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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."?
Iago
Doctor Faustus
Macbeth
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."?
Wuthering Heights
Pride and Prejudice
Atonement
Jane Eyre

Question 4:


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

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.
Bram Stoker
Mary Shelley
Charlotte Bronte
Emily Bronte

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
Virginia Woolf
Charles Dickens
Mark Twain

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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