1- Which of the following is TRUE about Longinus (1st c. C.E.)?
 
 
 
 
2- In his An Apology for Poetry (1595), Sir Philip Sidney --------------.
 
 
 
 
3- The neoclassical critic Joseph Addison (1672-1719) ------------------.
 
 
 
 
4- According to the Russian formalist critic Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975), ----------------.
 
 
 
 
5- In his Of Grammatology (1974), the French critic Jacques Derrida best asserts that --------------.
 
 
 
 
6- The psychoanalytic critic Sigmund Freud (1859-1939) / his proponents best believed that ---------------.
 
 
 
 
7- In a deconstructionist reading of a text ------------------.
 
 
 
 
8- Which of the following is NOT (best) a concern with contemporary African-American criticism?
 
 
 
 
9- The American critic John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) would ------------------.
 
 
 
 
10- Which of the following statements as regards the structuralist critic Roman Jakobson (1896-1982) and the American New Critics is TRUE?
 
 
 
 
11- The form of Japanese theater, kabuki, -------------------.
 
 
 
 
12- The term ‘Gilded Age’ would originally refer to features of the American society as in the -------------.
 
 
 
 
13- As a philosophical system based on the doctrines of Plato, Neoplatonism -----------------.
 
 
 
 
14- Which of the following about the ‘heroic couplet’ is TRUE?
 
 
 
 
15- The ‘term: term definition’ DO NOT, as far as narratology is concerned, match in ---------------.
 
 
 
 
16- Light verse (‘applied to poems that use an ordinary speaking voice and a relaxed manner’) would ------------------.
 
 
 
 
17- Which of the following about the term ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ is TRUE?
 
 
 
 
18- Which of the following works best represent a ‘Juvenalian satire’?
 
 
 
 
19- The term ‘subversion-containment dialectic’ best pertains to the concerns and ideas held by -----------------.
 
 
 
 
20- Which of the following about ‘Black Arts Movement’ is TRUE?
 
 
 
 
21- The Elizabethan poet, Edmund Spenser The Shepheardes Calendar (1579) -----------------.
 
 
 
 
22- Which of the following about John Donne (1572-1631) and his work is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
23- As pioneer essayist, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) would ----------------.
 
 
 
 
24- Which of the following about John Milton’s career after the execution of Charles I in 1649 is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
25- John Dryden’s Mac Flecknoe (published 1682) would ------------------.
 
 
 
 
26- Jonathan Swift’s Journal to Stella a series of intimate letters (1710-13) mainly to his beloved Esther Johnson --------------------.
 
 
 
 
27- Which of the following important ‘sets of pictures’ does not belong to the 18th c. painter and engraver William Hogarth (1697-1764) (who had considerable influence on Swift, Fielding and Sterne, among others)?
 
 
 
 
28- Which of the following two 18th c. figures were (best) in a kind of dialogue (albeit in fierce negation of each other) on the subject of women in some of their prominent work?
 
 
 
 
29- Which of the following ‘emancipations’ WAS NOT on Edmund Burke’s (1729-97) literary / political agenda in the second half of the 18th c.?
 
 
 
 
30- The English revolutionary and pamphleteer Thomas Paine (1737-1809) ------------------.
 
 
 
 
31- Which of the following Romantic figures, in her advocacy of natural language and subject matter in her work, prefigured and duly influenced Wordsworth and Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads?
 
 
 
 
32- Which of the following about the Romantic poet William Blake (1757-1827) is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
33- The ‘Romantic essayist / work’ match in all the following EXCEPT ------------------.
 
 
 
 
34- William Beckford’s Gothic novel Vathek -----------------.
 
 
 
 
35- Which of the following about Thomas Carlyle in Past and Present (1843) is TRUE?
 
 
 
 
36- The Victorian critic-poet-essayist Mathew Arnold (1822-1888) would -----------------.
 
 
 
 
37- The early twentieth-century figure T.E. Hulme (1883-1917) ------------------.
 
 
 
 
38- George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London (1993) -----------------.
 
 
 
 
39- ‘Author / work’ do NOT match in ---------------.
 
 
 
 
40- Virginia Woolf’s A Sketch from the Past -----------------.
 
 
 
 
41- In Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, -------------------, an abbreviated version of Boccaccio’s Teseida, is an appropriately high-minded history of the rivalry of two noble cousins for the love of a princess, a history elegantly complemented by accounts of supernatural intervention in human affairs and equally elegant and decisive human ceremonial.
 
 
 
 
42- John Donne’s ‘The Bait’ (1633) opens with -------------------.
 
 
 
 
43- Alexander Pope’s Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot (1735) ------------------.
 
 
 
 
44- William Wordsworth’s Michael: A Pastoral Poem (1800) opens with -----------------.
 
 
 
 
45- Which of the following about Matthew Arnold’s Scholar Gypsy (published 1867) is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
46- T. S. Eliot’s Little Gidding (1942) opens with -------------------.
 
 
 
 
47- W. H. Auden’s poem Spain (1937) beginning ‘Yesterday all the past / The language of size / Spreading to China along the trade-routes’ -----------------.
 
 
 
 
48- It can be said of Philip Larkin (1922-1985) as a poet that he -----------------.
 
 
 
 
49- ‘18th c. novelist / novel’ do not match in ------------------.
 
 
 
 
50- Ann Radcliffe’s Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) -----------------.
 
 
 
 
51- ‘Jane Austen’s novel / novel characters’ match in -----------------.
 
 
 
 
52- ‘Character / character description’ in Charles Dickens’s Hard Times (1854) match in -----------------.
 
 
 
 
53- Joseph Conrad’s ------------------ is set in the late 19th century and centers on the life of a Dutch trader in the Borneo jungle and his relationship to his half-caste daughter Nina.
 
 
 
 
54- Which of the following about Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
55- Kingsley Amis’s novel Lucky Jim (1954), one of the best-known examples of a campus novel in the English language, --------------------.
 
 
 
 
56- The 2000 novel White Teeth which foucuses on the later lives of two wartime friends—the Bangladeshi Samad Iqbal and the Englishman Archie Jones, and their families in London is by the British author ------------------.
 
 
 
 
57- Which of the following about William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1599) is NOT TRUE?
 
 
 
 
58- Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (1993) is set in a(n) -------------------.
 
 
 
 
59- ‘Playwright / play’ do not match in -----------------.
 
 
 
 
60- In Edward Bond’s --------------------, John Clare, the working class poet whose class anger is real enough, is forced into frustrated compromise and madness because he cannot find the ideological weapons with which to fight his oppressors.
 
 
 
 

 

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