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Mixed Literature

written by: Eve
 
Try to answer these questions on some major literary works.

Question 1:


What term refers to the purging of emotions that takes place at the end of a tragedy?
elegy
catharsis
connotation
hyperbole

Question 2:


What character speaks the following words that are part of one of the most famous soliloquis in literature:
"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death."?
Doctor Faustus
Macbeth
Iago
Hamlet

Question 3:


What famous 19th century novel opens with the sentence, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."?
Jane Eyre
Atonement
Pride and Prejudice
Wuthering Heights

Question 4:


What 18th century period in literature is also known as the Age of Reason?
The Renaissance
The Enlightenment
The Middle Ages
Romanticism

Question 5:


In the summer of 1816, while in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenged his companions to write a ghost story. As a result this author penned a novel subtitled The Modern Prometheus.
Charlotte Bronte
Emily Bronte
Bram Stoker
Mary Shelley

Question 6:


Who wrote about 30 people on their pilgrimage to Canterbury?
William Shakespeare
John Milton
Geoffrey Chaucer
Christopher Marlowe

Question 7:


What fictional captain had his leg bitten by an awe-inspiring monster whale, known as Mobi Dick?
Ahab
Ishmael
Starbuck
Queequeg

Question 8:


Which of the following authors is associated with the 'stream of consciousness' writing technique, that attempts to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings passing through the mind?
Daniel Defoe
Charles Dickens
Virginia Woolf
Mark Twain

Question 9:


What Nobel Prize-winning author wrote Babbitt, a novel that satirized the American commercial culture?
Harper Lee
Sinclair Lewis
Mark Twain
Edgar Allen Poe

Question 10:


This American-born English poet is known for his poems The Waste Land and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
T. S. Eliot
John Keats
Ezra Pound

 


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