success?
A、The linear plot
B、The coherent language
C、The mysterious Godot
D、The characterization of tramps
9、Since it was produced, The Last Night of Ballyhoo has gotten a great reputation and it was performed in ______ during the Olympic Games.
10、It was Lala’s ______ identity that led her self-conflict.
1、Which of the following tropes is the most central to the art of poetry?
2、Which of the following statements about tone in poetry is NOT True?
A、The speaker’s tone may indicate her attitude toward her audience.
B、The speaker’s tone has nothing to do with the author’s personality.
C、The speaker’s tone may indicate her attitude toward herself.
3、Emily Dickinson’s poems involve perceptions of life, mainly about the traditional themes in literature, such a ( ).
4、Decide True or False: “The jar” in Wallace Stevens’s “Anecdote of the Jar” is a symbol of beauty.
5、Decide True or False: Wallace Stevens is the author of the well-known imagistic poem “The Red Wheelbarrow”.
6、Decide True or False: William Blake is the author of “London”.
7、Who insists that, “the end of writing is to instruct; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing”?
D、T. S. Eliot
8、In “Nothing gold can stay”, what are the symbolic meanings of “gold”?
A、Gold represents something priceless.
B、Gold represents something beautiful.
C、Gold represents beauty that implicates the state of excitement deep inside your innermost heart.
9、Decide True or False: Assonance refers to the repetition of the same vowel sound within one line of a poem.
10、In which poem Longfellow used very symmetrical syntax with passion to express his optimistic attitude towards life?
A、The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls
B、A Psalm of Life
C、The Slave’s Dream